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.
October, the month of the Rosary Rallies
Holy Family Parish will be participating in the America Needs Fatima International and US Coast to Coast National Rosary Rallies being held throughout the world. Through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, people will join together to implore God to heal our country and return it to holiness.
America Needs Fatima Rosary
Saturday - October 10 at Noon
Please plan on gathering outside the Church around 11:50 so we may start promptly. Bring a chair if you would like to sit. In the event of rain we will gather inside.
5th Annual Rosary Coast to Coast
Sunday - October 11 at 4:00 pm
Please plan on gathering outside the Church around 3:45 pm so we may start promptly. Bring a chair if you would like to sit. In the event of rain we will gather inside.
Tricky Tray Thank You
2020 RAFFLE WINNERS
1st Prize ($2000.00) Molly Neidig, Nazareth Seller: Sandy Miller
2nd Prize ($1000.00) Jake Bendekovits, Nazareth Seller: M & T Bendekovits
3rd Prize ($500.00) Mick & Deb Zerfass, Easton Seller: Self
4th Prize ($150.00) Emily Olsen, Nazareth Seller: Melanie Olsen
5th Prize ($150.00) Margaret Hahn, Nazareth Seller: Self
6th Prize ($150.00) Sal Aprile, Nazareth Seller: Self
7th Prize ($150.00) Tom & Laurie Roman, Watertown Seller: Fr. Jonas
8th Prize ($150.00) Linda Zembo, Nazareth Seller: Self
9th Prize ($150.00) Bob Matyas, Nazareth Seller: Self
10th Prize ($150.00) John L. Ponist, Easton Seller: Self
Seller of the First Prize Ticket…$100.00...Sandy Miller
Congratulations to all our winners!
Thank you to all those who supported our parish fundraising efforts by generously purchasing tickets!
Knights of Columbus Events
Knights of Columbus Mini-Golf!
Knights of Columbus Council 4282 is hosting a mini-golf outing for its members and their families. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Drive-in Mini Golf, 602 Jacobsburg Rd., Nazareth. The cost will be $5 per person. Participants must wear a face mask and social-distancing guidelines will be followed. Members are asked to wear their Knights shirts. For any questions or to RSVP, please contact David Jaman, DGK, at 610-746-0164. Check them out on Facebook at @MountainViewDriveInPA.
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!
HOLY FAMILY PRESCHOOL JOB OPPORTUNITY
Part Time Preschool Aide Needed
Interested individuals should request an application and send their cover letter and resume to Trish Scherr
at: [email protected]
Confessions to Resume in Church
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
CONFESSIONS TO RESUME ON WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2ND
Confessions will be heard on Wednesday and Saturday mornings after the 8:30 AM Mass. Confessions on Saturday evenings will not resume yet.
To assure proper distancing we will not use the confessionals.
If you are looking into the church from the back, facing the sanctuary, please be seated to the extreme left , front of the church while waiting. Confessions will be heard in the handicapped pew on the extreme right, rear side of the church. Face masks must be worn. Thank you.
Adoration to Resume
ADORATION TO RESUME
When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, he asked his disciples to stay and keep watch with him. Can you spend one hour with the Lord watching over His Eucharistic presence on the Altar? During Adoration, Jesus, present in the Eucharist, should not be left alone. Please consider signing up for a time slot to be with the Lord. Adoration is every First Friday of the month from September through June.
The 2020-21 dates are: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7 or June 4.
Time slots needing coverage: 9-10AM, 10-11, 11-12PM, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4. Benediction is at 4PM.
You can sign up for a time slot on our Sign Up Genius at:
The schedule through December is currently posted. Note: The sign up is to ensure someone is in the church consistently all day. If you go in to sign up and someone is already listed, you may still come during that time. If you cannot sign up via the internet please contact Donna Broda at (484) 542-2750 or call the Parish Office.
New Mass Schedule & Guidelines
WELCOME BACK TO MASS!
The 5PM Saturday Mass & 9AM Sunday Mass are now celebrated in the church. Please join us!
We encourage parishioners in good health to come back to Mass. We are taking all safety measures to ensure cleanliness and social distancing. The church is cleaned after each mass. This is the reason we are only having 1 mass in church on Sundays for the time being. We have every third pew open for seating and look forward to welcoming you and your family back to church!
The 11AM Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook for those who are concerned for their health until the obligation to attend Mass is mandatory again. To view Mass on Facebook, please click here.
Daily Mass will continue in the Church Monday - Saturday at 8:30AM.
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.
There will not be an entrance or offertory procession.
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.
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:
- Click the “Give Online” button above
- Select your donation amount
- 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!
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 9/13/2020: 639
Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 9/13/2020: $2,150,157.59
Approximate Building Cost: $4,000,000
(any amount over the pledge goal will help reduce the mortgage cost)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM (in Church)
Sunday Masses: 9:00 AM (in Church) &
11:00 AM (live stream only)
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
- Rev. Jonas Tandayu, MSC, Pastor
- Rev. Robert Alex Sander Anthony, MSC, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Franklin Dass, MSC, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Mr. Tom Ely, Deacon
- Rev. Mr. Richard Haddon, Deacon
- Rev. Mr. Michael Toolan, Deacon
- Mrs. Trish Scherr, Business Manager
- Mrs. Donna Ely, DRE
- Ms. Elizabeth Melatti, Music Minister