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After a year filled with events to honor Holy Name High School’s 100-year anniversary, the HN Community came together on Sunday, December 28 for one final celebration in 2014. Nearly 200 current students, alumni, friends and future Namers gathered together in the HNHS Memorial Gym for a Mass marking the close of HN’s Centennial Year. The Rev. Michael Gurnick, Secretary and Vicar for Clergy and Religious in the Diocese of Cleveland, was the celebrant. Fr. Gurnick delivered a beautiful homily, acknowledging HN’s remarkable 100-year history and the ‘waves’ of students who have made a difference in Northeast Ohio and around the world.

Before the end of the Mass, everyone joined in reciting the Centennial Prayer written by the Rev. William Krizner and singing the Alma Mater. A reception was enjoyed by attendees afterwards, with the school building also open for visitors to tour, allowing alumni to reminisce about days spent at HN as students.

A big Green Wave thank you goes out to:

Michele Nenadal and Courtny Nenadal ’17, for helping organize the reception after the Mass and staying until the very end to make sure everything was taken care of perfectly.

Jim Joyce ’70, for volunteering his photography skills and capturing great pictures of the Mass.

Fr. Gurnick, for delivering a memorable homily that was the perfect close to our 100-year anniversary.

Colleen Corrigan Day ’88, Brian Adams ’86 and Shelbrey Blanc ’95, for all sharing opening remarks that illustrated the Green Wave spirit and reminded everyone of how special it is to be a part of the HN community.

Joe Langa ’75, Maureen Shields O’Boyle ’73, Tom Vaughn ’75 and Meghan Adams ’13, for each doing a terrific job with the Mass readings and petitions.

Sr. Sheila Gallagher ’61, Sr. Therese Horan ’53, Ian Vaughn ’17 and Jordan Blazak ’13, for carrying up the gifts at the offertory.

The Holy Name High School Music Ministry Participants, for singing beautifully and helping to make our final celebration a joyous one.

Joe Adams ’14 and Mike Wallace ’15, for serving the Mass.

Mary Wallace ’85, for coordinating the Mass.

All Eucharistic Ministers, including Eileen Adams ’88, for sharing the Body of Christ with Mass attendees.

The HN Maintenance Staff, for making sure our Gym was transformed into a place of worship for the morning.

All others who helped prepare for and made our Closing Mass a successful one.

Most importantly, we thank ALL who came to celebrate the Mass with us and who came to the various 100-year anniversary events this year. Your support has made it clear that the Green Wave spirit is as strong as ever, and we look forward to seeing you soon and creating even more memories during the next 100 years of history.

All Hail Holy Name!