Fall Festival


Fall Festival 2013 is Saturday, September 7

This is our big kick-off to the ministry and school year at Holy Name of Jesus. Last year we had 1,300 parishioners and visitors join us. Expect more food, big entertainment, activities for all ages and much more!

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GB LeightonThe Bands: Our headliner this year will be GB Leighton. The leader and namesake of GB Leighton, Brian Leighton, has been a staple in the Midwest music scene for 15 years. His musical stylings are often compared to one of Leighton’s biggest influences, Bruce Springsteen. Leighton, alongside his six-piece band, performs 200 shows each year.  

SonarWe’ll also welcome back Catholic worship band Sonar, featuring our Director of Liturgy Nate Reinhardt. Sonar has played at Fall Fest the past two years, and they are also featured at national LifeTeen events.

Mass: Nothing like Mass under the tent, sharing in worship in the fresh air, to kick off our community celebration. Mass begins at 4 p.m. this year, with dinner and Fall Fest activities beginning at 5 p.m.

Food and Fun: We're adding new activities to our Fall Fest lineup, plus favorites from last year including kids’ games, face painting and caricatures. Plus, more food options: both new offerings and favorites from years past. (Fr. Joseph even left his recipe for his famous egg rolls!)

Friday Night: Our inaugural Friday Movie Night addition to Fall Fest weekend was a hit, and it’s back for a second year. We will be watching We Bought A Zoo—in the great outdoors!

Sunday: On the Sunday following Fall Fest, September 8, you can tee up with Holy Name of Jesus for a golf tournament fundraiser to support our school and Catholic Faith Formation. The range and sign-up begins at 12:00 with a 1:00 PM Shotgun start. 

The golf event will feature a Hole in One Grand Prize, a Happy Gilmore Style Hole, 2 longest drives, 2 closest to the pin, 2 closest to the pin holes.  With dinner, awards ceremony and silent auction to follow.

Golf Tournament Registration Form

Golf Tournament Sponsor Information

To register and learn about golf tournament sponsorship opportunities please contact Nicole Carlsen at 952-807-3626 or nicolecarlsen@yahoo.com.

 To learn more, share ideas for this year's festival or find out other ways to help with this event, contact Michele Kirchoff at mkirchoff@hnoj.org.