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Religious Education


Welcome to the Holy Name Religious Education page! 


  • For the 2019-20 Schedule, please see the sidebar menu.



Other News and Events


There will be a mandatory meeting for parents and students  receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, on March 1. The meeting will be in the sanctuary at 9:20 a.m.  Every student listed below should have at least one (1) parent present at the meeting. 


We are looking for volunteers to teach and substitute teach for the 2020/2021 school year. Teachers are provided a teacher’s manual, with the curriculum and instructions for the classes and subject matter. Also needed: Volunteers for Children’s Liturgy.


Students preparing for Confirmation will attend a retreat on March 7 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory. The retreat is from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Students will need to eat lunch before attending and should arrive at 11:30 a.m.


Please pray for our students who are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They will receive the sacrament on April 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sagrado Corazon space at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville. Our candidates this year are: Lako Friday, Aliew Alyab, Awit Maiwen, Tina Abdous, Sito (Nadal) Mohamed, Finn (Theophan) Weishaar, and Adut Akok.


Students preparing for First Holy Communion will have a retreat in the church and auditorium on April 18.  A letter will go home to parents in March. Please pray for our students who will be making their First Holy Communion this year on April 26 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.




What's Happening in Holy Name Religious Education?


First Communion was celebrated on Sunday, June 2, at our 10:30am Mass. It was an absolutely beautiful Mass with both our Sunday and Sudanese Choirs participating.



On Saturday, February 23, 2019, we held our first Family Prayer Workshop lead by the Domican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Nashville.






On Saturday, December 1, 2018, students from our program attended the very first Holy Fire Nashville event at the Catholic Pastoral Center!




For this year's  calendar, click here! 


Important Religious Education Notes:

 Parent e-mails are sent by the Director of Religious Education as needed so be sure to check your messages regularly. Thank you!


 New attendance policy. Students may only miss 3 classes each year. This is extremely important for our children preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.