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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

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

Knights of Columbus Council 4282 holding baby bottle campaign to benefit the Cay Galgon Life House

The mission of the Cay Galgon Life House is to prepare pregnant women and mothers of infants for a life of self-reliance. Campaign will run from May 5th – May 26th
Pick up a baby bottle from the Narthex.Fill it with coins, cash or checks and return it on May 26 or scan the QR code todonate online.   

Together we can make a difference in the lives of mothers and babies in our communities.

 

Altar rosary meeting
The next meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society is June 4th at 6:30  in the Parish Center.  This  will be our last meeting until September. All women of the parish are invited to attend.  

Because We Are Catholic Annual Appeal
The 2024 Because We Are Catholic Annual Appeal is underway! Our parish support is a vital part of this Diocesan-wide effort to serve children and families in our own community and throughout the Diocese of Allentown. You can scan the QR code or click on this link: www.BecauseWeAreCatholic.org to make your gift. 

For those of you who have already made a gift, I thank you for your generosity.
With gratitude,
Fr. Jonas

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

Holy Family Youth Group!
Every 2nd Sunday
Next Meeting: May 19th (3rd Sunday this month due to Mother's Day Holiday)
Who: 8th after Confirmation – 12th Grade
Where: 2nd Floor Holy Family Parish Center (last door on right)
When: May 19, 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!

To read the MSC Sisters spring/summer 2024 newsletter go to:
mscreading.org/spring-summer-2024-newsletter/

   Donut Sundays

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

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy takes place during the 9AM Sunday Mass for children ages 3 thru 1st grade. 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
hfnazchildrensliturgy@gmail.com

If the following is something you are interested in please inform our Parish Office before registering yourself. FYI: This would not replace the weekly bereavement group we already have in progress.

Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Formation is offering a Bereavement Ministry Support Group training workshop. This two-day workshop is designed for those who wish to become a facilitator of a six-week support group for the bereaved of their parish. This program will instruct participants in the grief process, communication skills, and how to start a support group. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a     Certificate of Completion. Dates of Workshop: Tuesday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 11, 2024 ** Both dates required. Time: 9AM-3PM (9AM Coffee, 9:30 Start, Noon- lunch, provided) Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church - classroom-ground floor. Address: 132 South 5th Street, Easton. Registrations can also be made by emailing or calling Maggie Riggins: (610) 688-0581 ext. 2022 mriggins@allentowndiocese.org

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Corpus Christi Procession
Most holy body & blood of Christ /Corpus ChristI procession
Sunday, June 2nd after 11AM Mass
We invite all parishioners and request that our Cantors and Choirs, our Adoration Team, First Holy Communicants, Altar Rosary Society, Knights of Columbus and our other parish groups participate.
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also called Corpus Christi, honors the real presence of the body (corpus) of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The Corpus Christi procession is a centuries-old tradition of the Catholic faith to process the Real Presence of Jesus — the Eucharist — in public.

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
      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

Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training:
Over the summer we will train new Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors. If you are a registered, active parishioner in good standing and would like to be trained, please email your name and which ministry you are interested in to:
lorioe@holyfamily-edu.org or call (610) 759-0870.

If interested in advertising contact Donna Delgrosso ~ ddelgrosso@4lpi.com

     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.

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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HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEWS

Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers were greeted with a healthy breakfast this morning. Thank you to The Fiore Family for sponsoring the breakfast, and Mrs. Spencer for setting up the beautiful display. Perfect start to the week!! 💛💙☕️🥞 

 

 

 



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