A Letter From the Pastor


August 14, 2022

This Saturday, August 13, immediately following the 5:15 PM Mass is our annual parish picnic hosted by the Joseph Mario Reali Council. If you did not preregister, there is still room for you. One of the Knights will assist you after Mass. Hope to see you at the picnic.

More good news to share with you following Sal’s retirement in June – Jason Terciak has joined our parish staff. He will work five days a week, four hours each day, and help to oversee the interior of the Church and with the grounds in and around the Church and rectory. Jason is a friendly gentleman and looks forward to meeting you. Please extend a warm welcome to Jason and help him to feel a part of the parish family.

Monday is August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. August 15 is always a special day for Catholics as we celebrate the assumption of her body and soul into heaven where she lives as the Queen of Heaven and Earth for all eternity. The feast of Assumption is a Holy day of Obligation but when it falls on a Monday or Saturday, the obligation to attend and Participate in Mass is suspended. So, this year we will follow the regular Monday morning schedule of celebrating Mass at 9:00 AM.

Hopefully you noticed the cleared property along the fence separating along the fence between the Church parking lot and Woodbury Meadows that was cleared by KIG Landscaping. I hope you took note of the additional work KIG completed by clearing the property along the fence that separates our property from Geico. These areas were overgrown for quite some time.

Retrouvaille has another marriage saving weekend coming to the New York Metro area, September 9th – 11th, 2022. The Retrouvaille Program helps couples through difficult times in marriages. To be connected directly and confidentially to someone that can help or to register, contact: 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.helpourmarriage.org

As we continue to get back on track following our former regular practices, Holy Name of Jesus parishioners would surely welcome back all our ministers of Holy Communion to minister at Church and also to visiting the homebound and/or the people in the nursing/ rehabilitation facilities. If you are thinking about it, please let me know.