1st Friday of the month: Mass at 8:30am followed by Adoration at 9:00am-5:30pm & Benediction 5:30pm
7:00 PM Vigil & 8:30 AM
RCIA classes have begun!
What is the RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.
CCD classes have begun!
What is CCD class?
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine was an association established at Rome in 1562 for the purpose of giving religious education. Its modern usage, often abbreviated CCD or C.C.D., is a religious education program of the Roman Catholic Church, normally designed for children.
Come join the fun and free food, this Sunday October 2nd after the 10:30 mass in the church pavillion. See if you can be the first one to drop Fr. Diaz in the dunk tank. If your last name starts A-M bring your favorite casserole, if your name starts N-Z bring your favorite dessert. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and your appetite!
Nearly two years ago, Bishop Stika created a commission to examine, for pastoral reasons, the age of confirmation in the Diocese of Knoxville. After much prayer, discernment and further consultation, Bishop Stika has decided to move the age (grade level) of confirmation, effective January 1, 2019, to the 5th and 6th grade level.
In regards to Confirmation preparation, it will involve a diocesan wide policy that will require preparation standardization. (Note: the policy will permit allowances for some flexibility regarding the size of the particular programs.)
With that we here at Holy Family will begin having Confirmation classes as follows:
2016-17 - 8th & 9th grade
2017-18 – 6th, 7th & 8th grade
2018-19 – 5th & 6th grade
What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?
The Sacrament of Confirmation builds on what was begun in Baptism and what is nourished in Holy Eucharist. It completes the process of initiation into the Christian community, and it matures the soul for the work ahead.