AN UPDATE FROM FATHER LARRY
 
It was incredibly uplifting to see so many faces in Holy Name Church last weekend. Although less than half the total we've had in past years, the combined attendance of approximately 630 people at at our Easter Triduum Liturgies is a vast improvement over that of last year's Triduum, which took place at the height of the coronavirus shutdown. In fact, only two of us were allowed to be physically present for Easter, 2020. The increased attendance reaffirms that we, as Catholics, are eager to gather as a community to pray and to praise God. May this be an indication that the despair and pain we’ve endured for the past year is now turning to hopefulness and a brighter future.
 
I offer my thanks to all who helped to carefully prepare for, and reverently celebrate, our Holy Week Liturgies. That includes: the members of our Environmental Committee who cleaned and helped arrange the flowers in the Church; our Director of Music and the singers who practiced for several weeks to provide us with beautiful music in English and Spanish; the Master of Ceremonies for our major liturgies; our RCIA program Coordinator; our lectors, sacristans and ushers; Custodian John Murphy and the Rectory staff upon whom there were even greater demands during this busy time; and especially our Deacons, Abel Torres, Michael Saez, and Gerry Devine, as well as my fellow priests, Frs. Charles Keeney and Emmanuel Canduah. And of course, as always, I thank you, the people of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, for your faith and your continuing support of this parish and me. I know that the Risen Lord will bless you and your loved ones.
 
I also want to thank all of you who donated Easter gifts to the Parish, and those of you who generously gave to our Good Friday collection for the Sacred Sites in the Holy Land, and the Easter Vigil / Easter Sunday collections for HNJ Parish and for the care of our Senior Priests in the Brooklyn Diocese.
 
Please make your pledges to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, either by mail or online. Your pledges are very, very important to the Diocese and to the financial health of Holy Name parish. Thank you for your generosity.
 
Please continue to pray for peace and reconciliation in our great country.
 
Fr. Larry Ryan
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Holy Name Food Pantry
We will distribute food from theRectory basement:
2-3 p.m. on Saturdays,
April 24 and May 8 & 22.

We thank Rosie Pira-Ursino for organizing and accepting food donations from her customers at “Modern Touch Unisex Salon” for Holy Name’s Food Pantry.
 

 

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HNJ Church Remains OPEN
for Masses, Prayer and Other Sacraments

HNJ Church remains OPEN for our full Mass and prayer schedule, as well as Wedding, Baptisms and Funerals. We also continue to livestream Masses on our Facebook page on Sundays at 9 a.m. (Spanish) and 10:30 a.m. (English) and from Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.

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 to help us to remain OPEN.
 

 

 

 
 
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