In Response to recommendations of the Second Vatican Council, the Holy Name Parish Council was formed under the leadership of Fr. James Vance during the late 1960s. The goal was to increase lay involvement, and give parishioners an active voice in parish affairs.
The Parish Council meets once a month to discuss and assist the pastor in policy-making and decisions regarding the parish's spiritual, educational, social and financial direction. Members are elected by the parish community and serve a three-year term.
I have been a member of Holy Name Parish for 66 years. I was baptized, received my first communion, was confirmed, and was married at Holy Name Church. I attended Holy Name school grades 1-12 and graduated in 1972. I grew up in my parents (Joe Evans and Ann Wenninghoff Evans) home on the corner of 45th and Corby with nine brothers and sisters.. In 1976 I received a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha. I spent thirty four years working as a Health Information Manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Nebraska. I retired in 2011 and became a caregiver for my father, stepmother and grandchildren.
I married Richard Adams in 1978. We have four children. All of our children attended Holy Name School from kindergarten through 8th grade. I have been involved in most of the organizations in the parish (with the exception of the Men's Club) I have volunteered at the Humble Jumble for about 27 years and continue to do so. , I was an active member of the Home and School Association while our kids were in school, I was a member of the soccer club until all of the kids were out of school. I helped with the cleaning of the cafeteria following the fish fry's for many years. I have been a member of the Holy Name Women's Confraternity nearly all of my adult life. I now serve as Co-Treasurer (with my husband) for the Holy Name Saint Vincent de Paul Society and am very dedicated to the work the society performs. Lastly, for approximately the last 7-8 years I have been a member of the Holy Name Parish Council. For the last several years I have served as the President of the Parish Council.
I grew up in Holy Name Paris and graduated from HN High School in 1972. I have two children, seven grandchildren and one great child. Two of my grandchildren graduated from HN grade school. I am a nurse and have worked at the VA Medical Center for thirty-four years. I have been a part of Holy Name for many years and I have seen the ups and downs we have gone through. As we prepare for some changes I think the future is bright for Holy Name. This is an opportunity to be a part of preparing for the many years ahead for our Holy Name Parish.
I have been a member of Holy Name Parish for at least seven years. I was previously a parishioner of St. Richard’s and St. Therese prior to joining Holy Name. I am an EMHC and Lector and would attend 8:00 a.m. mass. I have had a chance to meet a number of you in working various fundraising events. But look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.
During the week, I work with Vocational Rehabilitation. We serve Visually Impaired, Blind and Deaf Blind individuals. I also serve on the board of a number of non-profit organizations with in the community. I love connecting people with resources that help them with remaining healthy, empowered and valued.
I have had the privilege of serving on the Parish Council for about five years. As a Parish Council representative, I look forward to servicing you all. Lus know any questions or concerns. “Alone we can do little, together we can do so much”. Helen Keller.
I have been a parish member since the 1950's. I graduated from Holy Name School as well as eleven of my children.
I am a member of the Confraternity, Liturgy Committee and I have been a techer in the Religious Education Program.
For the past twenty years I have been a special Education Teacher in North Omaha.
I hope to bring my experience to the Parish Council.
My name is Susan Grande. I’m a relatively new parishioner of Holy Name: I was baptized, confirmed, and my marriage con-validated in the Easter vigil of 2013. I am married to Doug Grande. I help to count the Mass collections, and I’m also on the Liturgy Committee. I’m a member of Holy Name’s Omaha Together One Community core team, and I sing for the 5p.m. Mass most Saturdays. I grew up in Omaha and have lived here most of my adult life. I’m the only Catholic member of my family. I’m studying at Creighton University to become a spiritual director.
I was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, but I grew up in New York City, N.Y. I studied at Miguel Such Voc. School of Puerto Rico and the University of Puerto Rico. "Business Administration" (Accounting).
I retired after twenty years of working with the Government of Puerto Rico. After that I moved to Florida for a few years and now I am back in Omaha to continue my services.
I started my ministry at the Secular Franciscan Order and received my vows in 1995. Due to my ministry, I came to live in Omaha with Sister Beatriz Castaneda OSC, to assist her with the English language, I am a member of the St Clare Fraternity of Omaha and I also teach Spanish Catechism at Holy Name Catholic Church.
|Leo(Duffy) Vaughan Jr.
I have been a member of Holy Name Parish since 1968 and graduated from Holy Name High School in 1981. My wife Kim and I were married at Holy Name almost twenty years ago and we have three children. My oldest daughter graduated from Holy Name Grade School and my two younger children attended Holy Name grade school also.
I run my own business and I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Men's Club. I have spend may hours volunteering for the parish including working the Fish Fry's, coaching soccer and installing carpet in different areas of the Church and School.
I have great interest in the success and future of the school and parish. I am honored to serve on the Parish Council.
I was born and raised in Northwest Iowa and have an Associates of Arts Degree from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City. I moved to Omaha in 1988 and joined Holy Name in 1991 when I purchased a home in the neighborhood, and immediately fell in love with the church, the community and the Redemptorists. I am an Executive Assistant at American Gramaphone, a Master Gardener, and a member of the Benson Branch Library Mystery Book Club. This is my first year as a member of the Parish Council and I am excited to help serve the church and the community.
My husband Frank and I have been members of Holy Name Parish since 1973. Our three children were all baptized here, one child was married, and several grandchildren were baptized at Holy Name Church. As a professional educator I was honored to serve for nineteen years as the Principal of Holy Name School. Retirement has allowed us to spend quality time with our seven grandchildren and allowed me to become actively involved in our Holy Name Conference of the St. Vincent dePaul Society, I serve as its secretary. I am very pleased to continue supporting our Parish by serving as a member of the Holy Name Parish Council.
My name is Christine Moore. I've been at Holy Name since I was three years old, when my parents came here from Sacred Heart Parish
I grew up in this neighborhood and I still live here. I graduated from HN in '79 and my three sons also attended HN school. I'm on the Parish Council and I have been a volunteer for the parish Sunday collection counting team for the past eight years.
I'm proud to belong to Holy Name Parish for all these years.