HOLY NAME OF JESUS CHURCH 2 BROADWAY VALHALLA, NEW YORK Tel: 914-949-2323 Email: HNJValhallaNY@gmail.com Holy Name of Jesus Religious Education: 914-949-1422 Rev. John F. Antony, Administrator Rev. Nana Ampah, Weekend Associate Thomas Abbamont, Deacon
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA Devotions every Monday after the 9am Mass
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4pm-4:45pm or by appointment
HOLY HOUR ADORATION 3rd Monday of the Month at 12 noon –3PM
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm Except Holidays
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE: Please call ahead at 914-949-1422 firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Dates: March 8th Stations of the Cross at 6pm March 8th Fish Fry at 6:30pm March 10th Family Mass March 15th Stations of the Cross March 16th Toiletry Sort March 18th Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament March 19th Italian Mass done bilingually by Fr. John March 22nd Stations of the Cross March 23rd Prayer Shawl Meeting March 27th Rosary Altar Society Meeting March 29th Stations of the Cross March 30th Easter Crafts April 5th Stations of the Cross April 6th Last Supper Reenactment & Stations April 6 & 7th RAS Bake Sale/Basket Raffle April 12th Stations of the Cross April 15th Confessions from 4-8pm April 18th Holy Thursday-Washing of the Feet April 19th Good Friday-Stations of the Cross April 20th Holy Saturday-Food Blessing Aprils 21st Easter April 28th Divine Mercy Sunday If you have not completed Holy Name of Jesus survey with comments or even complaints. Please download the attached, complete and return either in the collection basket or at the rectory. THANK YOU your input helps to keep Holy Name of Jesus the best!!! Holy Name of Jesus' Questionnaire On ASH WEDNESDAY, March 6th ashes will be distributed at the 7:15am and 9am masses and at the liturgical services at 12 noon and 6:30 pm
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. Two other smaller meals may be taken during the day to maintain physical strength, but these two meals together should not equal a full meal in quantity. Fasting obliges all those who have reached the age of 18 and continues to oblige through the age of 59. Those who are not specifically obliged to fast are encouraged to join in the discipline of fasting to the extent that they are able.
ABSTINENCE prohibits individuals from eating meat on a particular day. Abstinence obliges all those who have reached the age of 14 and continues to oblige throughout their lives. Those who are not specifically obliged to abstain from eating meat are encouraged to join in the discipline of abstaining to the extent that they are able.
ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY are days of Fast and Abstinence. Fridays in lent are a day of Abstinence.
Every FRIDAY during Lent the Stations of the Cross will be prayed from March 8th through April 19th at 7pm On Friday, March 8th, the Stations of the Cross will begin at ^pm and the Fish Fry at 6:30
Bingo Boys: "There will be a Fish Fry on Friday, March 8th, from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. If you are interested in coming to the Fish Fry please call the rectory.
New to Holy Name of Jesus: On March 19th at 7pm, Fr John will be saying an English/Italian Mass for St. Joseph's day with a small reception afterward. On April 6th, Fr John will have an reenactment of the Last Supper followed by the Stations of the Cross outside. After Tennebrae on Holy Saturday April 20th, Fr John will be blessing the food that you will be serving for your Easter Meal. Please bring a sample of your meal to be blessed.
MISSION TRIP THANKS- Thanks so much to all who made monetary donations in support of our four parishioners who are on a mission trip to Jamaica. The money will be given to the Missionaries of the Poor to aid in their work with the poor, sick, and disabled in Kingston, Jamaica. Thanks SO MUCH for helping those in need!!! Our 4 parishioners hope to have a presentation when they return highlighting their week in Jamaica.
TOILETRY SORT- Volunteers needed! There will be a toiletry sort on Saturday, March 16. We will be working in the cafeteria from 12:30 to 2:30. Please call or email Maureen, 914-946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net if you can help.
ST PATRICK’S DAY CRAFTS- Many, many thanks to all who helped with St. Patrick's Day crafts for nursing homes. We had approx. 40 volunteers help to make shamrock necklaces, leprechaun treat cups, shamrock wreaths etc. Everyone did a wonderful job! Special thanks go to Mary Poakart, Judi Mele, and Angela Guistino for the beautiful cards they made. Thanks also go to Sister Gertrude and Martha Linder for helping to deliver the crafts. All the crafts and cards will brighten the days of our friends in nursing homes and at FDR Veteran's Home. Thanks again!!
EASTER CRAFTS- Volunteers needed!! We will be working on Easter Crafts for residents of local nursing homes on Saturday, March 30, from 12:30-2:30 in the school cafeteria. Please join us for this fun and rewarding activity. No special skills are needed- most crafts are peel and stick. The crafts will be given to residents of area nursing homes as well as FDR Veteran's Home. Please call or email Maureen if you can help- 946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY- Our next meeting will be March 23rd in the Fr Dave Library/
PRAYER SHAWL REQUESTS- Do you know someone who is ill or bereaved, or is feeling the effects of aging and could use a shawl for comfort and warmth? We will be happy to donate a shawl to them. You can also select one for yourself. For the prayer shawl ministry or requests please call or email Christine at 761-7243 or Maureen McLoughlin at 946-9334 .
LAST MAN STANDING RAFFLE drawing will take place here at Holy Name of Jesus on May 11th at 6PM. It is our only Fundraiser HOW IT WORKS AND RULES –The trick is to be the last man standing. A last man standing raffle is the opposite of a normal raffle in that it is the LAST number drawn wins the prize RULES: – Tickets are $100 each . There will only be 300 tickets sold. Winner NEED NOT be present to claim a prize. Monetary prizes are as follows: 1st drawn wins $300 25th drawn wins $200 50th drawn wins $250 75th drawn wins $200 100th drawn wins $250 125th drawn wins $200 150th drawn wins $250 175th drawn wins $200 200th drawn wins $300 225th drawn wins $200 250th drawn wins $300 275th drawn wins $300 296th drawn wins $500 297th drawn wins $500 298th drawn wins $500 299th drawn wins $500 300th drawn wins $10,000. REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!
YEAR ROUND COLLECTIONS -We are collecting the following items year round- travel sized toiletries, men's sneakers, backpacks (no cartoon characters), new men's socks, and new men's underwear. Please leave all items in the Social Concerns bins. Please, no other clothing items should be dropped off at this time. Thanks for helping others in need!
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