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HNJ’s Boy Scout Troop 237 Christmas Wreath Sale

HNJ’s Boy Scout Troop 237 is selling Christmas wreaths outside the old Convent on Prospect Park West near Windsor Place. They will be there Fridays, December 1 and 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, December 3 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Please see the bulletin for more details as well as a QR code if you want to order online.



Christmas Flowers

Please include the names of those you wish to memorialize and place your envelope in the collection basket, or deliver it to the Rectory. The suggested donation is $15 for each memorial.

If you don’t have a Christmas Flowers envelope, please write “Christmas Flowers” on a plain one and provide us with your name, the names of those you wish to memorialize, and your donation.

Winter Hats & Gloves Needed

Knights of Columbus Holy Name Council 4783, in partnership with Holy Name of Jesus Church, is collecting winter hats and gloves for the local charity, CHiPS. Please wrap your donations separately and place them in the box marked “KofC / HNJ Hats & Gloves” in the vestibule of the Church as soon as possible. All gifts must be in the box no later than Monday, December 18 to ensure Members of the KofC can deliver the packages to CHiPS in time for Christmas.

Thank you for your support!

Christmas Giving Tree 2023

This year, we are collecting toys to help Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens make Christmas a bit brighter for the people they serve.
Please take a gift tag from the tree and bring in your unwrapped toy(s) as soon as you can. All gifts must be placed in the box marked “Catholic Charities” in the Church vestibule by Monday, December 18 to ensure the children will receive them in time for Christmas, but bringing them even earlier will be a big help!

Gift cards are also greatly appreciated. If you do opt for gift cards, we urge you to deliver them to the Rectory Office or place them in the Collection Baskets as Mass to prevent them from being lost. Please do not place gift cards in the Toy Box.

Thank you for your kindness!

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – Friday, December 8

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will observe the Solemnity with Masses at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 8.

Please note: there will be no Vigil Mass on Thursday, December 7.

Holidays Jackpot

The initial drawings for the Holidays Jackpot will take place early during the week of November 26. We will still pull one entry for each day on the Jackpot calendar, and the first set of winners will be announced in the December 3, 2023 weekend Bulletin.  So, if you haven’t yet entered – or want to obtain additional Raffle Entries – this is the time do so!

Each $50 raffle ticket gives you 38 chances to win. Raffle Entry Forms and additional information can be found in the back of the Church and in the Rectory Office. You can also download and print one at home:  HN_jackpot_holidaycalendar_2023 as of 110123

Feel free to enter as many times as you like. Remember: you need to be in it to win it!

Holy Name Food Pantry

Serving the Community Since 1987

The Food Pantry will distribute food from the Rectory basement from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. on
Saturdays, Dec. 2, 16, & 30.

The Food Pantry needs sugar, pasta, and sauce for pasta.

Thank you to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy and P.S.10 for their recent Food Drives!


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

It’s not too late to register your child. For additional information, or to register your child, contact Kathryn Sisto, Holy Name’s Coordinator of Religious Education, by:

Knit & Purl Group (& Crochet, too!)

Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

(starting October 18, 2023)

Holy Name Rectory Basement – – 245 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn

All Are Welcome – and all sessions are free!


Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, come join in friendship, learning, creating, & sharing the wonderful world of knitting & crocheting. We hope to include both personal projects and charity work, in our endeavors.

Beginners: We’ll offer projects to get you started and provide you with an ever-increasing knowledge of knitting & crocheting.

Experienced: You’ll have support and the opportunity to steek, frog, explore variations in casting on / binding off, reading written instructions & charts, plus much more.

Requirements: Bring your own yarn (preferably a worsted weight) and needles. If you’re not sure what to purchase, the staff in a Yarn store can help you.

Please contact Evelyn at 718-491-1167 and let her know about your experience level.