Welcome to Holy Family Church

Holy Family Church is indeed a family of faith. We are united in prayer through the sacrifice of the Mass daily and the praying of the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. We are dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through evangelization, education and Christian example. We strive to be as faithful as the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph were to Jesus, and to live our faith by serving God, our fellow brothers and sisters, and our greater community. 

We invite you and your family to visit Holy Family Church this weekend, regardless of where you are in your life with our Lord. If you simply want to learn more about our parish, please browse our Web site, or reach out to us via Facebook  or follow us on Twitter. Please contact a member of the parish staff for specific help with the sacraments, returning to the Church, having a child baptized, having a priest visit an elderly parent or friend to bring them Communion... whatever your situation and need may be. Holy Family can be there for you.

 In all things, through the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 

Novena for National Unity

The national Knights of Columbus is urging Catholics across the United States to join them in offering a Novena for National Unity. Prayer cards with the novena prayers to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, are available at the exits in the church. The novena is scheduled to conclude with the inauguration of the new president on Jan. 20, but it can be made for nine days inclusive of inauguration day. The Knights of Columbus is urging that all Catholics, regardless of their party affiliation and their reactions about the election’s outcome, offer the novena for the good of the country. You can access the Novena prayer here.

Archdiocese Heads to March for Life

March for Life

You are invited to join the faithful from the Archdiocese of Hartford at the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, Jan. 26-27. The archdiocesan delegation will be staying at the Hotel Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va.; distance to the March site and hotel rates are comparable to years' past. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will offer Mass at the hotel on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., followed by a breakfast.  Our national speaker will be Elise Italiano, new executive director of University Communications at The Catholic University of America. For additional information and registration details, visit here.

Publications


  • Sun, Jan 15th

Children's Mass Jan. 22

GoldfishIn advance of the monthly Children's Mass next Sunday Jan. 22 at 11 am, seventh- and eighth-grade students in the parish's religious education program assembled packets of fish-shaped crackers to be distributed to the children in attendance. Next Sunday's Gospel is Matthew's account of Jesus calling the first Apostles to be "fishers of men" instead of fishermen (Matthew 4:12-23). In addition, the students had the opportunity to go to confession during their class session. 

Auction to Help Homeless

HomelessOn Jan. 26, a fund-raising auction to support Enfield's winter warming center for homeless residents will be held at Golden Gavel Auctions (149 North Road, East Windsor). Donations of gift baskets, gift cards, service certificates and new items are welcome. To learn more, please contact David Goyette at 860-749-7645. The warming center opened Jan. 16 and will remain open until March 18. It operates from 9 pm to 7 am at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (383 Hazard Avenue). The center has been established by a coalition of several area churches, community groups and social service providers. To support the center or to volunteer, please call David at the number above. 

Prayer Program Launches

Praying
More than 30 parishioners and others attended our first session of "Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer" Tuesday Jan. 10. Over the next several weeks, using videos, reflection and workbook exercises, we'll be learning about the rich tradition of Catholic prayer. There's still a few open slots. If interested, please contact the parish office by Tuesday Jan. 17 to sign up and get your course materials. To register, please contact the parish office at holyfamilylrs@yahoo.com or by calling 860-741-2101 and leaving your name. The fee is $20 for the program workbook. For additional information about "Oremus," please visit here

Parish Calendar

Mass Times

Daily M-W, F: 8 a.m., 9 a.m.
Th: 9 a.m.
Sat: 8:30 a.m.
Sundays: Vigil: 5 p.m. 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m.
Sacrament of Confession (Reconciliation): Saturdays 4-5 p.m. and by appointment.

Daily Mass Readings

Access the daily Mass readings for Monday, Jan. 16 thru Sunday, Jan. 22 here. The provided links will send you to the web site of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The daily Mass readings can also be accessed via the parish app. 

Monday, Jan. 16: Hebrews 5:1-10; Psalm 110; Mark 2:18-22 • Tuesday, Jan. 17: Hebrews 6:10-20; Psalm 111; Mark 2:23-28 • Wednesday, Jan. 18: Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17; Psalm 110; Mark 3:1-6 • Thursday, Jan. 19: Hebrews 7:25-8:6; Psalm 40; Mark 3:7-12 •  Friday, Jan. 20: Hebrews 8:6-13; Psalm 85; Mark 3:13-19 • Saturday, Jan. 21: Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14; Psalm 47; Mark 3:20-21; Sunday, Jan. 22: Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm 27; 1st Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4:12-23

Online Giving

Holy Family Parish offers you a convenient option of contributing your weekly offertory through the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Program administered by Our Sunday Visitor. This service is free and you may cancel it at anytime. If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 860-741-2101 or click here to get started. https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1676

Parish App

Download the Holy Family Parish app here: http://myparishapp.com or type the word App to 88202 from either your  Apple or Android smartphone.

Wholly Family Blog

Update from the Archdiocese

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column is reprinted from the Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning web site: stewardsfortomorrow.org.

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The Numbers Don't Add Up

According to the Hartford archdiocesan web site, Holy Family Parish has 2,600 registered households. ... Read More »

No News is No News

Last week the Journal Inquirer reprinted a story from the Waterbury Republican-American disclosing some ... Read More »

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F (Closed 12-1 for lunch)

Staff

Father Robert J. Rousseau  Administrator
860-741-2101 • holyfamilyfrjr@yahoo.com
Father Tim S. Hickey •  Parochial Vicar
860-741-2101 (office); 203-996-7854 (cell); tshickey@icloud.com
Deacon Vincent J. Motto
860-741-2101 (office); 860-745-1865 (cell); DeaconVince@cox.net

Linda Sacheli • Office Manager
860-741-2101 (office); holyfamilylrs@yahoo.com
Karen Zeni • Director of Religious Education
860-745-7770 (office); holyfamilydre@att.net
Jane Sutphin • Confirmation Coordinator
 860-741-3307 (office); confirmationhf@gmail.com