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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Click here to download the Holy Family Parish registration form.
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
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.
Ordination of Father Eduar
On Saturday May 20, Father Eduar Gutierrez Tovar (center) was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ for the Archdiocese of Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph by Archbishop Leonard Blair. They are shown with Fathers Glen Dmytrzyn (left) and Eric Zuniga. On Sunday, Father Eduar celebrated his first Mass of thanksgiving at Holy Family Church and offered first blessings. We congratulate Guillermo Gutierrez and Rubiela Tovar, Father's parents, and his brother Miguel A. Gutierrez Tovar. Additional photos from the Mass of ordination are at the parish Facebook page here.
Ascension Thursday Mass Schedule
Thursday May 25 is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord; it is a holy day of obligation. Mass times at Holy Family are 7 pm (vigil, Wed. May 24) and Thursday 6:30 and 9 am
Pro-Life Baby Shower
The Women's Guild held a pro-life baby shower on Tuesday May 16. Guild members brought in baby clothes, diapers and other items. All the gifts are being donated to Carolyn's Place in Waterbury and St. Agnes Home in Hartford. Check out more photos on our Facebook page.
Easter Flower Donations
Thanks to everyone who made memorial donations of Easter flowers in honor of deceased loved ones. The church looked especially lovely during the Easter season thanks to your generosity. You can access a complete list of donors here.
New Eucharistic Ministers Commissioned
Holy Family Church has six new extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, five of whom were commissioned at the 9 am Mass Sunday April 30. Shown from left being commissioned by Father Robert Rousseau, administrator, are: Suzanne Bouchard, Pauline Griffin, Caroline Salazar, Margaret Sadowsky and Callista Tèpie. Michelle Biela will be commissioned at a later date. They will begin serving at weekend Masses and bringing Communion to the sick and homebound.
Novena to Holy Spirit
Archbishop Leonard Blair is inviting the faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford to join him in a Novena to Holy Spirit. This nine days of prayer commences on Friday May 26 and continues through June 3. The novena may be made either publicly or privately. He writes: "In order for us to make this prayer together as one family of faith, I invite you to participate in a novena of prayer for a new Pentecost in the Church and in our archdiocese. The novena to the Holy Spirit is the prototype of all novenas because, in a sense, it was instituted by Christ himself when he sent his apostles back to Jerusalem after his Ascension to await in prayer the coming of the Holy Spirit. Together let us implore the gift of the Holy Spirit for our Church, our archdiocese, and ourselves, and may God bless you."
The daily prayers may be found here.
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.
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