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Weekends

Saturday

  • 4:00pm Sacred Heart
  • 4:00pm St. Peter
  • 4:15pm Holy Family

Sunday

  • 7:15am St. Mary
  • 8:00am Holy Family
  • 8:30am St. Peter
  • 9:00am Sacred Heart
  • 9:30am St. Mary
  • 10:15am Holy Family
  • 11:00am Sacred Heart
  • 12:00pm St. Mary (Spanish)
  • 7:00pm Sacred Heart

Weekdays

Monday - Friday
  • 7:00am Holy Family
Wednesday
  • 8:00am St. Peter
Thursday
  • 8:00am Sacred Heart
Saturday
  • 8:00am St. Mary

Reconciliation Schedule

Thursday
  • 7:15 am Sacred Heart (prior to 8:00 am Mass)
  • 7:30 am Holy Family (after 7:00 am Mass)
Saturday
  • 8:30 am St. Mary (after 8:00 am Mass)
  • 3:15 pm Sacred Heart
  • 3:15 pm St. Peter
Sunday
  • 11:15 am St. Mary (prior to 12:00 pm Mass; Spanish language Reconciliation available)

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Celebrating the Children at Holy Family Catholic Community

To the parents of our young children, may we suggest… Relax!

God put the wiggle in the children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s House.

  • Sit toward the front where it’s easier to see and hear.
  • Quietly explain the parts of the Mass
  • Sing the songs, pray, and say the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
  • If you need to leave Mass with your child,  feel free to do so, but please come back.
  • Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the church, to God, and to Jesus the Christ. Let them know that they are at home in the liturgical gathering.

Church Access for the Handicapped

If you have trouble walking or find it difficult to get into church please remember:
  • Holy Family and Sacred Heart Churches have no steps.
  • St. Mary Church has an outside ramp.
  • St. Peter Church has a lift.
Our ushers and greeters will be happy to assist you.

We also have hearing assistive devices available at all of sites. Ask an usher for a receiver if you have trouble hearing the Mass .There is a hearing loop at both Holy Family and St. Mary churches; those with hearing aids need only flip the "T" switch and be tuned directly into the church's sound system. We also have receivers and headphones available, just ask an usher for assistance.

Low-gluten Hosts Available

Holy Family now has low-gluten hosts (.001% or 37 micrograms) available for parishioners who have wheat-related allergies or intolerances. If you or your child have not been receiving communion because of gluten levels in the hosts you can now request low-gluten hosts at each of our worship sites. There is no such thing as a "no-gluten" host since Church law requires that hosts used at Catholic Masses must contain some wheat. However the low-gluten hosts we are using have been approved by the Archbishop and recommended by the Catholic Celiac Society.

Some who cannot tolerate a whole host can continue to ask the Communion Minister for only half or 1/4 host at the time of reception of Communion.  Those who cannot physically tolerate even this amount of gluten can request a low gluten Host before Mass using the procedure below.

Procedure: Please stop in at the sacristy before Mass and ask the sacristan to allow you to put a low-gluten host in a special container which they will place on the altar. Please do so 15-20 minutes early since once Mass begins the sacristan no longer has access to these hosts.

The low-gluten host you have placed in the container will be consecrated by the priest at the Mass you are attending.

Reception: At Communion time, please join the line for the Priest-celebrant of the Mass. He will be holding the container of low-gluten. When you approach him, after you bow to the Blessed Sacrament, request a gluten-free host. The priest will then open the container and allow you to take the host yourself (so there is no cross-contamination with wheat) and receive communion.

Please, if you have not placed a low-gluten host in the container before Mass, do not request one. The only hosts in the container at communion time will be the ones placed in the container by the individuals who request them.

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Do you know where the AED units are located at each church site?

Do you know where the AED units are located at each church site?
You may be called upon someday to find one and help to save someone’s life. A First Aid kit is also located near the AED at most sites. Take note when at church:

Holy Family Church:
South hallway, near the ushers’ room

St. Mary Church:
Gathering Space near the reconciliation room

St. Peter Church:
Gathering Space

Sacred Heart Church:
Gathering Space, outside on the wall near the hospitality room

Sacred Heart School:
In the hallway between the gym doors, across from the office. (Recently added with the help of a grant from Agnesian Healthcare)

Lenten Fasting and Abstinence

The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. Customarily, fasting required that a person take only one meal a day, but current Church discipline permits one to take a main meal and two lesser meals, which together do not equal the main meal.

All persons who have reached their fourteenth birthday are bound by the law of abstinence. All adults are bound by the law of fast from their eighteenth to their sixtieth year.

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and meat products as well as days of fasting.
  • The other Fridays of Lent remain days of abstinence from meat and meat products.
  • The Fridays of the year outside Lent remain days of penance, but the traditional abstinence from meat may be substituted with some other practice of voluntary self-denial or personal penance. This may be physical denial, self-restraint or acts of religion, charity, or Christian witness.

 

Attention All Nursing Mothers

Holy Family is thrilled to announce new signage, located in all of our church sites, to welcome and accommodate mothers and infants who breastfeed!

Please feel free to nurse your infant ANYWHERE you feel comfortable: including inside all of our sanctuary sites, gathering spaces, public areas, and any location you see the international symbol for breastfeeding! These rooms were specially chosen for you, by a fellow nursing mother, to ensure privacy, quiet, and comfort for you and your baby, but you may choose to freely nurse anywhere.

Please do not feel that you need to nourish or comfort your baby in a restroom, there are plenty of comfortable areas available!

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office.

“And if your children are crying because they are hungry, then go ahead and breastfeed them, just as Mary breastfed Jesus." – Pope Francis

 

 

Anointing

Holy Family will be offering an Anointing Mass on Thursday, Arpil 4 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church. Several priests will be available for the anointing. Sacred Heart is conveniently accessible for people with wheelchairs. All are welcome.

Since the renewal of the sacraments after Vatican II, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has experienced changes. The very name for this sacrament has been changed; from Extreme Unction, which describes a sacrament for the dying, to Anointing of the Sick, which describes a sacrament for those who are ill. The sacrament confers a special grace on persons experiencing illness. The sacrament may be offered more than once, especially in the case of a person becoming seriously ill again or the worsening of a condition. The sacrament is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is a rite that conveys God’s grace through the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Easter Sunday Masses

Holy Saturday – April 20, 2019
Food Blessing - 12:00 pm at Sacred Heart
Easter Vigil (RCIA) - 8:30 pm at Holy Family (please note later start time)
Holy Saturday Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation.

 

Easter Sunday – April 21, 2019
Please note that the Mass times this year are reverting back to our usual Sunday Mass schedule (instead of the special schedule in use the last 3 Easters), with minor changes/additions to accommodate the large number of people wanting to attend Mass.  These changes are for Easter Sunday only.

7:00 am - Sacred Heart
7:00 am - St. Peter
7:15 am - St. Mary
8:00 am - Holy Family
8:00 am - Presentation
9:00 am - Sacred Heart
9:00 am - St. Peter
9:30 am - St. Mary
10:00 am - Our Risen Savior
10:15 am - Holy Family*
11:00 am - Sacred Heart
12:00 pm at St. Mary (Spanish)
Please note that there will be no 7:00 pm Sacred Heart Mass

*Easter Egg Hunt
Please join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt immediately following the 10:15 am Mass at Holy Family! There will be eggs for toddlers through age 8 to collect and take home!

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