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.

Sunday Mass 7/5/20

New Mass Schedule & Guidelines

Mass Schedule for the week of July 4/5:

The 5PM Saturday Mass and the 9AM Sunday Mass are taking place in the church.

The 11AM Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook until the obligation to attend Mass is mandatory again.  Mass will also be posted to our website.

We will keep you posted as to when the 7AM Mass will resume.

Daily Mass will continue in the Church Monday - Saturday at 8:30AM except this Saturday, July 4th we will be celebrating the Independence Day Mass at 9:00AM.

Notes for attending Mass in the church:

We will have one handicapped door and one main door open for entry and exit. The side entrances will not be used.

Please follow the arranged seating (every third pew).

Following the guidelines by the CDC and the Allentown Diocese, you are strongly advised to wear a mask during Mass.

Ushers will be needed to greet parishioners, distribute bulletins at the beginning of Mass, and to take the collection.

There will not be an entrance or offertory procession.

You will receive Communion at the end of Mass, receive your bulletin and exit the church.

If your child, age 10 and under, should need to leave the pew during mass, an adult must accompany them.

The choir loft, the mother’s room in the choir loft, the church basement and the downstairs bathrooms will not be accessible.

Choirs will not be scheduled until further notice. There will be a cantor.
We will have one lector. They will remove their mask to do the reading and then return to their pew.

Only the Priest or Deacon will be permitted in the sacristy.
There will not be scheduled Altar Servers or Extra Ordinary Ministers until permitted by the Diocese.

Cash cards will be available.

Although we have begun having Masses, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still voluntary. If you are not feeling comfortable attending, but still would like to support the Sunday collection, you can do so in the following ways.

*You can make your offerings online:

  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!

*You can also mail in your offerings to: Holy Family Parish, 23 Forest Dr., Nazareth, PA 18064. Thank you for your continued support!

Job Opportunity

Holy Family Catholic School in Nazareth, PA is seeking a Principal to lead our Pre-K through Grade 8 curriculum and programs.

Click here for more information and to apply:  https://www.allentowndiocese.org/about/employment/principal-holy-family-school

Farewell to Our Pastor

Fr. Tobias’ official date of retirement is on July 27th. While it is sad to see him go, he has led us with a spirit filled zeal at Holy Family for the past 15 years and in his 53 years of ministry as an MSC Priest.

On July 26th we will have a farewell for Fr. Joe after the 11AM Mass. More details will follow in the coming weeks. Please plan to join us to wish Fr. Joe all the best in his retirement.

Raffle Tickets

Have you returned your raffle tickets yet?

Parishioners have received their Parish Raffle Tickets in the mail. Additional tickets are available upon request. We are asking each parish family to purchase or sell a minimum of 5 tickets. 1 ticket is $10, or buy 4 and get 1 free.

1st Prize Winner: $2,000.00

2nd Place Winner: $1,000.00

3rd Place Winner: $500.00  

4th – 10th Place Winners: $150.00

Seller of 1st Place Ticket receives $100.00

Drawing will take place Sunday, Sept. 6, at the 11AM Mass.

Completed ticket stubs or unused tickets can be put in the collection or mailed to the Holy Family Parish Office, 23 Forest Drive, Nazareth 18064. Checks payable to Holy Family Festival. Tickets must be received no later than Friday, September 4th

Summer Lunch Program

We could use your help!

The week of July 13th - 17th Holy Family parishioners will participate in the summer lunch program for Nazareth Boro.

We meet at Nazareth Moravian Church at 11:15 to make sandwiches, pack up bagged lunches and hand them out. We finish by 1:15. If you would like to help please email [email protected] with the name(s) of those who will assist. Thanks!

Clothing Sale

GENTLY USED CLOTHING SALE GOES ONLINE

We are excited to be able to offer the Helping Hands Club Gently Used Clothing Sale online this summer! We are looking for donations as well as families in need of clothing for their kids. We have created a signupgenius with the needs listed (gender and sizes) for families who have requested help. ANYONE else in need of clothing for their children can be added as well. If you would like your needs added to the sign up, please email [email protected] or call/text (484) 542-9637.

Parishioners and school families who would like to donate Gently Used clothing that are the appropriate size and gender requested can sign up at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0549A8AE2CA31-gently

Baby Bottle Campaign

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

Our council recently kicked off our 2020 Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign in support of the Cay Galon Life House (aka Mary's Shelter).  Due to the Pandemic, the babies and moms can use our help more than ever.  If you would like to donate to the Baby Bottle Campaign, please use this link to do so. Thanks for your support!

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E348753&id=11&cfifid=4

Festival Update

Volunteer Training Sessions

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 6/28/2020:  639

Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 6/28/2020:  $2,146,073.45

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

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Office Hours

The Parish Office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please leave a message at 610-759-0870 x10 and someone will return your call.

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
July - Labor Day the Office closes at Noon on Fridays