Holy Week Schedule 2014

Holy Thursday – April 17, 2014

9:00AM Morning Prayer
7:30PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper– Bi-Lingual
This year the Repository will be in Rectory Basement Chapel.  The Repository will be open for prayer and adoration until 12 Midnight.

Good Friday – April 18, 2014

9:00AM Morning Prayer 10:30AM Stations of the Cross Street, Procession
3:00PM – 5:00PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7:30PM – Stations of the Cross – Bilingual

Holy Saturday – April 19, 2014

9:00AM Morning Prayer
3:00PM – 5:30PM Confessions
8:00PM Easter Vigil – The Easter Vigil will begin in the Howard Place Schoolyard with the lighting of the Easter Fire.
We invite all who are able to assemble outside.

Easter Sunday – April 20, 2014

5:30AM Easter Mass at Dawn – Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady’s Field.  Please bring a beach chair.
7:30AM Mass – 9:00AM Spanish Mass
10:30AM Family Mass - After the Family Mass there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in Our Lady’s Field
12 Noon Mass

 Pax Christi Good Friday Way of the Cross in Manhattan

Today we begin the Week called Holy. Lent will end and the Sacred Triduum commemorating our Savior’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection will take its place. Please join Pax Christi Metro New York as we walk with Jesus on His Way of the Cross on Good Friday. This Way of the Cross is a modern-day Stations of the Cross witnessing for peace and justice in the streets of our city. At each Station we reflect on our participation in a world still characterized by crucifixion. The Walk begins at 8:30 AM on April 18th at 47th Street between First and Second Avenues, proceeds along 42nd Street and ends on 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues around noon. For more information, please contact Pax Christi Metro NY at www.nypaxchristi.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 212-420-0250.



It’s hard to ignore the fact that indeed the Church Restoration project has not only started but is now underway in full force!  Following up on the details shared at the Parish Wide Presentation on Sunday June 30th (information can be found on the Holy Name website - http://www.holynamebrooklyn.com/), there are a number of noteworthy updates to share with you:


  • Phase one of the Shepherd’s Hall work is now complete.  The cement footings and much of the steel work is done.  The floor openings have been repaired to allow us to start Masses this weekend.  The last time the Church basement was used for Mass was during the 1980’s renovation.  The difference then it was set up as a Church, not a multi-use hall.  The Parish leadership, Maintenance team and the Buildings Committee worked hard to set up Shepherd’s Hall and the Rectory basement into something spiritualty inviting and comfortable.  While the work in Shepherd’ Hall is continuing during the week, know it’s all in preparation for our new “30 ton” marble altar and strengthening our 135 year old structure for the future.  


  • For these past few weeks, we think you would agree Church looked very bare.  The good news is many of our treasures have been moved to support Mass downstairs.  Those items that will not be used in our temporary spaces are safely stored away, protected and in storage.  Items that will not be used in our project at all will not get thrown out.  Many of the items such as the Altar of Sacrifice, Ambo, Lectern, etc. will be shipped to the Diocesan Office of Patrimony under the great care of Msgr. Bracken.  He will find good homes for them.


  • If you didn’t have a chance to look at our first draft paint color samples near the Sacristy entrance, we will reproduce the images downstairs.  These and other combinations will be vetted.  What a beautiful supplement to the many design features Baker Liturgical Art is bringing to our project.


  • On Friday August 30th, we cleared one last hurdle in our project approval.  The Parish Leadership, Buildings Committee and other stakeholders met with Fr. Frank Tumino and the Diocesan Liturgy Committee.  The Committee’s objective to support parishes undertaking major capital improvement projects that impact the “Liturgical” elements and features of Diocesan worship spaces.  They ensure the design and materials used are appropriate and “timeless”.   I’m happy to report that our project and design was approved with high marks.  Fr. Tumino and his team came away very impressed with our approach, the elements and the processes we are using.  


  • Changes are not only happening inside the Church but work will start on the outside of the building.  Soon you’ll see scaffolding and rigging on the exterior doing much needed repair to our brick, steps, ramp and parts of the roof.  We are doing everything we can to protect the beautiful restoration from the outside elements.



To stay up to date on the latest project developments, the campaign and the greater restoration activities, please see the bulletin, visit us on Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/HNJ.Restoration) and the Parish website, contact the Rectory, Fr. Jim or email the Buildings Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .