The following 2008 Capital Projects have been completed:
We commissioned Rambusch Decorating Company to breathe new light into our church interiors. The follow excerpt from their Rambusch in Manhattan literature profiles their work in our church:
Holy Name of Jesus Church, located in the old Bloomingdale Village on the Upper West Side, was built in 1898 and designed by the architect, Thomas Henry Poole. The church’s high Gothic architectural presence on the northwest corner of 96th Street and Amsterdam Avenue adds richness and interest to the neighborhood.
Upon entering the 1,000 seat interior, the eye is drawn upwards to the sixty-foot high English Gothic timbered ceiling with hammer beams that support the wooden arches as they spring across the nave. Above are wood trusses, beams, pierced decorative elements, rafters, purlins and wooden paneling, not all of which could be seen until the recent upgraded program by Rambusch revealed these rich details with only eighteen PAL-118 lighting fixtures.
The innovative lighting in the interior of the space highlighted many other treasures, such as the fifty-one painted angels looking down from the panels in the blind triforum and a crucifixion mural over the old main altar in the sanctuary, now all clearly visible following the new lighting installed by Rambusch in 2008. The white Carrara marble altars, reredos, statues, railings and pulpit all radiate with accent light.
Of special note is the fact that it does not detract from the thirty-seven Munich-style stained glass windows. This vibrant and well-attended church is now served by the Franciscan Fathers who are very enthusiastic about their newly welcoming, well-lighted worship environment.
Peace and Justice and the Integrity of Creation
This committee provides a foundation for Holy Name’s committment to the Ministry of Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation. It provides educational programs and service opportunities for the members of the parish. The committee works closely with our neighboring churches and the Franciscan Province of the Holy Name in exploring the wide range of issues of peace, social justice and the environment.
Our Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation committee is working on the following coming events: a West Siders for Peace and Justice Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, a Fair Trade event during Advent through Catholic Relief Services - to encourage parishioners to purchase fair trade products as Christmas gifts - Petitions regarding a ban on torture, and the annual Martin Luther King Day Peace Walk in January as a pledge drive to raise money to support Iraqi refugees.
To become involved in this important ministry or to receive more information, please contact the Parish Office at (212) 749-0276.
Save the Dates: The Tuesdays at 7pm during the month of October 2012
CELEBRATE WATER, CELEBRATE LIFE!
Learn more about our most precious resource, water and some actions you can take to protect it. Attend one, or all, of the events in the lower chapel.
For more information click on this link.
French Prayer Group
Fr. Evariste Oeudraogo 212-749-0276
Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group
Hilda Barral 212-749-3534
Centering Prayer Group
Georgetta Richards 212-222-5729
The Centering Prayer Group meets every Tuesday from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.
Colette Prophet 917-744-7254
Victoria Velazquez 917-207-2886
Altagracia Soto 212-316-1925
Iris Real 212-666-3040
Caridad del Cobre
Eneida Fernandez 212-222-0346
Ricardo Perez 917-569-7198
Irene Chavez 212-678-5080
Mimi Simon 212-932-7653
Lady of Perpetual Help (Filipino)
Veronica Rosario 212-865-1623
Secular Franciscan Order
Secular Franciscans are lay men and women who strive to follow the Gospel way of life according to the teachings of St. Francis. Formally known as the Third Order of St. Francis, the Secular Franciscans form a world-wide solidarity of brothers and sisters serving the Church and Society through prayer and apostolate. For more information please call any of the following:
Secular Franciscans (English)
James Stitt, SFO 914-654-2826
Madge Cooke, SFO 212-866-3094
or by email:
Secular Franciscans (Spanish)
Betzaida Santiago, SFO 212-242-6204
The Holy Name Contemporary Adult Group caters mainly to individuals in their 20s through 40s and is based out of Holy Name Church on the upper west side of Manhattan. We engage in social, spiritual, and service activities that build community among ourselves and to strengthen our relationship with God. We are fast becoming a vibrant part of the Holy Name community.
Check us out for yourself!
STEWARDHSIP AT HOLY NAME
A focus on the Church’s Spirtuality of Stewardship is new to Holy Name. A group of parishioners interested in learning how to become better Christian stewards gathered for prayer, reflection and discussion in May of 2007. A formal parish committee evolved from this retreat and began meeting to discern how to bring the message of Stewardship to the men, women and children of Holy Name.
The committee’s mission is to promote a conscious way of living that thanks God for all blessings received by returning a portion of them for the building of the Kingdom of God. The spirituality that supports this way of life is deeply rooted in the Old Testament and in the teachings of Jesus and his first followers. Where this spirituality has been studied, reflected upon and eventually implemented, both givers’ and receivers’ lives are changed and spiritually rewarded.
Through its presentations, projects and programs the Stewardship committee hopes to deepen parishioner’s relationships with Jesus Christ as it challenges itself and all members of the parish to more deeply invest in Holy Name through the intentional, planned and proportionate giving of a portion of their time, talent and treasure for the strengthening of the community of faith.
The Parish Finance Council serves the community by assisting the Pastor in exercising proper stewardship of the resources of the parish. The Council meets monthly to monitor the parish’s income and expenses, to review ongoing capital projects and to do long term planning for the financial security of the parish. The Council also prepares and submits to the Archdiocese of New York the annual budget, and to the parish, an annual report.
To be considered for an appointment to the Council, please contact the Parish Office.
Assist with the counting of the collections taken up during liturgies and special holidays and feasts. This group counts the collection and prepares it for deposit in the bank.
