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. 

A Message from Fr. John Golas, Pastor of St. Jeanne Jugan Parish

     With the merger of Holy Family and St. Bernard churches into St. Jeanne Jugan Parish, I have heard some concerns and questions about the changes being made. Next weekend’s bulletin (June 24-25) will include a more detailed insert on the parish merger. The following weekend, July 1-2, new St. Jeanne Jugan Parish prayer cards will be distributed at all Masses at both churches.

     In the meantime, please allow me to address some concerns that have been raised:
     • For the time being, no changes are being planned for the weekend or daily Mass schedule.
     • With regard to our religious education programs, no changes are being planned. They will continue to function as they have.

I will need time to meet staff, to learn more about groups and activities, and in general understand how each parish currently functions.

     Every pastor has been given a “Stewards for Tomorrow” handbook outlining policies and procedures to help with this time of transition. The recommendations include a merger transition team, an executive committee and subcommittees to consider all aspects of parish life. As you can infer, this will take time. In the meantime, the churches will continue to operate as they have until a new way is formulated.

     Your communication is essential in this process. Whatever decisions in the future that need to be made will be discussed, reviewed, and communicated between the two parishes now comprising St. Jeanne Jugan Parish. This merger holds great promise for a more vibrant and engaged parish. Thanks for your prayers for our staff and parish.

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.

Parish Registration

Thank you for your interest in becoming a parishioner here at Holy Family Church. Please complete the registration form and submit in one of the following ways:

  • Print, complete and bring into the parish office located at 23 Simon Road, Enfield, CT 06082
  • Print, complete and mail to the parish office at the above address
  • Print, complete, scan and email to holyfamilylrs@yahoo.com

Click here to download the Holy Family Parish registration form. 

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

Publications


  • Sun, Jun 25th

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.

Daily Mass Readings


Access the daily Mass readings here. This link will send you to the web site of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops where you will find a "Daily Readings" Calendar. The daily Mass readings can also be accessed via the parish app.

Holy Hour for New Parish

On Thursday June 29 at 7 pm at Holy Family Church, a eucharistic holy hour will be offered for the intentions of the newly established St. Jeanne Jugan Parish. This will be the first joint activity between Holy Family and St. Bernard churches, which have been merged by the Archdiocese of Hartford. The holy hour will include Exposition, silent adoration, reflections from the writings of St. Jeanne Jugan, the praying of the Rosary, and Benediction. A reception will follow in Father Kerwan Hall. 

Fund Lifeteen Trip

If you visit Red Robin restaurant (15 Hazard Avenue) on June 27, 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to the teenagers traveling to Lowell, Mass., next month for the Steubenville East Lifeteen retreat. You must present a special coupon at time of purchase. Look for copies in the bulletin for the weekend of June 17-18, on the bulletin tables or download here. Thanks for your help sending our teenagers to this life-changing retreat. 

Pastoral Plan for Holy Family

This announcement regarding the future of Holy Family Parish was made at all the Masses May 6-7. It was in a letter from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair. Significant excerpts follow:

“After a lengthy and prayerful period of consultation and research involving both clergy and lay leadership, a determination has been made that as of this June 29, Holy Family Parish in Enfield and St. Bernard Parish in Enfield will merge. Each church building will retain the name with which it was dedicated, but together these two parish communities will form a new parish to be called St. Jeanne Jugan Parish. The canonical document of these changes is posted at the church entrances for all to see. (Editor’s Note: It is also on our parish Facebook page.) The archdiocese will be providing personnel and guidance to make ther merger successful.

“Pastoral planning also involves the overall placement of clergy in the most effective way possible. As a result, effective June 29, I have appointed Father John S. Golas to be the pastor of St. Jeanne Jugan Parish."

Learn About St. Jeanne Jugan

Thanks to the Little Sisters of the Poor who dropped off a variety of booklets, prayer cards and information about their foundress and the new patron of the combined parish of Holy Family-St. Bernard's. The free literature is in the vestibule on the table, along with holy medals. Take home something when you're at Mass this weekend.

Parish Awards Scholarships

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Four graduating high school seniors who are parishioners of Holy Family Parish are recipients of scholarships from the parish and/or organizations within the parish. The recipients were chosen for their involvement in the parish and community, their academic achievements, and their overall pursuit of being outstanding young adults. Nathaniel Hodgdon and Nathan Lajoie each received parish scholarships; Joseph Chenard received the "Cans for Kids" scholarship; and Ryan Radziewicz received the Women's Guild Frances Jansujwicz scholarship. We congratulate them and their families, and we pray for their future success. Shown in the photos are Nathaniel, Nathan and Joseph along with Father Robert Rousseau, administrator, and Gary Raffia, "Cans for Kids" coordinator. Ryan is pictured with Pat Keck, Guild president. 

Parish Garden Update

 On Saturday June 10 the parish garden at St. Joseph Residence received some much needed assistance from Cub Scouts from Suffield and Enfield, along with their families. The Scouts planted marigolds, laid out an irrigation system and installed a fence around the edge of the garden. Check out more photos on our parish Facebook page here.

Archbishop Announces Synod

In a letter sent to every parish this Pentecost, Hartford Archbishop Leonard P. Blair has announced that an archdiocesan synod will commence. This three-year project will include parish representatives meeting to discuss the critical needs of the archdiocese and help strategize for the future growth of the Church. You can read the Archbishop's letter in the June 3-4 bulletin (downloadable from this web site), and on our Facebook page. 

Wholly Family Blog

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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