As I mentioned last week, we will pray a simple Pentecost Novena
on the nine days leading up to Pentecost Sunday. Starting tomorrow, May 14, and concluding on Saturday, May 22, we will recite the “Come Holy Spirit” prayer plus one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be
after Communion at each of our 9 a.m. weekday Masses, and at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning, May 16. If you can’t pray with us at those Masses, either in person or via livestream, please consider praying the “Come Holy Spirit” prayer privately each day from May 14 through May 22 for those intentions.
Congratulations to Deacon Abel Torres who will be retiring from active ministry after almost 30 years of service to the people of Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Our 9 a.m. Spanish Mass on Sunday, May 16 will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at which Deacon Abel will preach. He will also speak at our 10:30 a.m. Mass. Please join us, if you can, to honor and thank Deacon Abel. Both Masses will be livestreamed.
Tuesday, May 18, is the seventh anniversary of the Mass rededicating Holy Name of Jesus Church upon completion of the beautiful restoration carried out during 2013-2014. It is a good day to again thank God for the success of the Restoration. It is also a good day to remember and thank all who contributed so much of their time, treasure and talent to that challenging project, and who have continued to assist in the upkeep of the Church until the present time.
It’s time for this year’s June Jackpot! This major, annual raffle is organized by HNJ's hard-working Parish Fundraising Committee — the same volunteers who run other popular fundraising events including Radio Bingo, and appearances by live, local bands. Of course, all of our fundraisers have been on "hiatus" for the past 15 months due to COVID, so the success of this year’s June Jackpot is more important than ever. A Jackpot Calendar with a tear-off “Entry Form” (Raffle Ticket) was recently mailed to just about everybody in the parish. There are additional copies in the Rectory, in the back of the Church, and you can print them from our Parish Web site. The cash prizes, totalling $7,500, range from $100 to $1,000, and you have 31 chances to win for each entry you submit. Daily drawings start Memorial Day, May 31, and end June 30. If you win on one day, your Entry Form will be returned to the drum so that you have opportunities to win again. After the prizes are awarded, all proceeds will be used by HNJ Parish to pay for major repairs. Completed Entry Forms, and the Entry Fee of $50 per form, should be mailed or hand delivered to the Rectory Office by Sunday, May 23 to give you the most opportunities to win.
We continue to pray for a reduction in division and an increase in peace in our great nation.
Fr. Larry Ryan
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Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created,
and you shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray:
O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise
and ever to rejoice in His Consolation,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord,