ADVENT MISSION Sun., 12/4 - Thurs., 12/8 w/ Fr. Ken Geraci, Fathers of Mercy. Confessions Sun-Weds, 6-7p & program @ 7p. Immaculate Conception Masses 12/8, 8a & 6p. Mission closes after 6p Mass.

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.

 
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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.
 

 

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

ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE - 07/01/2016

You can access our new Online Giving page by either clicking on the button located on our menu bar (at the top of each page) OR click on photo slide 3. Contact Renee in the Parish Office on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, if you have any questions.

Menu Changes - 06/29/2016

Our parish history and sister parish pages can now be accessed by clicking on the "About" tab. Once the Online Giving takes effect, you will be able to click on the "Online Giving" tab to be redirected to our access page.

Increased Offertory Program - 11/22/2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in this program. As stewards of our Holy Name community, we are entrusted to help make it a vibrant place to worship for all and for future generations. Detailed, color reports will be in the mail to all soon!

 

News from the Diocese

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

 

Saint of the Day

Saint Ambrose

Saint Ambrose statue | Luigi Scorzini
Image: Saint Ambrose statue | Luigi Scorzini. The front of Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (lawyers’ palace), in front of Piazza Mercanti (Merchant Square). Milan, Italy.

Saint Ambrose

Saint of the Day for December 7

(337 – April 4, 397)

 

Saint Ambrose’ Story

One of Ambrose’s biographers observed that at the Last Judgment, people would still be divided between those who admired Ambrose and those who heartily disliked him. He emerges as the man of action who cut a furrow through the lives of his contemporaries. Even royal personages were numbered among those who were to suffer crushing divine punishments for standing in Ambrose’s way.

When the Empress Justina attempted to wrest two basilicas from Ambrose’s Catholics and give them to the Arians, he dared the eunuchs of the court to execute him. His own people rallied behind him in the face of imperial troops. In the midst of riots, he both spurred and calmed his people with bewitching new hymns set to exciting Eastern melodies.

In his disputes with the Emperor Auxentius, he coined the principle: “The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church.” He publicly admonished Emperor Theodosius for the massacre of 7,000 innocent people. The emperor did public penance for his crime. This was Ambrose, the fighter, sent to Milan as Roman governor and chosen while yet a catechumen to be the people’s bishop.

There is yet another side of Ambrose—one which influenced Augustine of Hippo, whom Ambrose converted. Ambrose was a passionate little man with a high forehead, a long melancholy face, and great eyes. We can picture him as a frail figure clasping the codex of sacred Scripture. This was the Ambrose of aristocratic heritage and learning.

Augustine found the oratory of Ambrose less soothing and entertaining but far more learned than that of other contemporaries. Ambrose’s sermons were often modeled on Cicero, and his ideas betrayed the influence of contemporary thinkers and philosophers. He had no scruples in borrowing at length from pagan authors. He gloried in the pulpit in his ability to parade his spoils—“gold of the Egyptians”—taken over from the pagan philosophers.

His sermons, his writings, and his personal life reveal him as an otherworldly man involved in the great issues of his day. Humanity, for Ambrose, was, above all, spirit. In order to think rightly of God and the human soul, the closest thing to God, no material reality at all was to be dwelt upon. He was an enthusiastic champion of consecrated virginity.

The influence of Ambrose on Augustine will always be open for discussion. The Confessions reveal some manly, brusque encounters between Ambrose and Augustine, but there can be no doubt of Augustine’s profound esteem for the learned bishop.

Neither is there any doubt that St. Monica loved Ambrose as an angel of God who uprooted her son from his former ways and led him to his convictions about Christ. It was Ambrose, after all, who placed his hands on the shoulders of the naked Augustine as he descended into the baptismal fountain to put on Christ.


Reflection

Ambrose exemplifies for us the truly catholic character of Christianity. He is a man steeped in the learning, law, and culture of the ancients and of his contemporaries. Yet, in the midst of active involvement in this world, this thought runs through Ambrose’ life and preaching: The hidden meaning of the Scriptures calls our spirit to rise to another world.


Saint Ambrose is the Patron Saint of:

Bee keepers
Beggars
Learning
Milan

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Mass Times 

Weekends

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Sudanese Mass (Sundays): 12:00 PM
French Mass - 5:00pm; 3rd Sunday of each month (exceptions Easter & Christmas)

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

Posted as scheduled.

 

Daily Mass Readings

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 


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