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Worship Update: May 26, 2021

Dear Holy Name of Jesus Parishioners,      

I hope this note finds you and yours doing well as we’ve concluded the Easter Season with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and returned back to Ordinary Time. 

With more and more vaccinations taking place, and the continuing trend of lower cases throughout the Central Florida area, I’d like to offer an update to our pandemic protocols here at Holy Name of Jesus:


  • We were happy to remove the remaining dividers throughout our church on Ascension Sunday (May 16), and it was wonderful to restore the proper Offertory during the Mass with the physical collection and the presentation of the gifts returning on Pentecost Sunday (May 23).
  • A reminder, we will only be recording/livestreaming the Sunday 8:45 am Mass starting in June. The last livestreaming/recording of our Wednesday 8:30 am Masses took place on May 26. The Sunday 8:45 am Mass will continue to be livestreamed/recorded until the 1st Sunday of Advent (Nov 28). The Wednesday Adoration and Rosary after the 8:30 am Mass will also come to an end on May 26, to prepare for the return of our 8:30 am HNJ School Mass starting in August.  


  • Beginning with the Masses for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, also known as Corpus Christi (June 6) face-coverings/masks will be optional for ALL Masses at HNJ.  At these Masses we will also be restoring the option of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue.  
  • Beginning with the Masses of Sunday, July 4, Independence Day, we will once again restore the reception of both Species of Holy Communion, that is, both the Sacred Host and the Precious Blood.

Please note:  Mandatory face-coverings may still apply for some activities. Ministry activities for our children and teens still fall under previously given mandates since the vaccines are not readily available for them. Those that participate in Edge Camp and VBS in June will be expected to adhere to the mask & COVID-19 safety guidelines originally given. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Thank you for your prayerful support and may God bless us all!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Scott Circe, Pastor  


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