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Welcome to Holy Family Parish, Nazareth, PA

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.

Events

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ATTENTION PARISHIONERS:  Gift Card Scam Alert
Be Aware of Scams – There are reports that some parishioners around the Diocese have received text messages from someone unknown or claiming to be clergy, asking them to buy gift cards. This is a scam and should be ignored. Do not reply to the text messages.

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAY EDITION OF "GROWING IN FAITH"

Holy Family Catholic Church

Altar & Rosary Society Event

 

ALTAR ROSARY CLOTHING DRIVE

Saturday, May 15th:  9 AM - 1 PM 

The Altar & Rosary Society will be holding a clothing, shoes, accesssories and linens drive. We will get paid by the pound for our collection. Start gathering your unwanted items!

CAN’T COME TO DONATE ON THE 15TH? Drop off your items to the Church Basement after Masses on May 8th & 9th.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS FOR THE CLOTHING AND SHOE DRIVE
Clothing / Shoes / Purses / Briefcases / Backpacks / Belts / Hats / Gloves / Socks / Scarves / Ties / Blankets / Sheets / Pillows / Quilts / Comforters / Towels / Bath Rugs / Tablecloths / Drapery / Curtains. 

Church Technology

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 are installing 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

Pentecost Ember Days

PENTECOST EMBER DAYS

Ember Days are quarterly observances with three days set aside (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) to pray in gratitude for the blessings of the Season.  Ember days are days of intense prayer, fasting and penance, with a focus that stresses personal spiritual conversion and renewal.

During this Year of the Real Presence, Bishop Schlert invites clergy and the faithful to make visits to the Most Blessed Sacrament, to recite the rosary, to fast from any earthly attachment that separates us from Christ, to pray daily the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel and to receive the Sacrament of Penance.

As we emerge from a year of isolation and sickness, prayer, fasting and penance are powerful spiritual weapons against the evil, injustice and pestilence of our times.  The Pentecost Ember Days are Wednesday, May 26th, Friday, May 28th and Saturday, May 29th.

Adoration

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 with Benediction at 7:30.
  • 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.

Update on Confessions

 

Confession Schedule:

Wednesday and Saturday mornings after the 8:30 AM Mass in the Church

Saturday evenings from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM back in the Church beginning May 1st.

Wednesday and Saturday confessions will return to the newly modified confessional. Masks must be worn.

Update on Sunday Masses


Join us for Sunday Mass in Church!

All Masses have resumed in the church.  Please join us at the 5PM Vigil Mass, 7AM, 9AM or 11AM Sunday Mass.  We would love to see you again!  For the 7AM Mass we ask those in attendence to assist with cleaning their seating area after Mass is over. Bring your own supplies or we will provide. Thank you!  We have someone to clean the pews after all the other Masses.

The 5PM Mass will be recorded and uploaded to Holy Family's YouTube channel by 11AM each weekend for those who are concerned for their health until the obligation to attend Mass is mandatory again.  

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

Updates effective immediately:  The children's crying room may be used again.  The choir loft remains closed and is only for those singing.  The Book of Prayer Intentions has returned to the Narthex for you to list your intentions in. 

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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 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.

Cash Cards


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

 

 

Helping Hands Club - Events

 

SPREAD THE WORD!!!

The Clothing Closet will be open for the public to shop every 
first Saturday of the month from 10AM—Noon. The upcoming 
dates are June 5th & July 3rd.

Donations 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 porch pick up if needed. (484) 542-9637 

Kid's Closet volunteer signup:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0549A8AE2CA31-helping12

 

Stewardship

WE APPRECIATE YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME OF PANDEMIC.
Please, continue your support of the weekly and second collections.

The obligation to attend Sunday mass is still voluntary but our parish expences and salaries remain the same. You can support the Sunday collection 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!

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 5/9/2021:  640

Total $ Amount of Pledges/Gifts as of 5/9/2021:  $2,154,842.59

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
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday Masses: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
(All Masses are back in the church)

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 (prior to COVID):
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