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Parish Advent Mission 2017

Daily Adoration Chapel Opens Monday November 6th

Dear Holy Family Parishioners,

Thank you for your patience in waiting for the Adoration Chapel to open up.

The Chapel will open this Monday, November 6th, following the 9:00 am Mass. As you know, I have asked that we have at least 4 committed Adorers each hour from Monday-Friday to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended. We have not yet reached this goal; nonetheless, it is my hope and prayer that the Lord will provide, inspiring others to make a commitment to prayer in honor of our Lord and for the good of the whole parish community.

We have decided to clarify our scheduling, so we have added a “Sign-Up Genius” form to supplement our current records. I am grateful to Renee Hertz for her extraordinary efforts to organize our efforts regarding the Adoration Chapel.

Please click on the following link to sign up for, or to confirm, your slot. Even if you have already emailed Rene, please click on the link and sign up electronically.

If you have any trouble with this form, simply email Renee and she can manually enter you.

Click Here to Adore Our Lord

I am grateful as well to the many generous benefactors who have helped make this all possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please pray that in the coming days many more will make a commitment to Adoration of our Eucharistic Lord.

Thanksgiving Day Events

Thanksgiving Day Events!

On Thursday, November 23rd, we will have a special Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 am; there is no 7:00 am Mass that day. Immediately following Mass, there will be a blessing of Thanksgiving food. And don’t forget our  2nd Annual Thanksgiving Feast at 3:00 pm in the Parish Life Center. We must have your RSVP no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 20th. If you wish to attend, please call the Parish Office to reserve your spot at dinner.

We look forward to seeing you!


Together in Holiness Marriage Conference

The Diocese of St. Augustine will host the first “Together in Holiness” marriage conference on Saturday, November 4th, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Middleburg. This one-day event includes dynamic presentations, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and reconciliation. Speakers include Danielle Bean, publisher of Catholic Digest; Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch, cofounder of the St. John Paul II Foundation; and Rev. Michael Nixon, pastor of St. Dominic in Panama City. Limited childcare is available (2-12 years), pre-registration required.  Cost: $59/couple or $35/individual. For more information, please visit 

Marriage & Family Ministry Seminar

The Marriage & Family Ministry Seminar is for anyone who is interested in serving marriages and families in the Diocese of St. Augustine.  The Seminar will be hosted by Don & Lorrie Gramer on Saturday, October 7 , 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Holy Family Parish Life Center.  Cost is $50 per parish or $25 per person.  If you are interested, you may register below.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (904) 551-2619 or

Register Here.

RCIA Inquiries

At Holy Family, RCIA normally takes a year or so, depending on individual cases, culminating at the Easter Vigil. We welcome the unbaptized (both those coming from other faith traditions and those with no faith background at all) and baptized Christians from other denominations (who are known as “candidates” rather than “catechumens” since the Catholic Church recognizes most Protestant baptisms). For those interested in learning more about the RCIA and the Catholic faith, we will have 2 “Inquiry” sessions this summer, the first on Tuesday, July 11th, the second on Tuesday, August 29th, both at 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact our RCIA Coordinator, Maria Petrotta, at Encourage your non-Catholic friends and family members to learn more about the faith of the Church and discern whether Christ might be calling them into our community!




Married Couples, spice up your marriage and join us for 6 evenings of fun!

SIX DATES for Catholic couples is a program offered by the Holy Family Family Life Ministry.  It will begin on Friday, September 8th, and will continue every other Friday until November 17th.  Childcare will be provided.

Register here.

Marriage and Family Ministry Seminar, Saturday, October 7th.   This seminar is for anyone working with marriages and families in the diocese – either new to the ministry or having served for years – to provide continued enrichment, education and formation, insights, and an overview of currrent opportunities.  To register, click here.