Thank you to everyone who helped welcome Bishop Hilary Okeke of Nnewi Diocese, Nigeria, this past weekend! Please note that our office will be closed on Mon., July 3 & Tues., July 4 for the holiday.

Pastoral and Parish Staff

We welcome your call or email to any member of our church staff. Or if you prefer, you may contact us using our online Contact Form. Our parish office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 2pm.

Rev. Fr. Theophilus (Theo) Ebulueme

On June 2, 2015, Bishop David Choby announced that Father Theophilus (Theo) Ebulueme would become the next pastor of Holy Name Catholic Church, beginning on August 1st. Father is a priest of the Nnewi diocese in Nigeria and was ordained on July 22, 1995. Father Theo served under the Onitsha Archdiocese before the Nnewi diocese was created in 2002. He volunteered to go to Cameroon as a Fidei Donum Priest in the Diocese of Buea, Cameroon. After three years, he returned to his home diocese where he served as pastor at St. Mary’s Parish Orifite. In 2003, he came to the United States to study Theology at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

Upon completion of his studies and in agreement with his Bishop, Most Rev. Hilary Okeke, he came to the Diocese of Nashville and took up assignment as a medical facilities chaplain under Most Rev. Edward Kmiec (former bishop of Buffalo diocese – now retired), residing here at Holy Name. Father also assisted with masses here at the church. Having served for five years as a chaplain, Most Rev. David R. Choby assigned him to Immaculate Conception in Clarksville as an associate pastor on August 1, 2009. As a chaplain and associate pastor, Fr. Theo completed his M.A. and Ph.D in counseling psychology at Argosy and Trevecca Nazarene Universities respectively.

Father Theo says he is enjoying his ministry and counseling background as he continues to offer his services to his parishioners and beyond. Fr. Theo is grateful for his time with the parishioners at Immaculate Conception and looks forward to this new chapter of ministry collaborating with the parishioners of Holy Name!

Rev. Mr. Robert L. Mahoney

"Deacon Bob" has been a parishioner at Holy Name since he moved to Nashville in 1985. Originally from Chattanooga, he received a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Encouraged by Father Sanches, he entered the deacon formation program in 1995 and was ordained by Bishop Kmiec in 1999. Deacon Bob and his wife, Mary Catherine Dean, have four adult children, Brigid, Patsy, Rosie, and Dominic, and one grandson.

 

Mary Catherine Dean, Director of Religious Education

Mary Catherine Dean has been a parishioner at Holy Name since 1985 when she and her husband, Bob Mahoney, moved to Nashville. A native of Chattanooga, she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from Loyola University New Orleans. She was commissioned a lay pastoral minister of the Diocese of Nashville by Bishop Kmiec in 1998 and is a certified catechist.

 

Renee Szefcyk, Parish Secretary and Bulletin Editor 

Renee is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University in 1998 with a Bachelor of  Science in Mathematics and also a minor degree of study in Economics. Renee began her work in tax and investments and then felt a call to church work serving as the Parish Hall and Facilities Director for Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, Ohio. Renee and her family have made Holy Name their home parish since 2010, after moving to Nashville in late 2007. Among her responsibilities, Renee is the secretary to the pastor and the parish. She also publishes the church bulletin and website. 

 

Support Staff and Volunteers

Orbain Owens, Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Boyd, Parish Office and Church Volunteer