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We welcome you to our website and to our family.
It is our hope that this website, its information and list of contacts will help to create this atmosphere of welcome for which Holy Family is well known.

We have always been a welcoming community - welcoming Italian immigrants and more recently Filipino immigrants and people of many different backgrounds.
As the pastor of this wonderful faith community, I pledge along with our staff to build on the spirit and traditions of the past, to enhance the unique traditions and ethnic customs of our parish as to share their richness with all who enter our doors.

Holy Family works very hard to live out the Mission Statement.

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.

2. On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.

3. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.

4. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence "substantially," or as a whole, is a serious obligation.

5. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

The Library will be open every first Sunday of each month, following the 8:00 A.M. Mass, until Noon. Please stop by!

Hone your singing-in-the-shower voice by becoming a Leader of Song. It's a rewarding challenge where you can develop a good vocal technique, learn new hymns and sharpen note-reading skills. Work at your own pace.


Teen Creed
Don’t let your parents down,
They brought you up.
Be humble enough to obey,
You may give orders someday.
Choose companions with care,
You become what they are.
Choose only a date
Who would make a good mate.
Be master of your habits,
Or they will master you.
Don’t be a show-off when you drive,
Drive with safety and arrive.
Don’t let the crowd pressure you,
Stand for something - -
Or you’ll fall for anything.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HANG OUT AND CALL YOUR OWN? A place where you can be yourself, be treated with respect, taken seriously, bring your friends, make new friends, and have funs? Come and join us!

The Men’s Prayer Group would like to pray for your intentions. The prayers will be offered on Friday of that week at 6:00 A.M. in the St. Joseph Center. If you would like to become part of the Men’s Prayer Group,entering a new state of grace, the way of regeneration to the divine life.

BAPTISM: Baptisms are scheduled once a month on Sunday afternoons except during Lent. Expectant parents are asked to contact the rectory to schedule an appointment at least three months before the desired date of the Baptism. Parents must attend a special catechetical session prior to the Baptism.

MARRIAGE: Couples should contact the rectory one year in advance of the proposed wedding date in order to allow for the proper pre-marital preparation. At least one person must be a registered parishoner of Holy Family.

ANNOINTING OF THE SICK: This is a sacrament not only for those who are at the point of death. As soon as anyone begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, we encourage you to call for a priest in the rectory.


haiti_sos Last January, Haiti was hit with a 7.0 earthquake. The Haitian government estimates that, as a result, 200,000 people died, 2 million people were left homeless, and 3 million people were left in need of emergency aid1

Today, Haiti is still under emergency due to the earthquake and a recent outbreak of Cholera. The disease has killed 2,000 people and is still spreading2.

Since the earthquake, our Orthodox Church and school were destroyed, and there are now about 3,000 people living on the property about the size of one acre. These people have turned to the church for help.

Won’t you consider helping today? Our brothers and sisters are in need of medical care and places to live. Your generous gift can go a long way.

Metropolitan Athenagoras intends to return to Haiti on January 12th, the first anniversary of the earthquake. Funds are needed to purchase bottled water, rehydration pills or intravenous rehydration medicine - the sole antidotes against the cholera outbreak.

With a gift of $50, you can help purchase 10 cases of bottled water; $100 can purchase 20 cases of bottled water. A gift of $500 will give us the opportunity to purchase enough medicine for 50 adults or children infected with cholera. A gift of $1,000 will help even further, while a donation of $5,000 or more, if possible, will bring joy and hope to hundreds and possibly thousands of Haitians and their children.