Holy Name Celebrates Class of 2019 at Junior Ring Ceremony

On Friday, December 8, Holy Name celebrated the Class of 2019 at the Junior Ring Ceremony. Students and their families enjoyed breakfast before each student’s name was called to receive his or her ring or memento.

During the the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass, junior students then received a special blessing from Fr. Ryan Mann.

The Class of 2019 chose the following bible passage to reflect upon as they transition from being underclassmen, to leaders in the Holy Name school community:

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12

Thank You for Supporting #weGiveCatholic at Holy Name!

From the entire Holy Name High School community, thank YOU for your generous support of #weGiveCatholic! During Tuesday’s day of giving, Holy Name raised $17,610. Additionally, because of a generous match from Raymond ’44 and Eleanor Smiley, all donations made will be matched, dollar-for-dollar. This doubles the impact of your gift, which makes all the difference in our mission to provide a Catholic, college preparatory education to both current and future Namers.

If you were not able to give yesterday, but would still like to give in 2017, please go to www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn. You can also call the Holy Name Advancement Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 104. All gifts received throughout the winter will also be included in the Smiley Matching Gift Challenge, and will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $45,000.

Thank you again for your continued support. Holy Name is blessed to have so many alumni, parents and friends, like you, who share their time, talents and treasures to better the lives of our young men and women.

Thankfulness and Gratitude from Holy Name on #weGiveCatholic

On behalf of the entire Holy Name community, I hope you all were able to celebrate a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. During this season of thankfulness, I am grateful for the gifts you and so many parents, alumni and friends have shared with Holy Name this year.

Before we went on Thanksgiving Break, our students had their own chance to reflect on what they were most thankful for this year. Students were especially grateful for a recent visit from newly installed Diocese of Cleveland Bishop Nelson J. Perez. In the video message below, students share their gratitude for his visit.

As you can see, Holy Name is fortunate to not only have had Bishop Perez as a visitor, but also to have students who have their hearts open to his message of allowing God to work in them, through them and despite them. They are using their talents to develop the Triple Threat of mind, body and spirit.

Your generosity helps Holy Name better prepare students for the days and years ahead. Beginning at Midnight tonight, on #WeGiveCatholic (Giving Tuesday), please consider supporting Holy Name at https://www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/holy-name-high-school and making a difference in the lives of our young men and women. They are grateful for your help and join me in saying thank you, and God bless you this holiday season.

All Hail Holy Name,

Terrence J. Kenneally ’67
President, Holy Name High School

Happy Thanksgiving Message to Bishop Perez

Six Class of 2018 Student-Athletes Commit to Colleges

During a ceremony at Holy Name on November 14, six senior student-athletes committed to continuing their academic and athletic careers next year at the college level.

Congratulations to the following students:

Nicole Camarati – Baldwin Wallace University, Women’s Softball
Dwayne Cohill – University of Dayton, Men’s Basketball
Allison Gray – Baldwin Wallace University, Women’s Softball
Destiny Jackson – Indiana University East, Women’s Basketball
Brady Kern – Benedictine University, Men’s Lacrosse
Taylor Mountcastle – Ursuline College, Women’s Softball

Cicerchi Field Blessing and Dedication Ceremony Takes Place at Holy Name

“The Cicerchi name may be on the field, but let us remember the name that ignites and rekindles the flame of love for our alma mater is His Holy Name.” Class of 1965 graduate Rich Cicerchi’s words resonated well with Holy Name alumni, students and supporters, who came to the Cicerchi Field Blessing and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, October 21.

Retired auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland Roger W. Gries opened the ceremony. In a special prayer, he said, “May almighty God bless this field. Bless all who will be participating in any sport or activity on this field, so that enriched and strengthened by the gift of this field, to Holy Name High School, the Green Wave may continue to prosper and continue to flow to victory.”

President Terrence Kenneally ’67 then welcomed Cicerchi to reflect on why it was important to him to support the project, and make the turf field a reality. “I did this because ‘character intangibles’ were either first experienced or uniquely reinforced during my football days at Holy Name,” said Cicerchi. “They became a part of me, even to this day, and are foundational to all of my success as a husband, father, businessman and Christian. Hopefully, this field will help today’s Namers have a similar experience.”

Student-athletes, band members and cheerleaders were all involved in the ceremony. Drum line members provided musical entertainment before and after the dedication, while Giovanna Layne ’21 lent her beautiful voice to sing the National Anthem and alma mater. Varsity and JV football cheerleaders led the crowd in a “We are HN” chant, and student-athletes from the football, girls soccer, volleyball and cross country teams were all represented.

“Take a look at this field and what we have accomplished in two years. It’s just phenomenal,” said Kenneally. “With the help of Bishop Lennon who gave us the go-ahead to start this project, with the assistance of Mayor Byrne from Parma Heights who has been invaluable, and with the countless other people who have had a hand in this project, I am proud to say I am a Holy Namer today.”