Adoration - September 29th & October 1st
*Please note that adoration on Friday, October 1st will end at 12 Noon due to an afternoon wedding.
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 PM with Benediction at 7:30 PM.
- 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.
October Rosary Rallies
Mark Your Calendars
October 10th: 4PM Rosary Coast to Coast
October 16th: 12PM America Needs Fatima Rosary
More information to follow next week.
In celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi parishioners are invited to have their pets blessed.
Father will bless your pets in the gym parking lot on Monday, October 4th at 10:45AM and again at 11:15AM.
All animals must be leashed or crated.
HF School Fun Run
Holy Family School fun run raffle tickets can be found in the Church narthex. Last school year’s Fun Run was held in May due to COVID-19. This year we are back to our normal fall schedule. The Fun Run 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.
A $10 Raffle Gives the Chance to Win $50 to $500 a Day EVERYDAY in November! Please consider supporting HF School!
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Ember Days - September 22, 24 & 25
As we celebrate the Year of the Real Presence, His Excellency, Bishop Schlert, asks the clergy and faithful of the Diocese to celebrate the Ember Days for the season. Ember days are quarterly observances with three days set aside (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday) to pray. There are twelve ember days in all. The Ember Days connected with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Sept. 14) traditionally is a time to give thanks to God for the fruits of the harvest. Fasting and abstinence would follow the current church law of abstaining from meat and eliminating one full meal per day, with the allowance of two smaller meals and no eating between meals.
Traditionally this is a time, especially Saturday, to pray for priests and seminarians. His Excellency encourages time spent before the blessed Sacrament to pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Allentown.
The Holy Cross Ember Days for 2021 are: Wednesday, September 22nd, Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th.
Hurricane Ida collection
Special Collection for Hurricane Ida Victims
September 25 & 26
Due to the recent devastation caused by flooding and damage from tornadoes caused by Hurricane Ida, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, and the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked each Diocese to take up a special collection to aid in the recovery efforts. Funds will be disbursed through the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund and Catholic Charities USA. Some funds will be directed to our Diocesan Catholic Charities Office to be used in assisting those affected by local flooding and other storm damage. Donations can be made payable to Holy Family Church and placed in a plain envelope marked “Hurricane Ida” with your name and envelope/ID number no later than September 26th. Thank you.
Helping Hands Club
KID'S CLOTHING CLOSET
Saturday, October 2nd
10AM - Noon
in the Wortmann Center
Come pick put really nice clothing and leave any amount you can afford. No set prices! Spread the word to the community.
Donations always 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 other arrangements. (484) 542-9637
We are still in need OctoberFest volunteers!
You may sign up for a specific task and timeslot via the SignUpGenius link below.
To Volunteer Go To: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848afab2ca4ff2-oktoberfest
The sooner you sign up, the easier it is for us to plan. If you cannot sign up online please call the Parish Office, Monday - Thursday from 9AM-1PM to volunteer your time. School families will earn VAP.
We look forward to gathering as a Parish Family on Oct. 8th & 9th!
Altar Rosary Events
Altar Rosary Clothing Drive
Saturday, November 6th from 9AM—1PM
Church Parking Lot
Bring us all of your unwanted items. We get paid by the pound!
Acceptable donations: Clothing / Shoes / Purses / Briefcases / Backpacks / Belts / Hats / Gloves / Socks / Scarves / Ties / Blankets / Sheets / Pillows, Quilts, Comforters / Towels / Bath Rugs / Tablecloths / Drapery / Curtains
Thanks to those who have contributed to our church technology fund. Have you seen our streaming quality on Facebook? If not, you can check it out here.
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 have installed 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]
Thanks, Deacon Tom Ely
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 9/19/2021: 641
Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 9/19/2021: $2,159,927.59
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)