April 4 2021
Volume V Issue 169
At Holy Faith our mission is that everyone come to know, love and serve God in union with Christ Jesus and his Spirit-filled Catholic Church. In doing so we are committed to our vision to build together a community of compassion in Christ.   
4 APRIL 2021

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad
Psalm 118
He is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

We will livestream the 8:30pm Easter Vigil, (3 April 2021) in the Holy Night of Easter, with overflow in the Fr. John M. Phillips Parish Life Center and for those at home.

On Easter Sunday (4 April 2021) we celebrate a Sunrise Mass at 7:00am in the Church. We will livestream the 9:30am Mass, with overflow in the Parish Life Center and for those at home. We celebrate the 11:15am Mass as usual and we have an 11:30 am Mass in the Parish Center for overflow. That Mass will be live (not livestreamed). There will be No 8am or 6pm Masses on Easter.
Reminder: At Holy Faith masks are required for everyone inside the Church or any of our buildings until further notice.
As we prepare to gather for Mass either virtually or physically, reading the Sunday Scripture readings in advance will help prepare us in mind and heart to fully participate in the Mass.
To read the Scripture for this weekend click on the following links:

For the Easter Vigil: We begin the Mass in the dark and then in Candlelight (Reading the scripture in advance will prepare you to simply listen during the Vigil.) Click HERE

For the Easter Sunday Readings, click here: Scripture.

Click on Graphic below for Psalm 118 for Easter Sunday. This includes a small reflection on this song of praise: Let us Rejoice!

This version of "This is the Day the Lord has made, let us Rejoice and be Glad" has a Latin beat to lift up our spirits in Joy as we celebrate this Most Holy Day of Easter JOY!
(please skip any ads)
A good way to just listen to the words is to close your eyes
and feel the Holy Spirit move.
You might find yourself
dancing to this one!
CLICK on the graphic below to view the Easter Vigil Mass of the Holy Night of Easter at 8:30pm and/or the 9:30am Easter Sunday Mass live or to view the recorded version anytime - click MASS
Easter 8:30pm Vigil
Easter Sunday 9:30am Mass
Have a prayer request? Click on prayer box.
Dear Parishioners,

We welcomed our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Philip CMI, last Sunday to our Parish. Here is a brief bio-sketch about Fr. Philip.

Fr. Philip was born as the third son of N.J. Varkey and Thresiama in Parathodu, Kerala, India on September 21st 1974. Fr. Philip has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. His father left for his heavenly abode on 18th February 2019. His mother is in good health. His youngest sister is a Carmelite nun, pursuing her PhD in Biotechnology in Lucknow, India and his eldest brother is a Mechanical Engineering Manager in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Fr. Philip entered the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate Order (CMI) on March 19, 1995. As a young boy, he had an earnest desire to become a priest and serve the people of God. He was ordained a priest on December 31st, 2006.

Fr. Philip has Bachelor Degrees in Philosophy, in Theology, in Education and a Master Degree of Science (Physics) from Christ College, Bangalore University, India. He has served as Principal at various Higher Secondary Schools at Theni, Pala, Amanakara and Koothattukulam, Kerala. He has also worked as a Pastoral Associate at St. Pius Chapel, Amanakara, and St. John the Baptist Church Vadakara, all in India.

Fr. Philip looks forward to getting to know the parishioners at Holy Faith and serving with them and for them. We are happy to have such a spiritual, experienced and educated priest such as Fr. Philip CMI here at Holy Faith. Please introduce yourselves when you see Fr. Philip and show him the wonderful hospitality of Holy Faith.
Yours lovingly in Christ
Fr. Emmanuel CMI
Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour
Next Sunday, April 11th at 2:15pm inside the Church
Please join us. This Prayer Service will also be livestreamed for those at Home.

Every year at Holy Faith we have come together to pray for God’s Mercy at the Holy Hour for the Divine Mercy, with Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Prayer, Reflection & the Singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet in community. All are Welcome!

This year we are pleased to be able to return to the Church to continue with our yearly devotional tradition. We will begin at 2:15pm and look forward to sharing this devotion with all. We can fit 120 inside the church with distance. Masks are required. 

Reminder: The Novena to the Divine Mercy began on Good Friday and ends on April 10. Pray these special intentions given to St. Faustina directly from Jesus as you prepare to pray for God's Mercy in your own life especially on the Feast Day of Divine Mercy, next Sunday April 11.
PDF copy available here: NOVENA
CCF Sunday School Classes Information

Easter Blessings to all!

