The Holy Name Parish Family believes in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist.
The newly completed Our Lady of Grace Adoration Chapel is open to adorers both those belonging to Holy Name Church and those who are members of other parishes. Presently Eucharistic Adoration is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The coordinators for the parish's Eucharistic Adoration Program are Donna Masterson and Donald Rogers.
St. Vincent de Paul Conference
The members of Holy Name Church follow Jesus' teachings concerning our responsibilities to others. Jesus instructed us that whatever we do for the least of our brothers, we do for Him.
Members of the Saint Vincent de Paul Conference are other Christ serving the needs of the hungry, downtrodden and poor.
The coordinators of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference are William Lynch and Rene Lavoie.
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference is supported by Holy Day collections, or donations to the Poor Box located at the front entrance of Holy Name Church.
The Adult Choir rehearses Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Church choir loft. The Adult Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Please contact Erik Thompson if you are interest in joining the Adult Choir. .
For further information contact Erik Thompson.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
"Let the little children come to me ..." (Mark 10:14)
Each Sunday morning during the 8:30 a.m. Mass, the children are invited forward to receive a blessing and then gather in the sacristy to experience the Sunday Readings and the Prayer of the Faithful with language they can understand. There is an opportunity for faith sharing and building a community. Margie Copeland and Chris McCarten share in reading to the children. ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME.
Any adult or post confirmation young person is invited to be part of this ministry. We are in need for several more to be involved! Please contact Margie Copeland.
During the Liturgy of the Word, the Lector takes on the responsibility of reading the appropriate selection from Scripture for the daily and Sunday Masses. The person must be one of good faith who is living in accord with the teachings of the church. The Lector must prepare by becoming familiar with both the Old and New Testament, particularly by spending time reviewing and meditating upon the readings of the day, prior to coming to Mass. Whenever possible, the Lector must be willing to participate in ongoing formation in order to better serve in their ministry.
For more information about Lectors, please contact Barbara Wenc
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, there are often times when the distribution of Communion requires more than one minister. An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is one who is called upon to serve the faith community by assisting the priest and deacon in this awesome and humbling ministry.
Once each year, the Diocese of Fall River sends each pastor an invitation to submit names and pertinent information regarding the individuals whom he would like to name as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. If the need exists, the pastor may respond by submitting the names and information relative to the individuals he wishes to call to serve the parish family as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. After receiving diocesan acceptance of the request, the pastor informs each person chosen of the dates and times of diocesan training. Attendance at the diocesan training session is mandatory. A deep rooted faith in the true presence of Christ - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity - is central in the life of those who are chosen for this ministry.
For more information about Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, please contact Barbara Wenc.
Pastoral Ministry to the Sick
Each week, many of our Eucharistic Ministers answer God's call to love and serve one another by reaching out to our sick, elderly, and homebound brothers and sisters with a visit, a prayer, and the Holy Eucharist. Parishioners who are either at home or in a nursing home are visited once a week.
Also, Holy Name Parish serves several nursing homes in the area. Every week the Holy Eucharist is brought to all the Catholic residents of Kimwell Nursing Home, Highland Manor Nursing Home, Highlander Fall River, Hanover House, Adams House and Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation by some of our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. The Sacrament of the Sick is administered on a regular basis in these facilities, and a monthly Mass is celebrated at the previously mentioned nursing homes as well as at Riverview Adult Day Care, and Cardinal Medeiros Towers .
If you are, or know someone who is homebound, in a nursing home or in the hospital, and would like to arrange to receive the Holy Eucharist, please call Judith Harrington.
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
This is an opportunity for the youth and the young adults of Holy Name to claim their role as active members of the community. They are invited to be involved in a variety of activities which help to build up our community life.
The Pastoral Council is the primary advisory committee for the Parish.
The Finance Council is an advisory council for the parish that assists the pastor in financial matters.