Ministers of the Altar Schedules for July and August are available here at our website and in the vestibule of the church.

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.
 

It's that time of the year again! Click on the flyer below to be redirected to our International Festival website for more details.

 

 

Bishop's Annual Appeal for Ministries 2019

This year the Diocese will update on the progress and impact of the appeal through an e-newsletter.  Updates will be sent to subscribers around every 6 weeks.  In other words, we will not bombard anyone’s inbox. Click here to subscribe. If you would like to donate to the Appeal, click here

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

While you're away this summer... - 06/26/2019

Our secure, convenient Online Giving method ensures our services continue. Read more

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.

Parking Lot & Grounds - No Scooters - 11/01/2018

With the increase in Bird/Lime scooters on our streets, we want to take a moment to pass along a reminder that these scooters are prohibited & trespassing on private property. Both companies have complied with requests to mark us as a "No" zone.

 

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 Mary MacKillop

Stained glass window at Saint Mary MacKillop shrine, Penola South Australia | photo by Pru.mitchell
Image: Stained glass window at Saint Mary MacKillop shrine, Penola South Australia | photo by Pru.mitchell

Saint Mary MacKillop

Saint of the Day for July 19

(January 15, 1842August 8, 1909)

 

Saint Mary MacKillop’s Story

If Saint Mary MacKillop were alive today, she would be a household name. It’s not that she sought the limelight. On the contrary, she simply wanted to serve the poor wherever she found them in her native Australia. But along the way, she managed to arouse the ire of some rather powerful churchmen. One even excommunicated her for a time.

Born in Melbourne in 1842, to parents who had emigrated from Scotland, Mary grew up in a family that faced constant financial struggles. As a young woman she was drawn to religious life but could not find an existing order of Sisters that met her needs. In 1860, she met Father Julian Woods, who became her spiritual director. Together they founded a new community of women—the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, also known as the Josephite Sisters. Its members were to staff schools especially for poor children, as well as orphanages, and do other works of charity.

As the congregation grew, so did Mary MacKillop’s problems. Her priest-friend proved unreliable in many ways and his responsibilities for direction of the Sisters were removed. Meanwhile, Mary had the support of some local bishops as she and her Sisters went about their work. But the bishop in South Australia, aging and relying on others for advice, briefly excommunicated Mary—charging her with disobedience—and dispensed 50 of her Sisters from their vows. In truth, the bishop’s quarrel was about power and who had authority over whom. He ultimately rescinded his order of excommunication.

Mary insisted that her congregation should be governed by an elected mother general answerable to Rome, not to the local bishop. There also were disputes about whether or not the congregation could own property. In the end, Rome proved to be Mary’s best source of support. After a long wait official approval of the congregation—and how it was to be governed—came from Pope Leo XIII.

Despite her struggles with Church authorities, Mary MacKillop and her Sisters were able to offer social services that few, if any, government agencies in Australia could. They served Protestants and Catholics alike. They worked among the aborigines. They taught in schools and orphanages and served unmarried mothers.

Money, actually the lack of it, was a constant worry. But the Sisters who begged from door to door, were bolstered by faith and by the conviction that their struggles were opportunities to grow closer to God.

By the time Mary was approaching the end of her life, the congregation was thriving. She died in 1909 at the age of 67. Pope John Paul II beatified her in 1995. In 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI canonized her, she became Australia’s first saint. Her Liturgical Feast Day is August 8.


Reflection

The story of many foundresses of religious communities and the tales of the early days of those communities can make for fascinating reading. Those women were dedicated and tough and fought for those they served. Let’s thank the Lord for raising up such wonderful examples of faith.


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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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