Photo Directory update has been posted to our home page (see below). Parish Picnic on Pentecost Sunday (June 4) @ Parish Center/Parish Center lawn after 9am Mass. No noon mass that day.

Peace and God's gift of mercy be with you!

 

 

Parish Mission Statement

We, at the Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, strive to be a vibrant, welcoming community of faith. We are unified by our participation in the liturgy, the sacraments, and service. We are a diverse family fully alive in Christ. We serve our God, our Church, and our community through effective stewardship of God’s gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

 

Thank you for visiting Holy Name's online home. Let this be another way to enter our front door as God's family and friends!

 
Guests and visitors are always welcome at our masses and events. For more information or to join our mailing list, please e-mail the parish office at info@holynamenashville.com or call us at (615) 254-8847.
 
We are located in between Nissan Stadium, (formerly LP Field), home of the Tennessee Titans, and the 5 Points area of East Nashville at 521 Woodland Street.

 

Parish Photo Directory Update.

We have consulted with Lifetouch and concluded that it will not be feasible to schedule a make-up photo date. However you have until Friday, May 26, if you wish to submit a photo and still be included in this special edition for our Anniversary year.

Kroger Community Rewards Information

We recently announced to our parishioners that Holy Name is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. This year Kroger has set aside $2.5 million dollars to help support various community groups, churches, and other non-profit organizations. In order for us to benefit, we need a little help from you! You will need your Kroger Plus card or telephone number in order to participate. If you are not a Kroger Rewards member, the instructions will guide you through that process as well. (There is no fee involved.) Please click on the button below and you will be redirected to enrollment instructions. It only takes a few minutes and every time you shop, you will help our parish community! KCR document

 

Headlines from Holy Name

Father Joseph Sanches Homily - 03/05/2017

Homily from the weekend of March 4 & 5, 2017 in celebration of Father Sanches' time as pastor and his anniversary of ordination. (3/7) Read more

Msgr. Robert Hoffstetter Homily - 02/20/2017

We thank Msgr. Bob Hoffstetter for returning to Holy Name, which was his birthplace 90 years ago. This year we celebrate Holy Name's 100th Anniversary along with the 160th Anniversary serving East Nashville. Please enjoy Msgr. Bob's homily from 2/19/17. Read more

 

News from the Diocese

Current issue of the Tennessee Register, newspaper of the Diocese of Nashville

 

Saint of the Day

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

 Stained glass of <em>Apostle to the English</em> | photo by Lawrence, OP
Image: Stained glass of Apostle to the English | photo by Lawrence, OP

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Saint of the Day for May 27

(? – May 26, 605)

 

Saint Augustine of Canterbury’s Story

In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group was Augustine, the prior of their monastery. Hardly had he and his men reached Gaul when they heard stories of the ferocity of the Anglo-Saxons and of the treacherous waters of the English Channel. Augustine returned to Rome and to Gregory the Great—the pope who had sent them—only to be assured by him that their fears were groundless.

Augustine set out again. This time the group crossed the English Channel and landed in the territory of Kent, ruled by King Ethelbert, a pagan married to a Christian, Bertha. Ethelbert received them kindly, set up a residence for them in Canterbury and within the year, on Pentecost Sunday 597, was himself baptized. After being consecrated a bishop in France, Augustine returned to Canterbury, where he founded his see. He constructed a church and monastery near where the present cathedral, begun in 1070, now stands. As the faith spread, additional sees were established at London and Rochester.

Work was sometimes slow and Augustine did not always meet with success. Attempts to reconcile the Anglo-Saxon Christians with the original Briton Christians–who had been driven into western England by Anglo-Saxon invaders–ended in dismal failure. Augustine failed to convince the Britons to give up certain Celtic customs at variance with Rome and to forget their bitterness, helping him evangelize their Anglo-Saxon conquerors.

Laboring patiently, Augustine wisely heeded the missionary principles—quite enlightened for the times—suggested by Pope Gregory: purify rather than destroy pagan temples and customs; let pagan rites and festivals be transformed into Christian feasts; retain local customs as far as possible. The limited success Augustine achieved in England before his death in 605, a short eight years after his arrival, would eventually bear fruit long after in the conversion of England. Augustine of Canterbury can truly be called the “Apostle of England.”


Reflection

Augustine of Canterbury comes across today as a very human saint, one who could suffer like many of us from a failure of nerve. For example, his first venture to England ended in a big U-turn back to Rome. He made mistakes and met failure in his peacemaking attempts with the Briton Christians. He often wrote to Rome for decisions on matters he could have decided on his own had he been more self-assured. He even received mild warnings against pride from Pope Gregory, who cautioned him to “fear lest, amidst the wonders that are done, the weak mind be puffed up by self-esteem.” Augustine’s perseverance amidst obstacles and only partial success teaches today’s apostles and pioneers to struggle on despite frustrations and be satisfied with gradual advances.


Saint Augustine of Canterbury is the Patron Saint of:

England

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Mass Times 

Weekends

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Sudanese Mass (Sundays): 12:00 PM
French Mass - 5:00pm; 3rd Sunday of each month (exceptions Easter, Solemnity of Christ the King & Christmas)

Weekdays

Communion Service: Mondays 8:00 AM
Daily Mass (Tuesday - Friday): 8:00 AM

Confessions

45 minutes before mass or by appointment. Contact the parish office at (615) 254-8847.

Holy Day Masses

Posted as scheduled.

 

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