Welcome to Holy Family, a Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston

Welcome to Holy Family, a Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston

The mailing address for the office is:
PO BOX 220, Concord, MA 01742

Holy Family Parish has four buildings:

Parish Church
12 Monument Square

Monument Hall
62 Monument Square

Rectory
70 Monument Square

Office
12 Monument Square

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the office hours?
A: Monday through Friday 7:00am -3:00pm

What are the Mass times?
A: Daily Mass: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00am, and Tuesday at 9:00am.
Saturday:  5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:30am and 5:00pm
Mass times for holy days of obligation are posted on the web site at least two weeks prior to the date.
Confessions: Saturdays 4-4:30pm or by appointment (And during Lent, also Tuesdays 6:30-8pm)

How do I register as a parishioner?
A: Click here!

Where can I find out more about the "Inspiring Hope" campaign 2019?
A: Here!

How do I obtain a baptismal or marriage certificate or verification of first communion or confirmation?
A: All certificate requests can be made by calling the parish office at 978-369-7442 or by emailing office@holyfamilyconcord.org. All requests should include: Full name, date of birth, and church record location (either Holy Family, the former Our Lady Help of Christians, or the former St. Bernard’s).

How do I obtain a Mass Card and/or schedule a Mass? 
A: These requests can be made in person at the office, by calling the office at 978-369-7442, or by emailing office@holyfamilyconcord.org between the hours of 7am-3pm on weekdays. The donation for a Mass card is a free will donation. The person requesting the Mass card may ask that the Mass be offered on a specific date.  If that date is available, we are happy to record the intention there.  If someone wants to schedule a Mass for an anniversary of some sort, they should do it far in advance to make sure that the date is available. All requests should include: Date preference and Name of Intention (if a card is requested). Please also include your full name and a contact number.

How do I get baptized at the parish?
A: Expecting parents or parents of infants are welcome to have their baby baptized at Holy Family Parish. Parents are asked to attend a one-hour baptism prep class in preparation. Please contact Adriana Nunez at anunez@holyfamilyconcord.org for more information. All requests should include: Name of Child, contact number, email, and names of parent(s).  Older children and adults are also welcome to explore their developing faith at Holy Family Parish. A period of faith formation is an essential part of entering the Church. Adults are invited to enter the RCIA program and older children are invited to discuss catechesis appropriate to their age level. Click here to learn more about RCIA, or contact Dr. Elizabeth Smith, pastoral associate, at pastoralassociate@holyfamilyconcord.org for more details about older children and adults.

How do I sign my child up for religious education?
A: Children in grades K through 10 are invited to take part in our religious education program. Registration forms are available online by clicking here. For more information, visit the faith formation page, or contact Rick Chasse, Youth and Family Minister, or Jaye Russo, Director of Religious Education.

How do I get married in the parish?
A: Couples planning to be married at Holy Family Parish must contact the pastor at least six months in advance of the marriage date. Please contact the parish office at 978-369-7442 or office@holyfamilyconcord.org for more details.

Is this a child-friendly parish?
A: Holy Family is committed to offering opportunities for meaningful prayer and praise to people of all ages! Religious education and peer ministry programs are thriving at Holy Family. The liturgy is enlivened by the presence of our youth. Each week during the school year at the 10:30 Sunday Mass, children are invited forward for a special blessing and then led downstairs for a Children's Liturgy of the Word while parents listen to an adult version upstairs. Children rejoin their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Children in grades 3 & up are invited to join the Children's Choir. Babies and toddlers may find a needed break in the Children's Refuge Room; this is room enclosed in a glass door in the back of the sanctuary for parents who want to bring fussy babies in for some sound-proof crying, feeding, or playing while their grown-ups can still hear and see the service through speakers and a glass door. Vacation Bible School each summer provides fun, games, and music for kids each day of that week.  To see all of the ways we serve the children in our parish, please click here, and to see all the ways we serve teens, click here.

How do I request a grave location at St. Bernard’s Cemetery?  
A: Please contact the office at 978-369-7442 or email office@holyfamilyconcord.org. All requests should include the full name and date of death of deceased individual, the deed holder’s name (if possible), and the funeral home where arrangements were made (if applicable).

How do I leave a message for the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul?
A: 978-369-7442 x229. Please note that a representative will contact you as soon as they are able; due to volunteer schedules, individual requests may take up to 48 hours or longer to receive a response. Their website also contains helpful information.

What does the parish do to accommodate persons with disabilities?
A: Our parking lot features two handicapped spots and two spots reserved for people who need to be close.  There is wheelchair entrance located on the parking lot side of the parish. Wheelchair seating is available on the right side of the sanctuary, and the front pews on the right side are also reserved for individuals who need to be close. The parish has an elevator to the lower level in the gathering space located on the parking lot side. We have an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities on the parking lot side of the church. Hearing assistance equipment is available for Mass and lectures. If you would like to request any additional assistance, please reach out to us!

I'd like to get more involved in the life of the parish, but I'm not sure how. What do you recommend?
A: First thing's first: join us for Mass! We have coffee and donuts after the 8 and 10:30 Sunday Masses throughout the school year, and it's a great place to make new friends. Second, join our Newcomers' Club! It's for people who are new or simply people who feel new and want to help newcomers feel more welcome. Beyond that, our website also has a lot of information about the many ways to get involved here at the parish! If you click on Parish Life, you will see a bunch of ways to get involved. You'll notice our ways to volunteer or connect are loosely categorized according the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Are you musical? Are you inclined to serve during liturgy? Do you have a concern for the hungry, the homeless, the homebound, or for the environment? Are you attracted to the idea of sharing your faith in small groups, Bible studies, or classrooms? Are you a single adult looking for others like you? Are you the parent of a teen looking to help our youth ministry? Do you have time off in the summer to help with Vacation Bible School? You'll find details about all this and more as you navigate around our website! Please don't hesitate to contact any member of our staff for further help.

If you have a question you would like answered about Holy Family Parish, please forward them to us at: office@holyfamilyconcord.org.  We look forward to finding the answer to your question!

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