Featured: Cicerchi Field Nears Late November Completion

Cicerchi Field, which will feature a brand-new synthetic turf playing surface, will be completed by the end of November. In recent days, the turf itself has been installed and now completely covers what used to be a natural grass field.

Workers from FieldTurf and The Vasco Group are now working on the inlay of the end zone letters, yard lines, center logo and other important field markers. Once this is finished, the sand and rubber infill will be added to complete the field project.

Before placing the turf, workers had to excavate the former grass field, tear down trees, level the land, and then spread out several tons of gravel to act as the field’s base.

When the project is completed, Holy Name’s football, girls soccer, boys soccer and lacrosse teams will use the field for practices. Home games for all of these teams, except for varsity football, will also be held at Cicerchi Field. Varsity football will continue to play home games at North Royalton’s Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium.

Although no teams are able to utilize the field just yet, the varsity football team is excited to continue playing in November! The Green Wave will play Perry on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Perry High School. The address is Perry High School Alumni Stadium, One Success Blvd, Perry, OH 44081. Presale tickets will be available at Holy Name until Friday at 3 p.m. in the Athletic Office and Team Shop. Tickets are $8 presale, $9 at the gate.



Student Activities: Fall Play “Lost in Yonkers” Set for November 11 and 12

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Holy Name’s Theatre Department begins the 2016-2017 season with the Fall Play, “Lost in Yonkers,” being performed on November 11 and 12. Written by Neil Simon, “Lost in Yonkers” won the 1991 Tony Award for Best Play, and a 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Friday and Saturday’s shows will both begin at 7 p.m, and will be performed in Manning Auditorium.

The play features two brothers, Jay (Austin Hojdar ’20) and Arty (Matthew Stracensky ’20), who are sent to live with their Grandma Kurnitz (Tess Smith ’19) and Aunt Bella (Claire Leff ’17), after their mother dies and their father, Eddie (Aaron Herrmann ’17) leaves to pay off large debts he incurred during his wife’s illness. Throughout the play, the boys also spend time with their Uncle Louie (Kyle Wadley ’17) and Aunt Gert (Anna Regan ’18). In the year they spend with their dysfunctional family, Jay and Arty learn about love, responsibility and the importance of family.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and senior citizens. All tickets can be bought at the door.




Student Life: Campus Ministry Visits Cathedral and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

In October, Campus Ministry members had several opportunities to grow in their faith, as well as show their support for the sanctity of life.

On October 20, 140 students went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland for the annual Catholic Schools for Peace & Justice Respect Life Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. They came together with students from other high schools in the Diocese of Cleveland to pray and, as the Rev. Andy Turner said in his homily, to become “champions of peace and justice” and to “set the world on fire.”

During the Mass, Avery Revay ’17 had the honor of serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Following the liturgy, Holy Name and the other participating schools marched from the Cathedral to Cleveland’s Public Square for a Respect Life Rally. Junior Marissa Reid spoke on behalf of Holy Name, sharing a story as to why it is always important to choose life.

The next week, members of The Cenacle of Mary traveled to Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine in Euclid for a day of reflection. Fr. Neil Walters ’77 said Mass, and the students learned more about the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy, as well as the Holy Door that has been open at the Shrine since this April.

The group then traveled along Rosary Hill, saying decades of the rosary. They also saw the Stations of the Cross and walked through the meditation labyrinth. Before saying goodbye to the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, who maintain and operate the Shrine, Holy Name students had the opportunity to come together and pray the Divine Mercy Novena.




Alumni and Friends: Breakfast with Santa


Mark your calendars for the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10! The breakfast will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Holy Name’s Cafeteria.

The cost is $10 per family, and all alumni and friends are invited to attend. Breakfast, including pancakes, sausage and juice, will be served to each family. Crafts and games will be available, and the 2016 Drama Club will put on a Christmas Pageant for the children.

At the end of the morning, Santa will make a special visit, and will have a small gift bag for each child!

To register online, go to www.holynamehs.com/2016santa, or download the printable form to mail in here.




Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

November is busy at Holy Name! See what is happening this month.

Thursday, November 3: Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, November 4: Sophomore Retreat at Holy Name
Friday, November 4: Varsity Football Playoff Game vs. Perry, 7 p.m. at Perry High School, One Success Blvd, Perry, OH 44081. Presale tickets are $8; tickets at the door are $9.
Saturday, November 5: Second High School Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Holy Name
Sunday, November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (Move Your Clocks Back an Hour)
Wednesday, November 9: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m. at Holy Name
Wednesday, November 9: Third and Final High School Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Holy Name
Friday, November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Holy Name
Friday, November 11: Fall Play, ‘Lost in Yonkers,’ 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium (Tickets are $8 for Students and Seniors, $10 for Adults)
Saturday, November 12: Fall Play, ‘Lost in Yonkers,’ 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium (Tickets are $8 for Students and Seniors, $10 for Adults)
Saturday, November 12: Holy Name Band and Choir perform at The Cleveland Monsters game, 7 p.m. at The Quicken Loans Arena (downtown Cleveland)
Wednesday, November 16: Midpoint of the Second Quarter
Saturday, November 19: Night at the Races, 5 p.m. in Holy Name’s Auxiliary Gymnasium
Monday, November 21: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Athletic Classroom
Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25: No Classes and Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, November 27: First Sunday of Advent
Tuesday, November 29: Giving Tuesday