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Holy Name (Mt. Auburn)
Holy Name Church in Mt. Auburn’s spare interior looks tranquil at first glance, but is dominated by apocalyptic imagery and Scripture passages emphasizing the awesome glory and power of God.

Holy Name parish founded in Mt. Auburn; originally located in a large house

Construction on combined church and school building begun

Construction begun on current church, late modified Gothic revival style

Current church consecrated

Care of the parish given to the Society of the Precious Blood

Holy Name School consolidates with St. George, St. Monica, Assumption, Sacred Heart, and St. Andrews (at St. George) as Corryville Catholic

Care of the parish taken over by lay pastoral administrator with a part-time archdiocesan pastor

Parish partners with the Franciscans; friar priests minister at Holy Name and St. Monica-St. George

Holy Name joins the Uptown family of parishes (with St. Monica-St. George and Annunciation)

1 Mosaic over the high altar, erected during the Second Vatican Council, portrays Christ in Revelation and other apocalyptic Biblical passages, with eyes “blazing like fire” and a sword.“

1 Carved pediment (gable) over the recessed front door.

4 Carved wooden trusses, painted with symbols of God’s Name, and other wood beams ornament the ceiling’s single vault. A wide flat strip of molding at the vault’s base rings the top of the walls
and is painted with symbols and Biblical passages about the Name of God in Gothic letters.

8 Sets of triple, round-arched stained glass windows. Each central window depicts one of the O Antiphons.

“We’re a multicultural, very small parish. Over the years we’ve developed a family atmosphere– Everybody knows everybody by first name.” Long-time parishioner Sister Ruth Bedinghaus, SdN

This article appeared in the April 2023 edition of The Catholic Telegraph Magazine. For your complimentary subscription, click here.

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