AN UPDATE FROM FATHER LARRY
August 20, 2021
Last Monday’s “Movie Night at HNJ” was a great success, with people viewing “The Way” in person here in Holy Name Rectory, and via Zoom. Many thanks to parishioner Paul Baity whose computer expertise made this possible! Stay tuned: we are looking into other films and hope to have another “Movie Night at HNJ” this Fall.
As I mentioned last week, tomorrow, August 21, is the 142nd Anniversary of Our Lady’s Appearance in Knock, Ireland. HNJ Parish and members of the Irish Parade Committee will observe the anniversary tomorrow with the Recitation of the Rosary and a simple crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Knock beginning at 5 p.m. in the Church. Our regular Saturday Vigil Mass will follow at 5:30 p.m. and, immediately after Mass, we will have a brief Rose Laying Ceremony at the Memorial to the Unborn in the Grotto in front of the Church. We hope you can join us.
Bishop DiMarzio has asked all parishes in the Diocese to take up a special collection for the victims of the August 14, 2021 earthquake in Haiti. Here at Holy Name of Jesus, we will do so the weekend of August 28 – 29. All loose cash, as well as checks and envelopes marked “Haiti Relief”, that is deposited in the baskets during the Second Collection will be sent to the Diocese for distribution and direct assistance to the affected people in Haiti. Parish Building Repair Envelopes will be retained by HNJ. Thank you for your generosity and compassion.
The start of the 2021-22 School year is quickly approaching. Our aligned St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy reopens for onsite classes for Grades K through 8 on Wednesday, September 8. (Grades PreK 3 and PreK 4 start on Monday, September 13.) Fall classes for HNJ’s Religious Education Program begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 12. Contact information for both SJWCA and the Religious Ed Program is available below, and in our bulletin.
Please see a copy of our bulletin. Have a safe and blessed weekend.
Fr. Larry Ryan
Lay Liturgical Ministers are members of the laity who are called to serve at Masses and throughout our faith community. Their roles include being Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ushers. These are all important ministries for the lifeblood of our parish and our faith, and they offer a meaningful way for a person who is “called” to actively participate in the Holy Liturgy.
To be a successful candidate, you must:
- Be Catholic and have received the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation);
- Live your life in accordance with the teachings of our Catholic Faith;
- Consent to training, and to willingly participate in the ministry with respect, knowledge and reverence;
- Be at least 16 years old (EMHC and Lector Training is available for Junior and Senior High School students);
- Discuss your qualifications with Fr. Larry, our pastor.
2021 Diocesan Training Schedule*
(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students)
Holy Name Food Pantry
Food will be distributed from the Rectory basement:
2-3 p.m. on Saturdays,
August 28 and September 11 & 25.
We currently need one-pound bags and boxes of rice and boxes of macaroni & Cheese.
Thank you for your continued support.
Registration and Re-registration for the 2021-22
HNJ Religious Education Program is underway.
- Completing the online registration form:
- Emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, OR
- Calling 718-768-7629.
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy
Grades PreK-3 through 8
HNJ Church is OPEN for Masses, Prayer and Other Sacraments
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.
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to Noon
Saturdays, 5 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. in the Church; or by appointment.
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.