Choirs at Holy Name
--Support the Sunday liturgies, as well as special Christmas and Holy Week liturgies
--Provide a social network of neighbors and community, with membership extending to all five boroughs of the city
--Offer a more involving way to ‘pray the Mass’
--Accomodate the busy New York lifestyle by rehearsing on Sunday
--Prepare special music for presentation throughout the year
--Enjoy a nine-month schedule starting in September and ending in
--Connect musicians and music-minded people of all levels of ability
12 Noon - Traditional Choir
Holy Name’s traditional choir, has a history extending over 70 years. The choir is accompanied by our historic orgen in the church choir loft. We sing classical music, including Mozart, Bach, Palestrina and Faure, as well as traditional chants and anthems year-round. This choir - a mix of professionals and volunteers - provides the core of sacred music for Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
9 A.M. - Children’s Choir is Holy Name’s ‘Family Mass’ choir - inviting youth and children between the ages of 7 and 17 to participate in the special music for the 9:00 A.M. Mass. Older children provide leadership and guidance for younger people and the music is geared to bring out the individual’s best talents and abilities.
5:30 P.M. - Contemporary Choir
Holy Name’s ‘Contemporary’ Choir - brings the Sunday afternoon liturgy to life by focusing on newer song styles, compositions and arrangements. It is accompanied by piano, guitar and welcomes other acoustic instruments. The music emphasizes strong rhythm and harmony.
10:30 A.M. - Spanish Choir
At Holy Name, we have a choir that sings for the 10:30 A.M. Mass in Spanish and which prepares special music for Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
1:30 P.M. - French Choir
The 1:30 P.M. Mass features our choirs that sing music in French and Kreyol, and includes repertoire from Haiti. The liturgical program also features a West African ensemble on a monthly basis.
The 2008 - 2009 season inaugurates our Renaissance Choir, which focuses on chant and other gems of the Church’s musical heritage, expecially music dating from before 1600. The Renaissance Choir sings for the 7:30 A.M. Mass on a semi-regular basis.
All choirs sing on Sunday, from September through early June. Additional liturgies are sung for Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
Rehearsals are just before each Sunday Mass, with the exception of the French choir, which rehearses on Saturdays.
For further information contact the Director of Music, Peter Adamczyk, through the Parish Office at (212) 749-0276 on extension 18.
Pastoral Care to the Homebound and Infirm
This ministry reaches out to parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized or in health care facilities. The comfort of receiving the Holy Eucharist is offered weekly and the Sacrament of the Sick is provided when necessary. We offer an attentive ear and loving presence to those who are burdened with illness and suffering. This sometimes leads to advocacy on their behalf. Support to families at the time of a death and bereavement support afterward are also offered.
The Ministry of Welcoming is important to us at Holy Name. We strive to help people feel welcome as they enter the doors to our church. Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors serve on weekends in the Ministry of Hospitality by greeting all who enter. Ushers distribute bulletins after Mass, and attend to the details of the church environment during and after the Masses. Training workshops are held periodically. For further information please contact the Parish Office at (212) 749-0276.
Ministros de la Hospitalidad - Ugieres
Para nosotros en Holy Name, el ministerio de la Hospitalidad es muy importante. Nos esforzamos para ayudar a lost que llegan a la iglesia sentirse biovenidos y acogidos. Los Ministros de la Eucaristía y Lectores sirven los fines de semana en el ministerio de la Hospitalidad saludando a todos los que entran en la iglesia. Despues de la misa los ugieres distribuyen los bolentines y se aseguran que todo quede en orden.
Ministère de L’hospitalité
Le Ministère de L’Accueil nous est important à Holy Name. Nous efforcons d’aider les gens à se sentir à l’aise dès qu’ils franchissent le seuil de la porte de notre Eglise. Les Ministres de l’Eucharistie et les Lecteurs jouent ce rôle d’hospitalité pendant les weekends en saluant tous ceux qui entrent dans l’église. Des Volontaires distribuent le bulletin paroissial après les messes et veillent aux détails de l’environnement de l’église pendant et après les messes. Des ateliers de formation sont tenus périodiquement à cet effet. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter le Bureau de la Paroisse au (212) 749-0276.
The Word of God comes alive as God speaks to His people in the Eucharistic liturgy. Ministers of the Word have the important role of proclaiming the Word of God at all parish liturgies during the year. Lectors will usually serve at the same mass each weekend, becoming a member of the Ministry Team for that mass. Training workshops are provided to help each minister develop the necessary skills to serve the community.
Ministros de la Palabra
La Palabra de Dios se hace viva cuando Dios hable a su Pueblo en la Eucaristía. Los Ministros de la Palabra tienen el importante rol de proclamar durante todo el año la Palabra de Dios en todas las liturgias de la parroquia. Deben de asistir a reuniones y sesiones de entrenamiento para desarrollar la habilidad necesaria para servir a la comunidad.
La Parole de Dieu devient vivante lorsque Dieu parle à son Peuple dans la Liturgie Eucharistique.Les Ministres de la Parole de Dieu ont l’important rôle de proclamer la Parole de Dieu à toutes les liturgies paroissiales pendant toute l’année. Les Lecteurs, d’ordinaire, servent à la meme messe chaque weekend, devenant ainsi membre de l’Equipe Ministé rielle de cette messe. Des ateliers de formation sont programmés pour aider chaque ministre à développer les qualités nécessaires pour servir la communauté.
Young people have the opportunity to be involved in an important way in our parish liturgies. As Altar Servers, they assist the presider at the altar at all weekend liturgies, weddings and special liturgical events throughout the year. This ministry is open to all interested young people - male or female- from 5th grade through high school, who have made their first communion. While growing closer to God in one’s own life, it also offers an opportunity to understand the rewards of service toward others and their community. To become an Altar Server or to offer your assistance in training or chaperoning Altar Servers or for further information, please contact Fr. Gonazalo Torres, O.F.M. at (212) 749-0276 on extension 20. Candidates will be trained and supervised through the Parish’s Office of Religious Education with the assistance of several parents.
En este servicio ministerial los jóvenes tienen una gran oportunidad de desempeñar un rol muy importante en todas las liturgias de la parroquia. Los acólitos ayudan al Celebrante (Sacerdote) en el altar durante las misas dominicales, en las bodas y fiestas especiales del año. Son elegibles para estos ministerios jóvenes, hembras y varones, desde el quinto año escolar hasta la segunda enseñanza que hayan recibido la Primera Comunión. En este servicio, los jóvenes crecen en su vida de fe, al mismo tiempo que aprenden a servir a otros en la comunidad. Si está interesado ener acólito o en ayudar en su entrenamiento, favor de llamar al Padre Gonzalo Torres, O.F.M. al #212-749-0276 ext. 20. Los candidatos a este servicio serán entrenados y supervisados a través de la Oficina de Educación Religiosa con la asistencia de varios de los padres de los jóvenes.
Les Servants de Messe ou Enfants de Chouer
Les jeunes gens ont une opportunité de s’impliquer d’une faç on importante dans les liturgies de notre paroisse. En tant qu’Enfants de Choeur, ils assistent le pré sident à l’autel à toutes les liturgies du weekend, aux mariages, et autres evenements liturgiques spé ciaux tout le long de l’année.
Ce ministère est ouvert à tous les jeunes gens intéressés - masculin ou féminin - du grade 5 au lycée et qui ont déja fait leur première communion.
Ce rôle de servant de messe permet de grandir personnellement sous l’ombre de Dieu et offre aussi l’opportunité de percevoir les récompenses liées au service des autres et de la communauté .
Pour devenir Enfant de Choeur, ou pour offrir son temps et son assistance à la formation et à l’encadrement des Servants de Messe, ou pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter le Père Gonzalo Torres, O.F.M. au (212) 749-0276 au poste 20. Les candidats seront entrainés et supervisés par L’Office paroissiale chargé de l’Education Religieuse avec l’assistance de plusieurs parents.
The Eucharistic Liturgy is the center of our parish life. The ministers serve our community during weekend, weekday and Holy Day liturgies by distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during the Communion Rite. Ministers will usually serve at the same mass each weekend, becoming a member of the Ministry Team for that mass.
The role of the Eucharistic Minister may also include bringing the Eucharist to those who are hospitalized or homebound and presiding at communion services. This ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and is a powerful source of blessing and grace for the ministers.
Training workshops are provided to help each minister develop the necessary skills to serve the community.
Ministros Extraordinarios de la eucaristía
La Liturgia de la Eucaristía es el centro de nuestra vida parroquial. Los ministros de la Eucaristía sirven a la comunidad durante las misas de la semana, fin de semana, domingos y días de fiesta, ayudando a distribuir el Cuerpo y la Sangre de Jesucristo durante el rito de la comunión. El rol del ministro de la Eucaristía puede también incluir el llevar la communion a los feligreses hospitalizados, personas mayores e incluso presidir algún servicio de communion. Este ministerio ofrece la oportunidad de servir a los hermanos as y es fuente de gracia para los ministros. Se ofrecen seminarios de formación que ayudan al ministro a desarrollar el conocimiento necesario para desempeñar este servicio en la comunidad.
Les Ministres de L’Eucharistie
La Liturgie Eucharistique est le centre de notre vie paroissiale. Les Ministres servent notre communauté pendant le weekend, le cours de la semaine et lors des grandes fêtes liturgiques en distribuant le Corps et le Sang de Jésus Christ pendant le Rite de la Communion. Les Ministres servent habituellement à la même messe chaque weekend, devenant ainsi membre de l’Equipe Ministérielle de cette messe.
Le rôle du Ministre de L’Eucharistie peut aussi inclure l’apport de la communion à ceux qui sont hospitalisés ou sont malades à la maison ainsi que la présidence aux services de la communion. Ce ministère donne l’occasion de servir les autres et il est une source puissante de bénédiction et de grâce pour les ministres.
Des ateliers de formation sont programmés pour aider chaque ministre à développer les qualités nécessaires pour servir la communauté.
Church Environment Committee
The Church Environment Committee works with the Liturgy Committee to prepare the church for liturgical seasons, feasts, and special occasions. Members contribute ideas and talents to plan, design, and enhance the spiritual environment in our beautiful church. Volunteers are always welcome.
This committee meets monthly to discuss the liturgical life and ministries of Holy Name Parish. Members include representatives from each of the tri-lingual liturgical ministries. They are responsible for planning and implementing the strategic pastoral plan which deals with liturgy and worship. They prepare for the various liturgical seasons and special feasts throughout the Church year. The Liturgy Committee also seeks to ensure that all of the elements of our worship combine to form a unified experience of praise and thanksgiving.
Comité de Liturgia
Este Comité se reúne mensualmente para tartar de revisar la vida litúrgica y ministerial de la parroquia de “Holy Name”. Los miembros de este comité son parte de los ministerios litúrgicos trilingual de la parroquia. Estos ministros son responsables de la planificación y puesta en práctica del plan pastoral acordado sobre la liturgia. Preparan la liturgia de los diferentes ciclos y fiestas especiales del año. El Comité Litúrgico es también responsable de asegurarse que incluyan todo los aspcectos de la liturgia para conseguir una experiencia unida de alabanza y acción de gracias.
