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
Lenten Penance service This Thursday March 23rd at 7PM
We encourage parishioners and families to join us to prepare yourself for the Easter season.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is 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 ~ 2014)
PLEASE BE AWARE:
We are aware that some parishioners from time to time have received spam texts/emails from clergy. These are spam and should not be responded to. The clergy will never request money or gift cards from parishioners through email or text.
Easter Flower Envelope ~ Collection this Sunday, 3/19
All names listed with your flower offerings will have their names printed in the April 2nd bulletin.
Easter Mass Remembrance Envelope ~ Collection on 3/26
Envelopes will be placed on the altar and are part of the 9 day novena that begins on Easter Sunday.
A Season for Slowing Down
During this sacred season, we will intentionally slow down so that we can pay closer attention to our relationship with God, our neighbors and our planet. Reflect on how the pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving can guide your journey for a more enriching Lenten experience. How can practicing these pillars help you to live in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world?
Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY
MOTHER DAUGHTER DINNER
The annual Altar and Rosary Annual Mother Daughter Dinner will be on Tuesday, May 2, in the Parish Center. Members without daughters available for this event may bring another family member or guest (7th grade +). Doors open at 5:00; dinner is at 5:45. Cost is $8.00 per person. Call Joan (610) 746-1110 for more info. or reservation for you and your guest(s).
Deadline for reservations is 4/25.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Crab Pickup Reminder
Thank you to everyone who placed an order in the Knights of Columbus Crab Cake and More Fundraiser. We hope you will enjoy your items! Remember to pick up your orders this Friday, March 31st between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM in the church parking lot.
Join the Knights of Columbus!
For more information on joining the Knights you can contact Ryan Manning at: [email protected]
Easter Egg Hunt Hosted by the Knights of Columbus
April 1st on the Holy Family Field, end of W. Center Street
Gather at 10AM, egg Hunt at 10:30
Bring a basket!
Raindate: 4/2; same time. If the egg hunt is cancelled due to rain, it will be posted on the church Facebook page by 9AM.
Altar Rosary Society Meeting
All women of the parish are welcome to join us for our next meeting
on April 4th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center.
Calling All Parishioners
Holy Family Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is seeking
nominations for new members!
Who We Are: The PPC was formed by Father Jonas in the Spring of 2021. The council was started with a small subset of parishioners of diverse backgrounds and talents with a mission to bring forward the Kingdom of God and extend Christ's presence among the parishioners of Holy Family Church. We are a praying community that through our engagement and example lead our parish community into a fuller life of prayer.
What We Do: The PPC is an advisory team to Fr. Jonas tasked with bringing forward the spiritual and physical needs and concerns of the parishioners that will help him identify goals, priorities and action plans for the betterment and growth our church. We support Fr. Jonas in his role as shepherd and engage with the parishioners of Holy Family to encourage participation in parish life and the various parish organizations.
Interested in becoming a PPC Member? Nominations for yourself or someone else can be submitted via email to Chris Adams at: [email protected]. If you cannot email, please place your interest, with the required information, in an envelope marked “Chris Adams/ Pastoral Council Nomination” and place in the Sunday collection before 3/31/23.
Include the following information: First and last Name, phone number, email address, best day/time to contact you, number of years as a Holy Family Parishioner, current volunteer ministries (ex: lector, cantor, catechist) and why you would like to participate in PPC.
Nominations will be open through March 31, 2023. All nominees must be at least 18 years of age, registered at Holy Family Church and considered a catholic in good standing. Nominees will be contacted by a Nomination Team Member from the PPC via phone for a short call to learn more about your interest in becoming a member and next steps in the process.
For more information you may contact Chris Adams at the email address listed above or at (610) 390-1249.
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.~
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.
- Mar 25 2023 12:00 pm - TRICKY TRAY WEEKEND
- Mar 25 2023 5:00 pm - 5PM Vigil Mass
- Mar 26 2023 7:00 am - 7AM Mass
Lenten Daily Masses ~ After Ash Wednesday, for the season of lent we will have two daily masses: 7:00AM Mass, & 8:30AM mass Monday through Friday.
