Welcome to Holy Family Parish, Nazareth, PA

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Parish Mission Statement

Holy Family Parish is a community empowered through the Holy Spirit to promote the Kingdom of God and to extend Christ's presence among us.  The vision will be realized with our loving acceptance of all people, through heartfelt openness, parish and family unity, and Spirit led involvement.

Mass Times

Daily Mass:
8:30 AM (Monday - Saturday)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Confession Times:
Wednesday & Saturday mornings after the 8:30 AM Mass.
Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 PM.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

**Please note, there is a drop-box outside the office door for any afterhours business.

The week of  July 29– August 2nd, our priests will be attending MSC Provincial Chapter Meetings in Center Valley. This is when MSC from all over the USA gather to discuss their order and important issues.
Therefore, instead of the 8:30 morning mass, the Deacon will offer a Communion Prayer Service each day. The intentions scheduled for those days will be prayed for at this time.
There not be  Wednesday morning confessions on July 31st
There will not be Wednesday evening Adoration on July 31st
* There will not be First Friday Adoration on August 2nd.
Thank you for your understanding!


Needed:  Full size, individually wrapped packs of candy
Examples: M&M’s, Twizzlers, Hershey, Smartee’s, Skittles, Ring Pops, Sour Patch, Kit Kat. Bring your donations to the Parish Office (Mon.-Thurs. 9AM-1PM) or leave in the baskets in the Narthex.

   Kid’s Clothing Closet ~
 Back To School
In August we are collecting new school supplies and new and gently used backpacks as well as gently used clothing and shoes. Please bring your donations to the Parish Office or to the clothing closet during hours: 1st Saturday (10-11AM) or 2nd Tuesday (6-7PM)

September 6th-8th
These are challenging times on so many levels.  Social and economic difficulties, along with attacks on our faith, families and religion as Roman Catholics. The need for men to be strong, firm examples of Christianity is greater than ever. We encourage all  Holy Family men to join on retreat at the beautiful Malvern Retreat Center.
This has been a Holy Family tradition for many years. Please consider taking part this year if you haven’t in the past. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. Register online at www.malvernretreat.com under  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sept. 6-8 or call retreat captain Anthony Scarsaletti at (610) 393-3671.
See YOU there!

THANK YOU...The Knights wish to say THANK YOU to all parishioners who donated coins, cash and checks to the mission at the Cat Galgon Life House via the Baby Bottle Campaign. A total of $3,043 was collected and donated. Thanks, John Salmento/Grand Knight 

Bible Studay . . . . With Deacon Tom & Donna
    The Prophets; Messengers of God’s Mercy
This is a Powerful bible study that will draw you closer to Christ.  The prophets afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom and show us how to share him with others.
Bible Study will be held in 10 Sessions. All classes will be Thursdays from 6PM to 8PM in the Parish Center. Dates are: Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14 & 21.
~No Bible Study on 9/12, 10/24, 10/31 or 11/7.
~Books are $28. Checks can be made payable to Holy Family Church.
We’d love to see some new faces in addition to our regulars at bible study. Please join us!

Holy Family Youth Group!
Every 2nd Sunday
Next Meeting: August 11th 
Who: 8th after Confirmation – 12th Grade
Where: 2nd Floor Holy Family Parish Center (last door on right)
When: August 11, 2024 12:15pm-1:30pm.
What:  ¨ Games, Puzzles, Crafts, & Spikeball¨ Talk & Pray - when you are ready
Contact:  holyfamilyyouth2024@gmail.com
Bring your favorite games, snacks, friends!

Prayer Shawl Ministry 
Our shawls, blankets, pillow cases and pocket squares are meant to console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill and bring hope to those in despair. They may also be given to   celebrate life and its milestones.  The items are blessed by the priest and are available at the Parish Office or by calling Eileen Paukovits (610-730-3779) or Mary Ann Tasillo (610-428-7782). A mass is offered every month for all of our recipients. Donations are appreciated.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy takes place during the 9AM Sunday Mass for children ages 3 thru 1st grade from September through June. Children are dismissed before the first reading and are picked up from the Children’s Liturgy room in the church basement after mass.
Leaders: Alyssa Lagodney & Maria Braxmeier

Diocese of Allentown Pillgrimage Opportunities:

    Pilgrimage to the National
    Centre for Padre Pio 
A Local Diocesan Pilgrimage has been planned for September of 2024 at the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, PA. Please save the dates for Thursday, September 19, 2024 (High School), Friday, September 20, 2024 (English), and Saturday, September 28, 2024 (Spanish). Contact Father Hoffa directly at his diocesan email ahoffa@allentowndiocese.org or call 610-921-2729, ext. 2205.  
     Pilgrimage to the National
     Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., will be on Tuesday, October 7, 2025, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Diocesan Pilgrimage tradition to Mary’s House is typically held every four years. More information will be forthcoming for individuals, parishes, and schools. Contact Father Hoffa directly at his diocesan email: ahoffa@allentowndiocese.org or call 610-921-2729, ext. 2205.  
      Pilgrimage to Italy
      with Bishop Schlert
Click HERE for Flyer  Reserervations are now open for the Jubilee Year Pilgrimage to Italy with Bishop Schlert & Father Hoffa - Tuesday, March 25, 2025 – Saturday, April 3, 2025. The first Diocese of Allentown International Pilgrimage will “Follow the Footsteps of Saints Peter and Paul” through Florence, Assisi, and Rome. To sign up for the Jubilee Year Pilgrimage, please contact Father Allen Hoffa directly at ahoffa@allentowndiocese.org or 610-921-2729, ext. 2205. 




