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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.

Congratulations Fr. Jonas
Please keep in your prayers this week Fr. Jonas Tandayu as he celebrates the occasion of his  42nd Ordination Anniversary on June 29th. Thank you for saying YES to God and for being a missionary priest. We appreciate all you do to shepherd the flock here at Holy Family!

SIGN UP GENIUS FOR VOLUNTEERS CLICK HERE

Parish festival sponsorships
An exciting opportunity!
You can advertise your business or honor/remember a special person by being a sponsor for our festival. 
Booth Sponsor $200, Band Sponsor $600,
Tent Sponsor $850
Sponsors will be recognized with a sign and will also appear in our ad in The Key Newspaper.  CLICK HERE for sponsorship form - complete and drop off at the rectory office along with payment.  You can also drop in our "After Hours" drop box outside the rectory door, or in the collection basket at mass.  

Bible Studay . . . . With Deacon Tom & Donna
    The Prophets; Messengers of God’s Mercy
This is a Powerful bible study that will draw you closer to Christ.  The prophets afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom and show us how to share him with others.
Bible Study will be held in 10 Sessions. All classes will be Thursdays from 6PM to 8PM in the Parish Center. Dates are: Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14 & 21.
~No Bible Study on 9/12, 10/24, 10/31 or 11/7.
~Books are $28. Checks can be made payable to Holy Family Church.
We’d love to see some new faces in addition to our regulars at bible study. Please join us!

Because We Are Catholic Annual Appeal
Support from all parish families is appreciated and helps us to reach our parish goal!
As of today, 206 Holy Family Parishioners have contributed $67,110.00. Our parish goal is $103,189.00. With 100% participation, we can make a major impact on the lives of friends, families, and neighbors in need. If you have not made your pledge of support, you may return your pledge to the parish office or make your gift online. Remember, every gift counts, no gift is too small.                             
You can scan the QR code or click on this link: www.BecauseWeAreCatholic.org to make your gift. 

For those of you who have already made a gift, I thank you for your generosity.
With gratitude,
Fr. Jonas

Holy Family Youth Group!
Every 2nd Sunday
Next Meeting: May 19th (3rd Sunday this month due to Mother's Day Holiday)
Who: 8th after Confirmation – 12th Grade
Where: 2nd Floor Holy Family Parish Center (last door on right)
When: July 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!

To read the MSC Sisters spring/summer 2024 newsletter go to:
mscreading.org/spring-summer-2024-newsletter/

   Donut Sundays

Donut Sundays will resume in September. If you would like to sponsor a Donut Sunday please contact Tara Laforge at:
tara.laforge.pac@gmail.com
or (617) 981-3888

Diocese of Allentown Pillgrimage Opportunities:

    Pilgrimage to the National
    Centre for Padre Pio 
A Local Diocesan Pilgrimage has been planned for September of 2024 at the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, PA. Please save the dates for Thursday, September 19, 2024 (High School), Friday, September 20, 2024 (English), and Saturday, September 28, 2024 (Spanish). Contact Father Hoffa directly at his diocesan email ahoffa@allentowndiocese.org or call 610-921-2729, ext. 2205.  
     Pilgrimage to the National
     Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., will be on Tuesday, October 7, 2025, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Diocesan Pilgrimage tradition to Mary’s House is typically held every four years. More information will be forthcoming for individuals, parishes, and schools. Contact Father Hoffa directly at his diocesan email: ahoffa@allentowndiocese.org or call 610-921-2729, ext. 2205.  
      Pilgrimage to Italy
      with Bishop Schlert
Click HERE for Flyer  Reserervations are now open for the Jubilee Year Pilgrimage to Italy with Bishop Schlert & Father Hoffa - Tuesday, March 25, 2025 – Saturday, April 3, 2025. The first Diocese of Allentown International Pilgrimage will “Follow the Footsteps of Saints Peter and Paul” through Florence, Assisi, and Rome. To sign up for the Jubilee Year Pilgrimage, please contact Father Allen Hoffa directly at ahoffa@allentowndiocese.org or 610-921-2729, ext. 2205. 

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Knights of Columbus BINGO
 ~ Sunday, June 23rd
 ~ $20 entry
 ~15 games with plenty of specials
     & 50/50 Raffle.
 ~Doors open at Noon;  
           First Game at 12:45

Prayer Shawl Ministry 
Our shawls, blankets, pillow cases and pocket squares are meant to console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill and bring hope to those in despair. They may also be given to   celebrate life and its milestones.  The items are blessed by the priest and are available at the Parish Office or by calling Eileen Paukovits (610-730-3779) or Mary Ann Tasillo (610-428-7782). A mass is offered every month for all of our recipients. Donations are appreciated.

PREP 2024-2025
Holy Family PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
PREP classes are for students attending public school in grades K - 8. Online registration is taking place now at: www.holyfamilynazarethpa.com/p  ~In person classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 in the Holy Family School building. If this time conflicts with your schedule, Family Home Study is available as well. Questions: Contact our DRE, Mrs. Donna Ely at elyd@holyfamily-edu.org

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.

If interested in advertising contact Donna Delgrosso ~ ddelgrosso@4lpi.com

     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.~

Keyboard player needed
The Folk Group is seeking a volunteer keyboardist to play with their choir. Practice is on Sunday at 7PM and the choir sings every other Saturday night at 5PM Mass, Sept.-June. Please contact Jerry Schwartz with interest or for more info. (610)  759-1045

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

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.

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HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEWS

These HFS Students in Grades First through Seventh received Christian Service Awards for sharing their Christ-like spirit with their teachers and classmates. Congratulations!

 

For more pictures of the Christian Service Awards, as well as Graduation pictures
& Holy Family School Staff Retirement photos 
 ~go to the Parish Life Tab at top of website
 ~click on Photos on the drop down!

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE for more information

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 the June Growing In Faith 

CLICK HERE      For the April 13/14 Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE      For the April 27/28 Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE      For the May 11/12 Bulletin Inserts

CLICK HERE      For the June 15/16 Bulletin Insert

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