Adoration - Friday, December 4th
When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, he asked his disciples to stay and keep watch with him. Can you spend one hour with the Lord watching over His Eucharistic presence on the Altar? During Adoration, Jesus, present in the Eucharist, should not be left alone. Please consider signing up for a time slot to be with the Lord. Adoration is every First Friday of the month from September through June.
The remaining 2020-21 dates are: Dec. 4, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7 or June 4.
Time slots needing coverage: 9-10AM, 10-11, 11-12PM, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4. Benediction is at 4PM.
You can sign up for a time slot on our Sign Up Genius at:
The sign up is to ensure someone is in the church consistently all day. If you go in to sign up and someone is already listed, you may still come during that time. If you cannot sign up via the internet, please contact Donna Broda at (484) 542-2750 or call the Parish Office.
Helping Hands Club
ANNUAL GENTLY USED TOY SALE
Saturday, December 5th
9AM - 11AM
No prices are set. Families can choose the toys they need to make Christmas really special for their child. Monetary donations are accepted but never required.
To allow for social distancing our sale will be held in the church basement as well as outside. All are welcome. Masks are required.
The Spirit of Giving
Many times at Christmas parishioners generously donate a gift(s) for a parish
child in need. We are thankful for the generosity of so many. If you would like to contribute by purchasing a gift for one child or even a whole family, please visit our Sign Up Genius for a list of items needed. The list only show gifts cards right now but will be updated with actual items as needs arise.
The link to the sign up genius is:
Questions/Information: Call/text Kathi Morris (484) 542-9637 or [email protected]
GET INVOLVED WITH OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM
The Giving Tree Will Be Up In The Narthex This Weekend
We invite each family 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. 5 & 6, 12 & 13
Items purchased from the tags on the Giving Tree should be brought to mass and placed in the Narthex.
*After the 9AM Mass on the Dec. 5th & 13th, we would appreciate help to bring collected food to the Wortmann Ctr.
Food Delivery - Saturday, December 19
Help needed at the Wortmann Ctr. beginning at 10AM.
If you know of any parishioners that could use a little assistance in any way this Christmas, please contact Mary or Kathi at the numbers below. All information will be kept confidential. Mary (610) 428-9090 or Kathi (484) 542-9637. Thank You.
Even though the Parish Office is closed you can still PURCHASE CASH CARDS!
Pick-up and delivery options are available! Leave a message at the Parish Office 610-759-0870 ext. 10, and we’ll call you back - OR - email [email protected]
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
No lines, no crowds, great service. Save time and help Holy Family, order gift cards today! http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/fundraising/cashcards.cfm
Please note that Confessions will continue to be heard on Wednesday and Saturday mornings after the 8:30 AM Mass in the Church in the handicapped pew on the extreme right, rear side of the church.
See you at Mass!
We would love to see you in church for the 5PM or 9AM Mass. We are taking all precautions to keep you
and your families safe. We miss your faces!
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 celebrating one Mass in church on Sundays at the present time. Seating has been marked off for social distancing purposes.
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 from Monday - Saturday at 8:30AM.
Please follow the arranged seating.
Following the guidelines by the CDC and the Allentown Diocese, you are strongly advised to wear a mask during Mass.
There will not be an entrance or offertory procession.
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.
There will not be scheduled Altar Servers or Extraordinary Ministers of Communion until further notice.
Cash cards will be available.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME OF PANDEMIC.
However, our collections, including the 2nd collections, have been inconsistent over the last two months. Please, continue your support of the parish.
The obligation to attend Sunday mass is still voluntary but our parish expences and salaries remain the same. You can still would like to 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!
Support the MSC
MSC LUCKY CALENDARS 2021… In the church Narthex there are 2021 Lucky Calendar order forms. By participating in the Lucky Calendar Program you become eligible to win a DAILY CASH PRIZE. The donation is $35 per ticket. 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.
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 11/29/2020: 639
Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 11/29/2020: $2,151,298.59
Approximate Building Cost: $4,000,000
(any amount over the pledge goal will help reduce the mortgage cost)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM (in Church)
Sunday Masses: 9:00 AM (in Church) &
11:00 AM (live stream only)
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
- Rev. Jonas Tandayu, MSC, Pastor
- Rev. Robert "Alex" Sander Anthony, MSC, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Franklin Dass, MSC, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Mr. Tom Ely, Deacon
- Rev. Mr. Richard Haddon, Deacon
- Rev. Mr. Michael Toolan, Deacon
- Mrs. Trish Scherr, Business Manager
- Mrs. Donna Ely, DRE
- Ms. Elizabeth Melatti, Music Minister