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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:
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.

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.

Wishing All Parishioners A Blessed Easter!
Lord,  Help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice.  Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell Your good news to the world. Amen.

     A Note from the Pastor:
Dear Friends,
This weekend we kickoff the 2024 Because We Are Catholic Annual Appeal in our parish and throughout our Diocese. In 2024 the Appeal will provide support for evangelization, vocations, Catholic education, Catholic Charities and care for our retired and infirmed priests.
I am so grateful for your continued generosity to this important Diocesan fundraising initiative and ask you to prayerfully consider joining me in making your gift to the Appeal and support these important ministries. Our parish has been asked to raise $103,189.00. Lets strive for 100% participation from our parish. Together, I believe we can make our goal.
We are stronger together! Together we will make a difference in the lives of many people. Remember, every gift counts, no matter how big or small. To make your gift, please return the pledge form that you will receive in the mail or visit the Appeal’s website at BecauseWeAreCatholic.org
or call the Appeal Office at (800) 831-4443.
With gratitude,

Altar Rosary Clothing Drive!
Saturday April 20th ~ 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! 

Altar Rosary News
~Clothing Drive April 20th 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. 
~The annual ARS Mother Daughter Dinner will be on Tuesday, May 7th, in the Parish Center.  Members without daughters available may bring another guest (7th grade+).  Doors open 5PM; Dinner at 5:45. Cost is $8 per person.  Call Nancy (610-392-9854) for more information or reservations for you and your guest(s).  Deadline is 4/26.

Holy Family Youth Group!
Every 2nd Sunday
Next Meeting: April 14th
Who: 8th after Confirmation – 12th Grade
Where: 2nd Floor Holy Family Parish Center (last door on right)
When: April 14, 2024 @12:15pm - 1:30pm.
What:  ¨ Games, Puzzles, Crafts, & Spikeball¨ Talk & Pray - when you are ready
Contact:  holyfamilyyouth2024@gmail.com
Bring your favorite games, snacks, friends!

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.

     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.~

Events

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Donut Sunday! ..This Sunday . . .  
April 14th after the 9AM &
    11AM Masses

Join us for coffee, juice and a donut with fellow parishioners!

Knights of Columbus BINGO
~Sunday, April 21st
~$20 entry
~15 games with plenty of specials & 50/50 Raffle.
~Doors open at Noon;
~First Game at 12:45.
           See you there !

LAST CHANCE...NUN RUN 5K & 1M Walk: Saturday, April 13, 10AM at Holy Guardian angels Regional School. Help support the mission and lives of our Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus! Become a SPONSOR, a RUNNER/WALKER or a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER!  MSCreading.org email CWhitmoyer@mscreading.org

  • April 26th, 27th, 28th ~
  • 8AM - 2Pm ~

Parish Center ~Large varitety of items! ~                                
 ~ Something for everyone!~

Please bring your donations of items to sell at the rummage sale to:
1. **Preferred: Bring items the Parish Center from 6-8PM on Tuesdays April 2, 9 & 16. This drop off  method is strongly recommended.
2. Or: Place in the marked bins in the Narthex by the Baptism Font. During Holy Week & Easter the bins for donations will be in the church basement.
No large Furniture, NO glasses or mugs, NO clothing
We Can Use Some Help . . . 
April 21st
after Bingo (around 3:30/4:00) : To move items from the 2nd floor of the Parish Center to the Banquet Room
April 22, 23, 24 from 8:30-3:00: To take items out of boxes and place onto the tables. DO NOT park in front of building. 
Bring clothing donations to the Altar Rosary Society Clothing drive on April 20th**
Questions  . . . . Call Jim (610) 703-730

We Have A Great Need For More
      Servers!!!
Serving at the altar is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus, which in turn “enables you to open yourselves to others, to journey together, to set demanding goals and to find the strength to achieve them.”
    ~ Pope Francis

ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING:  If you have completed, or will be completing,  3rd grade and would like to be trained to be an altar server, please call the Parish Office or
email lorioe@holyfamily-edu.org

Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training:
Over the summer we will train new Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors. If you are a registered, active parishioner in good standing and would like to be trained, please email your name and which ministry you are interested in to:
lorioe@holyfamily-edu.org or call (610) 759-0870.

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
hfnazchildrensliturgy@gmail.com

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HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEWS

Congratulations Honor Roll Students…
6th Grade First Honors: Mia Ambrosia, Ella Cole, Celeste Conkright, Giavanna Erdie, Emma Fisher, Mariano Gomez-Acuna, Ryan Henkel, MacKenna Mason, Marta Shevtziv, Gianna Wismer
Second honors: Sophia Perdue, Christ Treglia
7th Grade First Honors: Tyler Coad, Gia Ghignone, Matthew Goffredo, Makayla Hoole, Casey Lagodney, Piper Lerch,  Ben Manning, Ireland Patterson, Kaylee Tsakou
Second Honors:  Lexi Bodnar, Kayla Fiore, Joey Joseph, Elizabeth Puzio, Mason Roncolato, Chase Ryan
8th Grade First Honors: Claire Bonventre, Emily Dalton, Aashna Patel, Sarah Mai
Second Honors: Sophia Reszek 
    Keep Up The Great Work. We’re So Proud Of You!

Last Saturday Second Graders celebrated their First Holy Communion.
It was a holy, joyous event for all in attendance!
 

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 April Growing in Faith 

CLICK HERE      For the Feb 24/25 Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE      For the April 6/7 Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE      For the April 13/14 Bulletin Inserts

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