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

Altar Rosary Society Meeting
All women of the parish are invited to join us for our meeting on October 3rd at 6:30  in the Parish Center.       
 We hope to see you there!

The Altar and Rosary Society is offering Boscov’s shopping passes for a $5 donation. The passes give you a 25% off discount on most items purchased. They are to be used Wednesday, October 18th, in store only. Members will be selling them after Masses the weekends of Oct. 7 & 8, and Oct. 14 & 15.
The ARS is seeking donations to their "Nice as New Table" for our Holiday Bazaar on October 28 & 29. Please bring any NEW or LIKE NEW items and jewelry in good condition to the box labeled "Nice as New" in the Narthex until October 22nd.Your help is appreciated. 

Pet blessings
In Celebration of the
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Father will bless your pets in the church parking lot on Wednesday, October 4th, at 10:45 and again at 11:15. All animals must be leashed or crated. Should this event be cancelled due to rain it will be posted on our Facebook page by 10AM.

Knights of Columbus
and Altar Rosary Family Day
For members and families of the Knights and the Altar Rosary Society
Sunday, October 15th at 4PM. Golf for $5 per person at Mountain View Family Drive-In, 602 Jacobsburg Road, Nazareth.
Contact David Jaman (610) 746-0164.

"The Search Begins" . . .
is a new seven-episode video series adapted from the Augustine        Institute's award-winning series The Search, hosted by Chris Stefanick. Modified for teens, The Search Begins invites middle and high school students to consider the deepest questions of the human heart and explore the meaning and purpose of life. Available on FORMED, the series features teen commentary and shorter segments to facilitate honest conversations between teens and their youth ministers, parents, teachers, and peers.
Each month we post the FORMED “Picks of the Week” on our Parish Website. Check out each month’s featured content.
To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:
Go to https://formed.org/signup
1. Enter our parish’s zip code, 18064
2. 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.


Attention Holy Family School

Alumni & Friends...

Don’t miss our Alumni Mixer....


We are aware that parishioners from time to time have received spam texts/emails claiming to be 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.

   Choirs start up after
     labor day
Join us in the choir loft anytime. New members are encouraged and  welcome!
Paradise Choir: The Paradise Choir will resume practice on Wednesday, 9/6. They practice on Wednesday mornings from 10AM-11AM. The Paradise Choir sings at funerals. Contact Anthony Urbano for more information. (610) 759-0870 or     [email protected].
Folk Group: The Folk Group practices on Sunday evenings at 7PM. They will resume practicing next Sunday, September 10th. They will begin singing every other week at 5PM Mass starting 9/17.  Contact Jerry Schwartz for more information. (610) 759-1045.

Holy Family holds a grief group for parishioners who have experienced the death of their spouse. This group is led by members of the parish who have gone through the loss of their partner. Grief group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 in the Parish Center. Our next meeting is October 11th. New members please call Beth Fabian. (610) 365-2613

     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/adorationTo sign up via phone call Donna (484) 542-2750 or stop in to spend peaceful time with our Lord.

Pick up a copy of the devotional publication, The Word Among Us, and spend 5 to 10 minutes each day reflecting on the word of God for your life. Copies are located in the Narthex. The Word Among Us features uplifting, thought-provoking meditations based on the daily Mass readings. The USCCB along with The Word Among Us are making an effort to get Catholics back in touch with their faith.  As part of that effort, we are offering you the Word Among Us free from now through Advent. After December you can subscribe at: https://wau.org/subscribe/





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Donut Sunday
Donut  Sunday will be held after the
9AM & 11AM Masses on October 8th

Please join us after mass
for coffee, juice and a donut!

