Holy Name Restoration ProjectWatch Fr. Jim Cunningham announce the planned Restoration of Holy Name of Jesus Church
See our new restoration brochure (with restoration and contribution details)!
Read in The Tablet: Parishioners Await ‘New Church’ at Holy Name
Holy Name of Jesus Restoration: $1,450,000 (>95%) raised towards our $1,500,000 goal!
Restoration Project Children’s Appeal
From the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Buildings Committee:
The Holy Name Buildings Committee was formed to assist Fr. James Cunningham with parish buildings, and facilities related projects. We consult, advise, and at times perform the work. The Buildings Committee believes its work aligns directly with Bishop DiMarzio’s call to the “New Evangelization in Brooklyn and Queens” by maintaining, updating, creating, and investing in our spaces. The goal is to develop warm, comfortable, inviting, safe, and spiritual environments that enable parishioners and visitors to enhance their connection to our faith.
Holy Name Parish was established in 1878 and has grown to include a Church, School, Rectory, Convent, and Brother’s House. Its outdoor spaces include a School Yard, Parking Lot, and an Athletic Field. In 2010, a number of projects were initiated starting with a Church Roof replacement. This work has grown into major capital improvements to the Convent and Brother’s House in support of rental conversions. The opening of “St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy” brought facilities upgrades that include paint, electrical, and technology upgrades.
On the liturgical side, upgrades to our Grotto, Stained Glass Windows, and our Rose Window are in various stages. An historical Church renovation is under consideration.
With the Church Roof project now complete, we can concentrate on the interior of the church. The question the Buildings Committee wants to pose is “What type of project should we take on and to what extent”? The projects range from painting, artwork, flooring, lighting, improved air conditioning, and a new Altar and Sanctuary features.
Focusing on the liturgical elements of our church, the altar depicted above comes from St. Vincent de Paul Church in Williamsburg. It was designed by famed designer, James Renwick. The altar was originally intended for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York but went to St Vincent’s because of its size. The altar, created in the gothic style is similar to Holy Name’s original architecture.
This historic piece could form the basis of a multi-year Holy Name renovation if the Parish wants it. The Buildings Committee has been working with various liturgical design firms to better understand the types of renovations we can have. There are many elements that go into this type of project. We are also working with a Development firm to help us understand the project logistics. Some are cost, impact to worship and general project feasibility.
We launched our official parish campaign at all of the Masses during the weekend of Saturday, February 23nd, and Sunday, February 24rd.
The Restoration of Holy Name of Jesus Church ~ 135 years ~
Fulfilling our Vision!