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      • Welcome to Holy Family Parish website. We are a Roman Catholic Community, in Enfield, Connecticut. Our reason for being is to assist all parishioners in coming to the Father through a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit and thus becoming "devoted to the Apostle's instruction and communal life, to the Breaking of Bread and prayers' (Acts 2, 42) We seek to joyfully live out this message, as well as joyfully share it with others who are open. We thank you for visiting our web page and would happy to answer any questions which you might have. You may call or email us, Fr. Robert J. Rousseau, Pastor
      • May 13, 2014
        Adult Confirmation Classes - Confirmation Classes for baptized Roman Catholics who have made their First Communion and are over the age of 18 will be held at Saint Mark the Evangelist, 467 So. Quaker La., West Hartford, Connecticut, Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Registration forms are available in the Confirmation office or on www.orehartford.org . The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on May 13, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut. Questions? Call Carole Frappier at 860-741-3307.
      • April 25, 2014
        Beginning Experience retreat - For all who are divorced, widowed, or separated, there is a special heartache in finding in finding oneself alone again. Men and Women of all ages are encouraged to attend a Beginning Experience weekend designed for those who wish to resolve the pain and grief of losing the marriage relationship and create a more peace-filled future. THE BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND WILL BE HELD APRIL 25TH - 27TH, AT LOURDES OF LITCHFIELD, IN LITCHFIELD, CT.. The weekend begins Friday evening, April 25th and continues through Sunday afternoon, April 27th. The weekend fee is $275.00/person, which includes the program, materials, all meals on Saturday and Sunday and two nights' lodging. For more information and an application please call 860-741-3500 or visit the web site at www.beginningexperience.org/connecticut
      • April 17, 2014
        The Easter Triduum Begins with the evening Mass of the Lords Supper on Holy Thursday. It commemorates the Lord's passion and death on Good Friday, reaches its high point at the Easter Vjgil and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. Then the joyful Easter Season of 50 days begins/
      • April 14, 2014
        CRS - CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES - What are you giving up for Lent really will change lives, -- in your community and around the world. Thank you for your support and bring Lent to life!
      • April 13, 2014
        WHAT DO YOY THINK ABOUT THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE? From the book by Father Richard Roher, O. F. M. Falling Upward - A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.
      • April 13, 2014
        The 2014 Archbishop's Annual Appeal, Building Hope, Providing Help, to those in need! In these trying times, the need of our surrounding community grows and the assistance provided by the appeal is needed more than ever. If you have not yet made your commitment to this year's Appeal please consider doing so in the days ahead. Your gift to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal will help continue the vital services, ministries and programs that help so many throughout the Archdiocese.
      • April 13, 2014
        Women"s Retreat - Presenter - Fr. Terry Kristofak. Holy Family Retreat Center.
      • April 6, 2014
        FROM THE PARISH SECRETARY: All notices for the APRIL 13TH AND THE APRIL 20TH BULLETINS must be received no later than NOON ON TUESDAY APRIL 8TH. The Bulletins will be transmitted early because of the Easter holiday. Thank you for your support.
      • April 6, 2014 | by
        UNTIE HIM, AND LET HIM GO FREE. It is a humbling privilege to shout those words in the name of Jesus. You, too, can offer freedom and life to those bound in death. Consider giving life through through ministry as a priest, sister, or brother, call Fr. Anthony Smith, Director of Vocations, Archdiocesan Center at Saint Thomas Seminary, telephone 860-761-7456 or email vocations@stseminary.org or visit the web at www.vocationshartford.org .
      • March 30, 2014
        EASTER FLOWER MEMORIALS - For those who wish to provide an Easter plant in memory of their loved one this Easter. Easter Flowers" envelopes can be found on the bulletin tables. Please fill out and drop in the basket or return to to rectory. Please write/print legibly.
      • Welcome to Holy Family Church. As we begin the season of Lent this year, we will be focusing on becoming an even more welcoming parish to those who come regularly and especially to those who are coming from elsewhere. We will be having various parish groups greeting at the masses each weekend during Lent. We also invite all who come each week to make a point of greeting each other, especially before and after the masses. We are a community of believers. May our Lenten journey this year help us to become that community in a deeper way.
      • March 16, 2014
        The Finance Council has been discussing and exploring the possibility of converting our parish heating system to gas as a way of cleaner and more efficient heat. It will be less expensive for the parish as well. We will keep you informed as we proceed.
    • Welcome to Holy Family Church
      Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, Ct.
       
