May 1, 2020
Dear Holy Family Parishioners,
We continue to live under restrictions as we attempt to overcome the impact of Covid-19. It is surely a time in which all of us have a special need to enrich our lives spiritually. Therefore, the clergy, staff, and some parishioners have been developing and implementing ways to help you.
Communion Services Have Begun: To provide a way for parishioners to receive our Lord in the Eucharist, we will be distributing Holy Communion on Saturdays and Wednesdays. You must make an appointment using our on-line sign-up system. The website will have additional information and a link to the sign-up system. Please pay attention to the attendance rules, social distancing guidelines, and other procedures. They will be closely followed. If you cannot access the sign-up system or have a problem, please call the church office at 336-778-0600 ext. 200 or 218.
Eucharistic Adoration is being held every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.in the Church. Please, no more than 10 adorers at one time.
Action Plan: In anticipation of restrictions gradually being lifted, we are developing an action plan to allow holding Masses.
Zoom Meeting: Holy Family has purchased two (2) Zoom Meeting accounts. If you are a member of an organization, prayer group, or committee and would like to schedule a Zoom meeting, please contact Jenn Barlow at HFYM27012@gmail.com or the church office. Zoom meetings can be held for up to 100 people.
Help Needed? If you have a specific need or perhaps an idea for improving our parish, please contact our church office @ 336-778-0600. We want to help meet your needs.
Financial Assistance Needed: I take this opportunity to remind you that we continue to need your financial assistance. We are currently receiving about 75% of normal offertory collections resulting in a monthly shortage of about $30,000. If you are unable to contribute at this time, we understand and hope that when things return back to normal, you will again find a way to help us. If you are finding it difficult to get us your contribution, we offer you three ways to make it easier. First, you can sign up for EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) by calling Paula Griffin. Secondly, you can make an on-line donation by going to our website and selecting the “Donations” tab. Lastly, you can send your contribution via mail to P.O. Box 130, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA: I want to thank all who have contributed to our DSA campaign to date. However, we are still $27,365 short of our assessment level of $157,000. If you have not yet helped us, please do so soon.
In closing, I thank you for your faith in our Lord during these demanding times. It is with His help that we will overcome obstacles in our lives and through prayer, we will be given strength.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Michael Buttner
OUTDOOR MASS: Sunday May 31st, in the parking lot of our church. Mass times will be 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Chairs will not be provided. We continue to practice social distancing. We ask each household to sit together and 6 feet from the next household. Note that Mass may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
****The obligation to attend Mass is still lifted. Attendance at the is Mass is not mandatory. We are offering Mass for those who are feeling well and who are not at a high risk.
Pentecost Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Saturday, May 30th d at 5:00 p.m. This Mass is attended by clergy and designated ministers only. You may also watch this Mass at any time after the live stream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjwSPcgYO8M
Ascension of the Lord Mass – May 23rd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1N9jDATs3U
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday from 8am to 4pm beginning Thursday May 7th. The church doors will be open for 10 people per hour to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Give yourself the gift of quiet prayer with God.
To help you meet your spiritual needs we offer to you the following:
Visit our YouTube Channel for videos for all, including Mass, devotionals, Go to YouTube
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Communion Services will be held:
We WILL NOT be able to allow walk-ins. You MUST sign up through the Signup Program.
“We the people of Holy Family Catholic Church, are called to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our worship and prayer, through the fostering of a community of faith, and through service to our neighbors. We are centered in the Eucharist and united in the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to nurture our individual spiritual growth, while caring for one another with compassion and love.”
4820 Kinnamon Road,
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:45am, 9:15am, 11:00am and 12:30pm
Daily Mass Tuesday through Friday 9:00am