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A prickly Christmas


by Greg Erlandson, OSV Newsweekly Years ago, someone gave my family a Christmas cactus. It looks vaguely alien, with flat, dark green spiky... Read Catholic News & Perspective

Just who was the Child Jesus?


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Welcome to Holy Family Church



Monday, December 15 to Friday, December 19
Call Center will open to sign up for Christmas Baskets. Monday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Se abren los teléfonos para registrarse para las canastas de Navidad. Lunes de 12:00pm-4:00pm, Martes a viernes de 9:30 am a 4:00 pm

Friday December 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
– Posada Spanish Faith Formation – Community Center

Saturday, December 20
4:30 pm – Vigil Mass
6:30 pm – Misa en español

Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:30 am - Mass
10:00 am - Misa en español
12:00 pm - Mass
6:00 pm - Mass
7:00 pm – Joyful Noise Christmas Concert

Monday, December 22
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – CLRS Christmas Food Box preparation – Community Center

Tuesday, December 23
7:00 am – 12:00 pm – CLRS Christmas Food Box preparation – Community Center

Wednesday December 24
4:15 pm - Music Program
4:30 pm - Christmas Vigil Mass
5:45 pm - Children’s Choir Program
6:30 pm - Christmas Vigil Mass
11:15 pm - Music Program
12:00 am - Midnight Mass

Thursday December 25
8:30 am - Christmas Day Mass
10:00 am – Misa de Navidad

Saturday,  December 27
4:30 pm – Vigil Mass
6:30 pm – Misa en español

Sunday December 28
Feast of the Holy Family:  Parish Feast Day/Fiesta Parroquial
8:30 am - Mass
11:00 am - Bilingual Mass followed by a Pot luck/Comida de Traje
6:00 pm - Mass


Wednesday January 1
Solemnity on Mary, Mother of God
8:30 am - Mass
10:00 am – Misa en español


From a sermon by Saint Augustine, bishop
(Sermo 293,3: PI, 1328-1329)
3rd Sunday of Advent
John 1:6-8, 19-28
The Voice is John, the Word is Christ

John is the voice, but the Lord is the Word who was in the beginning. John is the voice that lasts for a time; from the beginning Christ is the Word who lives for ever.
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Our New Mass Schedule Began Sunday, November 30, 2014

Beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014, the Mass schedule will be:  8:30 am English; 10 am Spanish; 12 noon English, and 6 pm English. The two Sunday Masses on Saturday evening will remain the same: 4:30 pm English and 6:30 pm Spanish.

Individual Reconciliation (Confession)

Beginning on Thursday, December 4, individual confessions will be changed from Saturday afternoons to Thursday afternoons from 5 to 6:30 pm or until the last person has had the opportunity to confess.  Individual confessions will also be available as needed on Thursday mornings at 9:15 am after the morning Mass.

Weekday Daily Mass

Weekday Mass will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 8:30 am followed by exposition of the Eucharist in the chapel. Beginning on December 6, Saturday morning Mass is discontinued but exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 9 am in the chapel on Saturdays.


Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Bishop Gallegos

Earlier this summer, Bishop Soto sent a letter regarding the Cause of the Beatification and Canonization of Bishop Gallegos.  We are happy to announce that Cardinal Prefect Angelo and Cardinal Amato from the Congregation of the Cause of Saints anticipates the process of submitting the Cause for Bishops in the fall of 2016.
Per Cardinal Amato, "the recognition of a miracle through the intercession of the Servant of God is required for Beatification.  I encourage you and all the parishioners of your respective communities to promote awareness of Bishop Gallegos and invoke his intercession.  Please click here for additional information on the process and requirements for sainthood.

Holy Family Faith Formation Center Information - Ministry Basic Training

Are you a Catholic school teacher or a catechist and want to obtain your California Catechist Certificate?  Are you needing additional hours to complete your basic formation? Do you simply want to learn more about Catholicism?  Interested in serving a particular ministry and desire to receive formation?  We have designed a great course just for you! There are five sessions plus an all-day retreat.  The sessions are:  Profession of Faith (October 4, 2014); Liturgy (November 1, 2014); Life in Christ (December 6, 2014); Nature of Catechesis (January 10, 2015); Christian Prayer (January 31, 2015); and the all-day Retreat (TBA).  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and share with others, embrace and enliven your faith, grow in knowledge and understanding, and deepen your relationship with the Holy Trinity.  Please come and journey with Our Lord.  Please click here for a registration form and additional information.



Our Parish Mission

We the community of Holy Family Parish (located in Citrus Heights, CA), all members of the Body of Christ, strive to be a voice of truth and clarity in our faith.  We worship God and celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament.  Unified by the Holy Spirit, we commit to the on-going conversion to Christ in ourselves and in our parish.  We are committed to extending Christ`s unconditional love to all, especially the neglected, the oppressed, the aged and the wounded of heart.  We welcome all to share in the richness of our Catholic heritage.

Misión Parroquial

La communidad de la Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia, todos miembros de cuerpo de Cristo, nos esforzamos de sesr portadores de la Verdad y de sserclaros en nuestra fe.  Nosotros glorificamos a Dios y celebramos a Cristo en Palabra y Sacramento.  Unidos por el Espírtu Santo, nos comprometemos a una continua conversión a Cristo en cada uno de nosotros y en nuestra parroquia.  Nos comprometemos a compartir el amor incondicional de Cristo a todos, especialmente a los rechazados, oprimidos, ancianos y los de corazón herido.  todos sus miembros son bienvenidos a compartir las requesas de nuestra tradición Católica.