Parish Activities

Eucharistic Adoration
Each Tuesday following the 8:15 Mass, the Eucharist is brought to the altar for adoration until 5:30 pm. We welcome people to spend quiet or personal time in prayer for personal, church and world needs.
No need to contact – Just come.

Prayer Line
Members of the Prayer Line commit themselves to praying for those who request our prayers. Members are notified daily by telephone or email of the intention.
Contact: The Rectory (413) 733-5823 or email Sr. Melinda at

Blue Army
Gather every 1st Saturday after the 8:15 Mass in the cry room to pray the Rosary for World Peace. All are welcome.
Contact: Margaret Martin at (413) 737-4471

Parish Council

The Parish Pastoral Council provides a process for parishioners to share a vision of the parish’s mission and see that it is lived out.
Council members are elected by parishioners for a 3 year, renewable, term and work collaboratively with the pastor and staff.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees all financial matters of the parish. They meet on a monthly basis.

Spiritual Life
The Spiritual Life Committee meets at 6:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month.
This Committee helps plan all special religious servvices for the parish. Special events include: Blessings, Novenas,
Advent and Lenten Activities.

Contact: Nancy DeMars at 783-9647

Holy Name Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is located at the Dickinson Street Church Entrance
The shop offers statues, rosary beads, medals and Holy Cards for purchase. The Gift Shop is open one week a month
after each Mass.

Contact: Peg Pellerin at (413) 231-4721

Holy Name Bookshelf
Located behind the Altar, the Bookshelf offers a free lending of children’s and adult books of Spiritual Interest.

Books are borrowed and returned on the honor system.
Contact: Patrice MacArthur (413) 271-0681


Co-ordinates and organizes retreat weekend for men and women.
Contact: Pat Triggs at 788-6535

Family Life Commission
Our goal is to provide opportunities for parishioners to gather and spend time getting to know each other better outside the actual church setting. The annual Parish Outdoor Picnic is held on the Second Sunday in June at 11:30 am. Volunteers for fundraising and the day of the picnic are always needed!
Please join our commission and help create and plan other events.
Contact: Bob Barry at (413)734-7113

Men’s Club
All Men are welcome to join to help Holy Name Parish’s activities and functions, including pancake breakfasts and Christmas party for children.

Contact: Bernie MacArthur at (413) 782-4093

Coffee Talk
From September through June, a coffee and donut reception is held one Sunday per month in the Social Center
following the 8:00, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Masses. Please join us for coffee and conversation.
Contact: Peg Pellerin at (413) 231-4721

Kids Club
For Kids Pre-School – Grade 3. Meets in the Social Center on Saturday morning. Check the bulletin for dates.

Parish Craft Fair
The Holy Name Craft Fair is a festive holiday event held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving of each year in the Social Center to benefit the Holy Name Parish.
Contact: Peggy Pellerin at (413) 231-4721

Forever Young Club
We welcome all senior members of our parish. Ours is a social club that meets monthly for shared interest in our faith, sociability, friendship and companionship. We often invite speakers and work together to plan meetings.

Bakers for finger desserts are needed for various Parish functions, like Confirmations or Celebrations
Contact: Mary Ann Maloney at (413) 737-8036


Pioneer Valley Project
Concerned about our neighborhoods. Concerned about the future of our community.
Empowering people to voice their decisions and shape their lives.
Holy Name is one of 26 congregations, unions and organizations working to create a better “Greater Springfield”
Contact: Sr. Melinda at (413) 733-5823

Food Pantry
Parishioners donate non-perishable goods. You can help by donating non-perishable food (leave at Church door). Food is given directly to the Open Pantry.
Contact: Mary Ann Maloney at (413)737-8036

Loaves and Fishes
Provide a monthly meal for the homeless at South Congregational Church on Maple Street the first Monday of every month.
Help by cooking or serving.
Contact: Ann Fabrycki at 733-5823


Religious Education

Provides Religious Education for parish youth and trains teachers.
Confirmation – celebrated in the Spring of each year for young adults in Grades 11 and older.
Contact: Claudine Bouchard Collins 733-5823 x 123
R.C.I.A. – Adults wishing to receive Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation
prepare to receive the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.
Contact the Rectory at 733-5823.
Baptisms – Parents wishing to have children baptized at Holy Name
must meet for an interview and information session with the program director.
Baptisms are scheduled on weekends. Volunteers are also needed to sew Baptismal robes.
Contact Anne Marie Ferraro at (413) 733-5823.

Spanish Ministry

Participants attend the 12:30 pm Sunday Liturgy
Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm
Bible study meets on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm
Prayer groups meet in various houses.
Contact: Blanca Davila at (413) 734-5987 

Holy Name Athletic Association
The Holy Name Athletic Association offers organized sports for children of our parish and our community.
Soccer Contact: Jim Syner (413)478-0084
Basketball: Jen DeVos (413) 636-9534
Baseball: Mike Rosemond (413) 505-2780