   MSC Oktoberfest
October 8th from 12:00-5:00
Reading Liederkranz:143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606
Enjoy an authentic German Oktoberfest at the #1 Oktoberfest in the US!
▪ Live Music and Dancing with the Josef Kroboth Band 1:00-4:00!
▪ $20 entrance fee online or at the door
    ($10 for 10-17 – under 10 free)
▪ An outdoor celebration in a scenic, accessible grove with pavilion and open-air first-come seating and scattered heaters, if needed.
▪ Authentic German Food and Beer ordered by guests at cash/credit food and beverage stands (see menu options online).
To purchase tickets, sponsor or donate, visit:www.mscreading.org    (click on Events under the Join Us Tab), or email [email protected]. Hosted by and for the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

If you would like to attend but would need transportation, please contact Jim Buskirk (610) 703-7307 or Sr. Rosemarie (610) 914-3678  no later than September 23rd.

2023/2024 CYO

Open to all Holy Family
Parishioners & School Students
K, 1 & 2 GRADE: Instructional program where each player will learn the fundamentals of basketball. Held on Saturday mornings with a focus on fun!
3RD & 4TH GRADE: Non-Competitive CYO program that teaches the fundamentals with a focus on growth & development of skills.
5TH – 8TH GRADE: Competitive basketball governed by the Allentown Diocese employing Catholic values.
Practices for grades 3-8 will start in November. Questions???  email: [email protected]

Complete online registration by October 21st.  

Click Here for Registration form!

   The next meeting of our Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on Friday, October 20, at 1PM in the church basement. We always welcome new members.  Our shawls, blankets, pillowcases and pocket crosses are blessed at Mass and then offered to anyone in need of prayers.  If you are interested in joining or are in need of a shawl, please contact the rectory or Eileen Paukovits at (610) 730-3779 or MaryAnn Tasillo (610) 837-6777. Three members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry represented Holy Family at the 13th Annual Prayer Shawl Gathering held at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on September 17th.  There were around 15 different Prayer Shawl groups who attended.  We gather to share ideas, samples of our work and stories of how our ministry is so appreciated by the recipients. It was a lovely afternoon!

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 on October 30th 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].


Visits with Sister
Sr. Rosemarie Sommers has begun ministry within our parish and school. On Mondays, Sister would like to visit with our sick and the elderly at home. If you/your family member would like a visit with Sister, please contact the   Parish Office.


We would like to add some younger folks to our lector ministry. If you are a high school or college aged parishioner who would like to be trained as a lector, please call the Parish Office or email: lorioe@holyfamily


If you have a child that has completed 3rd grade and would like to be trained to be an altar server, please call the Parish Office or email Eileen at
[email protected]. We will arrange to have you trained.

~~We Have A Great NEED for Altar Servers!~~

  Cantors Needed

If you have been blessed with the gift of song, please share your voice with us! We need cantors for weekend masses and funerals. Funerals are generally Mon.- Fri. at 10 or 11AM.  Please see Anthony after mass, call the office or email: [email protected]


Thank you to our participating families and volunteers! 13 families purchased almost $3500 in gift cards the weekend of Sept. 24, earning nearly $230 in rebates with the help of Mark, Gerard, Irene & Lori.




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. 

CLICK HERE   to see OCTOBER Growing in Faith 

CLICK HERE      For the Sept 2/3 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE      For the Sept 16/17 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE     For the Sept 30/Oct 1 Bulletin Insert

CLICK HERE    For online access to your parish contributions, and to print your own contribution statement


Support the fun run at holy family school by purchasing a raffle ticket!
A $10 Raffle Gives the Chance to Win $50 to $500 a Day EVERYDAY in November!
The Fun Run for Holy Family raffle ticket proceeds support Holy Family School!  Winning tickets are re-entered into the drawing, so each ticket has 30 chances to win! 

Completed tickets/payment can be returned in an envelope to Holy Family School, attention: Fun Run Tickets are available in the Narthex. Please consider supporting Holy Family School

CLICK HERE to be directed to the Holy Family School Fun Run Website!

HFS Seventh Graders celebrated mass together at 11:00 last weekend:




Preschool Teacher & Aide Needed Immediately
These positions are part time, Monday—Friday.
* Teacher needed 7:30-3:00 for our 4 & 5 year old class.
* Aide needed 9:00-3:00 for our 4 & 5 year old class.
Email resume to Suzy McMullan: [email protected]