Maria Regina symbol on the stained glass window of each door of the church.
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The weekend Mass schedule is:
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Saturday Evening -- 5:00 PM

Sunday -- 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon

and 1:15 PM Mass in Spanish.

There is no evening Mass on Sunday.




From Our History...

Father McGovern


Founding Paster:
Right Reverend Monsignor
Peter P. McGovern
Born - September 25, 1869
Ordained - June 1, 1894
Pastor:
May 18, 1902 to
September 18, 1952.





Father McGovern celebrated the first Mass for the new parish of Holy Name of Mary on the second floor of the firehouse on Corona Avenue on Sunday, May 18, 1902.
There were approximately three hundred Catholics in the new parish at that time. The rent for the use of the firehouse was six dollars a month.
On Sunday, August 2, 1903, less than 15 months after that first Mass in the firehouse, the laying of the cornerstone for a new church took place. The Right Reverend Patrick J. McNamara, Vicar General of the Diocese of Brooklyn, officiated.
The church's construction progressed rapidly, and the church was ready in time for Christmas Mass in 1903. Right Reverend Bishop Charles E. McDonnell solemnly dedicated the new church on Sunday, April 24, 1904.




DAILY MASS READINGS

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HOLY NAME OF MARY SCHOOL
90 South Grove Street  ·  Valley Stream, NY 11580
516-825-4009  ·  web site http://www.hnomschool.org
Excellence in Education since September, 1939

Middle States Association Accredited School
School building as viewed from the corner of East Jamaica Avenue and South Grove Street.


      
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Providing a Complete Education for Your Child
Nursery - Pre-K - Kindergarten - Grades 1-8

What Makes Us Special? Look at all we have to offer:
  • Academic Competitions
  • After School Programs and Clubs
  • Automated Library
  • Band Program
  • Certified, Dedicated Teachers
  • Christian Values
  • Community Outreach
  • Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Drama Club
  • Extended Nursery
  • Field Day
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Full Day Pre-K
  • Networked Computer Lab
  • Positive, Safe Environment
  • Scholarships
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Science Fair
  • Science Lab
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Strong N.Y. State Test Results
  • Student Choir
  • Student Council
  • Summer Camp
... and much more!

Our school has an Open Registration Policy.
For an appointment, please call
the Enrollment Coordinator, at 516 825 4009.

Register your child for Nursery through Eighth Grade

On-site Pre-K to Grade 8 Extended Care Program until 5:45 P.M.




Holy Name of Mary School has their
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Remembrance of September 11, 2001

- The World Trade Center Tragedy -
We pray for those who died,
for their families,
for the first responders
and for all who struggle to find meaning in life
in the aftermath of this terrible event.
We pray especially for our parishioners who died that day:

Joni Cesta
Captain Vincent Francis Giammona, FDNY
Battalion Chief Orio Joseph Palmer, FDNY
Obdulio Ruiz-Diaz
Glenn E. Thompson
Firefighter Raymond R. York, FDNY
Joseph C. Zaccoli

May their lives
and the lives of all we loved who died that day,
continue to be a source of inspiration to us.
May we cherish their memories and
imitate the best of their qualities and values.

And with the help of God,
may we deepen our commitment to live in
FAITH,
HOPE
and in LOVE.




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Many Parishioners have automated their giving through Faith Direct.
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FEAST of SAINT ANTHONY - June 13



PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

O Holy Saint Anthony, gentle Saint, your love for God and charity for his creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess wondrous gifts.
Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I ask of you to intercede for me and obtain my special requests.

(Mention your special intention.)

O gentle and loving Saint, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, offer my petition to the Lord and Savior. He chose you to be his powerful intercessor. May he now hear your prayer on my behalf and grant me the grace to lead a good and faithful life. Amen.

Saint Anthony of Padua,
pray for us.

The picture and prayer from Anthonian magazine Summer, 2009

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TO OUR LADY
Blessed Mother LOVELY Lady dressed in blue–—
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little Boy,
Tell me what to say!
Did you lift Him up, sometimes,
Gently, on your knee?
Did you sing to Him the way
Mother does to me?
Did you hold His hand at night?
Did you ever try
Telling stories of the world?
O! And did He cry?
Do you really think He cares
If I tell Him things–—
Little things that happen? And
Do the Angels’ wings
Make a noise? And can He hear
Me if I speak low?
Does He understand me now?
Tell me–—for you know!
Lovely Lady dressed in blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little Boy.
And you know the way.

