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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

Holiday Mass Schedule

December 24th:
4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm, & Midnight
December 25th:  8:00am, 10:00am

Nativity of The Lord ~ Solemnity of Mary Mass Times:
Saturday, December 31st: 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 1st: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

 

Penance Service ~ December 13th at 7PM 
We encourage all  parishioners and families to join us for our Parish Penance Service. What better way to prepare your heart for the coming of our Savior?
Since he was elected, Pope Francis has continually emphasized the infinite mercy of a God who never tires of reaching out. Throughout his teachings, the Holy Father has put forth the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a gift that permits each one of us to encounter the mercy of God in a personal and profound way. “Forgiveness is not the fruit of our own efforts but rather a gift, it is a gift of the Holy Spirit who fills us with the wellspring of mercy and of grace that flows unceasingly from the open heart of the Crucified and Risen Christ.” ~Pope Francis (General Audience Feb. 2014)

Please Note: There will not be Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 9AM Mass on December 25th or January 1st. Children’s Liturgy will resume on January 8th at the 9AM Mass.
We thank leaders, Alyssa Lagodney and Maria Braxmeier, for reviving Children’s Liturgy at Holy Family this past fall. We appreciate you providing this wonderful opportunity for our parish children.

                Wreaths Across America
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. A Wreaths Across America ceremony will take place in the Upper Cemetery on High Street on  December 17th at 12:00 PM.

      Advent Ember Days
His Excellency, Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert encourages the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Allentown to celebrate the Ember Days for the Season. Ember Days are quarterly observances with three days set aside (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) to pray in gratitude for the blessings of the season and human labor, to thank God publicly. There are twelve Ember Days in all. In particular, the Advent Ember Days are a heightened time of expectation and waiting in preparation for Christmas. Fasting and abstinence would follow the current laws of the Church, with abstaining being from all meat, and fasting would be one full meal a day, with the allowance of two smaller meals that do not equal the main meal, and no eating between meals. The Advent Ember Days for 2022 are: Wednesday, December 14th, Friday, December 16th, and Saturday, December 17th.

Rosary Leader Needed

We are in need of a volunteer to lead the rosary before morning mass on Monday or Tuesday. 

We start at 8AM; 8:30 on days when mass is at 9AM.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. Call the office to volunteer

     Pray the Rosary before Morning Mass

Please join us each weekday  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.
~We can coordinate  for the rosary to be prayed    before the four weekend masses as well. If you are available to lead the rosary before the 5PM, 7AM, 9AM or 11AM masses, please call the Parish Office.~

Holy Family School Job opportunities
* Substitute teachers: Bachelor's degree required; teaching certificate is not needed
*Substitute nurses needed
Resumes can be emailed to Mr. Peiffer at [email protected]

Holy Family Preschool Job opportunities
* Also hiring Preschool Aides and Substitute Teachers.
Resume can be emailed to Suzy McMullan:  [email protected]

We invite you to join us for our
First Saturday Devotions
Join us December 3rd before mass at 7:45
For information on First Saturday Devotion go to:
fatima.org/first-saturday-devotion/

 

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/adorationTo sign up via phone call Donna (484) 542-2750 or stop in to spend peaceful time with our Lord.

 

 

To sell cash cards at masses!
Help us out by selling cash cards before and  after weekend masses. We especially need help at the 11AM Mass. We will train you; it’s easy! For more information or to volunteer call the Parish Office or email [email protected]
  School families can earn VAP.

 

Events

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Holy Family Parish is happy to welcome our new Director of Music, Anthony Urbano. We know you will make him feel most welcome in our parish community! Anthony Urbano, born and raised in Bethlehem, PA is a lifelong Roman Catholic. He studied at Lafayette College in Easton where he received a double Bachelor of Arts in Music and German. He is an avid classical and jazz composer and is a great lover of opera. When he’s not practicing for mass or composing he enjoys golfing and watching baseball. He embraces the opportunity to be a part of the wonderful Holy Family community of faith. Go Phillies!

     Holy Day of obligation Mass Times
Wednesday, December 7th 7PM Vigil Mass
Thursday, December 8th 7AM Mass, 9AM Mass, 7PM Mass
"Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing!" December 8th is one of our feasts celebrating Mary - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. From the beginnings of the Church, spiritual writers and theologians have acknowledged the innocence and holiness of Mary. St. Irenaeus called her the "new Eve." Both faced with the pure freedom to accept or reject God, Mary began with work of redemption with her yes to Christ! The Church began to celebrate the feast of Mary's conception in the early Middle Ages. In 1854, Pope Pius IX infallibly declared that Mary was free of original sin from the first moment of her conception. On this feast day, we celebrate the beauty and goodness of Our Lady!
PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday December 8th for the Holy Day of Obligation. No adoration on Wednesday evening, December 8th, due to Holy Day.

