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We Celebrate MLK’s Birthday

In tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., HFI is posting information about his important work, as well as about celebrations in the city. The Lost 1967 Speech Celebrations at the August Wilson Center

Additional $40 Million in PA Tax Credits Available July 1

Last week it was announced that an additional $40 million is available to Pennsylvania businesses to assist families with private school scholarships! Although all Nazareth Prep students qualify for these scholarships, the tax credits ‘ran out’ in 2021 leaving a $1 million funding gap. With this additional funding, new applications and even businesses shut out in the […]

Statement on Migrant Children Facility in Erie, PA

This past week the Church community and citizens of Erie reached out with loving kindness to migrant children. These children are involved in a disaster, not of their own making, and in need of care. They are among the most vulnerable in the world as they travel to the U.S. Many of these children are fleeing […]

Journey of Hope Statement

For the past 120 years, Holy Family Institute (HFI) has been at the forefront of supporting and advocating for children, youth, and families. HFI’s mission is based on our sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth was founded in 1875 in Rome […]

In Memory of Patricia Rooney

Patricia Rooney was a longtime friend of Holy Family Institute and will be greatly missed. Sister Linda recalls fondly that, “Pat would always write handwritten thank you letters whenever she received a gift or a kindness. I remember when we were named the official Courage House of the Steelers. Mrs. Rooney was invited to attend […]

Christmas Message from Sister Linda Yankoski

Christmas is time for hope, for love, for family. Thank you for another year of bringing God’s goodness to children and families in this challenging year. The pandemic has had far reaching and dire effects on many members of our community, especially more vulnerable communities where Holy Family Institute provides many needed services. These have […]

Thank you, Catholic School Teachers!

This year, teachers have gone above and beyond to educate the students in Catholic schools. Mike Clark, David Conrad, Michelle Peduto, Mayor Bill Peduto, Rocky Bleier, Jennifer Antkowiak, Larry Richert, and Bishop David Zubik offer words of thanks to our Catholic school teachers.

Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh Interviews Sister Linda

Check out the Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh’s interview with Sister Linda on the history of Holy Family Institute, how she ended up here, and the many education and social service programs she’s been a part of creating, including Nazareth Prep! Social Justice Beyond the Dome Ep 8 ~ Sr. Linda Yankoski ’82 from Kerry […]

Care for Our Human Family: Resources on Racism

The Peace and Justice Committee of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth has put together this resource to help each of us respond to the invitation of Jesus to care for our neighbor. These books, videos, articles and other resources are intended to guide us in a discovery of concrete ways to love […]