Welcome to Holy Family!


Welcome and thanks for visiting the website of Holy Family in Athens, Illinois. My name is Fr George Nellikunnel and I am proud to be the pastor of this vibrant parish.  I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find the information here useful.  I also hope that you will become a part of our community of faith, by your presence and participation in the Eucharist as well as our many activities.

Although public Masses are resuming, the Bishop’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect for an indefinite period of time until further notice.

Follow this link: WORSHIP AID to a printable Worship Aid that can be brought to Mass with you that included the Confiteor, the Gloria, and the Nicene Creed.

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, 

and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and

unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.