Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Calls for those who are ill or in danger of death
After hours call 641-5838, ext. 1.

Emergency Calls for those who need financial assistance
Call the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 641-5838, ext. 3 (allow up to 24 hours for return call).

Parish Bulletin:

The parish bulletin is a weekly publication and the primary way to announce important events and activities of the parish. Submissions are due by Monday before the week of publication.

Parish App:

This app is for iOS and Android devices. It puts parish news and information at your fingertips. It also offers faith-building resources and features, such as daily Mass readings, Confession helps, prayer time reminders, submit prayer requests and much more – all in the palm of your hand.

Importance of Parish Registration:

We encourage all who worship regularly at Holy Family to register with us as your church of record. Registration allows us to communicate with you, helps us to serve you, and is required for the celebration of certain Sacraments. Registration forms are offered on this website, in the Narthex of the Church and in the Parish Office.

E-giving:

We strongly encourage your participation in Faith Direct’s eGiving Program (our electronic offertory program). To get started simply visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code, FL439, or pick up an enrollment form from the Parish Office. A free app for your smart phone or tablet computer is available from the Faith Direct website.

Sick-Homebound:

Please arrange to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick before any serious surgery. You may also request this sacrament from a priest after a daily or weekend Mass. If you know of parishioners who are hospitalized or confined to their homes, please advise the Pastor or call the Parish Office to arrange home visitation.

Baptism:

Holy Family Welcomes You to the Waters of Baptism! The Catholic Church has always seen the Sacrament of Baptism as its method of initiation from the moment of Jesus’ Great Commission, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19). For more information on how to prepare to baptize your child, please contact Deacon Doug, dnullet@holyfamilyjax.com.

Flowers:

Families wishing to give a donation towards the weekly floral arrangement on the altar may do so in memory of or in celebration of a birthday or anniversary. The minimum suggested donation is $35. Names will be published in the bulletin. Call the Parish Office 904-641-5838.

Marriages:

Contact the Parish Office at least 8 months in advance. Marriage preparation is required.

Mass Request:

You may offer a Mass of special intention or for the deceased at either weekday Mass or most of the Masses on Sunday. Requests should be made in the parish office during the week from 9 am to 4 pm. The suggested stipend is $10.00.

Church Nursery:

The nursery provides a safe, loving and fun environment for your children, ages toddler to 4. Located in the Parish Hall, our nursery is open during the Sunday 9:30 am Mass. Nursery service will resume in January, 2016.

Natural Family Planning:

For information on the several NFP methods, please visit the Family Life Office – Natural Family Planning.

Prayer Intentions For The Sick:

Names of loved ones will be entered in entered into the bulletin for all to pray for. If you wish to add a name for prayer, please call the Parish Office.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.):

Have you been thinking about or have questions about becoming a Catholic? Are you a Catholic who wants to invite a friend or relative to consider becoming a Catholic? You are invited to find out what R.C.I.A. means and how one becomes a member of the Catholic Church. Please contact Maria Petrotta at 641-5838, ext. 254 or at mpetrotta@holyfamilyjax.com.

Friday Adoration:

There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 7:30 – 9:00 am.

First Friday All-day Adoration: 9:30 am until 8:30 am on Saturday.

First Saturday Devotions:

Every First Saturday in the Church: Benediction at 8:30 am, followed by the Rosary. Mass at 9:00 am. A priest will be available to hear confessions after Mass.