AN UPDATE FROM FATHER LARRY

 
The Inauguration of "#46" took place this past Wednesday and we are thankful that our new President and Vice-President were sworn in with dignity and without incident. Several Catholic clergy had significant roles in events associated with the Inauguration. We wish President Biden and Vice-President Harris God’s blessings in leading our nation in what continue to be difficult times. 
 
We are very happy to welcome Fr. Emmanuel Conduah to Holy Name Parish. Fr. Emmanuel is the new Catholic Chaplain at NYU Langone (Lutheran) and New York Presbyterian (Methodist) Hospitals, replacing Fr. Austin Emeh. He will be residing in HNJ Rectory and will say Mass in our Church when his chaplain duties allow him the opportunity to do so.
 
As mentioned last week, we are providing support to our aligned St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy during their Shoe Drive. Please see the notice below for information on how you can assist SJWCA with their initiative by recycling shoes and sneakers you no longer need or want. Let's help them save some soles! 
 
We will have a Holy Hour for Life here in the Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 24. Please see the notice below for more information.
 
Please continue to pray for peace and reconciliation in our great country.
 
Fr. Larry Ryan
 
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The following is excerpted from the invocation Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. offered at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2021 as part of the nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Service: 
 
"At this twilight hour, our beloved nation reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many thousands of people who have died from the coronavirus during this past year. We turn to the Lord of all to receive these our sisters and brothers into Eternal Peace and to comfort all of those who grieve the loss of a loved one. 
 
This virus more than taking the lives of too many of our citizens, as well as people around the globe, has left in its wake, a sobering awareness that we are all united in the sorrow that we recognize today.…
 
… May our prayer this evening serve as a small expression of our national desire to comfort and strengthen those who have endured the loss of a loved one to this pandemic and may it be a resounding gesture of gratitude for all those who have cared for the victims of this virus and their loved ones.
 
Our sorrow unites us to one another as a single people with compassionate hearts. May our prayer strengthen our awareness of our common humanity and our national unity at a time when harmony is a balm that seeks to comfort and strengthen us as a single people facing a common threat that is no respecter of age, race, culture, or gender. Let us with one heart commend those who have died from this virus and all of their loved ones to the Providential care of the One who is the ultimate source of peace, unity and concord. Amen."
Catholic Standard (cathstan.org)
 
 
 

 
SJWCA Shoe Drive Fund-Raiser
 
Let’s Help SJWCA
Save Some Soles!
 
Are you looking for a home for all those shoes and sneakers that you no longer wear or that your kids have outgrown? Then, please join HNJ Parish as we support our aligned St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy’s shoe drive.

Through Sunday, January 31, you can donate pairs of new and gently used shoes, sneakers and boots by placing them in a closed bag and depositing them in one of the marked bins in the Church vestibule. All sizes will be accepted. Please ensure they are clean and in wearable condition (no tears, broken heels, etc.). In keeping with COVID protocols, the donation bins will be emptied and sanitized frequently.  
 
Re-purposing your old shoes can help to change lives. SJWCA will receive money for technology and scholarships from the charity Funds2Orgs based on the total weight of the footwear collected. Funds2Orgs will then distribute the shoes throughout their network of micro-entrepreneurs to help them create, maintain, and grow small businesses in developing countries. Proceeds from the sales of the collected shoes will be used to feed, clothe, and house their families.
 
Holy Name Food Pantry
We will distribute food from the rectory basement from
 
2-3 p.m. on Saturdays,
January 30 and February 13 & 27.
 
At this time, Progresso soup, tuna, and cereal are needed.
 
Thank you to our Religious Education Confirmation students who donated food to Holy Name’s Pantry as part of their confirmation service projects.
 
 

 

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HNJ Church Remains OPEN
for Masses, Prayer and Other Sacraments

HNJ Church remains OPEN for our full Mass and prayer schedule, as well as Wedding, Baptisms and Funerals. We also continue to livestream Masses on our Facebook page on Sundays at 9 a.m. (Spanish) and 10:30 a.m. (English) and from Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.

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 to help us to remain OPEN.
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
10 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday to Friday
 
Masking and social distancing guidelines must be observed. Because of COVID, please try to conduct Rectory business by phone (718-768-3071) whenever possible. For after hours emergencies: Dial the Rectory phone number and listen to the prompts for cell phone instructions.

 

 

 
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