Holy Name will be participating in The National Day of Prayer for Our Nation – a “Mini Pilgrimage” – as we beg Mary for her protection and guidance for our Country and the Church in these difficult times! We will be part of the “Rosary Coast to Coast Rally” on Sunday, October 7th, at 4:00p.m. for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, along with parishes across the country participating in this National Day of Prayer. At that time the Rosary will be said outdoors, (weather permitting). Participants will gather on the grassy area next to the Social Center. If you would like more information on the country-wide Rosary Coast to Coast, please visit rosarycoasttocoast.com.
In addition, on Saturday, October 13th, a Rosary and Rally sponsored by the Blue Army will take place right after the 8:15a.m. Mass. This, too, will be outdoors, weather permitting. Everyone is welcomed to both events!
The Holy Name Athletic Association needs new members! If you have children interested in sports, please consider volunteering to keep sports teams at Holy Name. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 4th at 7p.m. in the Social Center. If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please contact Jen DeVos at email@example.com. Thanks!
We are doing our annual collection for GLOVES, MITTENS, HATS AND SCARVES
for families in local shelters and those in need who are served by the Springfield Rescue Mission. Collection boxes will be at all church entrances for the month of October. Please help keep a family warm this winter! Thank you for your help. Any questions, contact Carol at the rectory.
Springfield Diocesan Cultivating Unity Convocation
Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th, there will be NO Daily or Funeral Masses, so the priests of the Diocese can be in attendance for this important event. We ask that you please pray for the success of this Convocation and for the spiritual renewal of the presbyterate of the Diocese of Springfield.
Please note: Our priests will be away Wednesday afternoon until Friday afternoon.
Also, we will be cleaning the carpets on Thursday and Friday, so the church will be closed for all activities on those two days. Thank you for your understanding.
The Glove of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
is on display at our church this weekend, September 22nd and 23rd.
There will be veneration after each Mass.
A Pets Blessing in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi will take place on the church yard after morning Mass on Saturday, October 6th around 8:45a.m. Feel free to bring your pets of all shapes and sizes to get a blessing and a token of the blessing. They deserve a blessing for good health, too!
The annual Blessing of the Athletes will take place on Sunday, September 23rd at the 10:30 am Mass. Athletes are welcome to come in their uniforms.
Our Children’s Choir is in need of many new members. Several are leaving as Teenagers. Please consider your child up to age 12 as a potential member. We practice twice monthly and sing once each month. We will begin practice on Friday, September 21st at 6:30p.m. in the church and Practice again on September 28th. We will sing at the 10:30a.m. Mass on September 30th. Hope to see you all there. Tom Veto (413 250-7812)
CCD Orientation/First Day for parents and students takes place Sunday, September 16th, 11:15a.m. at the Social Center
Confirmation first meeting for parents and students will take place
September 23rd, 5:00p.m. at the Church.