Holy Faith HIGHLIGHTS
May 2 2021
Volume V Issue 173
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.   
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
2 May 2021
"I am the vine, you are the branches."
John 15:5
Priests Convocation - Diocese of St. Augustine

Please keep Bishop Estévez and the priests of the Diocese of St. Augustine in your prayers, as they gather for the 2021 Convocation of Priests from May 3 to May 5.

NOTICE: There will be NO daily Masses on Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5.
Reminder: At Holy Faith masks are required for everyone inside the Church or any of our buildings until further notice.
Bishop Estévez is pleased to announce the appointment of Priest-elect Mike Elias as parochial vicar at Holy Faith Parish, Gainesville, effective June 1, 2021, for a three-year term. Deacon Elias will be ordained a priest on Saturday May 15 2021, along with Deacons Mac Hill and Michael Kieler, and the ceremony will be livestreamed. We will include link in next weekend's E-news.

We are excited to welcome Fr. Elias to Holy Faith. Please keep him and the other priests-elect in your prayers. We will include more about Mike Elias in the next few weeks.
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 Scripture.

Click on Graphic below for Psalm 22 in song


"T will Praise You, Lord"
Psalm 22
(please skip any ads)
A good way to just listen to the words is to close your eyes
and feel the Holy Spirit move.

CLICK on the graphic below to view the 9:30am Sunday Mass live or to view the recorded version anytime - click MASS
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May 2 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter 9:30am Mass (2 May 2021)
Have a prayer request? Click on prayer box.
CCF Sunday School Classes Information

NO Virtual CCF Classes are scheduled until May 16 2021. There is only 1 class left after that on May 23rd and we are planning a special event for our students. Stand by for more information coming soon.

Catholic Youth Ministry

Our Catholic Youth Ministry members are helping with the May 1 FAMILY FUND DAY (see below. Hope to see all our families, kids and all ages sharing this event together.
THE MONTH OF MAY IS THE MONTH OF MARY.
AT HOLY FAITH WE BEGIN THE CELEBRATION WITH OUR MAY CROWNING EVENT.

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, MAY 2 2021 after the 11:15am FOR THE CROWNING OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER STATUE
AND FAMILY FUN DAY
(see copy of page 3 of our bulletin below) Click to Read.
A FAMILY FUN DAY AT HOLY FAITH
Music, Rosary Prayer, crafts, games, food, fellowship ...
Let's share some time with our Church Family!
We hope to see you there.
The Kids' Bulletin
Good Shepherd Sunday April 25 2021

Click on graphic to read or print for the children.
HOLY FAITH BULLETIN
2 MAY 2021
Click on graphic to read this weekend's bulletin

WE ARE CELEBRATING MARY THIS MONTH
(see the beautiful images of Mary on page 2 of our bulletin)
To place a notice in the bulletin or add a name to the prayer list send notice to:
bulletin@holyfaithchurch.org

Deadline for bulletin of May 23 is Friday, May 7th.

We publish an online version of our bulletin weekly. This week there is a 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!
IN THE COMMUNITY
MAY 2 2021 at 12:30pm at St. Madeleine Parish
FROM THE DIOCESE
Click above for more information about StepUpForStudents.org
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
JUNE 4 and JUNE 5 2021
JUNE 4th begins in Gainesville at Queen of Peace Parish
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