Le Comité liturgique
Ce Comité se rencontre mensuellement pour discuter de la vie liturgique et des différents ministères de la Paroisse Holy Name. Les membres incluent des représentants de chaque groupe linguistique des différents comités ministèrielles. Ils sont responsables de la plannification et de la mise en oeuvre d’une stratégie de plan pastoral relatif à la liturgie et à la prière. Ils préparent les différentes saisons liturgiques et les fêtes spéciales de l’Eglise tout au long de l’année. Aussi, le comité liturgique vise à s’assurer que tous les aspects de notre prière combinent pour former une expérience unifiante de louange et d’action de grâce.
SUNDAY MASSES | MISA DOMINICAL | MESSE DOMINICALE
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M. (Youth Choir)
10:30 A.M. (Spanish)
12:00 Noon (Choral Mass)
1:30 P.M. (French)
5:30 P.M. (Contemporary Choir)
WEEKDAY MASSES | MISA DE LA SEMANA | MESSE EN SEMAINE
Monday - Friday:
7:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon
Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
9:00 A.M. - Spanish
(Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes en Español)
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Saturday 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Anytime by appointment through the Parish Office
1st Friday of the month 12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
Following the Noon mass on Monday
St. Anthony of Padua
Following the Noon mass on Tuesday
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
At 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday
Give to the Parish
Thank you for considering making a gift to Holy Name parish. There are a variety of options you can use to make a gift to the parish.
Cash gifts may be made with a check. The check should be directed to our Parish Office to ensure proper crediting.
Many companies will match the charitable donations that are made by their employees. If your company has such a program, you only need to obtain the matching gift form from your employer and send it with your donation to Holy Name.
Using a Credit Card
You are also able to make donations through the Parish Pay website if you prefer to make a gift using your credit card. Please follow the link below to choose this method of making a gift to Holy Name:
Click here to visit the Parish Pay website.
There are several different ways to make a planned gift to Holy Name. Some frequently used ways to help in planned giving are below:
a bequest in your will
a gift of appreciated stocks
a life insurance policy
Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
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How to Stay in Touch
Telephone: (212) 749-0276
Fax: (212) 749-2045
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Office closed
Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Parish Office is closed on all Federal Holidays.
Adult Faith Formation
The Adult Faith Formation Committee was formed in 2003 to provide available, attractive and effective programs and experiences to renew and deepen our adult community’s love of the spirituality of our Catholic faith and its sacramental beliefs.
Through prayerful exploration we offer specific topical study, parish lectures and opportunities for prayer and reflection for liturgical seasons and feasts.
Relying on the grace of the Holy Spirit we work within our Franciscan-based tradition as we reach out to serve, support and encourage all on their spiritual journey with Jesus Christ.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A ROMAN CATHOLIC?
How does an adult become a Roman Catholic - become baptized, confirmed, and receive First Eucharist/Holy Communion?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (the RCIA) is the Roman Catholic Church’s process by which adults are brought into the worshiping community, the Church, and mature in their love for Jesus Christ. The RCIA process unfolds over several months and includes study of the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, the seasons and feasts of the Church year, prayer, the teachings of the Church, reflection and discussion.
ARE YOU ALREADY BAPTIZED?
• The RCIA process is also the way in which those already baptized into another Christian tradition are brought into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
• In addition, the RCIA is the way in which adult baptized Catholics are prepared for the reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist/Holy Communion, deepening their relationship with Jesus and with their parish community.
For more information click on this link.
Children’s Faith Formation
Our Religious Education programs are designed to provide for the faith formation and spiritual development of children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Children also receive preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the third grade and Confirmation in the ninth grade. The program includes instruction in small classes, retreats and other experiences throughout the year. There are 30 classes each year and each class lasts 90 minutes. Volunteer teachers and assistants are needed and always welcome. Education and certification is available for those who volunteer.
Sister Liliane Alam, Director of Finance and Administration, Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
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Holy Name School (K-8)
Holy Name School is now accepting applications for pre-Kindergarten, and Grades 1st through 8th. Applications are available online at the link below.
Holy Name School is a Middle States Accredited Catholic School with students attending grades pre-K through 8th Grade. The pre-K is Montessori-based. The school has integrated its use of technology into the curriculum. Holy Name school uses Smartboards in the classroom, has two computer labs and uses video conferencing for distance learning. The school was the recipient of the 2005 BLACKBOARD AWARD recognizing it as an outstanding private elementary school on the Upper Westside of Manhattan
In addition to taking care of the academic needs of the students, Holy Name School places a strong emphasis on teaching values rooted in our Roman Catholic faith. Even though students are accepted from all faiths, basic Christian principles govern the actions of the children, faculty and staff. Respect for one another is a predominate theme throughout the day and all aspects of school life.
For more information, please visit the Holy Name School website.
Franciscan Community Center
One of the premier ministries of Holy Name Parish is the Franciscan Community Center. The center exists to serve the people of Manhattan’s Upper West Side as an instrument of God’s peace. In the spirit of St. Francis, we reach out to all, in particular the poor, the alienated, and immigrant communities. We develop, manage and support educational, recreational, and social programs that create positive change in the lives of those we serve.
Click here to visit the Franciscan Community Center website.
Holy Name is most eager to provide pastoral care for families experiencing the death of a loved one. Ordinarily, arrangements for funeral services are made through a local funeral parlor of the family’s choice. Planning for the Liturgy of Resurrection, including the scripture readings and music, is made by contacting the Parish Office (212) 749-0276.
If you or a loved one is homebound, in a hospital or other health care facility and would like to be visited by a member of our pastoral staff, please call the Parish Office at (212) 749-0276.
