Welcome to Holy Family Amherst

We Welcome ~ We Worship ~ We Witness

Parish Pastor - Father Charles Offor
Parish Life Coordinator - Glenna O'Quinn
Office/ Finance Manager - Evelyn Currie
Holy Family Office Manager - Mary Comeau
CWL - Diane Yarymowich
Knights of Columbus - Edwin Brine
St. Vincent de Paul - Shirley Ann Porter/ Shirley LeBlanc

Notices- - -

***Holy Family Annual Fall Fair has gone virtual!
The Annual Holy Family Fall Fair is underway but looks quite different this year. The Fall Fair Committee has organized an online version of the event. Despite Covid, this important annual fundraiser must go on.
Please check it out on FACEBOOK:
All Saints Parish Presents THE HOLY FAMILY CHURCH FALL FAIR 2020

The Fall Fair currently has an on-line auction running from November 9th until November 16 at 2pm! Be sure to check them out on the Facebook Group page.

Congratulations to Shirley Prendergast on winning the quilt raffle (ticket #1008) and to Reg Sonier, who won the $100.00 grocery gift card (ticket #1020). Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and to the family of the late Anne Melanson for the donation of the lovely quilt.

Thank you again to everyone who supported our Fall Fair Theme Basket Raffle!!
Congratulations to our winners:
Basket # 1- Lilly MacDonald
Basket # 2- Pat Weatherbee
Basket # 3- Ross Ward
Basket # 4- Nancy Ripley
Basket # 5- Frank & Joan Allen
Basket # 6- Theresa Ellis

*** Christmas Cheer is now underway!
Christmas Cheer

*** Mass is Livestreamed from Holy Family every Sunday at 11:15am

Our Churches are open for Mass
Please check out the information and schedule on the Liturgy page
and read the latest newsletter for the most recent protocols that are in effect.

You are Not Alone
At this time of isolation, fear and increased stress, many in our own community may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, abuse in the home, addictions or many other mental health issues.
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others" - Philippians 2:4
If you or someone you know, may need extra support at this time, please share these resources.

The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about them.
Call (toll-free) 1-888-429-8167.

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia : 1-855-225-0220

Kid's Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 and their website is: kidshelpphone.ca

Call 911in any emergency situation.

Scam Alert!! (Active Again- Oct 19-2020)

It has been brought to our attention, that several individuals have (yet again) recently started receiving text, email and messenger requests from (supposedly) Father Charles Offor or Father Craig Christensen. These requests for money or gift cards are a SCAM. Please do not respond to them.
You can notify the RCMP or your local police detachment to report these incidents.

All Saints Parish - Transition Prayer for 2020

God of new beginnings, we open our hearts to you here in our new All Saints Parish. In all that is unfamiliar, remind us to pay attention; to see what is, and not merely what we remember; to see as if for the very first time. Heavenly Father guide us throughout this time of transition. Empower each one of us to use our unique gifts to create a beautiful parish life, to share openly and honestly our thoughts, to respect the opinions of others, and to encourage humility, patience and joy. Instill in us a vision of the life you in- tended for us to lead. While we remember that which is precious in our communities and give thanks for the abundance we enjoy, God of Creation, guided by your Holy Spirit, grant that we will move forward united in love. In this new day and in this new parish, help us to joyfully accomplish the mission that has been entrusted to us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.