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Daily:  Mon. & Thur.(Eng.) 7:30 am;          Wed. & Fri. (Eng) 12:15 pm;                           Tue. (Sp.)7:00 pm

Saturday:  (Eng.) 8:00 am (Only First Sat. of the Month);  5:15 pm (Eng.)

Sunday: (Port.)8:00 am; (Sp.)10:00am; (Eng.)12:00 Noon

Evenings Before Holy Days:(Eng.)5:15pm

Holy Infancy 

My Parish, My Family

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“Construction on Holy Infancy, first called Church of the Nativity, started in 1863 on land donated by the Moravians…

The parish’s first church was very small — measuring 70 feet by 40 feet…”  

Learn More

Nourishment for your soul is now available for FREE on Formed.org to our parishioners thanks to a generous donor.  How to register today:

a. Go to formed.org/signup
b. Select “I Belong to a Parish or Organization”
c. Search for “Holy Infancy Church and School”
d. Enter your Full Name and Email address
e. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

Our Diocese of Allentown is partnering with Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Catechetical Institute (FUSCI) in offering excellent online workshops and resources to grow in our Catholic Faith. FREE of cost to our parish and school.

 TO CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT:

 Go to www.franciscanathome.com/diocese-allentown

  • Select “My parish or school is already registered and I would like to set up my individual free account under that institution
  • Create your account

–   When asked for a Diocese: select “Diocese of  Allentown

– When asked for an Institution: select “Holy Infancy (Parish & School) Bethlehem

TO LOG-IN:

  • Go to www.franciscanathome.com
  • Log-in using your email and password
  • Select any track or workshop you are interested in

 

Happy World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly!

 

Pope Francis has instituted a new world-wide celebration that will take place on the fourth Sunday in July each year, close to the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

Today, July 25th, we celebrate the 1st World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. May we pray in a special way for our Grandparents and those advanced in age in our community. May we always be grateful for the gift of faith that they have passed on to future generations, as well as value their wisdom and experience.

Pope Francis wrote “old age is a gift and grandpa-rents are the link between the different generations, to pass on to the young the experience of life.”

Today, let us find a way to celebrate that gift by calling, visiting, praying for, or reaching out in some way to someone in our family or community who is a grandparent or elderly.

Saints Joachim and Anne, grandparents of Jesus, pray for us!


 

 

Prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

 

I thank You, Lord,

for the comfort of Your presence:

even in times of loneliness,

You are my hope and my confidence,

You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!

I thank You for having given me a

family and for having blessed me with a long life.

I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me.

I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.

Increase, O Lord, my faith,

make me a channel of your peace,

teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me,

to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations.

Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church,

that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.

Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world,

that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed,

the poor consoled and wars ended.

Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full

in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even until the end of the age.

Amen.

 https://www.usccb.org/topics/marriage-and-family-life-ministries/elderly-grandparents



Holy Infancy – July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time