Christmas Bazaar

Attention Crafters….. The Holy Name Annual Christmas Bazaar continues!  This year’s date is Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.  As always, this wonderful fair takes place at our Social Center.  Crafters 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 very much in need of:

VENDORS and VOLUNTEERS!!  (Please call Peggy at 413-739-1072 A.S.A.P.!)


  • 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

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Fall Soccer

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 1/1/2012 (Coach – Katie Plante)
8U born on or after 1/1/2010 (Coach – Dan Morrissey)
Holy Name is also planning a 10U team in the Springfield Youth Soccer League this fall.

10U born on or after 1/1/2008 (Coach – Jim Fiorentino)
Please sign up on line at: https://www.sportsmanager.us/HolyNameAA.htm
If you are having any issue with the on-line portal then you can sign up by filling out the registration form

and either email to hnaa@searsre.com 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

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Letter from Bishop Rozanski on Sex Abuse Crisis

Friday, August 17 2018

My dear friends,

Like all of you, I am outraged and deeply saddened by recent news reports outlining past failures by the church and its leadership to protect against the abuse of children and young adults. While the recounting of these tragic actions can be disheartening and painful, it is important that we listen carefully and realize the ongoing consequences resulting from these past failures. We cannot move on without first recognizing the pain and suffering of so many of our brothers and sisters, caused not just by their abusers but by past church leadership which failed to recognize and take actions to protect our young people.

Since arriving as your bishop four years ago, I have had the somber task of meeting with victims of abuse and their family members. While I cannot undo the great harm done to them, I can promise victims, their loved ones and the entire community that I remain firmly committed to rooting out this evil in our midst. The failure by any member of the clergy, religious or laity to strictly implement, as well as adhere to, our policies and guidelines will result in removal from ministry.

I remain committed to these ongoing diocesan efforts as well as seeking ways to improve upon them so as to foster safe environments within our faith communities. This includes but is not limited to continuing to provide extensive and ongoing counseling services as well as other assistance to victims.

In addition, we have posted on our diocesan website, diospringfield.org information on recognizing and reporting abuse. I encourage anyone who has been a victim of child sexual abuse by any employee of the Roman Catholic Church to come forward by contacting Patricia Finn McManamy, LICSW, director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection, at (413)452-0624, by confidential toll-free number at (800)842-9055 or by email at p.mcmanamy@diospringfield.org.

I also recognize that for this to be truly effective, it must be a commitment undertaken at every level of our church’s leadership. As such, I add my voice to that of many other bishops, clergy, religious and laity – encouraging greater reforms and transparency on the part of the global church.

Finally, I ask the entire diocesan community to offer prayers for all victims of abuse and their loved ones and join me in promising them that we will take every effort to avoid any repeat of past failures.

Prayerfully yours,

+Mitchell T. Rozanski

Bishop of Springfield, MA

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Religious Education

 

“We Need You!  (Yes, You!)”

Please consider sharing your faith with the youth of our Parish.  Assistance at all levels is needed.  We need catechists, classroom aids 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 must register with the Religious Education Office and attend classes to receive the sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation.

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Meet and Greet with Fr. David Aufiero

You are invited to a parish “Meet and Greet” get-together at the social center next weekend for Fr. David Aufiero, who comes to us from St. Mark’s Parish in Pittsfield.  There will be two opportunities to meet “Fr. Dave”, the first being after the 4:30p.m. Mass next Saturday (August 18th), and the second on Sunday after the 10:30a.m. Mass (August 19th).  Please join us in welcoming him to Holy Name.  He is very much looking forward to meeting all of you!  Refreshments will be served.

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A Fond Farewell to Father Mark

 

This is Fr. Mark’s last week at Holy Name, and we send him off with sadness to see him go, but even more with well wishes for a truly happy and healthy retirement!!  He is staying in the area, so we will get to see him on occasion.  Fr. Mark, we wish you only the best as you enter this new chapter in your life, and we thank you for all you have done to make Holy Name the wonderful and welcoming Parish that it is!!

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