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

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Are You Being Called to Serve?

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.
For more information, call the Rectory Office, or email Nick Sisto, HNJ’s Coordinator of Lay Liturgical Ministers at nasisto@verizon.net

2021 Diocesan Training Schedule
October 19, 2021;  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Francis Prep. H.S.
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows, NY

(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students)

December 4, 2021; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Edmund Prep. H.S.
2474 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(EMHCs; Lectors; High School EMHC Students; and Ushers)
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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.

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.
www.sjwca.org                         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.