      Holy Family is a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to give witness to and celebrate the presence of the Risen Christ in the life of each person by:
      • Forming a holy family of all parish members, developing and nurturing their spiritual, emotional and charitable growth 
      • Reaching out to the young and old, the poor, the weak and the troubled: Good
      • Serving one another's needs through love and concern

      Rectory Phone 860-741-2101

       

       

                                                  




        ADORATION OF THE
                     BLESSED SACRAMENT
         
            every Friday - 9:30AM to 3:30 PM,
                 Benediction usually follows.

       
      "Parish Support"
      Thank you for your offerings last week of $9,800.26


      "Reconciliation"
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      If you have gotten caught up in the busyness of life and have fallen away of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you can change that.  This Lenten season, the Archdiocese of Hartford is initiating an Archdiocesan=wide effort to inspire Catholics to experience God's love and mercy offered in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  EVERY CHURCH IN THE ARCHDIOCESE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAYS FROM 6:00PM TO 7:00PM DURING LENT FOR CONFESSIONS.  TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, VISiT www.Light4you.info      



      "OUR LENTEN THEME:  WELCOME TO HOLY FAMILY CHURCH "

      As we begin the season of Lenten this year, we will be focusing on becoming an even more welcoming parish to those who come regularly and especially those who are coming from elsewhere.  We will be having various parish groups greeting at the masses each weekend during Lent.  We also invite all who come each week to make a point of greeting each other, especially before and after the masses.  We are a community of believers.  May our Lenten journey this year help us to become that community in a deeper way.  




      "To Grow In Faith"
      5  TGIF
      TUESDAYS DURING LENT

      At 6:30pm meet in the Hall for a faith full evening of food and fellowship.
      Soup, Salad and bread followed by a book discussion,
      - Rediscover Catholicism -
      The Book discussion follows a light supper. 


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      FIRST WAY LIFE CENTER ANNUAL WALKATHON
      Saturday, April 19th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Raffia Roasd.
      Look for forms in the vestibule of the Church.
      Gather donations and turn them in on the day of the walk.
      All walkers will receive a T-Shirt, balloon, and ice cream from
      Smyth's Ice Cream Stand.
      Questions?  call 1st Way Life at 860-763-2044



      "Confessions"
      During Lent Mondays 6:00pm to 7:00pm
      At Every Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Hartford
      www.Light4you.info



      "Banns of Marriage"

      II Elena Rinaldi and Christian Mantoni


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      'Holy Week Schedule"
      Daily Masses:  Monday,Tuesday and Wernesday
      at 8:00 am and 9:00am
      Confessions: Monday - 6:00 to 7:00pm
      Good Friday - 4:00 to 5:00pm
      Holy Saturday - 11:00am
      TGIF Tuesday: 6:30pm - Movie: The Passion
      Holy Thursday Schedule:
      No morning Mass
      Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:00pm
      + Adoration of the Holy Eucharist until 10:00pm
      Please sign the Adoration Chart in the Vestibule
      Good Friday Services:
      9:00am - Morning Prayer
      3:00pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion
      4:00pm - Confessions
      7:00pm - Stations of the Cross
      Holy Saturday  
      Blessing of Food - 10:00am
      Confessions - 11:00am
      Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm
      Note: NO 5:00pm Mass allowed
      Easter Sunday Masses:  7:30am. 9:00am, 10:15am and 11:00am

