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Welcome to Holy Family Parish, Nazareth, PA

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.

Events

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Office Hours

The Parish Office has reopened!

New office hours:

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER EDITION OF "GROWING IN FAITH"

Holy Family Catholic Church

Communal Anointing

Communal Anointing

 

The Sacrament of  the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at the 11AM Mass next Sunday, October 31st. 

Anointing is not only for those who are ill, but for anyone with an ongoing illness, health condition or complications of old age.

All Saints Day Mass Schedule

All Saints day is Monday, November 1st and is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass times on Monday are 7AM, 9AM & 7PM (No Vigil Mass this year).

Men's Conference

The Diocese of Allentown Commission for Men and Men Alive in Christ cordially invites all men to our annual conference on Saturday, November 20th at DeSales University from 8:30am to 1pm. Mass at 7:15am in Connelly Chapel (optional). To register for this event, click on this link:  www.MenAliveInChrist.org.

MSC Raffle

MSC November Raffle Tickets for a chance to win every day in November are $5 and are available in the Narthex. Weekday winners receive $50, Sunday winners receive $100, Thanksgiving Day winner receives $500! Proceeds benefit the MSC priests and brothers in Center Valley.

Oktoberfest Thank You

Holy Family Parish would like to thank all who made our Oktoberfest a HUGE Success!

It’s been a while since we have gathered as a Parish Family. It was great to see everyone last weekend. Thank you to all of our Oktoberfest volunteers for giving their time, talent and energy to making this event a huge success! Thank you to the Oktoberfest Committee: Jim Buskirk, Donna Kichline, Dawn Peterson and Dennis Reid. Thanks to all who helped by making pierogis, cooking and coordinating music. Thanks to the volunteers and electricians who rearranged their schedules to get set up complete after our tents arrived late. Your efforts are most appreciated!

Thank you to our Oktoberfest sponsors:

Albanese Florist & Garden Center  ~ Amrick Family ~ Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home ~

Brian’s Professional Cleaning & Restoration Co., Inc. ~ C. C. and Company ~ Christopher J. Nowik, O.D. ~

C.F. Martin & Co. Inc. ~ Deacon Tom & Donna Ely ~ Dennis & Jayne Sullivan ~ Einfalt Family ~

Embassy Bank ~ Erkinger Family ~ Fogel’s Fuel Service, LLC ~ Gary’s Guns, Inc. ~

HFS Alumna Dr. Charlene Noto-Morgan ~ In Memory of Doris & Chris Wolf ~

In Memory of Dr. Orazio Prestifilippo ~ In Memory of Harry & Marion Adams ~

In Memory of John “Pauky” Paukovits ~ In Memory of Ralph Kratzer ~ John Little – State Farm Insurance ~

Joseph R. Reichel Funeral Home, Inc. ~ Lehigh Valley Underground ~ Mario Andretti & Family ~

McGill Orthodontics ~ Mountain View Drive Inn, The Yaswinskis ~ Nazareth Dental Associates ~

Nazareth Hometown Hardware ~ Nazareth Mutual Insurance Company ~ Nazareth Sign Company LLC ~

Nicholas & Joyce Russo ~ Perusse Family ~ Schmidt Funeral Home ~ Shafnisky Electric Inc. ~

Sharp Cut Lawn Care ~ Slate Quarry Hotel ~ Szczucki Family ~ Tommy’s Small Engine & Repair ~

Vaughn’s Talk of the Town Salon ~ Wolf Insurance Agency

Adoration - October 27th

Bishop Schlert has declared the “Year of the Real Presence” for the Diocese of Allentown. In honor of this special year we will be adding more hours of Adoration. 

Adoration times will be as follows:

  • Every Wednesday beginning at 4:30 PM with Benediction at 7:30 PM.
  • Every First Friday beginning after the 8:30 AM Mass with Benediction at 4:00 PM.  

To sign up for a time slot please use the Wednesday or Friday sign up genius: 
Wednesday Sign Up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0848AFAB2CA4FF2-Wednesday
Friday Sign Up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848afab2ca4ff2-eucharistic

Note:  The sign up is to ensure someone is in the church consistently during Adoration. If someone is already listed, you may still join us at anytime to spend some peaceful, prayerful time with our Lord.

If you cannot sign up via the internet contact Donna Broda at (484) 542-2750.

PREP Plant Sale

PREP PLANT SALE

Live Poinsettias, Wreaths, Cemetery Logs &  Blankets, Pine Roping

Poinsettias of different sizes ranging from $10, $17 & $25.00.

Wreaths: Plain, Natural or Fancy $15, $25 & $28.00.

Cemetery Logs $20 and & Blankets ranging from $25, $40 & $45.00.

Pine Roping/50-75 feet for $30.00.

Click here to print an order form.

Orders Due by Thursday, November 11th.

Knights of Columbus

Altar & Rosary Society

Altar Rosary Clothing Drive

Saturday, November 6th from 9AM—1PM

Church Parking Lot

Bring us all of your unwanted items. We get paid by the pound!

Acceptable donations:  Clothing / Shoes / Purses / Briefcases / Backpacks / Belts / Hats / Gloves / Socks / Scarves / Ties / Blankets / Sheets / Pillows, Quilts,  Comforters / Towels  / Bath Rugs / Tablecloths / Drapery / Curtains

Helping Hands Club

 

KID'S CLOTHING CLOSET

Saturday, November 6th

10AM - Noon

in the Wortmann Center

Come pick put really nice clothing and leave any amount you can afford. No set prices! Spread the word to the community.

Donations always needed

Infant to teen sized clothing may be brought to the Wortmann Center on the 1st Saturday of each month when the clothing closet is open or call/text Kathi for other arrangements. (484) 542-9637

FORMED

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to https://signup.formed.org/ 
  2. Enter our parish’s zip code
  3. Enter your name and your email address

That’s it! You’re in. Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.

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Online Giving

 

 

 

Consider giving your gifts online.  It's safe.  It's simple.  It's convenient.

  1. Click the “Give Online” button above
  2. Select your donation amount
  3. Enter your payment information  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Church Technology

Thanks to those who have contributed to our church technology fund. Have you seen our streaming quality on Facebook? If not, you can check it out here.

For the past year we have been recording the weekend Mass with cell phones. This gave our parishioners the ability to attend Mass during the pandemic. However, to improve the recordings, both in sound and picture quality, we have installed internet service, cameras and sound equipment. The recordings will continue to be available for weekend masses even after the Sunday obligation is restored.  We will have the ability to record for Sacraments and other special Masses / Events which will allow the homebound, or friends and family living too far away to attend these functions.

This project will cost $6,800 plus a monthly fee of $100.  If any individual or parish groups would like to contribute to this project it would help to defray the cost of the equipment and monthly fee. Any support of this project would be greatly appreciated.

If you would be able to assist in any way, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Online at WeShare.  Choose fund "Church Technology".
  • By check via mail or by cash or check through the weekly collection.  Please specify that it is for the "Church Technology".  If donating by mail, please send to:  Holy Family Church, Church Technology Fund, 23 Forest Drive, Nazareth, PA  18064.

If you would like more information, please call the Parish Office or email [email protected]

Thanks, Deacon Tom Ely

Parish Center Capital Campaign: Update

The construction of the new Parish Center building is now complete!  Many sincere thanks to all who have pledged, contributed a gift or increased their pledge amount!  Another round of thanks goes out to all who have given to the special Sunday collections that occur 3 times a year.  If you haven't made your pledge or gift yet, there is no better time than now!  Please prayerfully consider how you can help.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help reduce our mortgage cost!

Total # of Pledges as of 10/17/2021:  641

Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 10/17/2021:  $2,159,040.89

Approximate Building Cost:  $4,000,000

(any amount over the pledge goal will help reduce the mortgage cost)

Mass Times

Daily Mass: 8:30 AM
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
(All Masses are back in the church)