Holy Family 23rd Annual Respect Life Banquet

Holy Family 23rd Annual Respect Life Banquet January 26, 2018                                       Keynote Speaker Rev. Phillip Kaim, S.T.L.

Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Rockford Speaking on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Holy Fam 2018Vitae.

There will be a silent & live auction. See Below.

Holy Family Church 4401 Highcrest Road Rockford, IL 61107

Social hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm

Adults $25  Student  $20 

Mail reservations & check to:

Holy Family Respect Life Banquet

Questions: please email  ahintzman@holyfamilyrockford.org

Respect life banquet – January 26 at 6:00pm
The Respect Life Banquet will be held January 26. Fr. Kaim, S.T.L., will be our keynote speaker and will speak on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae. The social hour will be at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm, and Father Kaim speaks at 8:00pm.

There will be a silent & live auction. The cost is $25/adults & $20/students. Reservations are due by January 21.

Checks should be made out to: Holy Family Respect Life Banquet, 4401 Highcrest, Rockford, 61107.   If you would like to pay online please click on link below.
Questions:  ahintzman@holyfamilyrockford.org  or call the parish office at 815-398-4280.

     If you would like to pay for your Respect Life Banquet tickets online or make a donation to the banquet please click on the “Pay Online” Link.  If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 815-398-4280. Continue reading

Listening for the Call

Listening for the Call

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A fleet of battleships were out on night maneuvers. The weather was terrible, pea soup fog, high winds and seas. The second night was even worse. The captain of one of the ships stood on the bridge all night, wary of just secondhand reports. He didn’t want to chance colliding with another battleship in the open seas. All night he surveyed the night sky and the dark sea.

Toward dawn, the executive officer shouted, “Light on the starboard side, sir!” Continue reading

Fulfilling Family Responsibilities

Fulfilling Family Responsibilities

“And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.”

[From “Modern Love: Promises That Can Bend Without Breaking” by Robert St. Amant, in The New York Times, May 8, 2014.]

They have been married for 28 years. Theirs has been a happy life, filled with an intense desire to travel. They both had fulfilling careers: he is a college professor, she is an accomplished weaver and textile artist.

Their near-perfect life came to an end a year ago when they sold their home and moved into an independent living apart­ment for the elderly. He is only 50. She is 49.

She is the reason they are now living in this situation. A series of seizures and strokes revealed brain tumors. Over time she became more absent-minded and more forgetful. Her lucid periods have become fewer and fewer. After the two surgeries and a painful recovery, he and she talked about the future and what they would do with their lives — but now with the new, sobering realization that they would not live forever. Continue reading