Welcome Weekend

Add Sat, Sep 25 - Sun, Sep 26

Dear Friends,

Have you experienced true joy recently? Each weekend the joy in our parish community is palpable. I can’t help but smile week after week as more people join us for weekend Masses. I love hearing from those who have returned for the first time and the beautiful witness many share about what it has meant to receive Jesus in Eucharist again. As your pastor, I couldn’t be happier to welcome you home to our joyful parish community each week!

When I reached out to you a few weeks ago, I mentioned that we would soon celebrate the fact that our church is open, alive and stronger than ever! To do this, we are hosting a Welcome Weekend on Sep 25/26 with the theme: WE ARE HOLY FAMILY! Whether you have been back in person for a week, a month or more, it’s time to celebrate the joy of being in community, listening to God’s Word, receiving Jesus in Eucharist, and worshiping together!

And so, I invite you to come to Mass and enjoy some of the events on this special weekend. Here is our Welcome Weekend schedule:

End Hunger Meal Packaging

Sat, Sep 25 9:00am-12:00pm

We can package as many meals as we can fund!  Volunteer Sign ups will be available very soon!


Donate Here: www.endhungerne.org

Youth Ministry Event: MESSY GAMES (Grades 6-12)

Sat, Sep 25 at 6:00pm – after the 5:00pm  Mass

Come get messy with us on the lawn and kick off our Youth Ministry Year!

Questions: Contact Matt Bensman at mbensman@holyfamilyduxbury.org

Hospitality after all morning Masses

Sun, Sep 26

Weather permitting we will have coffee, donuts and more outside as you exit Mass.  You won’t even have to travel to the parish center to have a coffee and say hello to an old friend or make a new friend!

Family Fun Fest

Sun, Sep 26 10:00 am - after the 9:00 am Mass

Join us in the parish center and on the lawn for some fun, games, and faith!

Food Truck Dinner

Sun, Sep 26  5:00pm – after the 4:00pm Mass

Come to Mass at 4:00pm, buy dinner from  local food truck and have dinner on the lawn with a bouncy house and fun for all ages! You can purchase food from the trucks for dinner.  This event is open to all ages and there will be some family friendly activities on the lawn as well! You will have gone to Mass and had a fun dinner with your parish family

You are a special part of the celebration! So, I ask you to stop by the parish center to pick up a packet created especially for you. 

Packets can be picked up:

  • After all Masses on the weekend of Aug 14/15
  • Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm (any time between Aug 9-21)
  • Monday Evenings: 6:00-8:00pm (Aug 9-16)

As I mentioned in my last letter to you, I hope the pain of this pandemic has helped to focus your attention on what is important in life.  Faith. Family. Health. Friendship. Kindness. Community.  Let’s celebrate together and remember, WE ARE HOLY FAMILY!

Know that I never take you for granted.  Your presence in our church means the world to me, and I appreciate all that you do.

You and your family are in my prayers, and I ask that you remember me in yours.

Gratefully in Christ,
Rev. Robert J. Deehan