Wishing a Happy Easter season to all of our parishioners and visitors. To celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 23: Cathedral of the Incarnation (2015 West End Ave) Begins at 3:00pm.

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.

Be Included! Click here to sign-up for our 2017 Parish Photo Directory

As we celebrate 100 years as the Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and 160 years as the Catholic Parish of East Nashville, we are working hard to put together a very special, updated directory. Lifetouch will be here at Holy Name to take professional photos on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, from 2pm to 9pm and Saturday, April 29, from 10am-5pm. A great deal has changed since our last directory in 2013. Most importantly our parish family is growing! Rest assured that you will NOT be subject to a sales pitch-- high pressure or otherwise. Every sitting includes 1-free 8 x 10 of your choosing. You will have the option to order additional prints. Pricing brochures are available at the Masses, in addition to more information. It is very important that we have full participation from our community. Directories are a wonderful way to get to know each other and to be a part of this special time for our parish family. You will also receive a copy of the completed directory at no cost. If you have questions, you may also contact Renee in the parish office @ (615) 254-8847 from 9am-2pm, M-F.

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

Parish Photo Directory - 04/18/2017

This week is your final opportunity to sign-up online or see one of our volunteers this weekend after the 5pm and 9am Masses to sign-up for a directory sitting. We really hope everyone will participate especially during this our year of anniversaries.

Thank you - Lenten Project - 04/18/2017

We truly appreciate those who made donations to help our brothers and sisters at Loaves & Fishes with toiletries. We will present them to the staff for distribution when Holy Name serves on Wednesday, April 26.

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

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


Saint of the Day

Saint George

<em>Saint George and the Dragon</em> | Gustave Moreau
Image: Saint George and the Dragon | Gustave Moreau

Saint George

Saint of the Day for April 23

(c. 280 –  April 23, 303)


Saint George’s Story

Saint George is the object of a vast amount of imagination. There is every reason to believe that he was a real martyr who suffered at Lydda in Palestine, probably before the time of Constantine. The Church adheres to his memory, but not to the legends surrounding his life. That he was willing to pay the supreme price to follow Christ is what the Church believes. And it is enough.

The story of George’s slaying the dragon, rescuing the king’s daughter and converting Libya is a 12th-century Italian fable. George was a favorite patron saint of crusaders, as well as of Eastern soldiers in earlier times. He is a patron saint of England, Portugal, Germany, Aragon, Catalonia, Genoa, and Venice.


Human nature seems to crave more than cold historical data. Americans have Washington and Lincoln, but we somehow need Paul Bunyan, too. The life of Saint Francis of Assisi is inspiring enough, but for centuries the Italians have found his spirit in the legends of the Fioretti, too. Santa Claus is the popular extension of the spirit of Saint Nicholas. The legends about Saint George are part of this yearning. Both fact and legend are human ways of illumining the mysterious truth about the One who alone is holy.

Saint George is the Patron Saint of:

Boy Scouts

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Mass Times 


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, 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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