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 and on Fridays, beginning on Stations of the Cross will be at 7pm
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.
During Holy Week which begins on March 25th Monday through Wednesday, the 9am Mass will be combined with morning prayer There will be no morning mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday morning
On HOLY THURSDAY, March 29th at 9am Tenebrae will be prayed and chanted. Tenebrae is the psalms and lamentations of the day. At 7:00pm will be Mass and Washing of the Feet, following
Mass there will be an Adoration of Repose in the gym until Midnight.
On GOOD FRIDAY, (a day of Fast and Abstinence) March 30th at 9am will be a Tenebrae service.
At 3pm will be a Prayer service and at 7pm will be the Stations of the Cross.
On HOLY SATURDAY, March 31st 9am there will be Tenebrae service
EASTER SCHEDULE OF MASSES:
EASTER VIGIL will be celebrated at 7pm.EASTER SUNDAY, April 1st, Mass will be
celebrated at 8am, 10am and 12pm
EASTER DUTY- the Catholic Church requires that all Catholics who have made their First Holy Communion, go to confession and receive the Holy Eucharist sometime during the Easter season. The Easter season begins with Holy Saturday and ends with Pentecost Sunday.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA—This is a 9 day Novena begins Good Friday. A Plenary Indulgence
can be obtained on this day under the usual conditions To learn how to pray the Novena see the page on our website at www.HolyNameOfJesus.org.
HOLY NAME OF JESUS ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY is offering a $500 scholarship to any High School Senior who is a member in good standing at HNJ Church and has provided service to the Holy Name of Jesus community. The application is available in the rectory during normal business hours.
THE YOUTH GROUP OF HNJ CLOTHING DRIVE will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. and Sunday, April 29th from 8:30AM until 1:30PM. (Drop off is in front of the Gym doors) This is a Clothing Fundraiser for Rosary Hill Home. The youth group will be collecting all types of clothing, shoes, household items including blankets, sheets, pillows, bedspreads, quilts, comforters, towels, table cloths, kitchen/bath accessories (made of fabric), drapes/curtains, accessories including purses, backpacks, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties, undergarments, baby accessories, soft toys, stuffed animals, hard toys, blocks. Please place all items in well ties plastic bags. If you are unable to drop off your items on this date and time or would like more information, please contact YouthGroupHNJ@gmail.com or call 914-949-2323. (We can not accept: Books, CDs/VHS Tapes, Furniture, Kitchen Appliances or Outdoor Toys)
MISCELLANEOUS DONATIONS- People have been dropping off household goods, books, religious articles..... and leaving them in the Social Concerns bins. Please do not drop off any of these items at the church. You should bring them to Goodwill. Please only drop off items that have been requested. Thanks so much! Hold onto these goods until the weekend of April 28th and 29th when our youth group will be holding a drive (see under HNJ Youth Group)
FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Holy Name has been given a time slot for parishioners to volunteer at the Food Bank in Elmsford. We will be working on Sunday, April 8, from 10:30-12:00. Would you like to volunteer? They have given us a limit of 15 people, so the first 15 to call/email will be given the slots. In the past we have sorted canned foods, bagged pasta and fruits, etc. The food we sort will be delivered to some of the over 200 food pantries in Westchester. As always, no short shorts, no tank tops, and closed toe shoes only. Any students who volunteer must be accompanied by a parent.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY- The Prayer Shawl Ministry gives, not sells, handmade shawls and lap blankets to those who are sick, elderly, or in need of comfort and warmth. The recipients are so grateful to be given beautiful and warm shawls and blankets. All shawls and lap blankets are blessed by Father Phil or Father Nana, and each creation has a miraculous medal attached to it, along with a special prayer card. The shawls and blankets are boxed and tied with a ribbon, to be given as gifts to those in need. Since shawls are never sold, donations of yarn or money (to be left at the rectory) to buy yarn are deeply appreciated.
New members are always welcome! If you don't like to attend meetings, no problem, just crochet or knit from home. Would you like to join, but you don't know how to crochet? We have a member who will be happy to teach you! .
Prayer Shawl Meeting- Our first meeting of 2018 will take place on Saturday, March 24. We will meet from 11:30-12:30 in the Father Dave Library. Please park in the back of the school and enter through the back door. If you would like to join, please just come!!! New members always welcome! Our Prayer Shawls will be blessed on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, so try to bring your completed shawls and blankets in before then.
RONALD MACDONALD HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- We are scheduled to prepare a dinner at the Ronald McDonald House at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital on Saturday, March 24, from 3:30-5:00. Would you like to help? 8 volunteers are needed. We will meet at the Holy Name parking lot at 3:15 by the rectory and carpool over because parking is very limited at the house.
CLOTHING/TOILETRY SORT- Last Saturday approximately 25 parishioners helped to sort men's clothes and toiletries. The volunteers prepared about 200 toiletry bags, each filled with soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, a toothbrush, toothpaste, flosser, mouthwash, a comb, deodorant, a razor, shaving cream, a washcloth, and hand sanitizer.
Special thanks to Anita Ghilardi for helping to set up, to Angela Guistino for coordinating the clothing sort, and to Donna Dessner for recycling all our paper and plastic bags. Thanks so very much to all the volunteers who helped out! Thanks also to all who donated toiletry items and clothes. The items were greatly appreciated by those in need.
For all information please call or email Christine Stephens 761-7243,
CRoseStephens@optimum.net or Maureen McLoughlin 946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net