54 Day Rosary Novena

The Blue Army of Holy Name invites everyone to say the Patriotic rosary from September 11 to November 3 for our country. Doing 54 days, you don’t have to say the luminous mysteries. Day one you say the joyful mysteries, day two, the sorrowful mysteries, day three, the glorious mysteries; then repeat the pattern again for 27 days in petition and 27 days in Thanksgiving. You can add your own intentions as well, and we will pray for each other.  Also, Father Dave will lead the patriotic rosary on September 15 at 4:30 during Adoration.  For complete information, please visit http://www.patrioticrosary.com/patriotic-rosary.html. If you want to participate but prefer to do the regular rosary instead, that is also welcomed.

Message from Fr. Stanislaus Achu

This weekend we are so blessed and happy to officially welcome newly ordained Fr. Stanislaus (“Stan”) Mario Achu to Holy Name, and we are pleased to share from him ……. 

A little about me!


Yes, you heard it right that I am one of the five newly ordained for our diocese of Springfield assigned to work with you here at the beautiful parish of Holy Name, under the guidance of our dear pastor, Fr. Dave.

 My name is Fr. Stanislaus Chukwuebuka Achu, (“Fr. Stan” for short). I come from Nigeria from a family of 9, including my Dad and Mom, my twin brother Stephen, my two other younger brothers and three younger sisters.

 By the way, some people think that I can sing. I think so too. I love singing and playing the piano and cello. I equally have interest in playing tennis as well as soccer.

 It is my greatest delight to be sent to you as my first ever assignment as a newly ordained priest. I cannot wait to meet you all and to work with you, to learn from you, pray with you, play with you, visit with you, laugh with you and experience life according to God’s plans with you.

 Please pray for me that my time with you here at Holy Name will be very fruitful and full of happy and pleasant memories.

God bless you!

Fr. Stan

Special Farewell “Real to Reel” to Bishop Rozanski

Although we cannot formally gather in-person to bid farewell to Archbishop Mitch, Catholic Communications is preparing a very special one hour edition of “Real to Reel” for us to say goodbye.
Join us on SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd at 11AM ON THE CW SPRINGFIELD (Comcast Chan. 16 & Spectrum/Charter Chan. 13) and in the Berkshires on FOX23. This program will be viewable later that day on the Catholic Communications YouTube channel find link at iobserve.org.
This farewell program will feature the Archbishop’s final interview and farewell message, as well as messages from across western Massachusetts and some musical selections from our diocesan Singing Priests.
Join us SUNDAY AUGUST 23 at 11AM for this special program