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.
Box of Joy to Launch
Our parish’s seventh- and eighth-grade religious education classes invite you to help fill Christmas boxes to be sent to poor children in Haiti, Guatamala and elsewhere. Our youth will kick off the campaign at all the Masses this coming weekend, Oct. 1-2.
Please plan to stop by Father Kerwan Hall that weekend for more information and to pick up your box which can filled with a variety of items such as school and hygiene supplies, toys, etc. plus a $9 donation to cover shipping and other mission-related costs. A complete list of suggested items will be made available with the box. Donations will be accepted after each Mass through Oct. 23.
Last year our parish youth donated 55 boxes. This year their goal is 200 boxes! Please help bring love and the message of Jesus from our Holy Family to 200 needy and deserving children and their families!
Bible Study Starts This Week
This Tuesday, Oct. 27, we launch "Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible," our new eight-week Bible study program. From now through the first of December will share an engaging overview of the story of the Bible by looking at key events and persons in all of salvation history from Adam and Eve to Christ's coming to the founding of the Church. Each session will run from 7:30-8:30 p.m. If you haven't pre-registered, feel free to come Tuesday night and sign-up on site. The cost is $20 for program book and other materials (scholarships available). Please bring a Bible. For more information, contact the parish office at 860-741-2101.
Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking
Members of Holy Family Parish's newly established Human Trafficking Awareness Committee attended a special screening of the new movie Sold, Sept. 22 (www.soldthemovie.com). The movie, which is based on real events, is the story of 12-year-old girl from Nepal who gets sold into sex slavery in India and of her eventual rescue. In the hallway between the church and the parking lot you will find a bulletin board featuring information on human trafficking, including a brochure you are encouraged to take home and prayerfully read.
Parish App Available
Live our Catholic faith every day by using our Holy Family Parish app. Content includes daily inspirational messages, an up-to-date calendar, access to daily Mass readings, news feeds from national and international Catholic news agencies, podcasts of homilies delivered each weekend and more. We've also created group pages for many of the ministries and apostolates at Holy Family. Once you've downloaded the app, sign up for the Groups you're involved in, such as religious education, Bible study, Women's Guild and others. This Group will be the forum for discussions and sharing of information, links to forms and more.
To download, type the word App to 88202, then follow the link to myParishapp to download. The app is available for either Android or iPhone.
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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.
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. Contributing to the offertory through EFT yields very significant benefits to you and to the parish. Contributing electronically allows you to use a checking account or savings account to "Give to God First" by contributing safely, simply, and automatically. It also saves you time from writing checks and looking for your offertory envelopes.
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 below to get started.
October is Respect Life Month
"Moved by Mercy" is the theme of the 2016-17 Respect Life Program coordinated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/index.cfm
The program promotes respect for human life in light of our intrinsic dignity as having been created in God's image and likeness and called to an eternal destiny with him.
Becoming Catholic: RCIA
In October Holy Family Parish will begin our program for initiating adults into the Catholic faith: The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Are you someone or do you know of someone who was baptized but has not received the other sacraments of initiation (first Communion and confirmation)? Are you curious about the Catholic faith or know someone who is? Just looking for more information or interested in learning what’s involved? Please contact Fr. Tim at the parish office (860-741-2101) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.