August 2013: Fall Fest - And the Bands Are...

Fall Festival 2013 is just a few months away: Saturday, September 7. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • The 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 GB Leightonyears. 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. We’ll also welcome back Catholic 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.
  • Friday Night: Our inaugural Friday Movie Night addition to Fall Fest weekend was a hit, and it’s back for a second year, on Friday, September 6. Our movie will be announced soon, but make sure to mark your calendar for a family night of fun at the movies—in the great outdoors!
  • SonarSunday: On the Sunday following Fall Fest, September 8, you can tee up with Holy Name of Jesus School for a golf tournament fundraiser to support our school. More details to come!

What’s Next?

Many plans are still in the works—including new food options and activities—so watch for more information to come on our Fall Fest page,, as well as in the bulletin and on Facebook and Twitter.

How Can You Get Involved?

Join in the conversation: Use hashtag #HNOJFallFest on Facebook and Twitter to talk about what you’re looking forward to and what you’d like to see at this year’s Fall Fest!

We’re also still looking for parishioners who would like to share their talents to bring this event to life, including those interested in working with food vendors, marketing, corporate sponsors and cleanup at the event. If you want to know more, contact Michele Kirchoff at or 763-473-7901 ext. 120.

Seeking Corporate Sponsors for Fall Festival

Do you want to promote your business in front of 2500 parish families and many others in our community? Become a corporate sponsor at Holy Name of Jesus Fall Festival! For $250, you’ll receive your company name and logo on a sponsorship banner prominently displayed at Fall Festival (Saturday, September 7), and your company’s name and information will be featured on our website, Corporate sponsors may also choose to host an activity at Fall Festival.

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Deacon Dennis Hanson at 763-233-0242 or