Movie Nights with Fr. John Cush – “Signs”

Fr. John Cush will return to HNJ Parish on Monday evenings, June 24 and July 1 for his always popular Movie Nights. These two sessions series will include a viewing and discussion of the Mel Gibson film “Signs”. Both sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be in the Rectory Basement. Everyone is welcome!

HNJ Religious Education 2024-2025 Registration Is Open

If your child is in grades 1 through 8, and attending a public or a non-Catholic private school, they should also attend 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, Holy Name’s Coordinator of Religious Education, by:


  • Completing the online registration form:
  • Emailing her at,    
  • Calling her at (718) 768-7629
Note: Register your child(ren) by June 29, 2024 to receive an Early Registration Discount.

Father’s Day Remembrances – June 2024

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. During the month of June, we will pray for all men, both living and deceased, whom you wish to have remembered.

Father’s Day Remembrance envelopes were included in the most recent church envelope packets. There are also some on the tables in the back of the Church. Please send your requests to the Rectory Office, or put them in the collection baskets. We will place the prayer intentions on the altar for the month of June and list the names of those for whom we will be praying in the June 16 bulletin.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2024: Called to Communion, Participation, & Mission

The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal is underway. We encourage everyone to view the 2024 ACA Video online at:

Your contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal make a significant impact, aiding individuals in Brooklyn and Queens in ways beyond the capacity of any single parish. Let us pray for the success of the 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal, envisioning a triumph that not only empowers us to extend love to those in need but also enables our hearts to respond to Jesus, who calls us to be in Communion, Participation and Mission.

We invite you to stand with Holy Name of Jesus Parish in supporting the 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal.

To donate, visit or text DONATE to 917-336-1255.

Holy Name Food Pantry

The Food Pantry will distribute food from the Rectory basement from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, June 1, 15, & 29.

We are in need of soup and cereal.

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Holy Name Council 4783 for their recent very generous monetary gift to Holy Name’s Food Pantry.

Holy Name Sports News


The Fathers Guild has opened registration for both Players and Coaches for T-Ball, Girls Softball, and Baseball. Registration links, as well as details regarding age requirements for Players and game locations, are available at:       HNFG Spring Sports 2024


We are pleased to open registration for our inaugural travel Volleyball teams. The volleyball program is available to girls ages 8 to 14 years old. Players will compete in CYO Travel Volleyball and will play games throughout Brooklyn and Queens with home games held at Bishop Ford/K280 school gym. Each child will be assigned to a team. If you have any questions, please send them to:

Please use the below links to register as a player or coach:


Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

The OCIA program (formerly known as RCIA) prepares adults to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Religious instruction will be available this Fall for adults who wish to be baptized Catholic, as well as those who are already members of the Catholic Church,  but were never able to receive the fullness of the sacraments (Communion and/or Confirmation.)

If you are interested, please contact the Rectory at 718-768-3071 for more information.

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.