Author:
Mary Dixon Thayer
The Child On His Knees, pages 24 and 25
The MacMillan Company, New York, 1926
This prayer-poem was popularized in
the 1950s by Archbishop Fulton Sheen.


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Patroness of the Americas

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe; Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

the Image on the tilma
la Imagen en la tilma

"feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother and Evangelizer of America, be celebrated throughout the continent on December 12."

"12 dicembre si celebri nell'intero Continente la festa di Nostra Signora di Guadalupe, Madre ed Evangelizzatrice dell'America."

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TIRED OF THE HASSLE with envelopes and writing checks for your weekly support of the parish? Why not have this service automated at no cost to you? Click on the following logo to find out how easily it can be accomplished.

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After reviewing the material presented and if you like what you see, you can click on the Enrollment Form block and register online. The first input required is the Church code which is ny78. The Holy Name of Mary Enrollment form will then be available. Most inputs are self explanatory. Please note that the envelope number is optional and not required.

Faith Direct allows for automated electronic service through the Sunday offering. This can be done through automatic withdrawal from a bank account, usually a checking account. Another alternative is the use of a credit card.

The program is only successful if parishioners sign up for the service. Please consider this new service. Advantages to the parish include:

  • more regular giving on the part of parishioners;
  • more guaranteed cash flow;
  • greater security in terms of security of the weekly offering;
  • reduced cost of envelope printing and mailing, right now a $1,500 monthly expense to the parish;
  • greater convenience for parishioners.
  • stop, increase or decrease payment at anytime by calling Faith Direct toll free at 1-866-507-8757 or by emailing info@faithdirect.net.

    The most often asked question about Faith Direct is “What do I do when the ushers come around for the collection? I don't want to look like I am not participating. What do I put into the collection basket?” This is a good and important question. Faith Direct gives each enrolled parishioner a coupon that they place in the collection basket when it comes to you on Saturday or Sunday. As more parishioners sign up for Faith Direct, you will probably become familiar with this coupon.

    Consider signing up for Faith Direct. Our hope is that at least 200 parish families will sign up for Faith Direct in 2008.

    If you have questions about Faith Direct you can call the Parish Office from 10:00 - 3:00 on Monday through Thursday.


  • Holy Name of Mary Parish
    Email Address Update

    We are updating our Parish records to reflect the ever changing world of communications technology. Use of electronic mail is becoming the preferred method of contacting large groups of people in both a timely and reliable fashion.
    If you have an Email address and would like to be included in this Email update of our Parish records, please use one of the following two methods.

    First method: Send an Email to hnmbusiness@aol.com from the Email address that you would like to appear on our records. On this Email, type the words “Email update” in the Subject box, and then type in your name in the body of the Email.

    Second method: Click here for a copy of a form to be filled out and placed in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office.

    Thank you for your cooperation.


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    (Source of information, The Long Island Catholic, TLIC)

    the St. Agnes Medal of ServiceAward winner profile: The week of November 28, 2007, TLIC (Vol.46 No.36) continued profiling those honored with the first annual St. Agnes Medal of Service, awarded by Bishop Murphy to representatives from each parish, as well as four diocesan representatives, during a ceremony at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.

    First Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    Rita Fitzgibbon

    Rita Fitzgibbon, Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream. A parishioner at Holy Name of Mary for more than 50 years, Rita, along with her late husband Maurice, has been involved over the years in every facet of parish life. She serves on the liturgy committee, is a money counter, and “helps out tirelessly within the church.” In addition, says Holy Name pastor Msgr. Thomas Harold, “she finds time to be involved at the school. Her steady involvement in prayer,” the pastor adds, “is an example of living faith.”



    Second Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    During a ceremony at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, the second annual St. Agnes Medal of Service was awarded by Bishop Murphy to representatives from each parish, as well as Sister Maryanne Fitzgerald, S.C., Diocesan Chancellor,


    Betty and Richard BartolomeoElizabeth and Richard Bartolomeo, Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream. They have been parishioners for 54 years. Both are Eucharistic Ministers. Betty has been a catchiest teacher for over 25 years. Richard had served on the school board for Fr. Leture.
    Also as Monsignor Harold says, “Richard and Elizabeth have been involved for 25 years in the liturgy committee, Catholic Ministries Appeal, and as parish Trustees.”



    Third Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    Friday evening, September 18, 2009, Bishop Murphy awarded the St. Agnes Medal to a representative from each of the diocese's 133 parishes.

