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
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.
THE 2018 CARDINAL’S APPEAL is underway! Your generosity has always helped spread the Gospel message throughout the Archdiocese of N.Y. Our ministries to the people of God are growing and your sacrificial gift is vital to help continue the mission of the Church! Our goal for 2018 is $100,000. As of March 30th we have paid $37,330 and pledged $32,035.00 from 156 families.
FYI: The 2018 MASS BOOK still has masses available for announced Mass Intentions for the 7:15am Masses
As of April 3rd the new rectory office hours are 9am to 4pm.. Thank you
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)
Prayer Shawl Meeting- Our next Prayer Shawl meeting will be on Saturday, May 19. 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! If you don't like to attend meetings but still want to be a member, that is fine- you can knit or crochet at home. Please call or email Christine at 761-7243, email@example.com or Maureen at 946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net if you have any questions.
Ice Cream Social at Maryknoll- We will be hosting an "Ice Cream Social" for the retired Sisters at Maryknoll in Ossining, NY. Date- Saturday, May 19. Time- from 2:30-4:30. The actual "Social" will be from 3-4, but allow time to travel there, prep, clean up afterwards, and travel home. Address- 10 Pinesbridge Rd, Ossining. We will be serving ice cream with various toppings ie- sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate syrup ... We will need volunteers to serve the ice cream, also, of more importance, to chat with the Sisters. They have served in missions all over the world and have wonderful stories they would love to tell. We are hoping some parishioners who can sing or play an instrument would be willing to come and entertain while we are there. Please call or email Maureen at 946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net if you are interested in volunteering.
The ladies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry recently donated shawls to the Archdiocese of NY to be given out at a bereavement mass to parents who had recently lost a child. This is the thank you note they received. Dear Prayer Shawl Ladies,
Thank you so much for the beautiful Prayer Shawls. They meant so much to our grieving moms, especially when they knew they were loving made by your ministry. It is such a beautiful ministry that you have at Holy Name of Jesus parish. Please make sure all the ladies know how much they touched these heart broken parents. Thank you again.Fondly,Mary Pat HughesArchdiocese of NY
Prayer Shawl Crochet Lessons- Many people have mentioned they would love to join our Prayer Shawl Ministry, but they don't know how to crochet. Here's your chance to learn- We have a member who would be happy to teach you!! Most people can pick up the skills needed in just a few sessions. Please call or email Christine Stephens at 761-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Have fun, be creative, and do something that helps others - all at the same time!
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! .
For all information please call or email Christine Stephens 761-7243,
CRoseStephens@optimum.net or Maureen McLoughlin 946-9334, MMCL16@optonline.net