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.
8:30 AM (Monday - Saturday)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Wednesday & Saturday mornings after the 8:30 AM Mass.
Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 PM.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, December 7th ~ 7PM Vigil Mass
Friday, December 8th ~ 7AM Mass, 9AM Mass, 7PM Mass
From the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. From the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing in God's own life.
Christmas Flower Envelopes ~
The names listed on your Christmas Flower envelopes will be listed in the Dec. 17th bulletin if they are received by 12/10. 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.
O’ Come all ye faithful singers!
A special holiday choir will be forming to sing at the 9:30 Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, November 28th from 6PM-7PM in the choir loft and will continue each week until Christmas Eve. I look forward to singing with you! ~Anthony
GIVING TREE to benefit holy family parishioners!
Every year Holy Family Parish collects food during Advent for families in need. The Giving Tree will be up in the Narthex next weekend. Choose a tag(s) from the tree and bring the item back to Mass on December 2 & 3 or December 9 & 10. Our parish SOS program also provides gifts for the children. Want to provide Christmas Gifts for the children in these families? If you would like to contribute to this program by purchasing a gift for one of the children,
use the Sign-Up Genius link ~ CLICK HERE
Please order cash cards for Christmas Sharing through the Holy Family Cash Card Program and they will be held for you; no need to deliver. Gifts that you purchase may be brought to the Parish Office, Monday-Thursday from 9-1, sent to school with your child, or text Kathi (484) 542-9637 for other arrangements. Please clearly mark your gifts CHRISTMAS SHARING to be sure they don’t get mixed up with another outreach. Your help is needed and appreciated by many in our parish! (VAP are not earned through Christmas Sharing or Toy Sale donations)
Do You want to help out or need service hours? Food sorting will be Wednesday, Dec 13. Oliver Border House deliveries will be Friday Dec 15, and Christmas Sharing family pick-ups and deliveries will be Dec 15 & 16. Sign-Up Geniuses coming soon! Please call/text Kathi (484) 542-9637 for info on any of these service projects - if you want to help or need help!!
We’ve got a dropbox!
If you can’t get to us during business hours and you need to drop something off, please drop it off in our new drop box located outside the office doors. We will retrieve it on the next day that the office is open.
We are pleased to announce Holy Family Church will be hosting a Parish Ministry Fair on Sunday, January 14th, 2024, in the Parish Center, after all the Sunday Masses. It will be hosted during the same time as Donut Sunday to greet warmly new and current parishioners. Help us build our parish community by showcasing each Parish Ministry during this event. Every member of our parish has a treasure they can share to help build up our church and the Kingdom of God. We have emailed details to the heads of each ministry. To All Ministry Heads: If you have not received this informational email, please contact Phyllis Amrick ASAP at [email protected] or text/call (917) 359-1499. More info to follow in the coming weeks.
Holy Family 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 gone through the loss of their partner. Grief group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 in the Parish Center. Our next meeting is December 13th. New members please call Beth Fabian. (610) 365-2613
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.~
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.
You Are Invited . . . . .
Father Jonas and Father Alex invite you to celebrate this special jubilee of the 200th birthday of the MSC Founder, Fr. Jules Chevalier, MSC. Join them on December 10th at 11AM Mass. After Mass we invite you to a luncheon in the Parish Center. RSVP for this event by December 1st via sign-up genius ~
CLICK ON THIS LINK:
You can also sign up in the church on the clipboards in the Narthex.
During lunch you will learn more about Jules Chevalier and the MSC Family. The day should conclude by 2PM.
May each one of us be touched by the Spirit, and like Father Chevalier, be gifted by a heart on fire for mission.
CLICK HERE for more information on Jules Chevalier!
Penance Service ~ December 14Th at 7PM
We encourage all parishioners and families to join us for our Parish Penance Service. Prepare your heart for the coming of our Lord. There will be enough priests available for a short wait time.
The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover our grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins. “The transformation of the heart that leads us to confess our sins is a gift from God … it is 'His work. ' As we leave the confessional, we were his strength that restores life and rekindles the enthusiasm of faith. After confession we are reborn.” ~Pope Francis
Please help us Remember, Honor, and Teach on December 16, 2023. Setup begins in the Upper Cemetery around 10:30am and the ceremony begins at noon. Wreath placement is immediately following the ceremony.
Consider sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help by registering online at: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/44376/Overview/?relatedId=0. Please save the date to help us clear off the wreaths Saturday, January 13th starting at 10am.
Advent candles/wreaths are available for you to purchase from the Narthex.
Please place money in the box provided.
Wreaths ~ $10.00
Candles ~ $4.00
OPLATKI...Oplatki, or “Christmas Wafers”, are a beautifully designed blessed wafer to be shared with family and friends at your Christmas eve meal. It is a lovely age-old tradition which allows us to offer glory to the newborn king who is the bread of life. Each family member is given a wafer and as they extend a Christmas greeting to one another, a small portion of the wafer is consumed by each person. Wafers are $2 for a pack of four. All proceeds are given to the MSC Sisters . To purchase Oplatki please call (484) 557-8152.
Every member of our parish has a treasure they can share to help build up the Kingdom of God.
Come, find faith; find fellowship; find fulfillment in your life through our parish ministries.
We ask that you prayerfully consider getting involved in one way or another. You will have the opportunity to get more information or to join one of these ministries when we have our PARISH MINISTRY FAIR~ Sunday, January 14, 2024 After all Sunday Masses
If you have been blessed with the gift of song, please share your voice with us! We need cantors for weekend masses and funerals. Funerals are generally Mon.- Fri. at 10 or 11AM. Please see Anthony after mass, call the office or email: [email protected]
Folk group in need of volunteer keyboardist
The time required is practice on Sunday evenings from 7-9PM,
every other Saturday for 5:00 Mass and occasional special masses including Christmas Eve. Interested individuals should contact Jerry Schwartz. (610) 759-1045
GROW CLOSER TO GOD!
Pick up a copy of the devotional publication, The Word Among Us, and spend 5 to 10 minutes each day reflecting on the word of God for your life. Copies are located in the Narthex. The Word Among Us features uplifting, thought-provoking meditations based on the daily Mass readings. The USCCB along with The Word Among Us are making an effort to get Catholics back in touch with their faith. As part of that effort, we are offering you the Word Among Us free from now through Advent. After December you can subscribe at: https://wau.org/subscribe/
Our wonderful volunteers, Megan, Gerard, Irene, & Lori, helped 23 families purchase over $7500 in gift cards, earning nearly $450 in rebates last weekend. Thank you to our volunteers and all participating families for making this program a success. Interested in joining our amazing volunteers or want to know more about using the program for your everyday purchases?
Reach out to [email protected] today
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEWS
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Preschool Teacher & Aide Needed Immediately
These positions are part time, Monday—Friday.
* Teacher needed 7:30-3:00 for our 4 & 5 year old class.
* Aide needed 9:00-3:00 for our 4 & 5 year old class.
Email resume to Suzy McMullan: [email protected]
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 DECEMBER Growing in Faith
CLICK HERE For the Nov 4/5 Bulletin Inserts
CLICK HERE For the Nov 11/12 Bulletin Inserts
CLICK HERE For the Nov 18/19 Bulletin Inserts
CLICK HERE For the Dec 2/3 Bulletin Inserts
CLICK HERE For online access to your parish contributions, and to print your own contribution statement