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Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision:  Praising God and serving His people.

Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision: Praising God and serving His people.


Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision:  Praising God and serving His people.


Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision: Praising God and serving His people.

Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision:  Praising God and serving His people.


Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision: Praising God and serving His people.


Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision: Praising God and serving His people.

Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision: Praising God and serving His people.


Parish Mission: Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we proclaim to all the Good News of Jesus through word, worship, witness, community and service. Parish Vision: Praising God and serving His people.
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General News & Events

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Pastoral Council Openings

  Your Pastoral Council is presently calling on all parishioners who may want to serve on next year's Pastoral Council. The newly discerned will take their positions in June. Positions to be filled are: Commissioner and Vice Commissioner for Evangelization, Vice Commissioner for Family Life, Vice Commissioner for Worship and one Member-at-Large. Please join this body of dedicated people as we seek to plan, evaluate and develop policies for HNJ. Info-Tom Ghesquire, 609-0896...

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Holy Week Reminders

Holy Week Reminders

Reconciliation It is our sincere hope that you make special plans to receive the Sacrament of Penance at least one time during Lent. Priests will be available after the daily Masses from Mon, Apr 14- Wed, Apr 16, for Reconciliation. Morning Masses during Triduum There will be no morning Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday. Adoration Chapel The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed on Holy Thursday, Apr 17, at 6:30 pm. The Perpetual...

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Why Should We Celebrate the Triduum?

Why Should We Celebrate the Triduum?

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Our Church teaches that the purpose of Lent is twofold. It is a special time to prepare the catechumens for the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation with the Rite of Election, the celebration of the Scrutinies and by catechesis. It is also the time when the faithful prepare to celebrate the Paschal Mystery through attention to the word of God and prayer and through penance as we prepare to renew our baptismal promises.   Lent ends...

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Make time for Reconciliation during Lent

Make time for Reconciliation  during Lent

Sacrament of Reconciliation: It is our sincere hope that you make special plans to receive the Sacrament of penance at least one time during the 40 days of Lent. Please don't pass up a chance to meet the Lord in this great Sacrament of forgiveness. HNJ's Reconciliation Services are Wed, Apr 2, 4:00 & 7:00 pm (and Saturdays at 3:15 pm or by appointment) and on Mon, Apr 14 after morning Masses. Ascension Church offers services on Tues, Apr 1, 4:00 & 7:00 pm.

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A Time for Penance and Charity

A Time for Penance and Charity

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive." –Acts 20:35 During a recent general audience address, Pope Francis declared "Lent as a time for penance and charity" according to Vatican News. Pope Francis expounded upon the Catholic Church's Lenten message in his General Audience on Ash Wednesday and emphasized the "essential elements"...

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Lenten Regulations

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence. 2. All Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. 3. Fasting is to be observed by all ages, 18-59. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together these should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed. 4. Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed by all 14 years and older. Note: When health...

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Evangelization News

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Discernment Ministry

  Every person wrestles with choice – and daily! Are we making fruitful choices that benefit ourselves as well as others? Is our decision making process accompanied by a sense of freedom and the assurance that we are being faithful to God? How can I determine God's gifts to me? How can I give them back in service to others? If you are seeking assistance in discovering a path of spiritual growth and a greater awareness of your own unique giftedness, contact Bill Gent, x139...

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RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA FOR TEENAGERS:  If you are 13-17 yrs of age, please come and join us to prepare to come into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. More info-Doreen Kawas, x111,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . RCIA FOR CHILDREN:  If your child (7-12 yrs of age) has not been baptized, classes are held on Sundays at 8:45-10:00 am. We encourage parents/grandparents to join them! RCIA FOR ADULTS:  For adults baptized in another...

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Evangelization Ministry

Evangelization Ministry

At HNJ, we are committed to what Pope John Paul II has called the "new evangelization" -- being living witness to others, with the courage and passion to share your faith in Christ. Our Evangelization Ministry includes: Baptisms, Parish Missions, Welcome Back Catholics, R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), Women of Faith, HNJ Men's Group, Christ Renews His Parish Retreats, Prison Ministry and the Book & Gift Shop.

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Pastoral Care News

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Ministry to the Sick

  Ministry to the Sick is a pastoral ministry of visiting, praying and bringing the Eucharist to those people who are hospitalized, in nursing homes/rehab facilities or confined to private homes. Hospital: Our priests or HNJ Ministers to the Sick (MTS) are at Holmes Regional Medical Center (HRMC) 7 days a week to share Holy Communion and pray with you. If you are going to be in the hospital for 24 hours or more, contact the Life Center Office, 773-2783, x210. Home Bound or...

