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Safe Environment Poster Contest

The Diocese of Syracuse will be celebrating Safe Environment Week November 12-20. This specially designated week is to acknowledge and thank the thousands of people across the diocese who create and maintain safe environments to protect God’s gifts: our children, young people, and vulnerable adults. Any student is invited to display his/her creativity by participating in our poster and media contest. For more information, click here. Jesus Coloring Sheet Holy Family Coloring Sheet

December Birthdays

Each month we post the names of our Senior parishioners who are celebrating birthdays. To participate in this ministry of hospitality, sign a birthday card and on the envelope list the name of the recipient. Place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office and they will be delivered at the end of each month. December Birthdays: Anne Carroll, Marilyn DeBonis, Josephine Giordano, Emily Grum, Jean Jeavons, Mary Kuper, Mary Ann LaViola, Joseph Leva, Barbara…

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please fill a grocery bag with the listed items in it and return to Church of the Holy Family by the weekend of November 10/11. We wish you a happy, blessed, and safe Thanksgiving. May God bless you for your generosity and kindness. Thank you!  

Garden Ministry Poinsettia & Wreath Orders

Nanticoke Gardens has suggested plants for us in a 6 1/2″ pot, as they are considered a “premium” plant and will surpass the quality of any others found locally. These plants have a minimum of 5 blooms. All poinsettias come with a decorative foil sleeve. We are also offering hand-made Fraser Fir Decorated Wreaths in two sizes – 18 and 24 inches. Orders are due with payment by Wednesday, November 7.  For more information and to download the order form,…

All Souls Remembrance Liturgies

At our weekend liturgies on November 3/4 we will be remembering all those who have died since November 2017. Before the end of October, we ask that you loan us a framed photograph (please include name) of your loved one. Photos may be dropped off at the parish office. All photos will be displayed for the month of November. The deceased will be remembered in prayer by our parish community.

November Birthday Card Ministry

Each month we post the names of our Senior parishioners who are celebrating birthdays. To participate in this ministry of hospitality, sign a birthday card and on the envelope list the name of the recipient. Place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office and they will be delivered at the end of each month. November birthdays: Elizabeth Antoni, Kathryn Bogumil, Dick Bonzek, Dominica Campo, Gerald Conaty, Geraldine Del Cano, Carmella Distler, Arlene Garfield, Christine…

Thinking of joining the Catholic Church?

Where do you begin? Come to our first session of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Thursday, September 27 at 6PM in classroom 7. If interested, but unable to attend, please contact the Church Office at 754-1266

NYC Trip

Join us for our Annual CHF NYC Trip Wed., December 5th, 2018 Bus leaves CHF parking lot at 7am to Bryant Park Smokey Joe’s Cafe – 2 pm matinee Bus departs NYC at 8 pm from Bryant Park $50/person for bus $120/person for bus and show Contact Mary at 785-4581 or chfyouth@gmail.com

Safe Environment Training

Initial Safe Environment Training: Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows, Vestal Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Catholic Charities of Broome County, Vestal Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Binghamton Recertification Training:  Thursday, September 13 and Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows, Vestal Register for any of these classes here.

October Birthday Card Ministry

Each month we post the names of our Senior parishioners who are celebrating birthdays. To participate in this ministry of hospitality, sign a birthday card and on the envelope list the name of the recipient. Place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office and they will be delivered at the end of each month. October birthdays: Edward Adrian, Patricia Asselta, Mary Bridge, Patricia Brinsko, Jean Bucinell, Carl Bugaiski, Constance DeVigili, Henry DelCano, James Ducey,…

September Birthday Card Ministry

Each month we post the names of our Senior parishioners who are celebrating birthdays. To participate in this ministry of hospitality, sign a birthday card and on the envelope list the name of the recipient. Place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office and they will be delivered at the end of each month. September Birthdays: Marie Basile, Jeanenne Beatty, Dolores Bugaiski, Thomas Burke, Irene Cerra, Caroline Dedrick, Elizabeth Hill, Mary Ann Iandoli, Riachard…