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  Baked Goods Needed
The Altar & Rosary Society is requesting donations of baked goods for the festival which can be brought to the Parish Center on Friday, July 26, anytime after 3PM. It would be helpful if items were packaged for  individual sale & any nut products labeled. Thanks.

 Festival Help Is Needed!!:

¨ Please arrive a few minutes before your shift begins.
¨ All volunteers in the food tent must wear some type of head covering. We ask that you bring a hat/visor and apron.
¨ Anyone cooking food may not wear nail polish or jewelry due to health regulations.
¨ Please use the hand washing station at the entrances of the food tent when you arrive.
¨ Due to health regulations, food may not be eaten in any tent where cooking is taking place.
¨ If you are a school family you must sign in on the field in order to receive your VAP.

We are excited to announce the formation of, “The Holy Family Parish Choir”. They will begin rehearsing this Thursday, July 25th from 6-7PM in the choir loft. The choir will rehearse  every Thursday and will sing on the First Sunday of the month at 9AM Mass & Third Sunday of the month at 11AM Mass. We are very excited to get started. Questions:  music@holyfamily-edu.org
Singers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

HELP NEEDED at the summer lunch program
Holy Family will again participate in the summer lunch program for the Nazareth Boro. Our assigned week is Monday-Friday, August 5th-9th.
We need 5-6 volunteers per day to meet at Nazareth Moravian Church, at 11:15, make sandwiches and pack up bagged lunches. We hand out lunches from 12-1. Then we will bring everything back to Nazareth Moravian. We should be finished by 1:15.
This is a great project for teens needing service hours (with an adult) or for any adult. If you would like to help out, call the Parish Office with the day(s) you can help, the number of people who will help, and your phone number - or - email hfp23@rcn.com with your information.

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart annual Golf Benefit will be held on September 13th at Whitetail Golf Club in Bath PA. The fee is $120 and includes 18 holes of golf. At arrival coffee, donuts, and soft pretzels will be provided. Lunch hot off the grill and refreshments will be served on the course. Immediately following the golf tournament, Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and a Steak Dinner will be held at the Holy Family Parish Center.
All proceeds from the golf benefit help to pay for the care of our MSC retired Priests and Brothers. Thanks to individuals and organizations we were able to raise $13,000 last year. We hope that you can help us in this years effort.  Can’t golf but want to support the retired MSC Priests and Brothers? Make a donation in any amount you choose. It is greatly appreciated. An entry form will be available in next weeks bulletin and are also in the narthex, or at the link provided here. For more information call Gene Keppel (610) 746-4237 or email: msccvsec1@gmail.com
Click Here for Golf Outing Registration Form

The MSC Newsletter, “A New Heart For A New World”
is now available in the Narthex.

PREP 2024-2025
Holy Family PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
PREP classes are for students attending public school in grades K - 8. Online registration is taking place now at: www.holyfamilynazarethpa.com/p  ~In person classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 in the Holy Family School building. If this time conflicts with your schedule, Family Home Study is available as well. Questions: Contact our DRE, Mrs. Donna Ely at elyd@holyfamily-edu.org

We Have A Great Need For More Altar Servers !!
Serving at the altar is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus, which in turn “enables you to open yourselves to others, to journey together, to set demanding goals and to find the strength to achieve them.”
    ~ Pope Francis
ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING:  If you have completed, or will be completing,  3rd grade and would like to be trained to be an altar server, please call the Parish Office or
email lorioe@holyfamily-edu.org

     Pray the Rosary before Morning Mass

Please join us Monday thru Thursday  at 8:00 AM to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. If mass is at 9:00 the  Rosary will begin at 8:30.

Keyboard player needed
The Folk Group is seeking a volunteer keyboardist to play with their choir. Practice is on Sunday at 7PM and the choir sings every other Saturday night at 5PM Mass, Sept.-June. Please contact Jerry Schwartz with interest or for more info. (610)  759-1045

   Donut Sundays

Donut Sundays will resume in September. If you would like to sponsor a Donut Sunday please contact Tara Laforge at:
or (617) 981-3888

To read the MSC Sisters spring/summer 2024 newsletter go to:

We invite you to Spend Time With Our Lord
      in Eucharistic Adoration

* Wednesdays  4:30 - 7:30 

* First Friday of the month after 8:30 AM Mass until 4PM
                           To sign up for a time slot go to: https://www.holyfamilynazarethpa.com/adoration  or by calling Dawn at (908) 896-2356 or just stop in anytime to spend some peaceful, prayerful time with our Lord.


















         CLICK HERE   for more Summer Camp information

Our parish has a subscritption to FORMED, an online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children.  As a Holy Family Parishioner, you have access to all of the material on FORMED to support your own faith journey!  For more information, including directions on how to sign up for free, click on the FORMED tab at top of the website. 

CLICK HERE    to see the July Growing In Faith 

CLICK HERE      For the July 6/7 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE    For online access to your parish contributions, and to print your own contribution statement