An Update From Fr. Larry – 1/21/22

Congratulations to the Seventh and Eighth Grade Teams from our aligned St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy who competed in last Sunday’s First Lego League robotics competition. This local event was part of a world-wide competition in which teams of 9-to-16-year-old students engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering. Both SJWCA teams won prizes and the Eighth Grade Team advanced to the New York City Wide Competition which will be held in March, 2022. There’s more information about this exciting event in my Note in this weekend’s Bulletin.

At 3 p.m. this Sunday afternoon, January 23, we will have a Holy Hour for Life here in HNJ Church. The Holy Hour will conclude Holy Name’s observance of the 49th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s pro-abortion decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. There is additional information below. Please join us, if you can, either in Church or via livestream to pray for the unborn and the dignity of all human life.

Next week, the relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be coming to our Deanery (Brooklyn 4). In a July, 2021 article, The Tablet described him as being nicknamed the “Patron Saint of the Internet.” He learned how to write code at a young age and was known for creating a web site in which he painstakingly catalogued all of the Eucharistic miracles reported in various countries around the world. Just 15 years old when he died of leukemia in 2006, blessed Carlo was buried in jeans, a tracksuit jacket, and a pair of Nikes. Carlo was beatified in 2020 after a miracle attributed to his intercession was officially verified by the Vatican. In The Tablet article, Msgr. David Cassato, the Vicar for Catholic Schools in the Brooklyn DIocese, is quoted as saying that Carlo Acutis’ story is relatable to kids in so many ways — even down to the way he was dressed in the casket. “He’s wearing Nikes. What kid in Brooklyn doesn’t wear Nikes?” he said. “We need saints that speak to the young people and he speaks to young people.”

The relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be available for veneration at St. Saviour Church and Holy Name of Jesus Church at the times listed below. All parishioners within Brooklyn Deanery 4 are invited to make a pilgrimage to venerate the relic.

Monday, January 24 – St. Saviour Church, 611 Eighth Ave., Bklyn, NY  (718) 768-4055
7:30 p.m. – Adoration with Benediction and Veneration of the Relic

Tuesday, January 25 – St. Saviour
8:30 a.m. – Mass with Veneration of the Relic until 11 a.m.

Tuesday, January 25 – Holy Name of Jesus Church, 245 Prospect Pk West, Bklyn, NY   (718) 768-3071
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Veneration of the Relic

Wednesday, January 26 – Holy Name of Jesus
9 a.m. – Mass with Veneration of the Relic until 11 a.m.

Wednesday, January 26 – St. Saviour
7:30 p.m. – Mass with Veneration of the Relic until 9 p.m.

Thursday, January 27 – St. Saviour
12 Noon – 2 p.m. – Private Prayer and Veneration of the Relic

Friday, January 28 – St. Saviour
8:30 a.m. – Mass with Veneration of the Relic until 11 a.m.

Saturday, January 29 – St. Saviour
5 p.m. – Mass with Veneration of the Relic before and after Mass.

Sunday, January 30 – St. Saviour
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses with Veneration of the Relic between Masses

You can read a copy of our bulletin here on our web site or pick one up in Church. Have a safe and blessed weekend.


Fr. Larry Ryan

Livestream Mass

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Holy Name Food Pantry

Serving the Community Since 1987

We will distribute food from the Rectory basement from

2-3 p.m. on Saturdays: January 22 and February 5 & 19.

Thank you to the many individuals who made donations to the Food Pantry in memory of Patrick Smith.

HNJ Religious Education Program

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:

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy

Grades PreK-3 through 8

Educating students of all faiths in a diverse, inclusive environment that is designed to develop the whole child based on the catholic principles of love, respect, and service to the community and each other.                         Tel: (718) 768-7629

HNJ Church is OPEN for Masses, Prayer and Other Sacraments

HNJ Church remains OPEN for our full Mass and prayer schedule, as well as Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings.

Mass Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m.* (Spanish), 10:30 a.m.*, Noon.
Masses noted with * are also live streamed on our Facebook page.
Church Open for Private Prayer:
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to Noon
Saturdays, 5 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. in the Church; or by appointment.
Weddings, Baptisms:  Please call the Rectory

Funerals:  Please have the Funeral Home contact the Rectory

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.