      * HAPPY EASTER *


       
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      • Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 5, 2015
        Please join us and pray the Rosary at Holy Family Daily after the 8:00AM Mass and/or every Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM (Note time change During Lent). Please use the entrance on the north side of the Church. Pray for world peace! Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood, Religious Life and Permanent Diconate! Pray for the end of abortion! Pray together as one family!
      • Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 5, 2015
        MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS: Join us and pray the Rosary at Holy Family every Tuesday evening at 7:00PM. Pray the Rosary. Please use the entrance on the North side of the Church. Pray for vocations, Pray for the end to abortion Pray for an end to abortion, Pray as one Holy Family! Join us and Pray the Rosary daily after the 8:00AM Mass.
      • Feb 2, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
        The Crowning of Mary, Sundays, before the 10.15:AM Mass.
      • Feb 2, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015
        Pray the Rosary every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM, (note time change during Lent) or daily after the 8:00am Mass, pray without ceasing. Pray for peace, pray for vocations, pray for an end to abortion. Please use the entrance on the North side of the Church. Please join us and pray the Rosary daily after the 8:00AM Mass. All are welcome!
      • Feb 2, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
        Legion of Mary; Meetings Tuesday at 2:00PM, Classrooms 2 and 3. New Members always welcome!
      • Apr 4, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015
        Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7:00pm. Rehearsal for the Living Stations of the Cross, Sunday, April 6th at 7:00pm in Rooms two and three.
      • Apr 6-20, 2014
        To Grow In Faith, 5 TGIF ,TUESDAYS, during Lent, at 6:30pm meet in the Hall for faith full evening of food and fellowship. Soup Salad and Bread, followed by a book discussion - "Rediscover Catholicism". The Book discussion follows a light supper.
      • Apr 13-30, 2014
        CONFIRMATION CLASS 2015 NOTES: Registration to the Confirmation Program at Holy Family is not automatic. All 8th graders (public and parochial) and others in high school ready to begin the process in September must register. There will be a MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Thursday, April 24th, in the Church hall. If your last name begins A thru L, you are 6:30 to 7:45pm and if your last name begins M thru Z you are 8:00 to 9:15pm. Their will be a make-up orientation Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00pm in rooms 4 and 5. Each candidate must be accompanied by at least one parent. Extra flyers are available at all exits.
      • Apr 13-21, 2014
        SORRY! No Bingo this week. SORRY! Hope you to see you next week.
      • Apr 13-21, 2014
        Religious Education - C.C.D. : No C.C.D. Classes this week due to the Easter Holiday. Your schedule is available by clicking the appropriate icon on top of the page banner.
      • Apr 13-21, 2014
        CONFIRMATION 2014 CLASS NOTES: The Confirmation class of 2014 is Monday, to attend the Mass of the Lord's Supper, this Thursday, April 17th. Plan to arrive no later then 6:45pm and go directly to the Church. The class has a reserved section in front of the organ. Group Leaders will assist. COMPLETED VIP PACKETS ARE DUE APRIL 15TH: The VIP box is outside of Classroom 5. Our next Class is Monday. April 21st - The topic will be Vocations.
      • Apr 22-25, 2014
        The Women's Guild meeting on April 22nd at 7:00pm in the hall.
      • Apr 23-24, 2014
        The next fair meeting is on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm in classrooms 2 and 3. Save the date - 2014 - The Holy Family Fair - June 19th, 20th, and the 21st.
      • Apr 27-28, 2014
        The next Pre-Baptism class for Parents has been rescheduled for April 27th, at 11:30am , in Classrooms 4 & 5, the room may be found by in the Hall by facing the stage to the left. Parents, please call, 860-741-2101 (the rectory), and register your child before attending the class. God Parents are not required to attend the class, but are most welcome to come.
      • May 4-5, 2014
        The Prayer Shawl Group will meet Sunday, May 4th, at 2:00 pm in rooms 2 and 3. If you have any Questions please call Jane 860-745-1148 or Peg 860-749-0826 or Linda 860-690-2030.