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Our Lady of Knock – 143rd Anniversary

Sunday, August 21, is the 143rd Anniversary of Our Lady’s Appearance in Knock, Ireland. With assistance from members of the Irish Parade Committee, we will observe the anniversary here in HNJ Parish on Saturday, August 20.

Our commemoration will begin with the Recitation of the Rosary and a simple crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Knock starting at 5 p.m. in the Church. We will follow with our 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass and, immediately after Mass, we will have a brief Rose Laying Ceremony at the Memorial to the Unborn in the Grotto in front of the Church. We hope you will join us.

Men’s Retreat – September 16 – 18, 2022

Holy Name’s Knights of Columbus Council invites all interested men to join them

6:30 p.m., Friday, September 16 to Noon, Sunday, September 18

San Alfonso Retreat Center

755 Ocean Ave N,
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity with guaranteed blessings!

Contact Jim Ruth, PGK for more details:
Tel #: 215-322-1425;

San Alfonso Retreat Center – Where God and Sea Come Together

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.
Fall 2022 – Winter 2023 Diocesan Training Schedule*

October 8, 2022; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Francis Preparatory High School
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, NY
(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students)
January 8, 2023; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Edmund Preparatory High School
2474 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students; and Ushers)
* Both English and Spanish tracks are available.
All training will be scheduled by the Rectory Office.
For more information, call the Rectory Office, or email Nick Sisto, HNJ’s Coordinator of Lay Liturgical Ministers at

Holy Name Food Pantry

Serving the Community Since 1987

The Pantry will distribute food from the Rectory Basement:
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
on Saturdays, August 13 & 27 and September 10.

We have been receiving a significantly higher number of people in need. As a result, maintaining sufficient inventory is proving to be difficult. Please keep non-perishable items such as rice, pasta sauce, beans, and cereal on your shopping list for us, if you can.

One-Day Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Bishop Robert Brennan will lead a one-day Diocesan Bus Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The features of the day will be a Rosary Devotion and con-celebrated Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine. with Bishop Brennan as the Main Celebrant. Plan now to be part of this diocesan act of love and devotion in honor of Mary, Mother of the Church. Please call Holy Name Rectory if you think you would like to attend: (718) 768-3071.

Sacraments for the Homebound or Ill

Fr. Larry is available to administer the Sacraments of Penance, Eucharist, and the Anointing of the Sick either at home or in a hospital. All three of these Sacraments are grace and salvation-filled opportunities for spiritual (and sometimes physical) healing, nourishment, and peace. Please note that it is preferable to have a priest visit before there are issues with communication and swallowing, but please don’t hesitate to contact the Rectory at any time to have Fr. Larry (or another priest) administer these important sacraments to those in need.

Arrangements can also be made to bring the Eucharist (Holy Communion) to the homebound on a recurring basis. All visits should be by advance appointment (made by calling the Rectory) to avoid concerns about strangers coming to the door.

National Eucharistic Revival

Our Bishop Robert Brennan has asked pastors to advise everyone that the three-year National Eucharistic Revival officially began on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19, 2022. Bishop Brennan also asked that everyone be directed to watch his brief message to the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens about the Revival. Please view the Bishop’s message as soon as you can.

Your attention is also directed to the web site which has been set up as a central source of information about the Revival, and to an excellent news release on the subject recently issued by the Archdiocese of Chicago. As that news release explains: The National Eucharistic Revival officially begins on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19. The Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the USCCB to form, heal, convert, and unite the People of God through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and then to send them out to a hurting and hungry world. The Revival’s focus on formation and missionary discipleship begins at the grassroots level in individual parishes and dioceses along with other Catholic institutions…

The Frequently Asked Questions section of the website reminds us of the Church’s current challenges.…The website goes on to boldly assert that “The goal of the National Eucharistic Revival is to engage every Catholic in the United States! This is a movement, not a program, and is meant to provide opportunities for the faithful to fall deeper in love with Jesus in the Eucharist and to be inspired and equipped to share that love with others.” Please pray for the success of the Eucharistic Revival.

The link that you see on the left side of our Parish Home Page will be updated as future announcements are made and additional information becomes known.

HNJ Religious Education Program

2022 – 2023 Registration is now open

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: