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 Joseph, Husband of Mary

 <em>The Dream of St. Joseph</em> | Anton Raphael Mengs
Image: The Dream of St. Joseph | Anton Raphael Mengs

Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

Saint of the Day for March 19

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Saint Joseph’s Story

The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts.

When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” one, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her. In other words, God is not playing games, acting as if we were lovable when we are not.

By saying Joseph was “just,” the Bible means that he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to God.

The rest we can easily surmise. Think of the kind of love with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the love they shared during their marriage.

It is no contradiction of Joseph’s manly holiness that he decided to divorce Mary when she was found to be with child. The important words of the Bible are that he planned to do this “quietly” because he was “a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame” (Matthew 1:19).

The just man was simply, joyfully, wholeheartedly obedient to God—in marrying Mary, in naming Jesus, in shepherding the precious pair to Egypt, in bringing them to Nazareth, in the undetermined number of years of quiet faith and courage.


The Bible tells us nothing of Joseph in the years after the return to Nazareth except the incident of finding Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41–51). Perhaps this can be taken to mean that God wants us to realize that the holiest family was like every other family, that the circumstances of life for the holiest family were like those of every family, so that when Jesus’ mysterious nature began to appear, people couldn’t believe that he came from such humble beginnings: “Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary…?” (Matthew 13:55a). It was almost as indignant as “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46b).

Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of:

Happy death
Social Justice
Universal Church

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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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