Sacrament of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with anyone who is seriously ill, preparing for surgery, hospitalized or suffering from advanced age. Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment with one of the friars. Holy Name parish also provides a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick from time to time.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
This sacrament is celebrated in the Reconciliation Room at the rear of the church, every Saturday between 4:00 and 5:00 P.M. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. On Tuesdays, the sacrament is also celebrated in Spanish.
Anyone who wishes to receive the sacrament at another time may simply call the Parish Office for an appointment or approach any one of the friars. During Advent and Lent, Holy Name parish also provides communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Holy Name welcomes all couples into our midst who are contemplating marriage in the Church. They are asked to contact the Parish Office no later than six months prior to the date they are considering for their wedding. At this time a friar from the Pastoral Staff will be assigned to assist in preparing the couple for the Sacrament of Matrimony. The Parish provides a marriage preparation program to augment the pre-Cana program of the Archdiocese of New York. The Parish Office phone number is (212) 749-0276.
Here at Holy Name the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the 1st year of High School. An extensive Religious Education program prepares students to more deeply commit to the responsibilities of being a Catholic Christian. The students are involved in social outreach to the local community and in a pre-confirmation retreat. The Sacrament is celebrated in the spring with students from our neighboring parishes of St. Gregory and Annunciation. For further information please contact the Coordinator of Faith Formation.
Ici à Holy Name, le Sacrement de Confirmation est célébré durant la première année de Lycée. Un programme intensif d’Education Religieuse prépare les candidats à s’engager plus profondément dans les responsabilités à être Chrétien catholique. Le Sacrement est célébré pendant le printemps, conjointement avec les étudiants de nos paroisses voisines de Saint Grégoire et de L’Annonciation. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter le Coordonateur chargé de la Formation de la Foi.
In 1867 New York’s Upper West Side was farmland with an occasional elegant country house built by wealthy downtown New Yorker’s. It was a time of immigration and of veterans returning home from the Civil War to rebuild their lives and homes. Early Dutch settlers had named the area Bloemendale, and the city was expanding northward along Bloomingdale Road, a narrow strip of road that served the area with hourly stagecoaches. Over on Eighth Avenue, a street railroad ran a single car up to 84th Street.
A cluster of homes had sprouted along the stagecoach route, especially near St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, founded in 1805. This settlement, named Bloomingdale Village, was served by two somewhat distant Catholic churches - St. Paul the Apostle, near today’s Columbus Circle and founded in 1858, and also by Annunciation, founded in 1853, located north of Bloomingdale village, up on 131st Street. By 1867 the Catholics of Bloomingdale Village strongly desired a church they could call their own.
The resulting petition to Archbishop John McCloskey of the Archdiocese of New York for a local priest to establish a parish and build a church had a favorable response. The Archbishop responded that if the petitioners could provide for temporal needs by securing a site, he would provide for the spiritual needs.
The Bloomingdale Catholic Association was promptly organized and raised $11,250. With this sum a site was procured at the corner of Bloomingdale Road and 97th Street. By July, when Fr. Richard Brennan arrived on his hired horse and buggy, construction of the church was advancing. The plain wooden church measured 35 by 80 feet, with capacity for about 500 parishioners and the original cost was about $3,000. Fr. Brennan celebrated the first Mass on August 9, 1868 and the Church was consecrated on September 20, 1868.
By 1871 Fr. Brennan had the foresight to acquire all the land Holy Name Parish encompasses today. In 1880 an elevated train began service up Ninth Avenue (today’s Columbus Avenue) and with the improved transportation, a local building boom soon ensued. By 1891 the parish was bulging at the seams and the building of a new church was initiated. The new church was completed in 1900 – A Gothic structure, built of richly carved pink Milford granite (CT?), with Munich stained glass windows and one of the best examples of “Wooden arched ceiling”. Today it is considered one of the most beautiful churches in New York City.
By 1905 Holy Name School had opened its doors. The Sisters of Charity taught the girls and Christian Brothers taught the boys. The long serving principal, Br. Richard Grieco retired in 2009 and in September 2009 Mr. John Joven was appointed principal of Holy Name School. Community building and collaboration have been the hallmarks of Mr. Joven’s long tenure in Catholic eduction. De La Salle Academy, leasing the top floor of Holy Name School, is a middle school for gifted students with an enrollment reflecting the diversity of the greater New York metro region.
During the ensuing years post-World War I, the parish thrived. Parishioners in the Holy Name Boxing Club won the Golden Gloves championship ten out of twelve times, and for thirty years the parish produced more vocations to the priesthood, brotherhood and sisterhood than any other parish in the archdiocese. In 1932 Monsignor Stephen Donahue, born on the Upper West Side and a member of Holy Name School’s first graduating class of 1906, returned to Holy Name Parish as the Pastor. Two years later he was ordained a bishop and become prominent throughout the Archdiocese. The Pope appointed him Administrator of the Archdiocese in a vacancy between Archbishops, and he was a candidate for the office of Archbishop.
Following World War II, the parish underwent another demographic change as large numbers of Spanish-speaking families migrated to the neighborhood. These new neighbors were not greeted hospitably everywhere but Holy Name, church, school and community center embraced them. They brought new melodies to the church liturgy and a Latin beat to the community center. Beginning in 1952 as urban renewal projects began to impact large tracts of New York, the Upper West Side was not immune. A large swath of the parish, 14 square blocks of tenement housing and brownstones were demolished, ranging from 97th to 104th Street, between Amsterdam and Manhattan Avenues. This demolition of homes and the threat of further evictions below 97th Street prompted the flight of thousands of parishioners to other boroughs or out of the City, creating a climate of stress and hardship for remaining parishioners.
