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Meals for Homeless Families

The New Bethlehem Day Center and the Overnight Shelter, now open all year around, need meals.  Sign up at or contact Andrea in the parish office to provide for the Overnight Shelter.  Contact for the Day Center.

Greeting Committee 

We are building a new team to design a warm, welcoming experience for our weekend Masses.  We are seeking members inspired by the Holy Spirit for our start-up committee.  Our fun team can use all God-given personalities and talents.  For more information, please contact Jack Byrne.

Connect Groups - Is your home available?

Due to the overwhelming response we are in need of parishioners willing to host a Connect Group once a month.  Your home should be large enough to accommodate 24 people.  No need to provide food or anything else, just your hospitality!  If you are interested in sharing your home or want more information please contact Jim or Amy Kirschner at

Music Ministry - Rehearsals Resume in September

The King's Choir and Pro Deo Choir are looking for new members.  If you are interested in joining, rehearsals resume this month.  The King's Choir (9am Mass) rehearses on Thursday evenings.  They begin rehearsals on 9/21 at 7pm in the school music room.  The Pro Deo Choir (11am Mass) rehearses on Tuesday evenings.  They begin rehearsals on 9/19 at 7pm in the school music room.  No sign up or audition necessary, just come to the rehearsal for the choir you would like to join.  Questions?  King's Choir - contact Becky at  Pro Deo Choir - Melissa at  Help bring the love of God to life with music!

Friday Daily Mass Time Change - September 8th

Our Friday morning Mass time will change to 8:45am due to the start of a new school year.  Monday-Thursday and Saturday morning Mass will continue to be at 8:40am.  

New Evening Nursery Hours - September 11th

Beginning Monday, September 11th, Holy Family will offer childcare in the nursery from 6:45-9:15pm, Monday-Thursday evenings to support parents participating in parish events and ministries.  For more information, please contact Karen Schweitzer,

Scouting at HFK

Troop 570 and Pack 615 are beginning their 57th year of scouting at Holy Family Parish.  Come join the fun, adventure and community.  Boy Scouts meet Tuesday nights at 7:15pm beginning September 12th.  Parent and Scout Informational Meeting is on September 26th at 7:15pm.  Cub Scouts meet one Friday a month at 6:30pm beginning September 15th.  All Scout meetings are held in the Holy Family Parish School Cafeteria.  For more information, contact John Elsbree @ for Boy Scouts, Gary Johnson @ for Cub Scouts.  

Men's Ministry - September 20th

Men's Ministry kicks off Wednesday, September 20th, with 6:30am Mass in the Church, and coffee/donuts in the Social Hall afterwards.  All men in the parish and their friends are invited.  Starting Wednesday, September 27th, join the Men's Ministry for breakfast at 6am in the Social Hall, and a challenging video from Fr. John Riccardo. 

Alpha - September 20th

Got questions about life?  Try Alpha!  Alpha is a series of talks exploring the questions of life through a Christian lens.  Everyone is invited!  Begins September 20th.  Dinner is provided.  Contact Karen in the parish office for childcare information.  Questions?  Email

Potluck Luncheon & Line Dancing - September 20th

All ages are welcome to join in fun!  Bring your favorite dish to share and learn some easy steps taught by expert Tim Hickey.  11:30am in the Parish Social Hall.  Sponsored by the Forever Young Ministry.

RCIA Inquiry Sessions - September 21st

Do you have questions about your Catholic faith?  Are you thinking of becoming a Catholic?  Come and get answers!  Weekly inquiry sessions begin on Thursday, September 21st, at 7pm in the Youth Center, Holy Family Room.  You may find this video helpful, How Do I Become Catholic?  Questions?  Contact Norm Bross,

Well-Read Mom - September 21st

New book club!  You are invited to come and learn about a Well-Read Mom (WRM) small group forming at HFK.  Well-Read Mom is a way for women to reclaim time to read great books.  It is open to mothers and women of all ages and life stages who want to discuss literature in light of their maternal calling.  Join us Thursday, September 21st, 7:15-8:30pm in the St. Martin Room for our kickoff meeting.  No prereading required.  Registration and this year's book list can be found at  Please RSVP or send inquiries to Rachael Claridge (  Scholarships available.

Escape to Peace Luncheon - September 21st

The mission of Escape to Peace is to aid victims of sex trafficking, by taking action through education and awareness, resulting in detection and prevention.  You are invited to learn more about our ministry at our annual luncheon on Thursday, September 21st at 11:30am at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.  To register for this event or to get involved, call 425-496-3161 or email

Blood Drive - September 23rd

Holy Family will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, September 23rd.  Please come and help us reach our goal of 150 donors!  This blood drive is in honor of children suffering from cancer, many of whom rely on blood transfusions to survive.  To schedule your time to donate please go to and type in Sponsor Code 260A or call Andrea in the Parish Office.  Give blood, save a life!

Discernment Night - September 27th

Wondering where God is calling you? Learn more about a vocation to the priesthood with Fr. Todd Strange, discover tips on prayer, and discern where God might be calling you!  Mass at 6pm at St. Joseph's Parish in Issaquah, WA.  Reception following Mass with refreshments and small group discussions.  Open to men ages 15-40.  RSVP to Fr. Todd at and find more info at

Mark Shea Talks - September 28th & October 24th

Mark Shea will give his talk on "101 Reasons Not to Be Catholic" on Thursday, September 28th and Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm in the Social Hall.

Laudato Si' - September 30th

Join Holy Family Care for Creation Ministry at St. James Cathedral on September 30th at 10:30am for Mass to celebrate the Season of Creation.  Join Christians worldwide to commemorate the Season of Creation, the time between September 1st (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) and October 4th (Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi).  We invite all people of faith to celebrate the joy which the Earth shares with us.  Let us come together to thank God for the richness that is in the Creation which we share.  Father Michael G. Ryan will preside the Mass. 

Awaken a Generation - September 30th

Join us on Saturday, September 30th, as we "Stand Up for Life" at our Annual Gala and Auction in Bellevue Hilton.  Tickets are just $99. Parish and group table discounts are available (contact us for details).  Reception at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm.  Questions?  Contact 360-243-3811,

Pivotal Players - October 3rd

Join us Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30pm in the parish social hall for the 80 minute film, Michelangelo- The Artist.  There will be a brief discussion afterwards.   

Celebration for Fr. Steve - October 4th

On October 4th, we will celebrate Fr. Steve's 90th birthday, his 65th year in the priesthood and 20 years at Holy Family.  We will be having brunch in the Social Hall after morning Mass and the blessing of the animals.  If you would like to join in the celebration, please RSVP to Andrea ( in the parish office.

60th Anniversary Celebration - HFK School - October 6th

Don't miss this party to celebrate 60 years of Catholic Education at HFK School!  Open to parents, parishioners, teachers, alums (21+), alumni parents, and alumni teachers!  60's themed so get out your vintage Mad Men/Audrey Hepburn look!  Featuring lots of fun people and entertainment, music from our own Voodoo Economics, dancing, food trucks, photo booth, no host bar, and tons of fun!  And did we mention dancing!!!!  Online registration at  Questions??  Please contact Tanni Whitlock, 425-827-0444,

Mark Shea Talks - October 13th

Mark Shea will give his talk on "Mary, Mother of the Son" on Friday, October 13th at 7pm in the Social Hall. 

The Cooking Priest - November 10th/11th

Fr. Leo Patalinghug, "The Cooking Priest", is coming to Holy Family November 10th and 11th.  Mark your calendars today!  Friday, November 10th is adults night out!  and Saturday, November 11th is for families.  Registration begins Sept. 16/17 and Sept. 23/24.


















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