The weekend Mass schedule is:
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Saturday Evening --
There is no evening Mass on Sunday.
From Our History...
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.
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Christmas Concert from 12/11/11 in our church.
Nursery - Pre-K - Kindergarten - Grades 1-8
What Makes Us Special? Look at all we have to offer:
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
own web site. Click here to visit.
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:
Captain Vincent Francis Giammona, FDNY
Battalion Chief Orio Joseph Palmer, FDNY
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
and in LOVE.
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our Church Code is NY78
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FEAST of SAINT ANTHONY - June 13
TO OUR LADY
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.
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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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."
Litany of the Holy Name of Mary.
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?
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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.
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
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.
Award 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, 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.”
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,
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.”
Friday evening, September 18, 2009, Bishop
Murphy awarded the St. Agnes Medal to a representative from each of the diocese's 133 parishes.
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.
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 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”.
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.
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.
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, (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.
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 Madge Vogric who was awarded the St. Agnes Medal of Service in St. Agnes Cathedral on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3 PM.
Magdalene (Madge) Vogric (receiving her medal from Bishop Murphy).
Christians everywhere celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4.
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.
September 12, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, the feast day of our parish.
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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
“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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at 1:15 P.M.
except July and August at 12:30 P.M.
Mondays after the 8:30 A.M. Mass
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:
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FREE FOOD PACKAGES are available to many NYS Seniors ages 60 and over.
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was chosen by Pope John Paul II as his motto.
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
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
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"May the Divine Mercy transform people's hearts."
....Pope John Paul II
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.
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated
at a special Mass.
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.
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.