    John Owens is a parish trustee, sacristan, Vincentian, and assists in baptisms.
    "The Holy Name of Mary Parish honoree for 2009 is Mr. John Owens. Johnny has been a long-time parishioner at Holy Name and has been involved in more parish activities and ministries than I would ever know. Through the years I have come to know John as a parish trustee, as a weekday sacristan, and as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Through his long history here, John has had many other involvements. The St. Agnes Medal is given to parishioners who have demonstrated outstanding service, dedication and loyalty to the parish and to the church. In every way that I have known John Owens he has demonstrated these qualities. He is simply a most cheerful and gracious man who will do whatever he can whenever he is asked. And he will do many things on his own without being asked, but do them because he sees a need. He is a wonderful parishioner and this award is well deserved. John is our third recipient. In 2007, Mrs. Maurice Fitzgibbon received the St. Agnes Medal and last year, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bartolomeo. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful parishioners who love their faith, their parish and the church. As I have shared with you before, the parishioners' love for their parish is among the greatest encouragement I receive as a priest pastor!"
    Father Tom

    Fourth Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    During a ceremony at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre on Sept. 17, 2010, the medals were presented to each of the awardees by Bishop Murphy.

    Joseph and Eileen Scalise, Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream:
    Long-time parishioners, they have been very supportive of all things at Holy Name of Mary. Joe currently works as a weekday sacristan. Joe’s care for Eileen during a long illness, and their witness as a married couple, “have been extraordinary and exemplary,” wrote pastor Msgr. Thomas Harold.


    Fifth Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    St. Joseph Sister Margie Kelly, parish outreach director; Antonio; Anna Izquierdo, Antonio’s wife; and former pastor Msgr. Thomas Harold

    Antonio Izquierdo, (with, from left, St. Joseph Sister Margie Kelly, outreach director; Anna Izquierdo, Antonio’s wife; and former pastor Msgr. Tom Harold)

    Congratulations to Antonio Izquierdo who received the St. Agnes Medal on Friday, September 16, 2011. Anthony has been a member of the pastoral council and past president of the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. He is often asked to assume leadership and serve on various parish committees. He is always quick to volunteer and serve. He has actively joined efforts to encourage to a greater commitment to Sunday Mass attendance, and has succeeded in bringing others to increased sacramental practice. Nominated by our former Pastor, Fr. Tom, Tony was one of about 150 dedicated men and women from the diocese to receive this award at a very inspiring and prayerful service at St. Agnes Cathedral. Tony, like almost all of the recipients feels unworthy of this honor. And while it is true that there are many, many people in our Parish who are outstanding, those of us who know Tony or see him in action can surely affirm him as a most worthy recipient. Congratulations, Tony!!!


    Sixth Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    Congratulations to Maurice Brown who was awarded the St. Agnes Medal of Service in St. Agnes Cathedral on Sunday, October 14. This medal is given to individuals whose “love for the Church has been shown through their devotion to the Holy Father, to our diocese and to their parish…who exemplify our Catholic values and who build up our parish communities by extraordinary volunteer service in the parish”.

    There is no doubt that Maurice has met these criteria in our parish. His quiet, generous, humble way of service has been a huge support to the many groups he has participated in over the years; his assistance and presence at parish functions could always be counted on; and his support of all parish efforts has been undeniable. We offer our deep thanks to Maurice and we thank God for the may blessings we have received through him.


    Seventh Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., the Most Reverend William Murphy, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre honored lay people from the Diocese with the Saint Agnes Medal of Service during a prayer service at the Cathedral of Saint Agnes, Rockville Centre. One individual or married couple from each of the 133 parishes in the Diocese was chosen.

    Congratulations to Mrs. Patricia Zolzer who was awarded the St. Agnes Medal of Service in St. Agnes Cathedral on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

    Patricia Zolzer
    Patricia Zolzer, (receiving her medal from Bishop Murphy).

    "I am happy to announce Mrs. Patricia Zolzer as this year’s St. Agnes Medal recipient for our parish. Pat has been a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish for 52 years. Pat has always been willing to help out where needed, and she was most often one of the first to volunteer to help on a parish project or event. Pat has a love of sports and for over 50 years was involved in Holy Name of Mary CYO Program as a coach and, then, as the parish coordinator. Pat is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, serving at weekday and weekend Masses and bringing Communion regularly to patients at Mercy Medical Center and Franklin Hospital as well as to a number of homebound parishioners. In addition, Pat trains new EMs for service in our parish after they have completed diocesan training. For over 31 years, Pat has been a leader and member of the RCIA team, preparing adults for the Sacraments of Initiation.
    Pat also runs the wedding rehearsal program and makes a presentation at our parish Pre-Cana Program. She assists at the Parish celebrations of the Anointing of the Sick twice a year and helps with the special Mass for deceased parishioners each year on November 2nd, offering a gentle, compassionate presence to all who attend. As a member of the Church decorating committee, Pat works with a group of caring people to enhance the beauty of our sanctuary for the seasons of Christmas and Easter, keeping flowers watered and displays in order as long as needed. Pat’s quiet presence and dedication have been and continue to be so important to the life of Holy Name of Mary Parish. Thank you, Pat, and may God bless you and your family always."
    Msgr. Rom

    Eight Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    On October 26 at St. Agnes Cathedral, Bishop Murphy presented the St. Agnes Medal to individuals or couples from each of the 133 parishes in the diocese.

    Jo and George Herron
    Jo and George Herron, (receiving their medals from Bishop Murphy).

    This year, our honorees are a married couple, Jo and George Herron. The Herrons are long-time parishioners who raised their family in Valley Stream. Their children attended our parish school, and Jo and George were involved in every aspect of parish life, participating in and supporting all academic, athletic, and fund-raising activities for both the school and the church. George is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, visiting and distributing food to those in need in our community. In addition, he is a dedicated EM, serving both at Mass and bringing Communion to the homebound. George also serves the parish as a sacristan, paying attention to the many details that make our liturgies run smoothly. Jo was a faithful member of our Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters, and she continues to serve the parish as a member of the Ministry of Consolation and by laundering and ironing the many altar linens used at Mass. Both Jo and George are the backbone of our parish volunteers, offering to do things big and small to make our parish thrive. They are a loving and devoted couple who have been married 56 years, a true role model for all married couples. With joy and gratitude, I congratulate Jo and George Herron for their service to our parish. May God bless them for their generosity.
    Msgr. Rom


    Ninth Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    On Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the Most Reverend William Murphy, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre honored lay people from the Diocese with the Saint Agnes Medal of Service during a prayer service at the Cathedral of Saint Agnes, Rockville Centre.
    Congratulations to Josephine (Jo) and Michael (Mike) Pascuzzi, this year's recipients.
    This medal is given to individuals whose “ love for the Church has been shown through their devotion to the Holy Father, to our diocese and to their parish…who exemplify our Catholic values and who build up our parish communities by extraordinary volunteer service in the parish”.
    There is no doubt that Jo and Mike have met these criteria in our parish. Their enthusiasm, their quiet, generous, humble ways of service have been a huge support to the many groups they have participated in over the years. Their assistance and presence at parish functions could always be counted on, and their wholehearted support of all parish efforts has been undeniable. We offer our deep thanks to Jo and Mike and we thank God for the many blessings we have received through them.


    Tenth Annual St. Agnes Medal of Service

    Congratulations to Madge Vogric who was awarded the St. Agnes Medal of Service in St. Agnes Cathedral on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3 PM.

    Madge Vogric
    Magdalene (Madge) Vogric (receiving her medal from Bishop Murphy).

    This medal is given to individuals whose “love for the Church has been shown through their devotion to the Holy Father, to our diocese and to their parish… who exemplify our Catholic values and who build up our parish communities by extraordinary volunteer service”. There is no doubt that Madge has met these criteria in our parish. Her enthusiasm, her quiet, humble way of service and her faithful generosity have been a huge support to our parish and to the many groups she has participated in over the years. Her assistance and presence at parish functions could always be counted on, and her wholehearted support of all parish efforts has been undeniable. We offer our deep thanks to Madge and we thank God for the many blessings we have received through her.





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    Christians everywhere celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4.
    Click here to learn about the Saint Francis Breadline which has been feeding the hungry since 1929.


    John D. Alexander, S.J., author of the article “Beatitudes for a modern day,” has graciously made the article available to readers of our web site.

    Click here to read “Beatitudes for a modern day.”


    September 12, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, the feast day of our parish.


    Click here to read the Litany of the Holy Name of Mary.


    Special Feature:

    Picture of Our Lady of Grace Shrine

    Our Lady of Grace Shrine on August 9, 2007 at Holy Name of Mary

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    Panorama Picture of Our Lady of Grace Shrine

    Panorama of Our Lady of Grace Shrine on August 8, 2007 at Holy Name of Mary

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    May God grant you always ...
    A sunbeam, to warm you,
    A moonbeam, to charm you,
    A sheltering angel
    So nothing can harm you ...
    Laughter, to cheer you
    Faithful friends, near you
    And whenever you pray,
    Heaven to hear you.

    an Irish Blessing




    Pray for Our Service Men and Women

    “Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.”



    Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?
    Do you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a Catholic and wants to learn more about our Faith?
    Have you been baptized but never received the Sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation?
    Are you planning to be married but have never received your Confirmation?
    RCIA may be the answer for you!

    A team of parishioners holds weekly meetings for those who are interested in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. At these meetings, infomiation about the Catholic faith is shared with the group in an informal and relaxed setting. The weekly Scripture readings are studied to see how they guide us through life in the 21st Century. Guest speakers provide a wealth of information on a variety of topics. Please call the parish office at 825-1450 for more information.


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    NOVENA OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL
    Mondays after the 8:30 A.M. Mass

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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    WHAT IS THE PASTORAL COUNCIL?

    The Pastoral Council is a group of parishioners asked to assist the Pastor in the efforts of long range pastoral planning. Help them in their task by sending your pastoral planning ideas, recommendations and suggestions to Holy Name of Mary Pastoral Council at the following e-mail address:

    hnomcouncil@aol.com
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    FREE FOOD PACKAGES

    FREE FOOD PACKAGES are available to many NYS Seniors ages 60 and over.
    INCOME ELIGIBLE Seniors can receive a supplemental food package which may include FREE:
    Cereal, juice, cheese, canned fruits, vegetables, meats and more. Proof of income, age and address are required.
    Distribution takes place on the first Friday of each month from 10 AM to 11:30 AM in the Parish Outreach Office. Call 825-0177 for eligibility and registration information.


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    TOTUS TUUS,
    (Totally yours,)

    was chosen by Pope John Paul II as his motto.

    Totally yours,
    Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother,
    Live in me,
    Act in me,
    Speak in me and through me,
    Think your thoughts in my mind,
    Love through my heart,
    Give me your dispositions and feelings,
    Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus,
    Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior,
    Possess my soul,
    Take over my entire personality and life,
    replace it with Yourself,
    Incline me to constant adoration,
    Pray in me and through me,
    Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
            written by -The Holy Father John Paul II


    Pope John Paul II Born · May 18, 1920
    Ordained to Priesthood · November 1, 1946
    Elected 263rd Successor of Peter · October 16, 1978
    Entered into Eternal Life
    · April 2, 2005


    THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON EARTH

    The Most Important Person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral - a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body...The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation...What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?

    --Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty



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    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

    Exposition of the Sacred Host takes place at
    Holy Name of Mary Church
    Immediately following the 12:10 PM Mass on Thursday.

    Plan on spending some peaceful moments with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
    To be so close to our God will be an awesome experience.


    DIVINE MERCY
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    "May the Divine Mercy transform people's hearts."
    ....Pope John Paul II


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    THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL
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    NOVENA

    The Novena of the Miraculous Medal
    is prayed on Monday mornings
    after the 8:30 A.M. Mass
    Please feel invited to join us for this rich prayer tradition of our church.   It will take less than 10 minutes of your time.
    Click here for a copy of the Novena Prayer.


    ANOINTING OF THE SICK

    The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated at a special Mass.

    We invite ALL who are sick in our parish community to join with us and receive the grace of the sacrament and the prayerful support of the parish community.

    Who may receive the sacrament?

    • Adults and Children living with physical illness (including diseases such as cancer, MS, Parkinson's, heart condition, stroke, Alzheimer's, diabetes, arthritis, etc.)

    • Adults and Children living with any kind of disability

    • Those about to undergo surgery

    • Those recuperating from surgery or illness

    • Those living with mental illness

    • Adults experiencing the problems and limitations of old age


    This sacrament provides a special grace and strength to all those who receive it. A person does NOT need to be in danger of death to be anointed, and a person MAY be anointed more than once.
    The anointing is done during the Mass. This special Mass is always a very meaningful experience and usually is only a little bit longer than an ordinary Sunday Mass.
    Family and friends are welcome! There is no need to register in order to attend. If you are ambulatory and are in need of transportation, please call the Parish Outreach Office (825-0177).
    Offers of help from anyone who could assist with welcoming, transportation, seating, etc. would be gratefully appreciated. Call Parish Outreach to volunteer.



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    WELCOME

    Membership in the Parish: If you are new to the Parish, please introduce yourself to one our priests or deacons after Mass. We want to greet you and serve you. We would like to offer you the opportunity to register within the Parish. We hope that you will support your Parish with your prayers, and presence, and your talents.





     Let There Be Peace On Earth
    Sequenced by Tim Drinkard