A Letter From the Pastor

July 28, 2024

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Parish Picnic along with the Eucharistic Procession on Saturday, August 17. The Procession begins at 4:30 pm followed by the 5:15 PM Vigil Mass and the picnic following the Family Mass. The celebrant of the Mass will be Fr. Fred Marano. I will concelebrate and most likely we will have the presence of a couple more priests. Please see the information elsewhere in the bulletin along with making a reservation. The 2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) which serves over 600,000 people on Long Island is well underway. Please be aware that your gift to the Appeal is used specifically to help fund the various diocesan ministries. All gifts are important and make a difference. No gift is too small. Please remember, when you give a gift to the CMA, you help the parish reach its goal and receive a rebate of 20% of the parish goal.
Thank you to the 56 parishioners who have responded to date with gifts or pledges to the 2024 CMA. If you did not send a gift or make a pledge, please do so in the near future.

As previously mentioned, the Knights of Columbus produced a video entitled Everyday Heroes Episode 1: Not Your Average Joe. The video is a concise story of the short life of Joseph Mario Reali who was the first to sign the information sheet of men interested in becoming a Knight of Columbus and establishing a Council at Holy Name of Jesus. Joe was unexpectedly called home to God on January 16, 2015, before a Council was established at HNJ. Because of his interest and enthusiasm in becoming a Knight, our Council proudly bears his name. A viewing of the video is planned for Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00 AM on EWTN. The video may also be viewed
at www.kofc.org/Reali.

In a little over three months from now, we will have the opportunity to exercise our right to vote and choose the next President of the United States of America. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds us to register, to become informed on key issues, and to vote. The Church does not support or oppose any candidate but seeks to focus attention on the moral and human dimensions of issues. Let us pray for guidance and inspiration to make the best choice possible as we cast our vote. For more information about the upcoming elections, please see the United States Conference of Catholic bishops and/or New York State Catholic Conference.




The 20th Annual Golf Classic sponsored by The Retreat and Conference Center at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception will take place at the Woodside Club,
Muttontown on Monday, July 15. For more information and/or registration, please contact bmalone@icseminary.edu, or Seminarygolf24.givesmart.com, or call
631-423-0482 X 102.