News/Blog :: Holy Family Catholic Church Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:18:20 GMT Dear Parishioners, 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 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss78 Adult Confirmation Classes 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 . 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. Tue, 13 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss200 > Beginning Experience Retreat < 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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss119 Annual Family Walk The 1st Way Life Center, Annual Walkathon Saturday, April 19th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Raffia Road. 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-shrit, balloon and ice cream from Smyth's Ice Cream Stand. Questions? Call 1st Way Life at 860-763-2044. Thank you. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss66 Easter Triduum 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/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss301 Rice Bowls 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! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss223 Spring Clean Up 2014 Church Cleaning Team - Monday, April 14th, after the 9:00am Mass, for a sprucing up the Church for Easter Sunday. The date and time are tentative. It will consist of polishing pews, brass, and cleaning windows and doors, etc.. If you are able to assist, please call Elaine Zaugg at 860-749-9596. Thank You! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss65 The Second Half of Life 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. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss358 Please Welcome Please welcome Isabella Lockner to our Holy Family community. Welcome! Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss281 2014 Archbishop's Annual Appeal 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. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss153 Womens Retreat Women"s Retreat - Presenter - Fr. Terry Kristofak. Holy Family Retreat Center. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss130 Saint Patrick's Cemetery Spring Cleaning CLEAN UP AT ST.PATRICK'S KING STREET CEMETERY AND ST. ADALBERT CEMETERY will begin the week of April 7th, weather permitting. We ask that all urns, containers and decorations be removed at this time and taken with you for disposal or left at a dumpster. Artificial flowers are not allowed after April 15th. Decorative items and mementos of any kind are noy allowed and will be removed and discarded. Questions? Call the Cemetery Office 860-745-2411. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. Other area cemeteries are also in the process of cleanup. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss367 Saint Agnes Family Center 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. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss279 > Pray for Vocations Increase < 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 or visit the web at . Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss247 Easter Flower Memorials 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. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss58 Our Lenten Theme 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. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss64 * Conversion TO Gas * 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. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss196