Monthly Sunday Rosary at HNJ – November 27, 2022

Members of the Holy Name Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society will lead the recitation of the Rosary in the Church immediately after the 12 Noon Mass (approx. 1 p.m.) Sunday, November 27, 2022.

If you can, please join them for this great way to start your week and the Advent Season!

2022 Holidays Jackpot Raffle

**  $7,500 in cash prizes, ranging from $100 to $1,000  **

**  38 chances to win for each entry you submit  **

Entry Forms are available in the left panel of this web page, in the Bulletin, in the rear of the Church, and in the Rectory Office.

Daily drawings start Thanksgiving Day, November 24 and end on New Year’s Eve, December 31. 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 help our Fundraising efforts that are still not yet recovered from the negative impact of COVID.

Submit your completed Entry Form(s), and the Entry Fee of $50 per form, to the Rectory Office by Monday, November 28, to ensure you have the most opportunities to win.

Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser for the parish!

The “Presence” Series: November 21, November 28, & December 5

On Monday evenings, November 28 and December 5, HNJ Parish will offer Episodes 2 and 3 of the Augustinian Institute’s three-part series “Presence – The Mystery of the Eucharist”. We will begin each evening with 20 minutes of Eucharistic Adoration in the Church, from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m., and then move to the Rectory Basement at 7 p.m. to watch one of the episodes, and hold a brief discussion.
  • Nov. 28 — “The Story of the Eucharist”
  • Dec. 5 — “Bread for the Journey”
Can’t join us in person? You can participate in the viewing and discussion via Zoom (contact the Rectory Office to request a Zoom link).

If you missed Episode 1, “God is With Us”, on November 21, you can view it on your own on FORMED:

Thanksgiving Dinner

Holy Name of Jesus’ Shepherds Hall
from 1 p.m to 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 24, 2022

  • If possible, please contact the Rectory by Tuesday, November 22 if you plan on joining us, so we can estimate how many guests to expect.
  • We will gratefully accept donations of desserts (pie, cake, cookies, etc.) after 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Please bring the goodies directly to Shepherds Hall.
  • If you wish to help defray the cost of the meals, please mark your contribution “Thanksgiving Dinner” and send it to the Rectory or drop it into the collection basket at Mass.

Holy Name’s FORMED Pick of the Week – November 20, 2022

As we head towards Thanksgiving, Fr. Joseph Fessio, the founder of Ignatius Press, gives a wonderful and inspiring talk on the “wonder of God’s goodness, and the constant appreciation and gratitude to God for everything. The video is called, “The Aim of Life is Appreciation by Fr. Joseph Fessio”.
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Holy Name Food Pantry

Serving the Community Since 1987

Our next food distributions will be
from 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, December 3, 17, & 31.


The food pantry currently needs cooking oil, flour, sugar, coffee, and mayonnaise.

For Christmas, the pantry will need 1 lb. canned hams and 4 oz. packets of mashed potatoes.

We thank Ms. Abby and Ms. Pat and their K280 class for their Thanksgiving goodie bags which were distributed at our Food Pantry on November 19.

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Holy Name Father’s Guild – Fall 2022 Sports

The Basketball Clinic will be Saturdays for children ages 4 to 6.
Players Registration:
Coaches Registration:

The Travel Basketball Program will practice on Saturdays and play games on Saturdays and Sundays in Brooklyn and Queens. It’s for boys and girls ages 7 to 17.
Players Registration:
Coaches Registration:

The Soccer Clinic will be on Saturdays for children between 3 and 9 years old.
Players Registration:
Coaches Registration:

Fall Baseball will be on Saturdays and Sundays in Our Lady’s Field for ages 5 to 8.
Players Registration:
Coaches Registration:

Girls Swimming
Players Registration:

Cub Scout Pack 237 will hold registration for new Scouts on Friday, September 30 in the School Basement. All boys from Kindergarten to 5th grade are invited to come and join Pack 237 and experience the Scouting journey.

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.