Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions
area. Below, we have tried to
answer the most common questions visitors have. If you find that your question
is not answered on this page, please Contact: AVP / Membership Russ
Valentine (contact page) or E-mail:
(click Link above)
Our mission is to build fellowship and
strengthen our spirituality while serving the parish in ministry and community.
"the Men of Holy Family" is a ministry dedicated to building, in Christian and
Catholic values, Fellowship and Social responsibility within the parish of Holy
Family Catholic Church, encouraging individual and group participation in
spiritual development activities and to foster evangelistic out-reach within the
parish and beyond.
It is the hope of the Men of Holy Family that each member prayerfully consider
how each can show their gratitude to God for His gifts to them by offering their
gifts, time and talents to the parish. They are to be shared with our Youth, our
Elderly, our Indigent, our Sick and among Ourselves.
If future generations are to be strong in "Christian and Catholic Values", it
must start here and now.
"Strong Faith, Strong Foundation, Strong Future".
Who Can Join as a
Any men of our parish, 21 years of age or older, are already members. There
are no dues, there are no prerequisites*.
Just show up at a our next meeting to get involved. At our meetings, we
start with a social half hour (at 7PM), then we discuss and plan the various
activities that we are involved in. These activities are generally related
to supporting the parish either through time, talent or treasure.
Our ministry is always growing. We have a broad range of men involved in all
kinds of businesses. Come get involved and you will be rewarded well beyond
your expectations. For answers to more common questions, please contact one
of our Board Members.
No, there are no dues and there are no charges. In fact,
any men of our parish, 21 years of age or older, are
already qualified members. There are no prerequisites*
other than to be active. But, we need to know who you are, so just show up at a our next meeting to
get involved. We do ask you to purchase one of our “Men of Holy Family”
shirts (golf style) to wear at our functions (cost of $20). We offer a free
t-shirt-style work shirt for work functions. Both
shirts are teal.
This is a ministry
open to the men of Holy Family parish. While there is no membership fees, only a
commitment to assist with parish service as it is needed and/or requested,
including our Golf Tournament,
Sunday Breakfasts, Lenten Fish Fry dinners,
Christmas Tree sales, and general parish needs.
However, the Diocese DOES have one requirement to being
ACTIVE*. Please be sure to check on this vital requirement which will
help alleviate any liability issues in the future. Since you
are already a qualified member by being an active member of the parish, just come to a meeting and volunteer to help out
whenever you feel the time is right. Of course, you will get the most reward and
have the most fun when you get involved in our many functions and activities
throughout the year.
*Diocese of Orlando REQUIREMENT: All members
must have background and finger-prints report on file with the
Diocese office to participate in all functions with close proximity to
vulnerable parish members (Kids, disabled persons and the elderly). (read
All of our activities are focused on our mission
of Fellowship, Spirituality and Service. Most events and activities are fund-raisers for various ministries of the parish and
While many of our activities are fun, all include elements of fellowship & social events. We try to combine these two
and focus on having a good time while maintaining our mission. You can check our
Activities and look for upcoming events to become
When are and What happens at the
The Men of Holy Family business meeting is usually on
Thursday of each month in the General Flynn social hall of the Holy Family parish. Check
our Calendar of Events Page for the actual schedule as some
changes do occur.
Starting at 7:00pm,
the first 30 minutes is a social half-hour and dinner is provided. We hope you
will enjoy the food (don’t eat ahead of time) and refreshments (beer is optional).
At 7:30pm, we start our
meeting agenda and discuss the activities that are
upcoming such as Fish Fry Dinners,
Sunday Pancake Breakfasts,
Christmas Tree sales, our
annual Golf tournament among other events and tasks. We also discuss how we can help out the parish and other
ministries with our time, talent and treasure in keeping with our mission.
Later in the meeting (usually around 8:30 or 9pm), we sometimes break up into
committees. The committees discuss their specific activities (such as the Fish
Fry, Pancakes, etc.). The meeting usually wraps up by 9:30pm (sometimes 10 if we are
really having fun!).
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you and serving you.
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The Men of Holy Family
Almighty God and
Father, as Men of Holy Family Parish, we ask you to grant us the grace and
wisdom to serve our fellow brothers through this ministry.
May we be
ever mindful of your presence within us and ask that you continually direct
each step we take.
our families, friends, and neighbors, protect them from evil and allow us to
help meet their needs.
We ask that
you give us strength, courage, and faith to do your will and bring others to
know and love you.
Allow us to
serve you with contrite hearts and become a true example of charity,
fellowship, and unselfish service to all people. Amen.
Ralph Rodriguez-Torres, June 12, 2001
for Other Church Ministries
Go to Parish
Family Catholic Church of Orlando
- Church Office Telephone (407) 876-2211
- Church Office FAX (407) 876-1167
- Postal address
5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
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- Contact a
member of the Board
- Electronic mail
Contact: AVP/ Membership (contact page) or
(click Link above)
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