Community Ministries

Holy Family offers many opportunities to get involved in the community.  Check out these ministries and see which one is right for you!


Holy Family Café  helps our Parish be an environment of warmth, welcome and friendship to all.  The Cafe is a fun place for people and families to connect and to share their faith and fellowship. We also serve the BEST coffee in town in addition to a variety of donuts, gluten free options, and healthy breakfast choices. The Cafe hours of operation are most Saturday evenings from 5pm - 7pm and every Sunday morning from 8:30am – 12:30pm.  To volunteer as a  Cafe Minister please contact Alex Kreul for Sunday mornings and Jim Kirschner for Saturday evenings.

Welcoming Ministry gives all our weekend visitors and parishioners the warm welcome  of Christ's love at our entry doors.   Our main requirements are that you can smile and say hello.  We are a fun ministry with all types of different people and ages (including high school).  We invite anyone to give it a try for one Mass before joining.  It's an easy way to get involved and make a difference.  Please contact Jack Byrne (206) 849-3110 or jackb@ascendnw.com for questions.

Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization that offers men in our parish an opportunity to work together in building the Body of Christ through the principles of unity, charity, fraternity, and patriotism. Holy Family Council No. 7642 currently has over 170 members. Some of the ways the council actively supports Holy Family Parish are: Pancake Breakfasts, Mother’s Day Carnations, Crab Feed, Parish Picnic, Monthly Rosary, Golf Tournament, Seminarian Support, Christmas Card Sale, Youth Free Throw Contest. In addition, the council organizes special outings for its members and families, which have included a Wives Appreciation Dinner, Knights Steak Dinner, and Family Campout. The Knights of Columbus is always looking for new members. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  For more information on the Knights, visit www.knightsofcolumbus7642.org, contact Frank Lucarelli or Carmon Comunale.

Cub Scout Pack 615 for boys grade 1 to 5, is chartered by the Parish and is one of the oldest, largest and most active Cub Scout units in the district. The Cub Scout motto is “Do Your Best” and each Cub Scout learns to respect and serve his home, community, country and God. The program also helps boys to develop new skills through outdoor activities, crafts and games, and to build self-esteem. Cub Scouting is Fun with a Purpose! Email Gary Johnson for more information.

Boy Scout Troop 615 is chartered by the Parish as one of our youth programs and is open to all boys from 11 to 18 years old. The aim of scouting is to prepare youth to make ethical and moral choices throughout their lives and is delivered through a program of achievement and outdoor activities. For more information contact John Elsbree.

Girl Scouts, Brownie and Junior troops sanctioned through the Totem Council meet at Holy Family and are open to all parish girls in 1st through 6th grades. 

American Heritage Girls is chartered by the Parish as one of our youth programs and is open to all girls from 5 to 18 years old.  AHG is a Christ-centered character development youth ministry dedicated to its mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.  Girls will have opportunities for outdoor experiences, earning badges, and serving the community.  For more information contact Michelle Plesko.

Forever Young is for HFK Seniors, 55 and onward.  Our motto is Vita Bona Est (Life is Good).  The Forever Young gather together from all walks of life (grandparents, singles, couples, widowed) to connect seniors for spirited fun socializing, day trips and tours, ministry to the parish, sharing of traditions, and creating connections to God among family members.  Some planned activities include day tours to the Cathedral, Governor's Mansion, Museum of Flight, Starbuck's Tasting Room; the Parish Living Rosary; Bunco card/games; family activities; lunches/coffee with and without informative speakers; travel and finance information; Birthday cards for Jesus; movies; and more - including your ideas!  We invite you to join in the activities that appeal to you.  Come make new friends and enrich your life.  Generally, we meet 2nd Saturday of the month following 8:40am Mass in the St. Martin room in the Parish Center.  For more information, contact Jodi Ruhl at jodir@outlook.com 

Ecumenical efforts have been an important part of our parish history. Over 20 years ago, Holy Family formally entered into a covenant with the local Christian faith communities of Holy Spirit Lutheran, St. John’s Episcopal, Kirkland Congregational, Lake Washington United Methodist, Trinity Lutheran and Lake Washington Christian. Activities include a monthly “lunch bunch” for the pastoral leaders, the public Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk, and the children’s summer Vacation Bible Camp.

 
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