Christmas Bazaar

Attention Crafters….. The Holy Name Annual Christmas Bazaar continues!  This year’s date is Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.  As always, this wonderful fair takes place at our Social Center.  Crafter’s applications are now being accepted.  Please call Peggy Pellerin at 413-739-1072 for applications and information.

Again there will be a “Treasures” Table, for new or fairly new items that you have at home that you have never used, don’t need/plan to use, and that you would like to donate.

If you would like to participate in this year’s bazaar, we are in need of:


  • Raffle Prizes Donated raffle prizes will be grouped together and put into themed baskets, such as a Candle basket, Children’s basket, Beauty basket, etc.
  • Children’s Books (please, excellent condition only) and D.V.D.s

If you have an item or items you would like to donate as raffle prizes or for the Treasures Table (which includes items for children), please bring to the Sacristy in a bag marked for “Peggy Pellerin”.  Your support is very much appreciated.  We can all work together to make this the best bazaar ever!!

Once again we’ll be having the Holiday Bazaar Raffle

 First Prize is a Smart Flat Screen TV  –  Second Prize is a Tablet


Third Prize is a $100 Gift Card to Holyoke Mall

Soccer Sign-Ups

Holy Name will have a 6U and a 8U team in the Instruction League

at St. Catherine’s this fall.

6U born on or after 1/1/2011 (Coach – Katie Plante)
8U born on or after 1/1/2009 (Coach – Dan Morrissey)
Holy Name is also planning a 10U team in the Springfield Youth Soccer League this fall.

10U born on or after 1/1/2007 (Coach – Sal Manzi)
Please sign up on line at:
If you are having any issue with the on-line portal then you can sign up by filling out the registration form during        Church Sign Ups, which will be August 20th from 9a.m.-12noon.

and email to or send it to Brian Sears at: 77 Magnolia Terr, Springfield, MA 01108.
Questions?  Call Brian Sears, 413.237.9399 (cell)

Holy Name Athletic Association, 323 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA, 01108

Sanctuary Movement

U.S. Catholic Bishops Statement regarding the Sanctuary Movement


We urge every faith community, including every Catholic parish, to declare themselves a sanctuary for people facing deportation and those being targeted based on religion, race or political beliefs.  Being a sanctuary can include hosting families at risk of deportation, accompanying people from detention, holding Defend Your Rights trainings and organizing rapid response teams.

As Pope Francis has said to us:” Who is this inn keeper?  It is the church, the Christian community,   people of compassion and solidarity, social organizations.  It is us; it is you, to whom the Lord Jesus daily entrusts those who are afflicted in the body and spirit, so that we can continue pouring out all of his immeasurable mercy and salvation upon them.”

Sanctuary Facts

  • No one with a criminal record and/or trying to evade the law on criminal charges will be housed in sanctuary
  • Lawyers, with expertise in Immigration Law, will be assisting in sanctuary housing
  • You are not breaking the law by providing a safe place for those facing deportation
  • Holy Name is a Second Level Sanctuary; and we will collect and supply the items listed below.  Please put your (NEW, NEVER USED, PLEASE) donated items in the bin labeled Sanctuary located in the Sacristy.
  1. Toiletries
  2. Towels
  3. Twin size sheets
  4. Twin size blankets
  5. Coloring books and crayons
  6. Children’s books (gently used will be accepted)

Religious Education

Please consider sharing your faith with the youth of our Parish.  Assistance at all levels is needed.  We need catechists, classroom aides and substitutes.  Join us this fall–we all have something to offer!

Registration forms for all grades (K-11) are available at all entrances of the church and at the Rectory.  Please note:  Students attending Parochial School (St. Michael’s, Pope Francis, etc.) must register with the Religious Education Office and take the corresponding course to be eligible to receive a sacrament (First Communion or Confirmation).

Classes beginning in September. 

Donate School Supplies

We are pleased to participate once again in the Father Beiting’s Appalachian Mission to get school backpacks ready for the upcoming school year.  Now is a perfect time to take advantage of the many great school supplies sales going on.

To participate:  Please match the first letter of your last name to the wish list.  We will be collecting the items for the next two weekends – August 19 & 20 and 26 & 27, and will be packing them on Tuesday, August 29th.  Collection boxes will be at the church entrances.  Thank you!

ABC:               #2 pencils, 3-ring binders

DEF:                crayons (24 count), rulers

GHIJ:             washable markers, glue sticks

KLM:               Kleenex, small calculators                                 

NOP:             colored pencils, assignment books

QRSTU:          regular scissors, loose-leaf notebooks

VWXYZ:         folders with pockets


Financial donations to help defray the shipping costs are also greatly appreciated.  Checks may be made payable to Holy Name Parish (in the lower corner please note:  Father Beiting’s Appalachian Mission).  Place donations in the collection basket in an envelope marked School Supplies or mail to the Rectory.

Volunteers will gather in the altar server room on Tuesday evening, August 29th, immediately following the St. Jude Novena Mass, to assemble the boxes.  If you can help, please come by!  All are welcome!  This is sponsored by the Community Service Commission of Holy Name Parish.