Lenten Services

Ash Wednesday
March 1 – Mass & ashes at 8:15a.m., 12:00noon, 5:30p.m., and 7p.m. (Spanish)
Saturdays 3:30-4p.m. (except on Holy Saturday), starting March 4th, and Tuesdays 5-5:30p.m.
Lenten Reflections
Tuesdays following the 8:15a.m. Mass and Adoration in the cry room
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 5:30p.m. On Good Friday at 3p.m.; Spanish Stations at 4p.m.
Schola Nova
Sacred Music on Saturday, March 11th at 6p.m. followed by wine and cheese
Penitential Service (for Holy Cross, Holy Name and St. Paul Churches)
Will take place at Holy Cross Church on Tuesday, March 21st at 5:30p.m.
Parish Retreat Night –
Please join us for the Parish Lenten Mission on the Year of Mercy and God’s loving mercy toward us on Saturday, April 1, from 4:30-8:00p.m., presented by Msgr. David Joyce. The cost is $10.00.
4:30 Mass
5:30 Presentation by Msgr. David Joyce
6:15 Soup and sandwiches in the Social Center
7:00 Presentation
7:45 Closing prayer

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Schola Nova and Lenten Mission

Schola Nova

Saturday, March 11th, 6:00p.m. 
“Sacred choral music in the Pioneer Valley since 1982”


The foundation of Schola is the pure “Love of Music” and the joy it can bring to the community.  They are always so very pleased to be appearing at Holy Name Church.
As always, there will be a Wine & Cheese Reception at the Social Center following the performance. The $2.00 donation enables us to have an accurate head count for the refreshments.  Tickets go on sale the next two weekends:  February 25th, 26th, and
March 4th  & 5th.  Hope you can join us!


Saturday, April 1st

Msgr. David Joyce will offer a reflection on the Year of Mercy and God’s loving mercy toward us.  The mission begins with a presentation in church after the 4:30p.m. Mass, supper will be in the Social Center, and all will return to church for the final presentation and ending prayer.  The cost is $10.00, which includes the soup and sandwich supper and a beverage.


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Adoration Schedule

A Message from Fr. Mark:

This is to inform all parishioners that beginning in the New Year we will no longer have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or the Rosary on Tuesdays.  The reason is a lack of people.  Many times there is no one in church when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.  This is against Church and Cannon Law, which states that there must be two people present at all times when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.  At the 5:00 Rosary there are only three or four people.

Starting the New Year we will have Benediction after the 8:15a.m. Mass.  We will continue to have the St. Jude Novena Mass at 5:30p.m.  But this, too, will be evaluated in the future if numbers do not increase.  This decision was made in consultation with the Parish Spiritual Life Committee.

These changes will start on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

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Christmas Pageant

Tis the season for our Annual Christmas Pageant!  Children of all ages are welcome.  There is a part for everyone!

Rehearsal Schedule:

Role Assignment – Thursday, December 15, 6:30p.m. in the social center

Rehearsal – Tuesday, December 20, 6:30p.m. in the church

Dress Rehearsal – Thursday, December 22, 6:30p.m. in the church

Pageant on Christmas Eve, 5:30p.m.  Meet in the social center at 5p.m.

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Annual Parish Christmas Gathering

 Saturday, December 10th

following the 4:30p.m. Mass


We will have Christmas carols led by the Choir, Spanish Choir, and the Children’s Choir.  As always, there will be an appearance by Santa Claus with gifts for the children.  A delicious dinner of Chicken Francaise, salad, fruit platter, garlic oven roasted potatoes, shells with broccoli, vegetable plus rolls and butter will be catered by Partners.


Tickets – $10 per adult; $5 per child over 5, free for kids 5 and under.  Tickets will be sold at Masses the weekends of November 26 & 27 and Dec. 3 & 4.  You can reserve a table of 8 when 8 tickets are purchased together.

Please note:  No tickets will be sold at the door, as we have to give the caterer a count the week before.


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