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Sunday Services

8 AM Rite II Eucharist. Although all are welcome, this service is attended primarily by singles and couples without children. The service is conducted without hymns. A communion circle is a revered feature of this service. 

10 AM Rite II Eucharist. Populated primarily by families with children, this service features the Holy Family choir and hymns from a variety of sources (in non-pandemic times). This worship service is also livestreamed on YouTube.
 

Special Services

Baptism. New members are initiated — both children and adults — into the body of Christ by water and the Holy Spirit. Baptisms are joyous events celebrated with members of the congregation within either Sunday worship service. Holy Family typically conducts baptisms at the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (January), Easter Vigil (March or April), Pentecost Sunday (May or June), and All Saints’ Sunday (November). For more information, please contact Father Bruce. 

Confirmation. Youth who are older than 16 years of age and adults publicly reaffirm the vows they made, or their parents made on their behalf, at baptism. Confirmation follows a program of preparation and a pre-confirmation gathering with the Bishop. For more information, please contact Father Bruce.

Ash Wednesday 7 PM. Lent begins with services offering the Holy Eucharist and the option of being marked with the sign of the cross in ashes.

Palm Sunday. At the 10 AM service, Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem is commemorated by everyone joining in a procession of singing and the waving of palm leaves, followed by the Holy Eucharist. 

Maundy Thursday 7 PM. The Last Supper is remembered with a service that includes Holy Eucharist. Good Friday cross

Good Friday 7 PM. This solemn service commemorates Christ’s suffering and death on the cross by offering special prayers and Holy Communion. 
 
Easter Day. During the 8 AM and 10 AM services, participants affirm that “the Lord is risen indeed.”
 
Christmas Eve. There is an early-evening service at 5 PM for families with young children and a late-night service at 11 PM. Additionally, a Lessons and Carols service will be held at 9 PM. 
 
Christmas 10 AM. Members gather for a late morning communion service to celebrate the arrival of the newborn King. A recent tradition was started by parish youth to wear pajamas to church in the true sense of “come as you are” on Christmas morning. 
 
For details and schedules for any worship service, please send an e-mail. admin@hfec.org