AN UPDATE FROM FATHER LARRY
The Inauguration of "#46" took place this past Wednesday and we are thankful that our new President and Vice-President were sworn in with dignity and without incident. Several Catholic clergy had significant roles in events associated with the Inauguration. We wish President Biden and Vice-President Harris God’s blessings in leading our nation in what continue to be difficult times.
We are very happy to welcome Fr. Emmanuel Conduah to Holy Name Parish. Fr. Emmanuel is the new Catholic Chaplain at NYU Langone (Lutheran) and New York Presbyterian (Methodist) Hospitals, replacing Fr. Austin Emeh. He will be residing in HNJ Rectory and will say Mass in our Church when his chaplain duties allow him the opportunity to do so.
As mentioned last week, we are providing support to our aligned St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy during their Shoe Drive. Please see the notice below for information on how you can assist SJWCA with their initiative by recycling shoes and sneakers you no longer need or want. Let's help them save some soles!
We will have a Holy Hour for Life here in the Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 24. Please see the notice below for more information.
Please continue to pray for peace and reconciliation in our great country.
Fr. Larry Ryan
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The following is excerpted from the invocation Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. offered at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2021 as part of the nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Service:
"At this twilight hour, our beloved nation reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many thousands of people who have died from the coronavirus during this past year. We turn to the Lord of all to receive these our sisters and brothers into Eternal Peace and to comfort all of those who grieve the loss of a loved one.
This virus more than taking the lives of too many of our citizens, as well as people around the globe, has left in its wake, a sobering awareness that we are all united in the sorrow that we recognize today.…
… May our prayer this evening serve as a small expression of our national desire to comfort and strengthen those who have endured the loss of a loved one to this pandemic and may it be a resounding gesture of gratitude for all those who have cared for the victims of this virus and their loved ones.
Our sorrow unites us to one another as a single people with compassionate hearts. May our prayer strengthen our awareness of our common humanity and our national unity at a time when harmony is a balm that seeks to comfort and strengthen us as a single people facing a common threat that is no respecter of age, race, culture, or gender. Let us with one heart commend those who have died from this virus and all of their loved ones to the Providential care of the One who is the ultimate source of peace, unity and concord. Amen."
Catholic Standard (cathstan.org)
Holy Name Food Pantry
We will distribute food from the rectory basement from
2-3 p.m. on Saturdays,
January 30 and February 13 & 27.
At this time, Progresso soup, tuna, and cereal are needed.
Thank you to our Religious Education Confirmation students who donated food to Holy Name’s Pantry as part of their confirmation service projects.