Building Bridges of Understanding with Our Neighbor

On Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Holy Name Social Center, Sisters Melinda Pellerin,ssj and Sr. Preenika Dabrera, csj will offer a workshop called ”Building Bridges of Understanding With Our Neighbor.”  The workshop’s theme is a greater understanding of the current immigration situation in our country. This will be done through story telling, sharing, prayer and reflection.  Sr. Preenika will introduce the Sisters of Saint Joseph’s perspective using prayer and reflection and our charism in action. Sr. Melinda will address immigration today and the gifts diversity offers to all of us.  Three speakers will share their immigration stories, there will be small group activities, and current information distributed on issues dealing with immigration policies. Please come join us. RSVP to Sr. Melinda at are requested by June 26th please.

Holy Name and Pioneer Valley Project


“I Need A Few Good Women and Men to Join Me!”

Wednesday, June 5th at the Social Center from 6:30-7:30p.m.
The Pioneer Valley Project will hold its annual Issues Assembly on June 25th.  Prior to the Issues Assembly, we should meet to discuss what we believe should be our priorities and issue(s) that Holy Name will support as members of PVP.  The question this year is “Where do we see need/poverty in our neighborhoods?”  In the past Holy Name Parish has supported PVP in the following areas: Library Hours, Support of our Public Schools, Immigration, the Casino and its funding, Human Trafficking, lack of employment in Western Massachusetts and Drug Courts.  Will you join me to share your thoughts and opinions on Wednesday, June 5th, 6:30-7:30p.m. at the Social Center?  Thank you very much.