To register for Religious Ed. 2018-19 online, click on the corresponding slide below OR choose the Religious Education page from the "Parish Life" drop down menu. Printable forms are also available.

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.

 

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

Religious Ed. Registration 2018-2019 - 08/06/2018

You can now register online for our Religious Education program. You can either click on the slide in the slideshow above OR choose the Religious Education page from the "Parish Life" drop down menu. After Mass registration available again on 8/12.

Save the date: International Festival - 07/23/2018

Coming Sunday, September 9, Holy Name will have its first International Festival. Tickets are $10/person or $30 for a family up to 5 members. Children 5 and under are free. More information will be coming!

Remembering Bishop David Choby - 06/29/2017

We have updated the memorial page for Bishop Choby. Please click on the slide in the slideshow which appears at the top of all pages on this site. Among the links you will find on the page is the Commemorative Issue of the Tennessee Register.

 

News from the Diocese

Most Rev. Mark J. Spalding, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville

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

 

Saint of the Day

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Stained glass in Our Lady of Czestochowa Grotto (Sorrowful Mother Shrine) | photo by Nheyob
Image: Stained glass in Our Lady of Czestochowa Grotto (Sorrowful Mother Shrine) | photo by Nheyob

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Saint of the Day for August 14

(January 8, 1894August 14, 1941)

 

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s Story

“I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s reaction was, “I prayed very hard to Our Lady to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them—one was for purity, the other for martyrdom. I said, ‘I choose both.’ She smiled and disappeared.” After that he was not the same.

He entered the minor seminary of the Conventual Franciscans in Lvív–then Poland, now Ukraine– near his birthplace, and at 16 became a novice. Though Maximilian later achieved doctorates in philosophy and theology, he was deeply interested in science, even drawing plans for rocket ships.

Ordained at 24, Maximilian saw religious indifference as the deadliest poison of the day. His mission was to combat it. He had already founded the Militia of the Immaculata, whose aim was to fight evil with the witness of the good life, prayer, work, and suffering. He dreamed of and then founded Knight of the Immaculata, a religious magazine under Mary’s protection to preach the Good News to all nations. For the work of publication he established a “City of the Immaculata”—Niepokalanow—which housed 700 of his Franciscan brothers. He later founded another one in Nagasaki, Japan. Both the Militia and the magazine ultimately reached the one-million mark in members and subscribers. His love of God was daily filtered through devotion to Mary.

In 1939, the Nazi panzers overran Poland with deadly speed. Niepokalanow was severely bombed. Kolbe and his friars were arrested, then released in less than three months, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

In 1941, Fr. Kolbe was arrested again. The Nazis’ purpose was to liquidate the select ones, the leaders. The end came quickly, three months later in Auschwitz, after terrible beatings and humiliations.

A prisoner had escaped. The commandant announced that 10 men would die. He relished walking along the ranks. “This one. That one.”

As they were being marched away to the starvation bunkers, Number 16670 dared to step from the line.

“I would like to take that man’s place. He has a wife and children.”
“Who are you?”
“A priest.”

No name, no mention of fame. Silence. The commandant, dumbfounded, perhaps with a fleeting thought of history, kicked Sergeant Francis Gajowniczek out of line and ordered Fr. Kolbe to go with the nine. In the “block of death” they were ordered to strip naked, and their slow starvation began in darkness. But there was no screaming—the prisoners sang. By the eve of the Assumption, four were left alive. The jailer came to finish Kolbe off as he sat in a corner praying. He lifted his fleshless arm to receive the bite of the hypodermic needle. It was filled with carbolic acid. They burned his body with all the others. Fr. Kolbe was beatified in 1971 and canonized in 1982.


Reflection

Father Kolbe’s death was not a sudden, last-minute act of heroism. His whole life had been a preparation. His holiness was a limitless, passionate desire to convert the whole world to God. And his beloved Immaculata was his inspiration.


Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe is the Patron Saint of:

Addicts
Drug addiction


Click here to read more about Saint Maximilian Kolbe!


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Celebrating 101 years of Holy Name and 161 years as the Catholic Parish of East Nashville

Anniversary Mass of Dedication, March 26, 2017
Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, 1917-2017
Began as the Catholic Parish of East Nashville (Edgefield), 1857

 

 
 

Mass Times 

Weekends

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:30am
Sudanese Mass (Sundays): 12:00 PM
French Mass - 5:00pm; 3rd Sunday of each month (exceptions Easter, Solemnity of Christ the King & 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.

 

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