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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:
7:00 AM (Monday - Friday during Lent)
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.

Stations of The Cross:
Every Friday during Lent at 7PM

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

**Please note, there is a drop-box outside the office door for any afterhours business.

Lenten Daily Masses:
~In addition to our 8:30 AM Mass, we will have a 7AM Mass,
       Monday through Friday.
Stations of the cross
Each Friday at 7PM

Donut Sunday

Will be held after the 9 & 11AM masses on Sunday, March 3rd.
Join us after mass for coffee, juice, a donut and fellowship!  
Thanks to the Barlow & LaForge Families
for sponsoring this month’s gathering.

See you there!

Palm drop off
Drop off your old palms to the basket in the Narthex prior to Palm Sunday.
NO PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE. Thank you!

Easter Flower Envelope ~
~Collection on 3/10 ~

The names listed with your flower offerings will have the names listed on the envelopes printed in the March 24th bulletin.
PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY.
***If you give online and do not receive the envelope to list names on, please email the names you would like included to [email protected] or pick up a card from the Narthex to list the names on. Names due by 3/10.
Easter mass remembrance envelopes ~ Collection on 3/27
These Envelopes will be placed on the altar and are part of the 9 day novena that begins on Easter Sunday.

Altar Rosary news
The ARS would like to thank everyone who came to and supported us at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner.  We served over 420 meals.  We also thank all the many volunteers who gave of their time to make our dinner successful.
It is truly a team effort.
Next Meeting: The next Altar and Rosary meeting will be on March 5th. All women of the parish are invited to attend.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 due to the Parish Mission at church. 
Clothing drive: April 20th will be our next Clothing Drive from 9AM-1PM. All items must be in plastic bags. Drive into the church parking lot and someone will take the bags from your vehicle.  CLICK HERE for a list of all accpetable items! 

Knights of Columbus
Crab Cake & More sale!
The Knights of Columbus are holding a “crab cake & more sale”. Order deadline is 3/17 (mailin by 3/15). Choose from Crab Cakes, Soups, Critters, Crab Marinara or Cheese Ravioli. All freshly made on day of pick up.  Click Here for a copy of the order or see the flyer in this weekends bulletin or in the Narthex. Place orders in box in Narthex. Order pick up is on 3/22 from 3PM-6PM in the church parking lot.
Questions? Call Ed Rossner (610) 365-8877.

Join US ~ First Saturday Devotion ~
Saturday, March 2nd, before mass at 7:45
For information on the First Saturday Devotion go to:
fatima.org/first-saturday-devotion/

Holy Family Youth Group!
Every 2nd Sunday
Who: 8th after Confirmation – 12th Grade
Where: 2nd Floor Holy Family Parish Center (last door on right)
When: March 10, 2024 @12:15pm - 1:30pm.
What:  ¨ Games, Puzzles, Crafts, & Spikeball¨ Talk & Pray - when you are ready
Contact:  [email protected]
Bring your favorite games, snacks, friends!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy takes place during the 9AM Sunday Mass for children ages 3 thru 1st grade. Children are dismissed before the first reading and are picked up from the Children’s Liturgy room in the church basement after mass.
Leaders: Alyssa Lagodney & Maria Braxmeier
[email protected]
Note: There will not be Children’s Liturgy at the 9AM Mass on February 25th.

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/adoration  or by calling Dawn at (908) 896-2356 or just stop in anytime to spend some peaceful, prayerful time with our Lord.

When we have a significant snowfall please check the church’s Facebook page or website to be sure the office is open before coming out in the snow.
We make our best effort to get into the office but during winter weather it is sometimes difficult. Thank you for understanding.

Events

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Lenten Mission:
Our Lent Mission Begins This Weekend!
Sunday, March 3rd, Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th at 7PM in Church
“The Last Four Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell."  Presented by Fr. Bernard Ezaki.
Father Ezaki is from Notre Dame of Bethlehem Parish and Bethlehem Catholic High School. He is an excellent speaker; you won’t want to miss his talk. Please join us on this part of our parish’s Lenten journey. 

CRS RICE BOWL
Raising Chickens To Support Her Family
Nowadays, in Morazán, El Salvador, it is very difficult to know when the rainy or dry seasons will be. The unpredictable weather puts the livelihood of Sandra's family in jeopardy. Despite the challenges, Sandra and her husband, Santos, remain dedicated to ensuring their children grow healthy and succeed in school. Learn how their strong family dynamic enabled Sandra to participate in a Catholic Relief Services’ project on raising chickens and how her determination has helped her family and community
Visit crsricebowl.org to to read this week’s Story of Hope. Please take your Rice Bowl from the Narthex today!

Disciple Maker Index Survey is Open!
Are you ready to make your Holy Family a renewed place of worship, prayer, holiness, and welcome? Are you searching for a way to make an impact in your Church, but just not sure where to start? Our Diocese is embarking on an important journey over the next three years – Next Generation Diocese – sponsored by the generosity of the Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI).
https://portal.catholicleaders.org/dmi/survey/by08gb
The Link will only be active from February 14-March 27
The survey will takes 10-15 minutes to complete and will ask you about your personal experience of parish life. “Oh no,” you’re thinking, “another survey? Why bother? Will anyone actually read it? Is this going to fall on deaf ears? Will it make any real impact?“ The trained professionals at CLI will synthesize the data closely and coach parishes and pastors. The DMI is one important resource that will be part of a years-long process in the Diocese to assist parishes to be the best places of worship, welcome, and evangelization they can be.
If you prefer a paper copy you may pick one up after Mass in the Narthex, from the Parish Office, or you may request to have one mailed to you. To submit the completed paper survey, please drop off or mail to the Parish Office, 23 Forest Drive, Nazareth PA 18064 , place in the wooden box in the Narthex, or return in an envelope through the Sunday collection.

An Easter choir will be starting up this Thursday from 6-7PM in choir loft.
We will practice weekly until Easter.
All are welcome to join together in song.
Anyone under 18 should attend with a parent.
Hope to see you in the choir loft this Thursday at 6:00.

     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.~

  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]

The Chosen . . . .
The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. 
The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him.
The Chosen is now available to you on…
For instructions on how to access Formed for free, click on the FORMED tab at the top of the webiste and follow instructions.

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HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEWS

For more information and all the Links for Tricky Tray Events:
CLICK HERE to be directed to the Holy Family School Tricky Tray Weekend events

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 February Growing in Faith 

CLICK HERE      For the Feb. 10/11 Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE      For the Feb 24/25 Bulletin Inserts

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