Care & Support

Holy Family is more than just a church.
It is Our Church - Your Church - Your Community - Your Family.

Through anything and everything that may happen in the lives of any of our family members – we are here to offer love and support. Holy Family is here to celebrate with you in times of joy in the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage.
We are also here to walk with you through sorrow and uncertainty. We offer Funeral Masses for your departed loved ones, Anointing of the Sick before surgery or in times of health concerns, and Communion to the sick and homebound. Please see below for additional information.

FUNERAL MASS

If someone in your family has passed away, the first step is to make your funeral arrangements with your funeral home. Then, the funeral home will contact the parish to book the time and date of the funeral. Once this is done, the family should call the parish to book an appointment to see the priest to plan the details of the Funeral Mass.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

This Sacrament is available to anyone who is either sick or facing major surgery. This Sacrament can be received at the church or in some circumstances from a visiting priest. Please call the office to make arrangements.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND

For Parishioners unable to attend Mass because of health reasons or sickness, our Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring Communion on Sunday Mornings.   Please contact the parish for more information.

CONFESSION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to all every Saturday from 4:00pm-4:45pm and upon request. Please visit the’ Sacrament of Reconciliation’ page of this website to learn more about the Healing Power of this beautiful Sacrament of Mercy.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Need Prayer? Our Intercessory Prayer Groups are ready to pray for you! Please use our Prayer Box located at the back of the church, visit our website and submit your request on-line. You can rest assured that your requests will always be kept confidential. Please visit our Prayer Page for more information.

We can support you and your family in times of need through our parish’s chapter of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, our Outreach Ministry in the community, St. Vincent Palotti’s Kitchen in Oshawa or help you connect with new friends at weekly fellowship after Mass, or at our various social events.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Through the collection of monetary donations and regular food drives, the members of our parish chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul support the needs of less fortunate in our community. Among other works, they also organize an annual campaign to provide substantial gift baskets to needy families at Christmas time. To request any support, please call 905-668-8752 and leave a message, a member of the Holy Family St Vincent de Paul team will return your call within 24 hours.

OUTREACH MINISTRY

This ministry endeavors to offer a means for people otherwise somewhat disconnected from the community of the church to find a place to belong. Our Homeless Mission team provides a lunch meal to people in downtown Oshawa a couple Saturdays a month. Not only is it a physical nourishment, but they also gather and share spiritual nourishment. Through our Refugee Committee, a dedicated team of parishioners have petitioned and successfully started the process to relocate a family here to Whitby.

ST. VINCENT PALOTTI’S KITCHEN

For people in our community living with food insecurity, St. Vincent’s Kitchen provides a full cooked dinner every day of the year at their facility in downtown Oshawa. At a very minimal cost, this restaurant style dining offers a friendly, respectful environment to enjoy a healthy meal. St Vincent Palotti’s Kitchen is located at 51 King St E, Oshawa.

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES of DURHAM

The Catholic Family Services of Durham exist to provide help, hope and healing to individuals, couples and families, regardless of beliefs, through support, counselling, and education. Please contact them directly for more information.

EMERGENCY HELP IN THE DURHAM REGION

This resource has been prepared by the Durham Housing Advisory Network, which is a group of housing and health service providers serving people with housing challenges. It is intended to provide individuals and agencies with the information they need about services. 

HOSPITALITY EVERY WEEKEND

We invite you to join us on Saturdays and Sundays in the parish hall after all Masses for coffee, tea and refreshments to enjoy fellowship with other parishioners.

Looking to Volunteer?

Please visit our Serving Page  to learn how you can be a part of this ministry.