At Holy Name we firmly believe what the Church teaches about the Sacred Liturgy: “no other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree”. In the deepest sense, there is absolutely nothing more important than the celebration of the liturgy, for it truly is the source and the summit of our lives.
This is why when you experience the liturgy at our parish you will encounter a sense of reverence and love, of devotion and prayer, of joy and unity; you will be part of a community that is happy and proud to find its strength and peace in the active participation in the sacred mysteries.
God ceaselessly gives us his strength through the sacraments, effective signs of his grace instituted by Him and administered through the Church. From the beginning of the life of grace in Baptism to the fullness of initiation in the Eucharist, from the sacraments of healing to the sacraments of service, the Good Shepherd feeds us and leads us to Him.
When you experience the sacred liturgy at our parish you will encounter a sense of reverence and love, of devotion and prayer, of joy and unity; you will be part of a community that is happy and proud to find its strength and peace in the active participation in the sacred mysteries.
The Church teaches us that “the musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art”. Because of this, the musical selection at Holy Name gives chant “pride of place” as the Church indicates, includes some of the best traditional English hymns and the propers of the Mass. Come to the 10:30 Mass to pray while the schola sings beautiful polyphonic motets. If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Angie Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving at the altar is a great privilege! The altar servers work with and learn from Father and Deacon. Any boy (ages 8+) who has received his First Communion is eligible. Training is held periodically, but servers can join at any time, after studying a handbook and meeting/registering with the altar server coordinator. Contact Craig Soto at HolyNameAcolytes@gmail.com.
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This important ministry trains girls to serve in the sacristy, and is open to all girls who have received their First Communion. It is not only a beautiful way for girls to participate in parish life, but also cultivates a deep, reverent understanding of the Mass. Participating girls will attend occasional trainings, and serve in the sacristy both before and after Mass. Contact Brianna Heldt at email@example.com.
We make every effort to offer liturgical celebrations that are reverent and solemn, inviting everyone to encounter and glorify God, while at the same time nourishing us, personally and as a community. For information about different ways of serving at Mass, contact Deacon Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.