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.

Assumption of Mary

The Assumption, a Holy Day of Obligation, falls on a Saturday this year. However, the Saturday is our day for First Holy Communion. There will not be a morning mass that day. The Assumption Mass, to fulfill your obligation, will be celebrated at a Vigil mass in the church at 7PM on Friday, August 14th.  We will also live stream a 7PM Mass on 8/14 for those who are not comfortable attending Mass yet.  The weekend masses will be said for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

New Mass Schedule & Guidelines

WELCOME BACK TO MASS!

The 5PM Saturday Mass & 9AM Sunday Mass are now celebrated in the church. Please join us!

We encourage parishioners in good health to come back to Mass. We are taking all safety measures to ensure cleanliness and social distancing. The church is cleaned after each mass. This is the reason we are only having 1 mass in church on Sundays for the time being. We have every third pew open for seating and look forward to welcoming you and your family back to church!

The 11AM Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook for those who are concerned for their health until the obligation to attend Mass is mandatory again.  To view Mass on Facebook, please click here.

Daily Mass will continue in the Church Monday - Saturday at 8:30AM.

Notes for attending Mass in the church:

We will have one handicapped door and one main door open for entry and exit. The side entrances will not be used.

Please follow the arranged seating (every third pew).

Following the guidelines by the CDC and the Allentown Diocese, you are strongly advised to wear a mask during Mass.

Ushers will be needed to greet parishioners, distribute bulletins at the beginning of Mass, and to take the collection.

There will not be an entrance or offertory procession.

You will receive Communion at the end of Mass, receive your bulletin and exit the church.

If your child, age 10 and under, should need to leave the pew during mass, an adult must accompany them.

The choir loft, the mother’s room in the choir loft, the church basement and the downstairs bathrooms will not be accessible.

Choirs will not be scheduled until further notice. There will be a cantor.  We will have one lector. They will remove their mask to do the reading and then return to their pew.

Only the Priest or Deacon will be permitted in the sacristy.  There will not be scheduled Altar Servers or Extra Ordinary Ministers until permitted by the Diocese.

Cash cards will be available.

Stewardship

Although we have begun having Masses, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still voluntary. If you are not feeling comfortable attending, but still would like to support the Sunday collection, you can do so in the following ways.

*You can make your offerings online:

  1. Click the “Give Online” button above
  2. Select your donation amount
  3. 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 for your continued support!

Tricky Tray

Click on the following link to visit our website:

https://sites.google.com/view/hfs-hsa/events/tricky-tray-weekend

Raffle Tickets

Even though our Annual Festival has been canceled for this year, we are still holding our Parish Raffle!

Additional tickets are available in the Narthex or by request. We are asking each parish family to purchase or sell a minimum of 5 tickets. 1 ticket is $10, or buy 4 and get 1 free.

1st Prize Winner: $2,000.00

2nd Place Winner: $1,000.00

3rd Place Winner: $500.00  

4th – 10th Place Winners: $150.00

Seller of 1st Place Ticket receives $100.00

Drawing will take place Sunday, Sept. 6, at the 11AM Mass.

Completed ticket stubs or unused tickets can be put in the collection or mailed to the Holy Family Parish Office, 23 Forest Drive, Nazareth 18064. Checks payable to Holy Family Festival. Tickets must be received no later than Friday, September 4th

Baby Bottle Campaign

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

Our council recently kicked off our 2020 Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign in support of the Cay Galon Life House (aka Mary's Shelter).  Due to the Pandemic, the babies and moms can use our help more than ever.  If you would like to donate to the Baby Bottle Campaign, please use this link to do so. Thanks for your support!

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E348753&id=11&cfifid=4

Volunteer Training Sessions

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 8/2/2020:  639

Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 8/2/2020:  $2,147,334.02

Approximate Building Cost:  $4,000,000

(any amount over the pledge goal will help reduce the mortgage cost)

Mass Times

Daily Mass: 8:30 AM (in Church)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM (in Church)
Sunday Masses: 9:00 AM (in Church) &
11:00 AM (live stream only)

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Office Hours

The Parish Office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please leave a message at 610-759-0870 x10 and someone will return your call.

Regular Hours:
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