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Pentecost Sunday
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7th Sunday of Easter
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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
Cash gifts may be made with a check. The check should be directed to our Parish Office to ensure proper crediting.

Matching Gifts
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 WeShare 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:

Visit the WeShare website.

https://www.parishpay.com/nonprofit/login.html?pc=95p8dh86/

Church Lighting

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.

Prayer Groups

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.

Societies

Contemporary Adults
Colette Prophet 917-744-7254

Providencia
Victoria Velazquez 917-207-2886

Altagracia
Altagracia Soto 212-316-1925

Sacred Heart
Iris Real 212-666-3040

Caridad del Cobre
Eneida Fernandez 212-222-0346

Grupo Guadalupano
Ricardo Perez 917-569-7198

Guadalupe
Irene Chavez 212-678-5080

Maman Marie
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

Contemporary Adults

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!

If you would like to participate to the Annual Pilgrimage of New York, please visit http://www.pofnyc.org and register today!
For more information click on this link.

Stewardship Committee

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.

Finance Council

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.

Collection Counters

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.

Music

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
June
--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.

Renaissance Choir
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.

Hospitality Ministry

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. 

Lectors

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.

Les Lecteurs
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. 

Altar Servers

Altar Servers
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.

Acólitos

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.

Eucharistic Ministers

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.

Liturgy Committee

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.

Mass Schedule

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.  (Haitian/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)

Saturday:
9:00 A.M.

Reconciliation

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

Eucharistic Adoration
1st Friday of the month 12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

Novenas

Miraculous Medal
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
Cash gifts may be made with a check. The check should be directed to our Parish Office to ensure proper crediting.

Matching Gifts
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 WeShare 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 WeShare website.

Planned Giving
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

Contact Us

Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
Roman Catholic Church
Franciscan Friars
207 West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025

How to Stay in Touch

Telephone:  (212) 749-0276
Fax:  (212) 749-2045
E-mail: 
Website:  http://www.holynamenyc.org

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.

Website Information

Sister Liliane Alam, Director of Finance and Administration, Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

Website design and development by Russell Stoll, http://www.russellstoll.net

Franciscan Community Center

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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.

Funerals

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.

Upcoming Events

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

For more information, click on the following link.

Upcoming Events

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