HOLY FAMILY FESTIVAL UPDATE
Unfortunately, due to a lack of key volunteers and a tight timeline, it looks like a Festival will not be feasible this year. In place of a Festival, we look forward to getting together as a Parish family for an Oktoberfest event on October 8th & 9th.
HOLY FAMILY BIG MONEY RAFFLE
We will be holding our annual raffle with the drawing scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Raffle tickets will be mailed out later this month. Going forward the big money raffle will happen twice a year, in Spring and Fall, and will no longer be in conjunction with our summer festival.
PIEROGI MAKING & SALE
Keep an eye out in the bulletin for a request for help with making pierogies. We will need much help! We are looking at making pierogies in July. Some will be sold at the time they are prepared and the rest will be frozen to be used at Oktoberfest.
Please support us in all of these efforts as we try to recoup lost income from not having a 2020 or 2021 Festival.
Next Adoration - June 23rd
Bishop Schlert has declared the “Year of the Real Presence” for the Diocese of Allentown. In honor of this special year we will be adding more hours of Adoration.
Adoration times will be as follows:
- Every Wednesday beginning at 4:30 with Benediction at 7:30.
- Every First Friday beginning after the 8:30 AM Mass with Benediction at 4:00 PM.
To sign up for a time slot please use the Wednesday or Friday sign up genius:
Wednesday Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0848AFAB2CA4FF2-Wednesday
Friday Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848afab2ca4ff2-eucharistic
Note: The sign up is to ensure someone is in the church consistently during Adoration. If someone is already listed, you may still join us at anytime to spend some peaceful, prayerful time with our Lord.
If you cannot sign up via the internet contact Donna Broda at (484) 542-2750.
Helping Hands Club
KID'S CLOTHING CLOSET
Saturday, July 3rd
10AM - Noon
Come pick out really nice clothing and leave any amount you can afford. No set prices! Spread the word to the community. Not just for Holy Family Parishioners. The Clothing Closet will be open for the public to shop every first Saturday of the month from 10AM-Noon.
Donations needed: Infant to teen sized clothing may be brought to the Wortmann Center on the 1st Saturday of each month when the clothing closet is open or call/text Kathi for porch pick up if needed. (484) 542-9637
Kid's Closet volunteer signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0549A8AE2CA31-helping12
For the past year we have been recording the weekend Mass with cell phones. This gave our parishioners the ability to attend Mass during the pandemic. However, to improve the recordings, both in sound and picture quality, we are installing internet service, cameras and sound equipment. The recordings will continue to be available for weekend masses even after the Sunday obligation is restored. We will have the ability to record for Sacraments and other special Masses / Events which will allow the homebound, or friends and family living too far away to attend these functions.
This project will cost $6,800 plus a monthly fee of $100. If any individual or parish groups would like to contribute to this project it would help to defray the cost of the equipment and monthly fee. Any support of this project would be greatly appreciated.
If you would be able to assist in any way, you can do so in the following ways:
- Online at WeShare. Choose fund "Church Technology".
- By check via mail or by cash or check through the weekly collection. Please specify that it is for the "Church Technology". If donating by mail, please send to: Holy Family Church, Church Technology Fund, 23 Forest Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064.
If you would like more information, please call the Parish Office or email [email protected]
Deacon Tom Ely
To view a full list of on-hand cards available go to: http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/fundraising/cashcards.cfm
There are also hundreds of “Special Order” cards available at: www.ShopWithScrip.com/shop
Update on Confessions
Wednesday and Saturday mornings after the 8:30 AM Mass in the Church
Saturday evenings from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM back in the Church beginning May 1st.
Wednesday and Saturday confessions will return to the newly modified confessional. Masks must be worn.
Update on Sunday Masses
Join us for Sunday Mass in Church!
All Masses have resumed in the church. Please join us at the 5PM Vigil Mass, 7AM, 9AM or 11AM Sunday Mass. We would love to see you again! For the 7AM Mass we ask those in attendence to assist with cleaning their seating area after Mass is over. Bring your own supplies or we will provide. Thank you! We have someone to clean the pews after all the other Masses.
The 5PM Mass will be recorded and uploaded to Holy Family's YouTube channel by 11AM each weekend for those who are concerned for their health until the obligation to attend Mass is mandatory again.
Daily Mass will continue in the church from Monday - Saturday at 8:30AM.
Updates effective immediately: The children's crying room may be used again. The choir loft remains closed and is only for those singing. The Book of Prayer Intentions has returned to the Narthex for you to list your intentions in.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME OF PANDEMIC.
Please, continue your support of the weekly and second collections.
The obligation to attend Sunday mass is still voluntary but our parish expences and salaries remain the same. You can support the Sunday collection 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!
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 6/13/2021: 640
Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 6/13/2021: $2,156,290.59
Approximate Building Cost: $4,000,000
(any amount over the pledge goal will help reduce the mortgage cost)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
(All Masses are back in the church)
Regular Hours (prior to COVID):
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