Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation Mass Times
Tuesday, Dec. 7
7PM Vigil Mass
Wednesday, Dec. 8
NOTE: No Adoration on Wednesday evening, December 8th, due to Holy Day.
Parish Penance Service
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
December 9th at 7PM
We encourage all parishioners and families to join us for our Parish Penance Service. What
better way to prepare your heart for the coming of our Savior?
“Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I
have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the
outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ~1 Samuel 16
PREP Greenery Pickup
PREP GREENERY PICK UP TIMES
Friday, December 10th & Saturday, December 11th
in the Parish Center
Helping Hands Club
10AM to 12PM
in the Church basement
Did you know???
* The toy sale has no set prices. Families can choose all the toys they need and leave an unknown amount of money in the box.
* All donations benefit the Holy Family SOS Program which directly benefits Holy Family Parishioners.
Want to provide Christmas Gifts for a family in need?
The Holy Family Christmas Sharing Program provides food and gifts to families in need. If you would like to help, please sign up here. We need all gifts by Friday, December 10th. They may be sent in through Holy Family School, brought to the cash card table at Mass, dropped at the Parish office, or contact Kathi (484) 542-9637 for porch pick up. For gift card donations, please purchase through the Holy Family Cash Card Program, and your cards will be held for Christmas Sharing - completely contactless for you! :) We can only accept new or truly "like new" gift donations. Please be aware that Volunteer Angel Points are NOT AWARDED for these gift donations.
If any parishioners, yourself or someone you know of, could use a little assistance in any way this Christmas, please contact Mary or Kathi at the numbers below. All information is kept confidential. Call Mary (610) 428-9090 or Kathi (484) 542-9637. Thank You.
The Giving Tree is up in the Narthex
We invite families to take a tag(s) from the tree and purchase those items to be used in the
baskets given to parish families in need.
Food Collection - Dec. 4 & 5, 11 & 12
Giving Tree items should be brought to mass and placed in the Narthex. *After the 11AM Mass on the Dec. 5th & 12th, we would appreciate help to bring collected food to the Wortmann Center.
KID'S CLOTHING CLOSET
Saturday, December 4th
10AM - Noon
in the Wortmann Center
Every 1st Saturday of the month (Not open this January)
Come pick out 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.
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January 9, 2022
Please note Donut Sunday was rescheduled from December 12th to January 9th.
Plan to join for coffee, juice and donuts after the 9AM & 11 AM Masses in the Parish Center. This is a great way to get to know fellow parishioners. We look forward to seeing many faces there!
If you would like to host or sponsor a Donut Sunday, please call Laura at (484) 903-9387.
Regular Adoration Times
- Every Wednesday beginning at 4:30 PM with Benediction at 7:30 PM. (Note: No adoration on Wednesday, December 8th due to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
- 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.
Set up your recurring gift today by clicking on the following link:
Support the MSC
Purchase a 2022 Lucky Calendar
In the church Narthex there are 2022 Lucky Calendar order forms. By participating in the Lucky Calendar Program you become eligible to win a DAILY CASH PRIZE. A drawing is held every day. If you win, a check is sent to you for the amount being awarded that day and your ticket is re-entered for the rest of the year! These make a great gift for birthdays, holidays or anytime.
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 Deacon Tom at [email protected]
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 11/28/2021: 641
Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 11/28/2021: $2,160,713.89
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)