October Meeting - October 23, 2017
Memorial Service - Tuesday November 14, 2017 -- Our Lady of Guadalupe
March Meeting - March 1, 2018 at Woodhaven House 1600 hrs
Theology on Tap - Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Woodhaven House 1600 hrs
Cookout - Tuesday June 26, 2018 -- Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
72-01 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228
St. Francis Prep High School
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
26th Annual Golf Outing
High School Scholarship Exam - Saturday December 9, 2017
Communion Breakfast - March 11, 2018
St. Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday March 17, 2018
We are in the process of bringing the Membership registration online. Until then, please download and fill out the printable version of the membership registration and remit this along with your dues.
Membership Registration (PDF)
Active Dues - $10
Retired Dues - $10
Please remit your dues to:NYPD Holy Name Society
Upon receiving dues, a membership card will be mailed.
“But the angel spoke and said to the women,
do not be afraid; for I know that you seek
Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for
He has risen even as he said. Come see the
Place where the Lord was laid. Go quickly,
tell his disciples that He has risen;
and behold, he goes before you to Galilee;
there you shall see him.”
With that quote from scripture, I recall a sermon that was given by a good Old Irish Priest by the name of Monsignor William Costello. On Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, he said “this week, Holy Week is our Super Bowl.” He was so right. This week, the ceremonies that take place on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Holy Saturday, are ancient, spiritual, and beautiful.
On Holy Thursday we celebrate the Lord’s Supper where for the first time He consecrated the bread and wine. We also see Christ’s example of humility by washing the feet of his disciples. Holy Thursday is also the anniversary of the Priesthood. To all of our Priests, “Ad Multos Annos”.
On Good Friday, we hear the Passion of the Lord as we did on Palm Sunday. A cross, covered with a red cloth is brought into the church and elevated. Each arm of the cross is exposed as the Priest chants, “this is the wood of the cross on which hung the Savior of the world.” The faithful respond, “come let us worship.” We then venerate the cross by kneeling before it and touching it with either our hands or our lips. Today we look to the cross as the visible sign of Christ’s suffering, knowing he gave his life for us.
On Holy Saturday, the church is dark, except for the Easter fire, which is blessed and then used to light the Easter candle and all of the candles held by those assembled. The Exulted is proclaimed, “This is the night that Jesus broke the chain of death. Rejoice and sing, for Jesus the Christ is risen.” I remember a Priest once preaching at the Easter Vigil and exclaimed, “Tonight in every church in the world, because of Jesus’ Resurrection, death has been conquered. Life has conquered death.”
My fellow Holy Name member, Easter is more than new clothes, baskets of candy, and a nice dinner. It is the foundation of our faith. It is our hope for eternal life with God and our loved ones. This “Holy Week”, we enter into Christ’s passion, suffering, and death, to end up in celebrating his rising from the dead. Just the thought of it should send chills up your back.
May you and your family experience the hope and love that our Lord’s Resurrection offers to us all. May you all have a Holy and Blessed Easter!
Edward J. Conroy
Dear Holy Name Members,
Christ is Risen…Alleluia Alleluia!
I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families a Blessed and Happy Easter. May the Risen Christ bless you and show you His saving love.
Spring is here as we see the buds of the trees bursting forth and the colors of the flowers breaking through the ground and the lawns getting greener.
With the coming of Spring we see how Easter brings new life to our Church. This year, Easter life is with us, in our new Pope and with the countless thousands of newly baptized adults. Our Church continues to grow and continues the work of our Risen Savior. May all of us be a part of this growth especially this Year of Faith.
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