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Pastoral Care Ministry

Pastoral Care Ministry

The Pastoral Care Ministries include: Ministry to the Sick, Bereavement Ministry and Spiritual Companion's, offer spiritual support for the sick, bereaved and those seeking an intimate relationship with God.  Info-Melissa McKenna, 321-773-2783, x112, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Faith Formation News

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Brand New Scripture Study!

Brand New Scripture Study!

  We will begin Sun, May 4, and Mon, May 5. Old Testament Characters! Fascinating stories about some unusual people that are our ancestors in the Faith. Upcoming sessions: Samson and the Women in his life! Two opportunities to participate: Sundays 10:15 am in Rm. 101 (childcare available) and Mondays 6:45 pm in Rm. 101. Walk- ins welcome. Info-Bill Gent x139, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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New Series: Theology & Poetry

New Series: Theology & Poetry

  "The first thing that Christianity defines dogmatically about God is that God is ineffable: That is, that it is impossible to conceptualize God and that all of our language about God is more inaccurate than accurate. That isn't just an abstract dogma. Our failure to understand this, perhaps more than anything else, is the reason why we struggle with faith and struggle to not fudge its demands." –Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI If you struggle with the formalities and wordiness...

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Vacation Bible School: "Weird Animals" - Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind!!

Vacation Bible School:  "Weird Animals" - Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind!!

  Please join us on June 16-20, 2014 8:30 am- 12:00 noon for "Weird Animals" - Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind!! Children ages 4-12 are invited to an exciting week of Bible stories, lively music, prayer, crafts, delicious treats, Bible games & more! –Register Now! Forms are available in the Welcome Center and Life Center Office. Early registration: until June 8, Cost $38/ child. Online registration: $40/child. Late registration: June 9 – June 15, Cost $45 /child The...

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Scripture Study

Scripture Study

  The Book of Romans–Paul's Letter about Faith.  As we continue in this Year of Faith, we will discover what True Faith really is! Upcoming topics: What does it really mean "to offer something up?" How should we view Authority? What Time is it really, as we anticipate the End of time? Two opportunities to participate: Sundays at 10:15 am or Mondays at 6:45 pm in Room 101. Info-Bill Gent, x139, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript...

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Monthly Mystagogy

Monthly Mystagogy


The HNJ RCIA program presents: Monthly Mystagogy, a regularly scheduled catechetical refresher, open to all.
"Mystagogy" is an on-going exploration of the sacred mysteries of the Faith. We welcome anyone thinking about becoming a Catholic, all RCIA candidates and catechumens, anyone who has been through the RCIA program and anyone interestred in a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. Sessions meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Rm. 101. The next three...

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Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Meets Fridays at 7:00 pm in Rm. 101.  Info-Josh Thompson, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Parish & Family Life News

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Do you have a child with special needs?

Do you have a child with special needs?

  Have you considered whether or not to take your child to Church or begin a religious education program? Here is a great resource available from Loyola Press that can help! A picture missal that guides your child through the Mass. Each page has two picture icons. The first shows the child whether to stand, sit or kneel. The second picture shows what is happening on the altar. This missal can be found at loyolapress.com and is also available as an app for...

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Parish Wide Movie Night: Francis-A Pope from the New World

Parish Wide Movie Night: Francis-A Pope from the New World

  Please join us Wed, Apr 16, at 6:00 pm in the Life Center Hall for this moving documentary. On March 13, 2013, the world was introduced to Pope Francis. He was the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis. Within days, he had captured the hearts of the world through his gestures of humility and care for the common man. Yet, he remained largely unknown. Francis: The Pope From the New World unveils the personality, passion and...

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Retrouvaille Program

Retrouvaille Program

  If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and distant; even if you are divorced or separated, or are thinking about it, Retrouvaille can help, as it has helped thousands of others. Our next program begins Apr 25-27. Info-352-274-4614. All calls and names held in strictest confidence. Not counseling or group therapy. And please see our website at Retrouvaille.org.

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Is Parenting Always This Challenging?

Is Parenting Always This Challenging?

  Come and join other parents as we discuss raising our children from ages Pre-K through High School. Every problem is an opportunity to use proven strategies to improve your relationship with your child and cultivate peace in your home. Upcoming topics: Effective consequences for kids who don't listen; managing meltdowns; doing chores without arguments. We meet Wednesdays at 8:00 am (starts Sept 4) in the Chapel before the School Mass. Info-Bill Gent, x139, This e-mail...