Historically a parish of immigrants, in the earliest days those of Irish, Italian, German and English descent, we have grown today into a faith community embracing many more nationalities, including French and Spanish-speakers from around the world. Liturgies are celebrated in English, Spanish and French every weekend. Holy Name celebrates the festivals of the Blessed Mother and patron saints of many nations.
In 1990, John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York, invited the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, to assume the urban ministry at Holy Name of Jesus Church. The friars have brought a rich spirituality and vitality to this mission, beginning with the renaissance of the Franciscan Community Center (FCC). Adhering to the Franciscan mandate to find new and creative ways to serve the needs of the greater community, beyond the parish borders, the FCC welcomes those of all races, creeds or ethnicity to a wide range of programs – Senior Services, Food Pantry, Home Visits, Counseling Services and the largest program is dedicated to Youth Services, with over 1,000 members of this group alone.
Holy Name is also blessed to have the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), who also serve the parish, FCC and through other ministries, New York City. Along with the Friars and the Secular Franciscans, the Sisters represent the richness and diversity of the Franciscan family, with the joyful witness to the vision of St. Francis and St. Clare.
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In keeping with the tradition of the Archdiocese of New York, Holy Name is pleased to have two members of the parish community to serve as personal advisors to our pastor. The Trustees primarily assist with long-range and strategic financial plans and are consulted regularly on other important issues and developments that are taking place in the parish.
Fr. Lawrence Ford, O.F.M. – Pastorr
Fr. Larry is originally from Olean, New York and met the friars, including Fr. Dan, through St. Bonaventure University. He was professed as a friar in 1991 and ordained in 1996. Upon ordination he was assigned to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston to work the schedule of masses and confessions and served as the business and operations manager. Staying in Boston, he began doctoral studies while working as a Doctoral Fellow in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He worked for a year as a program manager at the University of Notre Dame, from where he received an MSA degree in 1996. In the past few years he has served as a friar in residence at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland and most recently at Siena College outside Albany, New York.
He enjoys playing golf, cheering for college athletics, especially basketball and is a Buffalo Bills and Boston Red Sox fan. Fr. Larry is the oldest of five children and his whole family looks forward to visiting him in New York City. He is looking forward to his New York City adventure and discovering the community at Holy Name Parish.
Fr. Michael McDonnell, O.F.M. – Parochial Vicar
Fr. Michael was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was ordained in 1965. He has worked in areas ranging from Puerto Rico to Peru. He assisted with a migrant ministry in Florida and New Jersey, Fr. Michael has also worked at Holy Cross Church in the Bronx, New York, St. Camillus in Silver Spring, Maryland, and most recently at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan. He has been with us at Holy Name since the summer of 2007.
Fr. Lawrence Hayes, O.F.M. – Parochial Vicar
Fr. Lawrence Hayes (Larry) was born in Franklin Square, Long Island (NY). Both his parents were native New Yorkers. He is the fourth of 5 brothers who now live across the U.S. As Fr. Larry attended high school and college in Manhattan, his assignment to 96th Street is somewhat a “homecoming” for him. “It’s good to be home again,” he notes. Ordained in 1989, Fr. Larry has worked for 25 years in Hispanic and multicultural parishes and is fluent in Spanish. Most recently he was pastor at Immaculate Conception parish in Durham, N.C. In parish ministry, Fr. Larry particularly enjoys involvement in adult education--RCIA, Bible studies, etc.--and providing spiritual direction.
Fr. Larry looks forward to serving at Holy Name and getting to know the parishioners here. “I’m already quite impressed by the diversity in the parish and moved by the friendliness of the folks as they leave Mass. It doesn’t take long to feel at home at Holy Name!”
Fr. Kevin Tortorelli, O.F.M. – Parochial Vicar
Kevin Tortorelli, O.F.M., is a Franciscan almost 50 years. In that time he was stationed at Siena College for twelve years where he was on the faculty of Religious Studies and Classical languages and chaplain to the rugby club. His longest stint however was at St Francis of Assisi on 31st St for 18 years where he taught in and directed the Adult Education Program. In addition Kevin was stationed in Brookline, MA, while attending Boston College and at the University of Georgia, Athens, in the campus ministry and in Providence, RI, at St Francis Chapel and City Ministry Center. I enjoy a good read in fiction, history, theology and biography. And of course a good meal, a little tipple to go with it, engaging conversation and a good wit.
Sr. Mary Petrosky, F.M.M. – Spiritual Director
Sr. Mary, a member of our parish, and an experienced spiritual director holds a MSW from St. Louis University and an MA in Systematic Theology from Jesuit School of Theology in Berkely, CA. She has had many years of experience in the fields of social work and counseling and more recently in spiritual direction.
Holy Name is sponsoring a new service for those who may be interested in the opportunity to meet with a person trained in Spiritual Direction. Spiritual Direction encourages one to explore a closer relationship with God. Because of the busy lives we lead in the ‘city that never sleeps’ many people may find it difficult to notice God’s action in their daily lives. Spritual Direction is really not about being ‘directed’ but rather very much about being encouraged to draw closer to God.
Sr. Maria-Teresa de los Rios, F.M.M. – Pastoral Associate
Sister Maria-Teresa is a native of Bilbao, Spain. In 1955 she entered Religious life with the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, an international missionary Congregation. Shortly thereafter she was sent to Rome, Italy to complete her religious formation. She remained in Rome for five years. Sister came to the United States in 1961 to work with the increasing number of Spanish speaking children in the care of Social Services. Always serving the poor, the immigrants and the sick, Sr. Maria-Teresa has lived in San Francisco, Chicago and Waukegan, Illinios. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri. She also has a Certificate in Pastoral and Religious Studies from “El Instituto Superior de Pastoral” in Madrid, Spain.
