Current Norms for Our Parish-Holy Name of Jesus

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

  • All public celebrations of the Mass are currently suspended, by order of Bishop Caggiano
  • All Mass intentions currently scheduled are being offered by priests at their daily private Masses
  • By mandate, all priests must refrain from inviting anyone to the Masses they celebrate in private
  • Masses celebrated at homes or outdoors are not permitted

Parishioners not attending Mass or not receiving Holy Communion should instead make an “Act of Spiritual Communion.” The Act can be a simple prayer:
“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”

Links to Masses Online

  • Beginning this weekend, Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Caggiano or Monsignor Thomas Powers, Vicar General,  will be streaming at
  • Daily Mass - Word on Fire with Bishop Robert Barron:
  • EWTN - Global Catholic Television Network
  • See our extensive list of local diocesan parishes on the side bar

It is our plan to begin streaming a Mass from Holy Name of Jesus by this weekend.  We will give notice as soon as we have the link up and running.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  • There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church, Tuesday - Sunday from 8 am - 2 pm

  • All Parishioners are welcome to spend quite time in private prayer adoring the Blessed Sacrament


  • Communal penance services are not permitted
  • General Absolution is forbidden

*special precautions are being made to insure that confessions can be heard safely and privately, at a location in the church outside of the confessional


  • Funeral Rites will continue to be celebrated for those families not wanting to postpone a burial

  • At this time the number of family members and friends permitted to attend the funeral is limited to 50 persons
  • By mandate, the funeral will take the form of the shorter Rite, the Rite of Christian Burial outside of the Mass


  • Baptisms may continue as scheduled at this time for groups of less than 50 people, or be postponed and rescheduled for a later date

Sacrament of the Sick and Viaticum

  • We are currently awaiting guidelines for administering the Sacrament of the Sick and Viaticum, so that the sacrament can be conferred with proper safety precautions
  • All hospitals in the local area have Catholic chaplains who are equipped to confer both sacraments

Religious Education, Confirmation, First Holy Communion

  • All Religious Education Classes are canceled.  Parents please check your inboxes regularly for weekly distance learning and family catechesis suggestions.
  • First Holy Communion classes will resume when the public schools reopen. Parents will receive an email with distance learning information.
  • Confirmation classes will resume when public schools reopen. Parents will receive an email with distance learning information.

All Parish Ministries are Temporarily Suspended

The Parish Office is Closed

  • The Parish and priests can be contacted by phone: (203) 375-5815

  • The Parish Office email is

  • Refer to the Parish website and bulletin for all staff and clergy email addresses


  • The Parish clergy and staff can be reached either by telephone (203) 375-5815 or email
  • We will continue to send Parish wide notices by way of our email blast.
  • Please refer to the Parish website regularly for all Parish information and updates

Additional Recommended Links for Prayer

Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary

The Stations of the Cross

Suggested Films for Family Entertainment

  • The Song of Bernadette
  • Quo Vadis
  • Ben Hur
  • Jesus of Nazareth, by Franco Zeffirelli
  • C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia, film series

Bridgeport Diocese Events that have been canceled or will be rescheduled

  • Reconciliation Monday scheduled for Monday, April 6 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled for this year.
  • Foundations in Education Annual Gala scheduled for April 26 has been postponed until the Fall. A new date will be announced soon.
  • The 3rd Annual Rector's Dinner, scheduled for May 16 has been canceled.
  • All VIRTUS Training Sessions are being reviewed on a case by case basis. No new VIRTUS classes will be scheduled through the end of March.



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