Relics of the Holy Family placed in permanent custody at Holy Family

“Relics of the Holy Family,” a reliquary containing a fragment of the manger where Christ was born in Bethlehem, a fragment from the veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a fragment of a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph, will be placed in permanent custody at Holy Family Church.

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Rev. Michael Gabriel

David Keene
Rudolf Kotleba

Director of Gospel Choirs
Sam Parker

Pastoral Minister
Jim Bruton

Business Manager
Sharon Van Den Hende

Office Assistant
Sally Gregosanc

Sunday: 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Sunday mornings: 8:45 - 9:15

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Merry Christmas!

In 1843 Charles Dickens wrote his classic novel A Christmas Carol, among the most beloved stories ever written. Not long after, in 1857, the people along Roosevelt Road began writing another beloved story, the continuing story of Holy Family Church.

Christmas tells the story of the mystery of God’s Gift wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. God’s Gift was not purchased, but a Gift given to purchase you and me. From the manger to the cross we continue to hear the name of God, Emmanuel, God with us.

In Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, there are three ghosts-of the past, the present, and the future, and the same holds true to the story of Holy Family.

The past of Holy Family is full of rich and meaningful stories. Twenty-five years ago, a great chapter was added, that of the Miracle on Roosevelt Road. In this chapter, the Church was saved from near demolition, ensuring that there would be a present and a future. This chapter could only have been written through the tremendous sacrifice and hard work of so many people. At this twenty-fifth anniversary, we remember and celebrate their service, as instruments of God’s saving action, in securing a future for this beloved and historic Church.

Like Dickens’ Ghost of Christmas Present, who invited Scrooge to “come in and know me better,” the present Holy Family continues to open its doors wide to invite anyone to come in and get to know God better.

This leaves the Christmases that are yet to come: there are so many more chapters to write here at Holy Family, and we need your help. We are asking you to consider adding us to your Christmas giving list. Twenty-five years later, we are continuing to add to the chapter of the Miracle on Roosevelt Road. Specifically, we are asking for help on three important projects to help maintain this beautiful Church into future generations. We will soon be having work done to secure the main altar, having tuck pointing done on a section of the outside of the church, and restoring the last stained glass window and frame. Please consider helping us continue to write the great and
beloved story of Holy Family Church.

May God’s blessings be upon you and all of your loved ones this Christmas and in the New Year!

In His Love,

Fr. Mike Gabriel
Holy Family Parish

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