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Welcome to Holy Family Church

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Turkey Donation Drop off on Monday

If you would like to donate a turkey (or several) they can be dropped of Monday, November 24th in front of the community center beging at 7:00am.  We will be there to receive your generous donations until 6:00pm or longer if it appears that is necessary.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity

New Mass Schedule to Begin 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.

Your pastor and parish staff hope this new schedule does not cause undue inconvenience to parishioners, and that it will help animate the community to participate more actively at the Sunday liturgies. If refinements to the schedule need to be made in the future, you can work with your parish staff to make adjustments after you have had time to get used to these few changes. Let’s test this new schedule for a year to see if it produces good fruit for the community.  Fr John E Boll, Administrator Pro-Tem

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.

 


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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.