Fr. James Vesely ’47 Celebrates 65th Ordination Anniversary

Holy Name offers many blessings and prayers to Fr. James Vesely, a 1947 graduate who recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Vesely was recognized and honored during a Mass at Mount Alverna Village, where he now lives and continues his pastoral ministry. To read more about this celebration, please visit the Diocesan website for the full story.

Heather Lennox ’85 Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Lawyer in Ohio

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Ohio via a patented multi-phase selection process involving peer nomination and independent research. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Ohio lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers Top Lists. Heather Lennox ’85, Jones Day’s Partner-in-Charge (Cleveland) is ranked second overall in Cleveland and is also in the top 10 overall in Ohio. Congratulations Heather!

Holy Name’s Rainbow Six Siege Team Wins National Esports Championship

We are proud to announce that the school’s Rainbow Six Siege Team won the High School Esports League’s (HSEL) national championship on Tuesday, December 17.

Holy Name defeated Ridge Community High School in Florida to secure the championship title. Only the top 16 teams in the country qualified for the playoffs initially. By winning this title, each of the team members receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Holy Name also receives a championship trophy.

Rainbow Six team members include Leonard Cahill, Rafael Castro, Antonio DeLeva, CJ Forster, Mark Hughes and Ricky Smith. All of them competed in Tuesday night’s championship except for Cahill, who was the team’s alternate. PJ Farrell, a theology teacher at Holy Name, serves as the Holy Name esports moderator.

Esports has grown significantly in the last two years at Holy Name. Along with having a Rainbow Six Team, the school also has students playing Overwatch, Rocket League, Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, Madden NFL 20 and NBA 2K20 in the HSEL.

Four Seniors Announce College Athletic Commitments

Four Seniors Announce College Athletic Commitments

Congratulations to the following seniors who each signed a National Letter of Intent yesterday to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level in 2020!

Lauren Borchert – Wright State University, Soccer

Richard Forgach – Malone University, Baseball

Alexa Sieger – Cleveland State University, Softball

Sean Springer – University of Cincinnati, Baseball

‘We Are Holy Name’ Mural Now On Display

‘We Are Holy Name’ Mural Now On Display

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, Holy Name now has a brand-new, student-created mural on display in the main staircase landing between the first and second floors!

Under the direction of artist-in-residence, Mr. Mark Yasenchak, and with the help of Director of Diversity and Inclusion Mr. Jason Reed and Art Department Chair Mrs. Beth Ryan, students designed and executed the mural from start to finish. The overall theme began as ‘I Am’ and evolved to ‘We Are.’ Each face on the mural was created using words hundreds of Holy Name students submitted to describe themselves. From vibrant, worthy, blessed and faithful, to intelligent, passionate, driven and powerful, these words can be used to illustrate past, current and future Namers.

Now on display for all to see, the mural’s message is clear: Everyone that is a part of Holy Name is an individual with diverse traits that are unique to him or her. However, we are all one family, loved by God, and we support, include and celebrate one another. We are, Holy Name.

To watch a video produced about the mural’s creation, go to

For more information on the Ohio Arts Council, please visit

2019 Homecoming Enjoyed by All

The 2019 Homecoming Weekend did not disappoint! To see images from the festivities on both Friday and Saturday, visit

The school community began the weekend with Mass celebrated by Fr. James Mayer, O. de M., a 1983 Holy Name graduate and pastor of St. Rocco Parish in Cleveland.

Then, when ending the school day at the Rally, seniors Austin Hojdar and Adelé Begue were crowned the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen, respectively.

At the Homecoming Pre-Game Huddle, alumni, students, parents and fans enjoyed some treats before watching the Varsity Football Game, where the Green Wave defeated Valley Forge. Post-game, Michael Corrigan ’20 was the Brian Neary Award Winner, recognized as the game’s most outstanding lineman.

On Saturday, students closed out the weekend at the Halloween-themed dance, which featured plenty of snacks and a cool photo booth.

Thanks to all who made this weekend possible! We can’t wait to celebrate again in 2020.