In 2005. Sr. Maria-Teresa celebrated her Golden Jubilee in Religious life, but she is still serving those in need. Presently, Sr. is coordinating the Pastoral Care for the home-bound, the sick and the dying. She also recruits and prepares ministers of the Eucharist and Lectors to serve at the 10:30 Sundays Spanish mass. In her spare time Sister Maria-Teresa enjoys reading, walking, gardening, swimming at the beach (not too often) and being a member of her international community. She and her sisters spend valuable time each day in their chapel before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the needs of the world.
Peter Adamczyk – Director of Music
Peter was born in Evanston, Illinois. Both his parents were active as church organists and began teaching him organ at the age of five. As a boy in Evanston, he sang in the chorister program at St. Luke’s, and at age 14 began his first position as organist and choir director at St. Andrew’s. Later he was Director of Music at Resurrection Parish in Wayne, Illinois, which was administered by the Franciscans at that time. He later pursued formal keyboard, composition, and musicology studies at Eastman School of Music. He relocated to Houston, Texas where he studied organ with Clyde Holloway and received the Bachelor of Music degree at Rice University’s Shepard School of Music. While in Houston he served as director of music ministries at Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Frances de Sales parishes.
He earned his M.A. in music at New York University. He has performed as organist and directed choirs in various New York City area churches and took the position of Music Director at Holy Name in December 1998. Since his start at Holy Name, he has performed as organist in France and Germany. His compositions have been premiered in New York, Los Angeles and Beijing. He is married to composer Chien-Yin Chen and together they have a son named Ian-Pascal.
Veronica Soto - Coordinator of Faith Formation
Our Coordinator of Faith Formation, Veronica was born in Cortazar, Guanajuato, Mexico. Veronica is the third oldest of ten children. She earned her degree in pedagogy from Instituto Pedagogico Anglo-Español and her Master in Theology from Universidad La Salle, both in Mexico City. She continued her education with courses and workshops in philosophy, catechesis, pastoral planning and administration in Mexico, El Salvador and the United States.
Veronica’s work experience includes a wide array of positions including that of catechist, Director of Religious Education, counselor, spiritual director, lecturer, and teacher in locations ranging from Mexico, El Salvador, the Philippines, Guatemala, Honduras, Macao, Hong Kong and the United States. During her many years of service to God’s people, Veronica has especially enjoyed working with homeless children, gang members, immigrants and people struggling with addictions. Veronica co-founded the pastoral school for the laity in the Diocese of Sonsonate in El Salvador.
Veronica joined the pastoral staff of Holy Name Parish in September 2008.
Jacqueline Espinal - Assistant to the Pastor
Jackie is the Assistant to the Pastor. A graduate of our own Holy Name School and bi-lingual, she is the primary liaison within the parish. Jackie has been a member of the staff for well over a decade, serving in a variety of positions, since 1998.
FRIAR IN RESIDENCE:
Fr. Matthew A. Pravetz, O.F.M.
Father Matthew is a native New Yorker, growing up in the College Point section of Queens before entering the Franciscan Order in 1964. A graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, most of his full time ministry has been in the field of education. Early in his career was spent at the secondary level as teacher and administrator in Brooklyn and Long Island. Fr. Matthew was ordained to the priesthood in 1979 by the then Bishop Theodore McCarrick.
After completion of his training at New York Medical College specializing in the field of clinical anatomy, Father Matthew has been on the faculty of the medical school since the early 1980’s where he is presently the director of Medical Gross Anatomy. He teaches medical students and resident physicians in the surgical subspecialties. In addition he is involved in the medical ethics curriculum.
Father Matthew is very happy to be part of the vibrant friar community at Holy Name of Jesus and especially looks forward to weekend Eucharistic celebrations with the wonderfully diverse members of the Holy Name parish.
Open - Sacristan/Security
Regla Lara - Receptionist
Maria Munoz - Receptionist
Frankie Medina - Maintenance
Kossi Vivon - Sacristan/Security
Henry Crawford - Housekeeping
Holy Name Church is conveniently located on the northwest corner of West 96th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. The Parish has no parking facilities but there are parking garages close by on West 95th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam); on West 97th Street (between Broadway & West End Avenue) or (between Columbus & Amsterdam). The subway and bus systems provide the easiest path to Holy Name.
Subway: The closest subway line is the 1, 2 or 3, which all stop at West 96th & Broadway. Look up 96th Street from Broadway and you will see the church on the corner of West 96th & Amsterdam Avenue. The parish offices and the friary are entered midway between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway on the north side of 96th Street. The Franciscan Community Center is around the corner at 214 West 97th Street, between West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The Center is on the south side of the street. The local “B” and “C” trains are a bit further but they stop at West 96th Street and Central Park. When exiting the station, walk west on 96th Street to Amsterdam Avenue.
Bus: Two cross-town buses stop at Amsterdam Avenue: the M-96 and M-106. The M-7 or M-11 serves Amsterdam Avenue and stops at 96th Street. The M-104 serving Broadway makes a stop at 97th (or is it 98th ) Street.
Driving: From the Henry Hudson Parkway, take the West 95th-96th Street exit. If the West 96th Street exit is taken, continue three blocks east to Amsterdam Avenue. If the West 95th Street exit is taken, continue three blocks east to Amsterdam Avenue, turn left and the church is one block north.
