2021 Parish Photo Directory

Bonus Photo Days!

Missed the photo sessions?  

We know that some people were not able to squeeze a photo sitting into their busy summer schedules, and May was just a little too soon after the pandemic for many people. So, HNOJ has decided to open two last days for photography sessions.

We really hope to fill all 60 spots! Sittings are available from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the Emmaus rooms. If you have not already had your picture taken, please schedule an appointment (see below).

United Church Directories will be at Holy Name of Jesus to take professional photographs of our parishioners; singles, couples and families for five weeks spread over May, June and August. It would be wonderful if every member could be included in this archival book. Everyone who is photographed will receive a free 8 x 10 portrait and a directory. UCD will show you the photos right after your appointment on a screen and you will have an opportunity to purchase pictures for your family or even Christmas gifts. UCD promises no pressure sales.  Portrait sessions will follow safety procedures.

Ready to make your appointment? There are three ways to schedule:

1) Online at www.ucdir.com ; see instructions below.

2) Call UCD at 1-888-742-5823 to schedule your appointment

3) See Jan at the front desk after Sunday Morning Mass

Note too, that HNOJ will send out a census letter this summer so we can verify your current information on file. This information will be used to create the roster in the back of the directory. We will share more information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Hudlow, 763-233-0250.

Step By Step - Schedule Your Photo Session Online

**Online scheduling is only available Monday-Friday

  1. Go to the Universal Church Directories website (www.ucdir.com)
  2. Click on the box on the right side of the homepage entitled “Photography Appointment Scheduling Login”
  3. Enter your church code mn110         
  4. Enter your church password photos
  5. Click on the Enter button
  6. Click on the desired photography date
  7. Click on the Reserve Time button beside the desired photography appointment time
  8. Enter the appropriate information in all required fields (indicated by the asterisk)
  9. Enter your email address if a confirmation email is desired
  10. Click on the Schedule Appointment button at the bottom of the screen to reserve the photography appointment time in your family’s name
  11. If you have more than six family members being photographed, please reserve two appointments consecutively (such as 6:00 and 6:10)
  12. Print the next screen to use as a reminder of your family’s photography appointment
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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What color will the background be?

The background color will be gray. However, if you choose to purchase pictures you will be able to replace that color with an array of options.

2. How will I receive my free 8x10 and directory?

They will be mailed directly to your home when they are ready. 

3. Will you need volunteer hosts/hostesses?

Due to the pandemic, hosts and hostesses are not required. However it would be good to have someone available to help direct people to the correct locations. If you are interested in helping out, contact Michelle Hudlow.

4. Will I receive an appointment reminder?

Those who sign up with email will receive an appointment reminder via email 24-48 hours before their appointment. No phone call reminders will be made.

5. Will I be able to sign up at church?

At this time we are not setting appointments at church to limit contact during the pandemic.

6. What if I need to change or cancel my appointment?

To change or cancel your appointment, call Universal at 1-888-742-5823.

7. Can I bring my pet?

You may bring WELL BEHAVED pets as well as other props, such as musical instruments, fishing pole, or sports equipment to share your personality.

8. Do I have to purchase portraits?

No purchase is required. Each "family" (whether 1 or 10 are sitting for the photo) will receive one 8x10 and one parish directory at no charge. Immediately after the photo sitting, you will be able to view your photo's proofs on a screen and you will then have the option to make a purchase. There is no pressure to purchase anything.  We really just want everyone to be included in our parish family album.