Holy Family Catholic Church

“Cherish the Past, Celebrate the Present, Create a Bright Future”

15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713
Office: 302.368.4665
Religious Ed: 302.368.8976

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"Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices."
— St. Teresa of Avila


Mass Opportunities

Bishop Robert Barron is posting his daily Mass online

Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York is live streaming their daily Mass.

EWTN lives streams their daily Mass each weekday at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

USCCB has some items that might be of internist here and here.

Bishop Malooly will be offering online Mass this Saturday April 4 at 4 PM.

From Fr. Mark

April 14, 2020

Dear Holy FamilyParishioners,

Happy Easter to you all. He is risen, He is risen indeed!

Know that you were sorely missed as I celebrated the Triduum in our church. Fr. Michael Cook and I celebrated The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and the Good Friday Service together. I celebrated the Easter Vigil alone on Saturday evening – a strange experience but a profound one as I reveled in the mystery of the Lord’s resurrection from the dead. All of you were never far from my thoughts and prayers.

I continue to be saddened that I am not able to celebrate the sacraments with you as a community. But I remain close to you in prayer and I remember you at all the Masses that I celebrate. Please join me in prayers of gratitude and, through Mary’s intercession, join me in invoking her protection for the many hospital workers, emergency medical personnel, doctors, nurses, law enforcement, pharmacy and grocery store staff and all the many people that remain out in the workforce during this pandemic. Join me in prayer also for all teachers who are working tirelessly, to keep their students up-to-date and educated.

I know that these are trying times for all us fiscally. That is also true for the parish. We have trimmed our budget down to the bare bones. We have furloughed several of the part-time employees and have adjusted the pay of our salaried employees. At the urging of the diocese we have applied for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and are hoping to receive a grant to help with our payroll. Please pray that we do. Our staff here at Holy Family are being very gracious and generous as we all work our way through this crisis. I ask you to please remember to send in your donations to the parish. We cannot operate without your help.

Please mail your envelope to the parish, or drop it in the mailbox hanging outside the doors to the hall to the right of the main doors. The office cannot be open to the public, but when it is occupied (Monday and Wednesday mornings) the vestibule is open and there is drop box there where you can place your envelopes. It is also possible to setup automatic withdraw by calling the parish and speaking with Judy Stives. I am very grateful for your swift response to this important appeal.

I ask you to keep our parish community in your prayers as I will keep you and your families in mine.

God bless us all,
Fr. Mark A. Kelleher, Pastor