Livestream Mass


September 24, 2021

The Brooklyn Diocese reminds that parishioners should continue to be careful about observing COVD protocols at Mass and other liturgies, especially in light of concerns about the Delta Variant. The Diocese has also advised us that there will be no large gatherings in parish buildings through the end of 2021. Small gatherings may be held with COVID protocols in place (masking, social distancing, etc.) Just about all of our parish meetings, etc. fit this requirement and will continue to do so as our Fall schedule resumes. However, we have to cancel our three large Fall Fundraising events: the Oct. 22 Rockinghams Concert, the November 6 Radio Bingo, and the December 11 Decades Concert. These cancellations will seriously impact our budget, and we are exploring ways to replace that lost revenue.

One thing you can do right now: Make your pledge to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal if you have not already done so. Every dollar pledged and paid to the ACA now will come back to Holy Name, and could be a big help in addressing the revenue shortfalls resulting from the cancellation of the three large events mentioned above.

The Catholic Church in the United States observes September 20-26 as National Migration Week. It concludes with the Universal Church’s observance of World Day for Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, September 26. In recent weeks, our television, Internet and print media have been filled with dramatic images of refugees from Afghanistan and migrants from Haiti. We pray for refugees and migrants making dangerous journeys in so many places throughout the world.

Hurricane Ida’s record-breaking rainfall caused extensive damage to many churches, schools, and parish buildings In Brooklyn and Queens. Many Catholics in our Diocese are suffering as a result of that storm, and Bishop DiMarzio has asked parishes to take up a special collection to help them.  All loose cash, as well as checks and envelopes marked “Ida Relief“, that is deposited in the baskets during the Second Collection, will be sent to the Diocese for distribution and direct assistance to those affected by the hurricane. Parish Building Repair Envelopes will be retained by HNJ. Our hearts and prayers go out to the many parishes and parishioners in this Diocese impacted by the tremendous rain and flooding from the Hurricane. Thank you for your generosity and compassion.

Please see a copy of our bulletin here on our web site or pick one up in Church. Have a safe and blessed weekend.

Fr. Larry Ryan

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Sunday Rosary at HNJ – September 26

Members of the Holy Name Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society will lead the recitation of the Rosary in the Church immediately after the 12 Noon Mass (approximately 1 p.m.) on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Please join them for this great way to start your week!

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Blessing of the Animals

in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

We will have two brief prayer services and blessing of pets. Please join us and bring your creatures – great and small!

Sunday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m.


Monday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Howard Place School Yard

(behind Holy Name Church)

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Why Catholic? Small Groups

There are still opportunities to join Holy Name of Jesus Why Catholic? Small Groups which will begin meeting once a week from early October into mid- November (with COVID protocols in place). This Fall, the groups will continue their consideration of the Sacraments. Prior participation is NOT required. Please call the Rectory office for additional information about this very valuable, very friendly and very convenient spiritual opportunity.

Are You Being Called to Serve?

Lay Liturgical Ministers are members of the laity who are called to serve at Masses and throughout our faith community. Their roles include being Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ushers. These are all important ministries for the lifeblood of our parish and our faith, and they offer a meaningful way for a person who is “called” to actively participate in the Holy Liturgy.

To be a successful candidate, you must:

  • Be Catholic and have received the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation);
  • Live your life in accordance with the teachings of our Catholic Faith;
  • Consent to training, and to willingly participate in the ministry with respect, knowledge and reverence;
  • Be at least 16 years old (EMHC and Lector Training is available for Junior and Senior High School students);
  • Discuss your qualifications with Fr. Larry, our pastor.
For more information, call the Rectory Office, or email Nick Sisto, HNJ’s Coordinator of Lay Liturgical Ministers at

2021 Diocesan Training Schedule
October 19, 2021;  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Francis Prep. H.S.
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows, NY

(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students)

December 4, 2021; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Edmund Prep. H.S.
2474 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students; and Ushers)

Holy Name Food Pantry

Food will be distributed from the Rectory basement:
2-3 p.m. on Saturdays,
September 11 & 25 and October 9 & 23.
The pantry continues to need small (1 or 2  lb) bags or boxes of rice.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Registration and Re-registration for the 2021-22 HNJ Religious Education Program is still available.

If your child is in grades 1-8, and attending a public or a non-Catholic private school, they should be attending religious education classes to help them grow in their faith and to prepare them to receive their sacraments.

For additional information, or to register your child, contact Kathryn Sisto, Coordinator of Religious Education, by:

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy

Grades PreK-3 through 8

Educating students of all faiths in a diverse, inclusive environment that is designed to develop the whole child based on the catholic principles of love, respect, and service to the community and each other.                         Tel: (718) 768-7629

HNJ Church is OPEN for Masses, Prayer and Other Sacraments

HNJ Church remains OPEN for our full Mass and prayer schedule, as well as Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings.

Mass Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m.* (Spanish), 10:30 a.m.*, Noon.
Masses noted with * are also live streamed on our Facebook page.
Church Open for Private Prayer:
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to Noon
Saturdays, 5 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. in the Church; or by appointment.
Weddings, Baptisms:  Please call the Rectory

Funerals:  Please have the Funeral Home contact the Rectory

It is important to be extra careful about observing all COVID guidelines, including social distancing, masking, hand-washing and staying home if you do not feel well. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.

Celebrating Humanae Vitae

Please join Holy Name Parish for An Exploration of Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae (1968)

7 p.m. in the Rectory for four consecutive Mondays evenings starting Monday, September 13, 2021.

We will explore the encyclical, Humanae Vitae, using the Catholic Scripture Studies Tutorial Kit with lectures by Fr. Frank Pavone on DVD.

There will be (optional) homework!

Text Cindy at 917-620-9262 to receive the Study Booklet before the first session.