Stations of the cross ~ Each Friday at 7PM
Stations of the cross
Each Friday of lent at 7PM
Stations of the cross on March 31st at 7:00pm
will be presented by
Holy Family School 8th Grade Students.
Please Note: . . . . . . .
There will not be Children’s Liturgy of the Word
on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday.
Children’s Liturgy will resume on April 16 at 9AM Mass.
Holy Family Rummage & Bake Sale
April 28th, 29th, 30th 8AM - 2PM
Large variety of items ~ Something for everyone
~ Home made baked goods
Please place your donation of items to sell at the rummage sale in the marked bins in the Narthex by the Baptism Font. Note: During Holy Week & Easter weekend the bins for donations will be in the church basement.
Questions: Call Jim (610) 703-7307
* No large furniture.
* No clothing; bring that to the A/R clothing drive being held the same weekend.
Save the date ~~~~
Altar Rosary Society Clothing Drive! Saturday, April 29 from 9AM-1PM in the church parking lot. (same weekend as the rummage sale)
All items must be in plastic bags. Drive into the lot and someone will take the bags from your vehicle. They will also accept linens, purses, belts, briefcases, backpacks, pillows, ties and shoes
Walk in support of our MSC SISTERS!!! ~ NUN RUN 5K & 1M Walk
Saturday, April 29 ~ 10AM @ St. Michael’s Convent (formerly Sacred Heart Villa) 51 Seminary Ave., Reading, PA 19605
Help support the mission and lives of our Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus! Become a sponsor, runner/walker or a virtual runner/walker. All registrants receive a Nun Run t-shirt if registered by April 1.
For details visit https://MSCreading.org or email [email protected]
Discover What It Means to “Be Saved”. . . . . . .
Paul’s letter to the Romans has been at the center of reflection, conversion, and controversy from the time it was written. Presented by Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, Romans: The Gospel of Salvation provides an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand the overarching theme of Romans—salvation.
Bible Study will be held in the Parish Center from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on the following dates: April 13, 20, (Not 4/27) May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1st and 8th. The cost to register is $30 payable to Holy Family Church. To register email your name to [email protected] Bring payment to the Parish Office or place in the collection marked “Bible Study/Deacon Tom”.
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.
Kids Clothing Closet
Choose one time each month:
1st Saturday (10AM - 11AM) or 2nd Tuesday (6PM - 7PM)
Shoppers will be provided with one bag per child. No outside bags in order to provide enough clothing for all of our shoppers. No set prices!
Donations of diapers and wipes are always appreciated. View specific requests from families using the link on the parish website, Kid’s Clothing Closet tab. Infant to teen sized clothing may be brought to the Wortmann Center when the closet is open or call/text Kathi. (484) 542-9637
Kids Clothing Closet is Located in the Wortmann Center
421 W. Center Street Nazareth.
Holy Family Parish has implemented a grief group for parishioners who have experienced the death of their spouse. This group is being led by members of the parish who have themselves gone through the tragic loss of their partner. It is our hope that through the help of God and each other, we may provide a prayerful, respectful, and compassionate atmosphere where we can come together in our faith and help each other through this difficult time. Grief group will meet each week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 in the Parish Center. For more information, please call
Beth Fabian (610) 365-2613
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.
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!
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]
CLICK HERE to see MARCH Growing in Faith
CLICK HERE For the Feb. 18/19 Bulletin Insert
CLICK HERE For the March 4/5 Bulletin Insert
CLICK HERE For the March 18/19 Bulletin Insert
CLICK HERE For online access to your parish contributions, and to print your own contribution statement
For more information about the Holy Family School Tricky Tray Weekend March 24-26, and to purchase tickets to all events CLICK HERE
Rev. Jonas Tandayu, MSC
Rev. Robert "Alex" Sander Anthony, MSC
Rev. Mr. Tom Ely
Rev. Mr. Richard Haddon
Rev. Mr. Michael Toolan
Mrs. Trish Scherr
Mrs. Donna Ely
DRE (Director of Religious Education)