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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

Job Opportunity: Music Director at Holy Family Church

The individual will plan and coordinate the parish music ministry.     Primary responsibilities include:

~Playing Organ/Scheduling music for weekend worship
~Funerals
~Recruiting and directing cantors/choir members
~Collaborates with current choirs and potential to develop new
~Schedules/attends weekly choir rehearsals as needed
~Responsibilities also include playing for Sacraments, services during Lent, Christmas and Holy Week as well as other miscellaneous liturgical services throughout the year
~Reports directly to the Pastor

The ideal candidate should be able to work well with others, particularly volunteers. Qualified individuals should forward their resume to [email protected] Questions may be directed to the Parish Office. (610) 759-0870

          Altar Rosary Society Meeting
              All women of the parish are invited to join us for our next meeting on October 4th at 6:30  in the Parish Center.
                              We hope to see you there!
Donations needed:  The ARS is seeking donations to their "Nice as New Table" for our Holiday Bazaar on October 29th and 30th.  Please bring any NEW or LIKE NEW items and jewelry in good condition to the box labeled "Nice as New" in the Narthex starting this weekend and going till October 22nd and 23rd. Please, NO flea market items. Your help is appreciated. 

Minister of Hospitality Training Session
for New and Existing Ushers

         ~Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 in the Church~
If you are currently an usher or you would like to be trained as a new usher we request that you attend this session. This will teach you or refresh your knowledge of duties and responsibilities, as well as new ones. In addition to demonstrations during the session, a handout  describing the requirements will be available.
              Contact Jim Byrnes at (610) 248-5053 for more details.

                        Water for life
Thank you so much for such a wonderful response to our new MSC Mission Outreach “Water 4Life”!  Come join us for a fun-filled evening on October 14th at the Holy Family Club’s Phoenix. RSVP forms are in the Narthex and on our website (click on the bulletin insert link from Sept 3/4). Forms can be sent in by the collection, or to the Parish Office. We are looking to fill the club with our MSC family and supporters. Music by “Whiskey Mansion” plays a variety of music for all to enjoy! Hope to see you all there! “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink” John 7:37

Cay Galgon center needs your help!
The Cay Galgon Life House for mothers and babies is in need of supplies. Please place your donations in the basket in the Narthex by the end of September. High priority items needed are:  Diaper cream, baby wash, 4oz. And 8 oz. bottles. Other items needed are: Bibs, wash cloths, blankets, grooming kits, medical kits, pacifiers, formula (any kind), baby food, nursing pads, storage milk bags, All in 1 shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, body wash: Amazon Smile Charity List.

Join Cub Scouts!

Do you know a boy in grade K- 5th that would like new, fun and challenging activities?  Join the Cub Scouts!
Holy Family Pack 88 proudly coordinates events that help promote character building, leadership, and outdoor experiences. For more information about Pack 88, please join us at HF pavilion on September 16th from 6:30-8PM.  There will be games and a camp fire/marshmallows (weather permitting). Contact us via email at: [email protected].  Find us on Facebook: Pack88HF

Cash Cards

For complete information on our Cash Card Program click the Cash Card tab above.

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.

 

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THANKS TO ALL WHO
PARTICIPATED IN OUR PARISH RAFFLE
We appreciate your support!   The lucky winners were
(drumroll please). . . . . . . .
                                                 $2,100.00  ~ Valarie Hunt
                                                 $1,000.00 ~ Julia Intrepido-Kmetz
                                                 $500.00 ~ Tori Conti
                                                 $150.00 ~ Mary Schmidt
                                                 $150.00 ~ Tyce O’Donnell
                                                 $150.00 ~ Maureen Dwyer
                                                 $150.00 ~ Norma Bassil
                                                 $150.00 ~ Chuck Bonner
                                                 $150.00 ~ Mr. & Mrs. Ron Tasillo
                                                 $150.00 ~ Elaine Murante
After all expenses were paid, the total profit from the 2022 Festival and the Raffle was $55,347.95!!!

        ATTENTION
Vocalists and Instrumenatalists
The Holy Family Folk Group will begin practice next Sunday, October 2nd from 7PM-9PM in the church choir loft. NEW & EXISTING MEMBERS over the age of 18 are welcome to join us! The first Mass the Folk Group will sing at will be at 5PM on 10/15. All are welcome! For more info. contact Jerry Schwartz at (610) 759-1045. 

 

We need your cooperation!

In an effort to keep our files current, please notify us if:

  • You have a new phone number or address
  • You no longer have a land line that we may have on file
  • Your children are out of school and need to register on their own
  • You have an email address you would like on file or if you have a new email address
  • You no longer want to be registered
  • You donate electronically and no longer need envelopes
     Send updates to: [email protected] or call the office.

 

Welcoming Committee being formed
The Parish Pastoral Council is in the process of developing a committee of volunteers to form a Welcoming Committee for new Holy Family Parish Members.  Directors of this committee are Dotty Scheirer and Reggie Hockenberry. If interested please email [email protected]  by the end of October. Thanks!

Treats for Troops

Cyo Cross Country
Service Project
Please help us collect candy/treats for the organization TREATS FOR TROOPS. It is a Halloween collection for Military troops who are away from home and miss holidays with their families. We want to give back to the military for their service with candy/treats. Please put donations of individually wrapped packaged treats in the bin in the Narthex, the Parish Office or Holy Family School until Oct. 16th. Thank you.

In celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi parishioners are invited to have their pets blessed!  Father will bless your pets in the church parking lot on Tuesday,
October 4th, at 10:45 and again at 11:15. 

      All animals must be leashed or crated!

 

                                              RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which people who are  interested in learning about the Catholic Faith can attend classes and have the opportunity to become members of the Church.
RCIA is for adults who:
  ~Are interested in learning about the Catholic Faith
  ~Have never been baptized,
  ~Have been baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in the Catholic faith
  ~Are baptized Catholics who have not yet received Sacraments of First Communion & Confirmation
  ~Who are married to a Catholic and attend Mass, and would like to take the next steps to become a member of the Catholic Church
RCIA begins in October and ends with initiation in the Catholic Church at the Easter  Vigil. RCIA classes are held on Monday nights in the Parish Center. These classes are for anyone with interest, no matter your current denomination. If you would like more info, please contact Donna Ely  at (610) 769-2623 or [email protected]

 Job opportunities at
  Holy Family School

* Middle school religion teacher needed for grades 6 and 8. Monday - Friday mornings from 8:15-10:45.
* Substitute teachers needed
* Substitute nurses needed
Resumes can be emailed to Mr. Peiffer at [email protected]
* Preschool Teacher needed for 3-4 year olds. Monday -Friday, 8AM-Noon. Early Childhood Education Degree with classroom experience desired.
Also hiring Preschool Aides and Substitute Teachers.
Resume can be emailed to SuzyMcMullan ~ [email protected].

We invite you to join for our
First Saturday Devotions

Join us October 1st AFTER the morning mass which will be at 8AM on this day due to the men’s conference.
Each month following (Nov.-Feb.) this devotion will begin before mass at 7:45AM
Our Lady of Fatima asked us to make the First Saturday Communion of Reparation to Her Immaculate Heart. Her promise: “I promise to assist at the moment of death, with all the graces  necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep Me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to Me.”
For more information on the First Saturday Devotion go to:  https://fatima.org/first-saturday-devotion/

Growing in Faith

CLICK HERE for the SEPTEMBER 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.

Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE for the August 20th/21st  Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE for the September 3rd/4th Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE for the September 10th/11th Bulletin Inserts