Holy Family Roman Catholic Church

 

​​ 29 Sugarloaf St. South Deerfield, Ma 01373
                   Phone:  413 665-3254

Mass Times:  Daily Monday - Thursday 8am
Friday Communion Service 8:00am, First Friday Mass 8:00am
Saturday 4pm, Sunday 8am and 10:30am       
Confessions: Saturday at 3:00pm or by appointment

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From the Pastor's Desk

JMJ
 
Dear Friends,
 
Well, we have another deacon! I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Deacon Rodney Patten! The long journey to ordination is completed! Deacon Rod now joins Deacon Ted as the deacons of Holy Family! What a joy it is to have two men of our parish to serve us in the works of charity that is pertinent to a deacon's ministry. I still remember when I was ordained a deacon by the late, then-Archibishop John Foley in the fall of 2007. The Archbishop, who was later named a Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI, noted in his homily that a deacon's motto is always: "what can I do for you?" Hence, he pointed out that at the heart of the ministry of a deacon is the service of charity. This is manifested in visits to the sick, burying the dead, serving the poor, comforting the sorrowful, contributing to the life of the parish, preaching the gospel, instructing the faithful, delivering homilies, and serving at the altar. Deacon Rod knows that I am determined to put him to work immediately! I am grateful to have these men as a part of our parish to aide us in building up the Kingdom here in South Deerfield. Be sure to congratulate our new deacon. Congratulations once again, Deacon Rod! 
 
God bless!