Our Mission Statement
The Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus is a vibrant urban ministry in the Roman Catholic Church within the Franciscan tradition. In our rich diversity of cultures and languages, we seek to be open to God’s spirit so that we might grow in the faith that makes us one and give witness to the presence of Christ in our daily lives. As instruments of God’s peace, we reach out to and welcome all people with a special concern for the poor, the alienated, and the immigrant. We do this through worship, education, and outreach in fulfilling our dream that all might be served in the spirit of St. Francis.
La paroisse de Holy Name est une vibrante communaute urbaine et catholique, animée par la Congrégation Franciscaine. Sa grande diversité culturelle et linguistique lui permet de toucher différents groups ethniques, et de leur dispenser la foi divine et Chrétienne qui se réfletent dans leur vie quotidienne. Et comme instruments de la paix préconisée par Dieu, les paroissiens de Holy Name cherchent el accueillent tous les frères et particulièrement les pauvres, les inadaptés les laissés pour compte et les immigrants. Nous accomplissons cette tâche à travers le culte, la prière, l’ éducation, et par la nous réalisons notre rêve de server tous les enfants de Dieu, selon l’esprit de Saint Francois d’ Assise.
La Parroquia del Santo Nombre de Jesús es un ministerio Franciscano urbano dinámico de la Iglesia Católica Romana. En la diversidad y riqueza de culturas y lenguas tratamos de mantenernos abiertos al espíritu de Dios, para así crecer en la fe que nos hace uno y dar testimonio de la presencia de Cristo en nuestra vida diaria. Como artesanos de la paz de Dios aceptamos y acogemos a todos especialmente a los pobres, los alienados y los inmigrantes a través de nuestros servicios litúrgicos, educación. Para que nuestro deseo de server a todos en el espíritu de San Francisco sea una realidad.
Welcome | Bienvenido | Bienvenue
Welcome to Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Holy Name Parish was established on the upper West Side of Manhattan in 1868. We are a vibrant urban ministry in the Roman Catholic Church within the Franciscan tradition.
Infants and children under 7 years old:
Parishioner’s children are baptized on three Sunday afternoons each month. On the first Sunday, the Baptisms are celebrated in French. On the second Sunday, the Baptisms are celebrated in English. On the third Sunday, the Baptisms are celebrated in Spanish. Parents must register through the Parish office beforehand. The child’s birth certificate is required. A Baptismal class is also provided by the parish to assist parents and godparents in preparing for the celebration of the Sacrament. Please contact the parish office.
Baptême des Enfants:
Bébés et Enfants de moins de 7 ans
Les enfants des paroissiens sont baptisés au cours de trois après-midis de dimanche chaque mois. Le Premier dimanche du mois, les baptêmes sont célébrés en francais. Le deuxième dimanche du mois, les baptêmes sont célébrés en anglais et le troisième dimanche, en espagnol. Les parents doivent inscrire les baptêmes des enfants au bureau de la paroisse à l’avance.
L’acte de naissance de l’enfant est requis. Un cours sur le baptême est également dispensé par la paroisse pour assister les parents, parrains et marraines à la célé- bration du Sacrement.
Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter le bureau parroissial.
Bautismo para los niños/as:
Bebés y niños menores de 7 años:
Para los hijos/as de suestros feligreses, los bautismos se celebran tres domingos al mes. El primer domingo del mes los bautismos son en francés. El segundo domingo en ingles y el tercer domingo en español. La familia debe registrarse de antemano para el bautismo en la oficina parroquial. Es necesario presentar el certificado de nacimiento. Los padres y padrinos deben de asistir a una conferencia bautismal como preparación para la celebración del sacramento del bautismo. Para mas información, favor de llamar a la oficina parroquial.
January 8 -Feast of the Epiphany
January 1 -Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
December 25 -The Nativity of the Lord
December 18 -Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 11 -Third Sunday of Advent
December 4 - Second Sunday of Advent
November 27 - First Sunday of Advent
June 26 Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 19 Most Holy Trinity
June 12 Pentecost Sunday
June 5 Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 29 Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 22 Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 15 Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 8 Third Sunday of Easter
May 1A Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy
April 24 Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord
April 3 Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 27 Third Sunday of Lent
March 20 Second Sunday of Lent
March 13 First Sunday of Lent
January 9 - Baptism of the Lord
January 2 - Epiphany of the Lord
December 25 and 26 - Christmas and The Feast of the Holy Family
December 19 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 12 - Third Sunday of Advent
December 5 - Second Sunday of Advent
November 28 - First Sunday of Advent
June 6 - Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
May 30 - Most Holy Trinity
May 23 - Pentecost Sunday
May 16 - Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 9 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 2 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 25 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 18 - Third Sunday of Easter
April 11 - Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy
April 4 - Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord
March 28 - Palm Sunday
March 21 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 14 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 7 - Third Sunday of Lent
February 28 - Second Sunday of Lent
February 21 - First Sunday of Lent
January 10 - Baptism of the Lord
Jan 3 - Epiphany of the Lord
Dec 27 - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Dec 20 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Dec 13 - Third Sunday of Advent
Dec 6 - Second Sunday of Advent
Nov 29 - First Sunday of Advent
Nov 1 - All Saints
June 7 - Most Holy Trinity
May 31 - Pentecost Sunday
May 24 - Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 17 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 10 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 3 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 26 - Third Sunday of Easter
April 19 - Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy
LENTEN VESPERS SERIES - 2017
The 2017 Lenten Vespers Series - Listen! What is Jesus asking you? - begins
Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30pm - St. Mary of the Angels Chapel.
The Series will take place every Tuesday evening for five consecutive Tuesdays concluding the evening of Tuesday, April 4th. For further details, click on the following link.