- Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church is a
Roman Catholicparish located in Indialantic, Florida. It is under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Orlando. Its name is often shortened to "Holy Name" in conversation and "HNJ" in informal writing.
A book, "Excellent Catholic Parishes. .." selected the Holy Name of Jesus (HNJ) as one of the top 100 parishes in the county. [ [http://www.amazon.com/Excellent-Catholic-Parishes-Places-Practices/dp/0809139928 Amazon.com: Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices: Books: Paul Wilkes ] ]
The church is a founding member of the SpaceCoast Interfaith Coalition. [http://brevardalzheimers.org/newsletter/july-2003.pdf]
Life Teen[ [http://www.hnjlifeteen.com Holy Name of Jesus LIFE TEEN - Indialantic, FL ] ]
Habitat for Humanity. In conjunction with an area Baptist church, they build about one house a year.
Society of St. Vincent de PaulAssistance Center - building containing items for sale for the benefit of the poor
Holy Name of Jesus began as a mission parish of the
Ascension Catholic Churchin Eau Gallie. On Christmas Eve, 1959, the first Mass was celebrated by Father Martin B. Power, founding Pastor of Ascension as well as the mission parish in Canova Beach, across the street from where HNJ now resides. The Christmas Eve Mass was celebrated in an unfinished house in Indian Harbour Beach.
Joseph P. Hurley, [ [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bhurleyj.html Archbishop Joseph Patrick Hurley [Catholic-Hierarchy ] ] bishop of St. Augustine, affectionately known as “Ten Acres Joe” by his priests for his farsighted policy of buying convert|10|acre all over Florida for future parish sites, had purchased ten acres in 1965, just south of the Eau Gallie Causeway. In a letter dated January 1961, the pastor informed the Archbishop that the property was land-locked with no right of way on A1A so an additional convert|3.7|acre|m2|sing=on adjoining property was purchased in June, 1961, with a convert|290|ft frontage on Highway A1A.
Ground was broken for a provisional church on September 9, 1962. The church had a seating capacity of 480 and included a convert|2000|sqft|m2|abbr=on. hall. Archbishop Hurley dedicated the church and hall in March 1963. There were about 250 families in the church then. Land had been purchased for the expansion of the mission, which was to include a school and convent.
Technically, Holy Name remained a mission of Ascension parish until May 1968 when the first pastor of Holy Name was appointed by
William D. Borders, the first bishop of Orlando.
After 1969, the church purchased land with 367’ of frontage on A1A and adjacent to the existing church property. This convert|4.3|acre|m2|sing=on property purchased in 1970 included the Greystone Apartments, which were converted to a
rectorywhile the garage was converted into parish offices. Holy Name of Jesus then had approximately convert|18|acre of beachside property.
The provisional church built in 1963 became overcrowded so the church raised a million dollars in 1978 to build a permanent church with a seating capacity of approximately 850 people. The first Mass was celebrated in the new church on April 25, 1980. Bishop
Thomas Grady, dedicated the church on October 26, 1980.
In November, 1986, the first pastor was appointed pastor to the English speaking community of Our Savior Church in The Hague, Holland.
The parish became computerized in 1988. The convent was converted into the Administration Center in 1988 for office space for the pastoral and lay staff. During 1987-88 a nationally known consultant on church process facilitated a parish wide consensus process called Vision 2000 in which parishioners decided on priorities, both in regard to ministry and facilities. This in turn, in 1989, led to the restructuring of the parish ministries into seven commissions which implemented the goals of the then newly formed Pastoral Council.
Also as a result of Vision 2000, a successful capital fund drive was conducted in the fall of ’88 to build an Education Center, a Parish Activity Center, a church organ, improved parking, drainage and traffic control, as well as sewer for the entire parish plant.
By 1989 the parish membership had doubled from 1100 to 2200 registered families with an estimated 500 to 800 additional families not registered. Continuing into the 90’s new ministries were developed and new buildings were constructed.
The HNJ School Board’s five-year plan, which included five new classrooms, was completed in time for the 1998-99 school year. The classroom building was constructed so that the rooms could be used by parish groups for evening meetings.
A new rectory for the priests was completed in 1995. This freed up space in the old rectory for the expansion of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Assistance Center, renovation of the Outreach Thrift Store and the only one of it’s kind, a Christian Marriage and Family Counseling Center, staffed by professional counselors with appropriate credential and licensed by the State of Florida.
Continued growth again presented the need for a larger worship space. On August 30-31, 1997, after fund raising and parish-style town meetings plans for a new church were underway. The pastor described HNJ’s move to the parish hall for weekend Masses during renovation and expansion of the church as “Back to our Roots.”
Construction was completed of the renovated and expanded worship space, chapels and covered gathering space. The first Mass was celebrated August 23, 1998. Bishop
Norbert M Dorseydedicated the church October 1998. Hurricane Jeannedestroyed the Parish Hall and damaged other structures in 2004. A subsequent $12 million fundraiser was successful and construction of a new hall and gym for the school was started in 2007.
The parish has three priests, five permanent deacons, and six paid staff members, in addition to the school teaching staff.
#Monsignor Martin B. Power 1968 -1969
#Father Arthur Dunnigan 1969-1974
#Father Patrick Quinn 1974-1976
#Father Peter Henry 1976-1986
#Father David P. Page 1987-present
* [http://orlandodiocese.org/our_diocese/parishes/churches/holy_name_jesus.htm Parish Information on the Dicocesan website]
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