Stations of the Cross, Fridays @ 6pm. See Headlines (home page) & Calendar tab for info on our anniversaries & other programs. Sign-up link for our Parish Photo Directory on home page & in slideshow.

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.

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

Lenten Retreat - 03/09/2017

Join us during our anniversary week for "Lent: A Time of Renewal and Commitment." Speakers: 3/20 - Fr. Zack Hirangu, 3/21 - Fr. Christiano Nunez de Silva, 3/22 - Fr. Wil Steinbacher. Begins in the church @ 7pm each evening.

Holy Name Anniversary Celebration - 03/09/2017

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, Holy Name celebrates 100 years of the dedication of our current church. We also celebrate 160 years as the Catholic Parish of East Nashville. Join us for the 9am Mass which will be followed by a reception in the Parish Ctr.

Lenten Project for Loaves & Fishes - 03/09/2017

During Lent we will be collecting toiletries to assist our homeless friends. You may leave your items in the red bin in the vestibule or stop by the parish office on weekdays. Items will be handed out during Holy Name's turn to serve in April.

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 Catherine of Genoa

Detail | Stained glass of Saints Lucy, Catherine of Genoa, Pope Leo the Great | Sainte Anne de Detroit Catholic Church, Detroit, MI | photoy by Nheyob
Image: Detail | Stained glass of Saints Lucy, Catherine of Genoa, Pope Leo the Great | Sainte Anne de Detroit Catholic Church, Detroit, MI | photo by Nheyob

Saint Catherine of Genoa

Saint of the Day for March 26

(1447 – September 15, 1510)


Saint Catherine of Genoa’s story

Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine’s life.

When Catherine was born, many Italian nobles were supporting Renaissance artists and writers. The needs of the poor and the sick were often overshadowed by a hunger for luxury and self-indulgence. Catherine’s parents were members of the nobility in Genoa. At 13, she attempted to become a nun but failed because of her age. At 16, she married Julian, a nobleman who turned out to be selfish and unfaithful. For a while she tried to numb her disappointment by a life of selfish pleasure.

One day in confession she had a new sense of her own sins and how much God loved her. She reformed her life and gave good example to Julian, who soon turned from his self-centered life of distraction. Julian’s spending, however, had ruined them financially. He and Catherine decided to live in the Pammatone, a large hospital in Genoa, and to dedicate themselves to works of charity there. After Julian’s death in 1497, Catherine took over management of the hospital.

She wrote about purgatory which, she said, begins on earth for souls open to God. Life with God in heaven is a continuation and perfection of the life with God begun on earth.

Exhausted by her life of self-sacrifice, Catherine died September 15, 1510, and was canonized in 1737.


Regular confession and frequent Communion can help us see the direction–or drift–of our life with God. People who have a realistic sense of their own sinfulness and of the greatness of God are often the ones who are most ready to meet the needs of their neighbors. Saint Catherine began her hospital work with enthusiasm and was faithful to it through difficult times because she was inspired by the love of God, a love which was renewed in her by the Scriptures and the sacraments.

The Liturgical Feast Day for Saint Catherine of Genoa is September 15.

Enjoy our Lent calendar featuring Saint Francis of Assisi!


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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.

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