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Service & Outreach News

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Infant Adoption Awareness Training

Infant Adoption Awareness Training

  Please join us on Tues, Apr 29, from 9:30 am-4:00 pm in the Community Room. (Light breakfast and lunch will be provided). Presenter: Leesa Ellott, MS, LMHC, Certified Infant Adoption Awareness Trainer. The "Understanding Infant Adoption" training program is designed to help individuals discuss adoption as an option with pregnant women and teens. This training provides an accurate understanding of the adoption experience, which is an important step to ensuring that every pregnant woman knows...

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Walk and Box City – Benefit for the Homeless

Walk and  Box City – Benefit for the Homeless

  On Apr 25-26, HNJ is joining Family Promise of Brevard for Walk and Box City to benefit homeless families. There are two ways for you to participate: Walk or Run: Collect sponsor donations from friends and family and then walk or run the 2-mile course.. Minimum participant donation: $25; Minimum family donation: $50. Check-in is Fri, Apr 25, 5:00-6:00 pm. Walk or run from 6:00-7:00 pm. Box and Tent City: Collect sponsor donations from friends and family and spend the night...

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St. Vincent de Paul - Urgent Food Need

At Saturday and Sunday Masses this weekend, you will receive a bag for a food collection to be filled and returned the following weekend. With your usual generosity, we ask that you help fill the shelves that are nearly bare. We are having, as many other pantries are experiencing, more and more coming to us for the basics of life. We cannot thank you enough for all you do as a parish to help us through these difficult times. Our need for food items include canned goods, packaged goods, and some...

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Service & Outreach

Service & Outreach

  Our goal is to work with internal and external ministries known as non-profit organizations. This is done in a variety of ways, addressing the needs of people, those needing assistance, counseling, support groups and reaching into a person's heart who may be crying out for help. We welcome those who would like to become involved in any of the ministries which fall within the scope of Service and Outreach. Info-Carol Harrison, 321-773-2783, x123, This e-mail address is being...

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Worship News

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Come Visit Our Lord

Come Visit Our Lord


Bring your own prayer book(s), use the books in the Chapel, read the Bible, pray the Rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God.
If you feel you can't pray well, please don't let this discourage you. The mere fact that you have a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great faith. Please remember that Perpetual Adoration...

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Liturgical and Music Ministry

Liturgical and Music Ministry

The worship of God is our primary expression as a community of faith. Our liturgy is the only activity which embraces every single parishioner of HNJ. The liturgy is not only the starting point of the Christian life, as the source of our strength and the basis of our encounter with God, but is also the end-point of our Christian life, as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet where we will be united as One with God, forever and ever.   At HNJ, we recognize that, as St. Augustine...

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Youth News

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Cap & Gown Mass for High School Students

Cap & Gown Mass for High School Students

  Please join us on Sun, Apr 27, 5:00 pm Mass to congratulate the Class of 2014! Life Teen invites the graduating class of 2014 to a special Mass to honor you and your accomplishments. Join the parish community as we lift you up in prayer. Please meet us in the Youth Room at 4:30 pm with your cap and gown. You will process in at the beginning of Mass and sit in the front pews. RSVP by Fri, April 25 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript...

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Life Night & Edge Night

Life Night & Edge Night

Life Night:  Join us Sundays from 5:00-8:30 pm. We begin with 5:00 pm Mass; then move to the Youth Room. Edge Night:  Meets Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Community Room with dinner; then move to Youth Room. (We do not meet during the summer school break.)

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Priests

Parochial Administrator:  Fr. Tony Welle 
Associate Pastor:  Fr. Joe Bui
Associate Pastor:  Fr. Anthony Banye
Pastor Emeritus:  Msgr. David Page
Retired Visiting Priest:  Fr. Frank Brett

Deacons

Rev. Mr. John Farrell
Rev. Mr. Les Foy
Rev. Mr. Joe Gassmann

Rev. Mr. Joe Richiuso
Rev. Mr. Vince Trunzo
Rev. Mr. Bary Schliesmann 

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Mass: 8:30 am 

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:15, 8:45, 10:30 am, 12:15, 5:00 pm

Nursery available: 8:45 & 10:30 am


Daily Mass: 7:00 & 8:30 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) Saturday:  3:15-4:15 pm and by appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Liturgy of the Hours:  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Monday-Friday, 7:45 am; Evening Prayer (Vespers) Monday-Friday, 6:00 pm

Rosary: Monday-Saturday after the 8:30 am Mass

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