Helpful Resources: Explanations of the Teaching of the Church

06-27-2021Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

Are you, a family member or friend searching for reasoned explanations for the teachings of our Church? Here are some resources, which may be helpful.

The website founded by Brandon Vogt is a place where Catholics and atheists come together to have a rational discussion about the great questions of life. It features well-respected contributors who have provided rich content for the inquirer, including “20 Arguments for God’s Existence” by Dr. Peter Kreeft. Dr. Kreeft has also written a book with Fr. Ron Tacelli entitled, Handbook of Christian Apologetics providing an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.


Welcome Fr. Bill Williams

06-20-2021Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

Following the announcement of Fr. Tom’s new appointment as Administrator at St. Bartholomew Parish in Needham, I’ve been asked whether Holy Family Parish will be getting another priest to take Fr. Tom’s place. The answer is no and yes. It’s no because there will be no Parochial Vicar formally assigned by the Archbishop to Holy Family Parish as of July 1. With fewer priests available for assignment to the growing number of collaboratives in our Archdiocese, many of which are comprised of two or three parishes/worship sites, in comparison, a “stand-alone” parish with one church like ours does not warrant a second assigned priest.


Updated Mass Attendance Guidelines


Masks are no longer required for vaccinated people in the State of Massachusetts. The State does advise that non-vaccinated people continue to wear masks. We no longer require masks in church. If you would like to continue to wear a mask, you are always welcome to do so. We have a section specially designated for those who wish to sit socially distant from other people located on the parking lot side transept.


Fr. Tom Gignac New Assignment

06-12-2021Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

Our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Tom Gignac, has served here at Holy Family for the past five years. This has been his first assignment as a priest, having been ordained on May 21, 2016. After “learning the ropes” as a new priest while sharing his many gifts and faithful ministry with us, Cardinal Sean has now appointed him to a new assignment where he will have additional responsibilities and opportunities. Beginning July 1, 2021, Fr. Tom will become the Administrator of St. Bartholomew Parish in Needham, where he will assume leadership responsibility for the liturgical, spiritual, pastoral, formational, social and service dimensions of parish life as well as take on the various administrative duties akin to being a Pastor.


Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

06-06-2021Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

A few years ago, our parish hosted an extraordinary international exhibit of over 100 photographs and historical descriptions of some of the principle Eucharistic Miracles, which have taken place throughout the centuries from around the world. For Catholics, these miracles substantiate the fundamental belief that the bread and wine consecrated at the altar at Mass become the true and real presence of Jesus Christ - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. This is the great mystery we celebrate on today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).