Rev. Philip T. Persico
Rev. Nana Ampah
Deacon Thomas Abbamont
8:00am; 10am; 12:00pm
Holy Days of Obligation
7:15 am, 9:00 am, 6:30pm
Monday-Friday 7:15am, 9:00am
Holy Name of Jesus Church
2 Broadway, Valhalla, New York 10595
Tel: 914-949-2323 * Fax: 914-930-5154
Holy Name of Jesus Religious Education: 914-949-1422
LENT -All during Lent Morning Prayer will be combined with 9am masses Monday through Friday
On ASH WEDNESDAY, Ashes will be distributed at the 7:15am and 9am Masses. There will be a liturgical service at 12 noon and 6:30pm
On Fridays, beginning on February 16th Stations of the Cross will be at 7pm
· Lent is spiritual preparation for the celebration of Easter. Both catechumens (those preparing for Baptism) and the faithful prepare for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery at Easter.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14th) continuing until the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday. (Thursday, March 29th)
· The practices of Lent involve prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
· Lent originated in the first three centuries A.D. and, over the centuries, developed from a one or two-day observance to forty days (recalling the 40-day fasts of Christ, Matthew 4:2; Moses, Exodus 34:28; and Elijah, 1 Kings 19:8).
During the Season of Lent, the Church urges all the faithful to reflect a spirit of penance in their daily life through performing acts of fast and abstinence.
LENTEN FAST AND ABSTINENCE – During the season of Lent, the Church urges the faithful to reflect a spirit of penance in their daily lives through performing acts of faith and abstinence. FASTING requires that only one full meal be taken per day. ABSTINENCE prohibits individuals from eating meat on a particular day. ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY are days of Fast and Abstinence as well as every Friday during Lent.
Monday, February 19th, is President's Day-There will be no &;15am Mass and the Rectory Office will be closed.
PRAYER SHAWL REQUESTS- Do you know someone who is ill or bereaved, or is feeling the effects of aging and could use a shawl or lap blanket for comfort and warmth? We will be happy to donate one to them. You can also select one for yourself. Please call or email Christine at 761-7243, email@example.com or Maureen at 946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net to request a shawl or lap blanket. They will be happy to arrange a time to give you
MEN’S CLOTHING COLLECTION- During the month of February, we will be collecting Men's clothes. Please make sure the clothing is clean and in good condition. Please leave all donations in the social concerns bins in the church vestibules. All the clothing will be given to men in need. Thanks so much for your support