Holy Family Parish
4011 Co. 416-20th Road, Gladstone MI
Faith Formation



Our super bowl winner is the Philadelphia Eagles.  They also won in our Souper Bowl of Caring collection.  More money was collected for the Eagles than the Patriots.  Our total we collected is $230.56.  Thank you for your support.  This will be very helpful in feeding hungry children and their parents. 

            Since this Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, there are no CCD classes this night.  Classes resume next Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Confirmation class will be Sunday, February 18, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. 

            Lent comes every year.  It’s meant to be a time when we invite God to help us become the-best-version-of-ourselves.  But for many of us, Lent isn’t a transformative experience.  It’s just a time when we give up chocolate or something else we enjoy, then go back to it at Easter.

            This Lent do something different.  Join “Best Lent Ever”, a free email program from Dynamic Catholic that is designed to help you have a life-changing Lent.  Each day you’ll receive an email with inspirational videos, practical tips, and encouraging stories.

            Are you ready to have your “Best Lent Ever?”  Sign up at:  DynamicCatholic.com/40days

            Purgatory – Truth #5:  Purgatory isn’t a physical fire.  Purgatory is an inner burning, a “spiritual fever,” for the love of God.

            The souls in purgatory have seen God in all his glory, and now they’re unable to be with him.  So they burn “interiorly” for God.  It is God’s burning love, his longing for souls that creates their longing for him.  They “burn” for love of him; they are hearts aflame for love of him.  They have an unquenchable thirst, an unspeakable yearning for him.  They have a “heartsickness: for him.  He’s the fulfillment of all their desires.

            This is the essence of purgatory.



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