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.
 

 “Living in Gratitude and Serving in Love.”

As a community of believers, we will renew our commitments of love and gratitude to Our God while in humble service to our parish!

 

Within the next couple of weeks you will receive a Summary Report detailing the results of our Living in Gratitude, Serving in Love Initiative. We began several weeks ago. Thank you so very much to all who have chosen to participate in this very important program. Your generosity shows your willingness as faithful stewards to be a part of the ongoing missions of Holy Name.

 

 

THANK YOU PARISHIONERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL!

We completed the Bishop's Summer Sizzle Challenge by reaching and exceeding our goal, by September 30, for the Bishop's Annual Appeal for Ministries 2019!! Don't forget, any contributions made to the Seminarian Education Fund for Priesthood Sunday, also goes toward the BAAM 2019!!

 

 

Headlines from Holy Name

Holy Name and Flocknote - 11/01/2018

Just a reminder to parishioners that we are now using Flocknote to update you via text and/or email. Contact Elizabeth Fielding, Outreach Coordinator, or refer to the bulletin for more information.

 

News from the Diocese

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

 

Saint of the Day

Saint John of the Cross

<em>Saint John of the Cross</em> | Diego de Sanabria | photo by igH09d8z-bGi8g at Google Cultural Institute
Image: Saint John of the Cross | Diego de Sanabria | photo by igH09d8z-bGi8g at Google Cultural Institute

Saint John of the Cross

Saint of the Day for December 14

(June 24, 1542 – December 14, 1591)

 

Saint John of the Cross’ Story

John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the Cross.” The folly of the cross came to full realization in time. “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34b) is the story of John’s life. The Paschal Mystery—through death to life—strongly marks John as reformer, mystic-poet, and theologian-priest.

Ordained a Carmelite priest in 1567 at age 25, John met Teresa of Avila and like her, vowed himself to the primitive Rule of the Carmelites. As partner with Teresa and in his own right, John engaged in the work of reform, and came to experience the price of reform: increasing opposition, misunderstanding, persecution, imprisonment. He came to know the cross acutely—to experience the dying of Jesus—as he sat month after month in his dark, damp, narrow cell with only his God.

Yet, the paradox! In this dying of imprisonment John came to life, uttering poetry. In the darkness of the dungeon, John’s spirit came into the Light. There are many mystics, many poets; John is unique as mystic-poet, expressing in his prison-cross the ecstasy of mystical union with God in the Spiritual Canticle.

But as agony leads to ecstasy, so John had his Ascent to Mt. Carmel, as he named it in his prose masterpiece. As man-Christian-Carmelite, he experienced in himself this purifying ascent; as spiritual director, he sensed it in others; as psychologist-theologian, he described and analyzed it in his prose writings. His prose works are outstanding in underscoring the cost of discipleship, the path of union with God: rigorous discipline, abandonment, purification. Uniquely and strongly John underlines the gospel paradox: The cross leads to resurrection, agony to ecstasy, darkness to light, abandonment to possession, denial to self to union with God. If you want to save your life, you must lose it. John is truly “of the Cross.” He died at 49—a life short, but full.


Reflection

In his life and writings, John of the Cross has a crucial word for us today. We tend to be rich, soft, comfortable. We shrink even from words like self-denial, mortification, purification, asceticism, discipline. We run from the cross. John’s message—like the gospel—is loud and clear: Don’t—if you really want to live!


Saint John of the Cross is the Patron Saint of:

Mystics



Click here for Friar Jack’s thoughts on John of the Cross and three other Spanish saints!


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Celebrating 102 years of Holy Name and 162 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 

Weekends

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, Pentecost and Christmas)

Check Mass Times at: https://catholicmasstime.org/

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

Refer to the Calendar tab. Will also appear  on this side bar menu under "Upcoming Events" as events roll over. 

 

Daily Mass Readings

 

Upcoming Events

 

 


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