The Next Virtual CCF Class: is next Sunday, April 11 (for Grades K-9) at the same times, by grades, as in the Fall of 2020). Google Classrooms will be updated with the zoom class links posted and an email reminder will go out.

Confirmation Retreat will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Details will be emailed to the class and to CYM members.

Catholic Youth Ministry
NO CYM Zoom Meeting until Sunday, April 25

CYM is for youth in grades 8-12. Link is emailed to all registered students in these grades that are signed up. Check your emails.
To sign up go to: CYM or click here for CYM Schedule

Name & Bio
of the 2021
Altar Server
of the Year
will be
printed in
next week's bulletin.

All Families are invited to this local community "RISEUP"
Worship Night, this year held at Queen of Peace Parish
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th at 7:30pm
Click on graphic for more information
The Kids' Bulletin


Click on pages to read or print for the children.
Bereavement Support Group at Holy Faith

 Are you grieving the death of a beloved family member or friend? This six-week support group offers you time to grieve with your Holy Faith community. This is a time for sharing about your loss, learning about the stages of grieving, and supporting others through their loss. Whether the death occurred recently or in the distant past, please come and find healing for your sorrow. Sessions on Saturdays beginning April 17th from 1:00-2:30pm, meeting in the Fr. John M. Phillips Parish Life Center. Dr. Charlotte Chadik facilitates the group.

Covid safety precautions will be followed. 
 Call the parish office with questions.
4 APRIL 2021
Click on graphic to read this weekend's bulletin.
To place a notice in the bulletin or add a name to the prayer list send notice to:

Deadline for bulletin of April 25 is Friday, April 10th.

We publish an online version of our bulletin weekly. This week there is an Easter Bulletin printout. Please pick one up at the end of the Mass you attend.

We are currently not scheduling any large group meetings or events on the property.

Our reception desk is open Monday thru Friday from 10am to 3pm. Masks are required and we encourage safe distancing for the protection of yourselves, the staff and visitors.

Ways to Support the Ministries of Holy Faith

Links to our various media sources, including our online ParishSoft giving program are below. You can mail in your donations by personal or bank check to: Holy Faith Catholic Church ... 747 NW 43rd St ... 32607 or use online giving.

Thank you for your support!

For Text-Giving ... Text the word "GIVE" to 1-352-499-1206

Click here for info on our simple: New Easy Online Giving & Event App where you can donate on your phone to any fund by clicking on the "Donate Heart" button. When you click you will see the Donate page with 3 options 'Give ... Special Fund ... History'. To donate to the monthly special collection click on 'Special Fund'. The app will also be used to register for special or current events, like CCF or Small Christian Communities, etc. To get back to the home page click on 4 little squares on top right of screen.

Of course, we still have myparishapp, which offers the daily readings, Sunday Worship Aides, Catholic Prayers, the Rosary, our Directory and Parish Information, and online donations links, as well as the online Catholic Magazine, and links to all our Social Media outlets, and more ... You can even email any staff member from using your cellphone.

We update our Facebook and Instagram pages constantly with Masses and reflections, prayers, photos and information from Holy Faith, our Diocese and the Vatican. LIKE us on Facebook! Stay in touch and stay safe!
JUNE 4 and JUNE 5 2021
Save the Date
It's time to mark your calendar for the Florida Eucharistic Congress on June 4-5. This year the Eucharistic Congress will kick-off at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Gainesville on Friday, June 4, beginning at 5pm. On Saturday, June 5, participants will move to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville, where the day begins at 8am with a Eucharistic Procession. 

For details, visit FloridaEucharist.org. Logistical information will be added to the website soon. The schedule follows:

Friday, June 4 – Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Gainesville
5:00 p.m.      Praise & Worship in the Main Church, Spanish Track begins 
6:30 p.m.      Mass with Bishops Robert Baker & Felipe Estévez
8:15 p.m.       Keynote with Father John Riccardo, the Teen Track begins 
9:15 p.m.      Eucharistic Exposition & Closing Benediction

Saturday, June 5 – St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jacksonville
8:00 a.m.       Eucharistic Procession
9:00 a.m.       Keynote with Father John Riccardo
10:00 a.m.     Mass with Bishops Bob Baker and Felipe Estévez
11:30 a.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m.     English, Spanish, Teen and Children's tracks begin
3:15 p.m.      Eucharistic Exposition & Closing Benediction