Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus Response

This page is intended to keep you up-to-date on the latest information related to the church’s response to this pandemic. Please check regularly for updates.

reopening information

 

  • 11/06/2020 – We are now live-streaming our 4PM liturgy weekly on YouTube. That will remain available to view on our YouTube Channel. 
  • 9/13/2020 – 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass resumes this week
  • July 1, 2020 Letter from Father Clarence
  • Indoor Masses have resumed. The temporary schedule is 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.
    • In order to attend Mass, you must register in advance by calling the parish office at 754-1266.
    • All in attendance must wear a mask for the duration of the Mass. The only time it may be removed is to receive Holy Communion. Masks should cover both the mouth and nose.
    • Please arrive early. We will take the temperature of all attendees prior to entering. 
    • Attendees will be directed where to sit. Please follow the directions of our ushers.
    • Please do not linger after Mass to socialize.
    • Maintain social distancing with non-household participants.
  • Daily Mass will resume Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00 a.m.
    • Daily Mass will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • Attendees will sign in at the door and get a temperature check.
    • You do not have to register in advance for daily Mass.
  • The chapel will open Tuesday, July 7 with restrictions. The chapel will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Adorers must register in advance by calling Carla at 729-5817.
    • Adorers must sign in and get their temperature taken at the office.
    • Space will be restricted to no more than 2 adorers at a time.
    • Wipes will be provided for them to wipe down their area before they exit.
    • Books are not currently available, but you may bring your own. Please be sure to take it with you when you leave.
    • Please wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose completely throughout the duration of your adoration.
    • Individuals at higher risk (65+, underlying health conditions) are encouraged to remain home at this time. 
  • The Parish Office will resume regular operation on Tuesday, June 7. Summer hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Confessions are not being heard at this time.

Diocesan Information

Parish-Specific Information

  • A Letter from Father Clarence 7/1/2020
  • A Letter from Father Clarence 6/04/2020
    • We will continue with the Parking Lot Masses the weekend of June 20/21. We aim to resume Masses in the church the weekend of June 27/28.
  • A Letter from Father Clarence 3/24/2020
  • Sunday Mass & Music Playlists
  • General Information
    • Adoration chapel and the church are closed
    • All Masses, Ministry meetings, Faith Formation, and Stations of the Cross have been canceled until further notice
    • Bulletins will still be available online
    • Music for the weekend liturgies is available here
    • Office staff will be working sporadically
      • Call 754-1266 or email churchoftheholyfamily@gmail.com for assistance 
        • If calling, please leave a voicemail with a number to contact you at. We will be checking voicemail regularly.
    • Weekly Offerings
      • If you are able, we encourage you to continue to make your weekly monetary offerings to help us continue to operate.
        • Please mail envelopes to the parish office, drop them in the lockbox outside of the office, or contribute online here.
    • Birthday Cards
      • Please don’t forget our Senior parishioner birthdays. Call the parish office to set up a time to drop off your cards. 
    • Errand Runners
      • Over the next several weeks, we would like to do what we can for people who are confined to their homes and, therefore, unable to get groceries or pick up medication. We are working on a system to match people in need with people who are able to help them.
        • If you are confined to your home and are in need of groceries or medicines, please call the Parish Office or email Mary at chfyouth@gmail.com.
        • If you are in good health, under the age of 60 and are willing to go to the grocery store or pharmacy for someone,
        • please call the Parish Office or email Mary at chfyouth@gmail.com  and we will match you up with someone in need.
    • Prayer Requests
      • Please use our prayer request page to submit prayer requests and to see a list of intentions to pray for.

How to participate in Mass

Additional Prayer Resources

Community/Other Resources

  • Businesses Providing Assistance with Food
  • From Tioga Opportunities Program, Inc.
  • How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus
  • Summer Lunch Pickup – Broome County
  • Summer Lunch Pickup – Binghamton
  • Food Pantry Information from Catholic Charities
    • Catholic Charities Food Pantries remain open to the public during regular business hours:
      • Mother Teresa’s Cupboard M,W, F 9-2:30 pm (202 Garfield Ave. Endicott)
      • 100 Main Street Food Pantry and Community Empowerment Center M, W, TH, F 9-11:30 am & 1-3:30 pm, Tuesdays 1-3:30 pm
    • Both pantries are serving a 5 day supply of food to each family. Boxes of food are pre-made and will be given outside to families. This will ensure that we are practicing safe social distancing as recommended by the CDC.
    • During this crisis we will allow friends, family members, neighbors, etc.. to pick up for loved ones who cannot leave their homes safely due to age, disability or medical reasons. In addition, agencies may also pick up for their clients.
      Please print, complete and bring with you the Food Pantry Form  to help us get you food in the most timely manner.
    • For seniors and medically frail Broome County residents that do not have someone to bring food please contact Mary Whitcombe at 584-7800.
    • The pantries will also offer diapers, adult diapers and infant formula as available to those in need.