Two more evening Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent. Light dinner served in the auditorium at 5:15pm. *Good Friday Stations on 3/30 @5p; no meal served.

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 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.


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

Outreach and Development Coordinator - 09/29/2017

Please see the following link for full job description and how to submit your resume. No phone calls, please. Read more

Sunday Mass Times have CHANGED! - 08/30/2017

Beginning, Sunday 9/3, please join us at one of our new mass times; 8:00am or 10:30am. Our Sunday Choir will provide the music at 10:30. Coffee & Donuts will be served between the 2 masses. No changes are being made to the Sat. Vigil or Sudanese Masses.

New Nursery Open! - 08/30/2017

This Sunday, September 3, begins our new nursery at the 10:30am Mass each week. Gail Greene is our coordinator. The nursery is now in the former Holy Name School. We are still in need of one more person to help, see the bulletin for Gail's contact info!

Remembering Bishop David Choby - 06/29/2017

We have updated the memorial page for Bishop Choby. Please click on the slide in the slideshow which appears at the top of all pages on this site. Among the links you will find on the page is the Commemorative Issue of the Tennessee Register.

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

Most Rev. Mark J. Spalding, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville

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


Saint of the Day

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

<em>Santo Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, Arzobispo de Lima</em> | photo by MNBAArgentina
Image: Santo Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, Arzobispo de Lima | photo by MNBAArgentina

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

Saint of the Day for March 23

(November 16, 1538 – March 23, 1606)


Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo’s Story

Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years.

Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that he was made professor of law at the University of Salamanca and eventually became chief judge of the Inquisition at Granada. He succeeded too well. But he was not sharp enough a lawyer to prevent a surprising sequence of events.

When the archdiocese of Lima in Peru required a new leader, Turibius was chosen to fill the post: He was the one person with the strength of character and holiness of spirit to heal the scandals that had infected that area.

He cited all the canons that forbade giving laymen ecclesiastical dignities, but he was overruled. Turibius was ordained priest and bishop and sent to Peru, where he found colonialism at its worst. The Spanish conquerors were guilty of every sort of oppression of the native population. Abuses among the clergy were flagrant, and he devoted his energies and suffering to this area first.

He began the long and arduous visitation of an immense archdiocese, studying the language, staying two or three days in each place, often with neither bed nor food. Turibius confessed every morning to his chaplain, and celebrated Mass with intense fervor. Among those to whom he gave the Sacrament of Confirmation was the future Saint Rose of Lima, and possibly the future Saint Martin de Porres. After 1590, he had the help of another great missionary, Francis Solanus, now also a saint.

Though very poor his people were sensitive, dreading to accept public charity from others. Turibius solved the problem by helping them anonymously.


The Lord indeed writes straight with crooked lines. Against his will, and from the unlikely springboard of an Inquisition tribunal, this man became the Christlike shepherd of a poor and oppressed people. God gave him the gift of loving others as they needed it.

Saint of the Day

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Celebrating 100 years of Holy Name and 160 years as the Catholic Parish of East Nashville

Anniversary Mass of Dedication, March 26, 2017
Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, 1917-2017
Began as the Catholic Parish of East Nashville (Edgefield), 1857



Mass Times 


Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:30am
Sudanese Mass (Sundays): 12:00 PM
French Mass - 5:00pm; 3rd Sunday of each month (exceptions Easter, Solemnity of Christ the King & Christmas)


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


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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