We are in need of volunteers to help sort the food for Christmas Giving. We will sort food Wednesday, December14th, at 6PM in the Wortmann Center. Help us out if time allows. Great opportunity for those needing service hours.  Food is delivered on Dec. 16, 17 & 18.
If you can help with delivery please call Kathi at (484) 542-9637

Want to provide Christmas Gifts for a family in need?  
The Holy Family Christmas Sharing Program provides food and gifts to families in need.  If you would like to help, please sign up. We need all gifts by Friday, December 12th.  They may be sent in through Holy Family School, brought to the cash card table at Mass, dropped at the Parish Office, or contact Kathi (484) 542-9637 for porch pick up. For gift card donations, please purchase through the Holy Family Cash Card Program, and your cards will be held for Christmas Sharing. We can only accept new or truly "like new" gift donations. Volunteer Angel Points are NOT AWARDED for this. To sign up to help go to this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0549A8AE2CA31-christmas8

The Giving Tree Is Up In The Narthex 
We invite families to take a tag(s) from the tree and purchase those items to be used in the baskets given to parish families in need. Food Collection  - Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11 Giving Tree items should be brought to mass and placed in the Narthex.   *After the 11AM Mass on the Dec. 4th & 11th, we would appreciate help to bring collected food to the Wortmann Center.
If any parishioners, yourself or someone you know of, could use a little assistance in any way this Christmas, please contact Mary or Kathi at the numbers below. All information is kept confidential. Call Mary  (610) 428-9090 or Kathi  (484) 542-9637. Thank You.

Thank you Reichel Funeral Home
A very big thank you to Jodi, Mary and Abby of Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth for donating our 2023 Religious Calendars. As always, we appreciate your generosity.

Thank you from the ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY 
Thanks to all of our parishioners for contributing to our clothing drive in    November. We collected 4,790 pounds of clothes and made$814.30 for our Parish. We will schedule another drive in the spring. 

Christmas Flower Envelopes
The names listed on your Christmas Flower envelopes will be listed in the Dec. 18th bulletin if they are received by 12/12.  Please print legibly.
Christmas Mass Remembrance Envelopes 
The 10AM Mass on Christmas Day will be said for the intentions listed on your Mass Remembrance envelopes.

         Music Ministry ~ Folk Group
Holy Family Folk Group practices have resumed. They meet at 7PM-9PM on Sundays in the choir loft. New members over the age of 18 are welcome to join us! 

Paradise Choir~ The Paradise Choir practices on Wednesday mornings from 10AM-11AM in the choir loft. The Paradise Choir sings at funerals which are usually scheduled at 11AM on weekdays. New members are always welcome!

            Cantors Needed
If you have been blessed with a beautiful voice and would like to share it with the congregation please contact us. We have a great need for new cantors. Call  the Parish Office if interested or email: [email protected]

  A call for NEW Altar Servers!!!

We have a GREAT need for new servers! This is a very important and needed Ministry.  Altar servers are scheduled according to their availability. If your child is in 4th grade and above and would like to be trained to be an altar server at any mass time contact the office or email [email protected]


Holy Family Parish holds a grief group for parishioners who have experienced the death of their spouse. This group is led by members of the parish who have themselves gone through the loss of their partner. Grief group meets each week on Wednesdays
from 5:30-7:00 in the Parish Center.
For more information, call Beth Fabian (610) 365-2613.

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Growing in Faith

CLICK HERE for the DECEMBER Growing in Faith

Giving History

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to check your church contribution history or print an end of year tax statement.

School News

        

 

 

 

Saturday, December 10th
Holy Family Parish Center
508 W. Center Street, Nazareth
Doors open at 12; Bingo @ 1 PM
$25 Advance Tickets
$30 at the Door
Food, refreshments and 50/50 tickets also for purchase. Please consider sponsoring/donating a handbag
to this wonderful event. For information contact: Rose Perdue: [email protected]
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT HOLY FAMILY DRAMA CLUB

 

 

 

Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE    for the November 12/13 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE     for the November 19/20 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE      for the November 26/27 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE        for the December 3/4 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE       for the December 10/11 Bulletin Insert