Welcome to Our New Members and Visitors

Holy Name of Jesus celebrates more than 150 years of history, but this history continues to be written with each visitor and new parishioner we welcome. What do you need to know about HNOJ? Here are the basics:

Fr WratkowskiWeekend liturgies are held at 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Liturgies feature music ranging from contemporary to praise to gospel, accompanied by a variety of instruments: organ, flute, guitar or even our bell choir at some Masses. Our 5:30 p.m. Mass is a liturgy that is an especially good fit for teens and preteens, but all ages can enjoy the upbeat praise and worship music--complete with drums and guitar--at this Mass. Click here for directions.

Worshipping at our parish for the first time? Here are some resources and need-to-knows about Sunday at Holy Name of Jesus.

Faith Formation for All Ages and HNOJ School:

Parishioners of all ages enjoy opportunities for Faith Formation—from celebrating the sacraments, to meeting God in new ways through youth ministry, to growing in faith with other adults in our parish through small groups and speaker events.

Our preschool-grade 6 school is a Blue Ribbon award winner and dedicated to the academic, spiritual and personal growth of children.

New Member Opportunities:

One of the simplest ways for new parishioners to connect at Holy Name of Jesus is at one of our biannual Big Small Dinners.

These dinners are a way to connect with other parishioners, our priests and our Catholic faith.  The Big Small Dinner is free, with childcare provided for school and nursery-age children.  More information can be found here.

We also offer quarterly new member welcome receptions

Getting Involved:

We have over 80 active ministries—so there’s always somewhere to get involved.

All are welcome to come before the Blessed Sacrament in our Adoration Chapel.

Outreach is part of our way of life, including decades-long relationships with Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners and Ascension Parish and School in North Minneapolis.

Stay Connected:

Parishioners stay in-the-know through a monthly print newsletter and e-newsletter about our community and our faith. To receive e-news sign up here. You can also Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Are you a new member who would like to introduce yourself to our community through our newsletter? Contact Sarah Reid.

Our parish is 2500 families strong and rooted in Benedictine tradition, which calls us to “Welcome all as you would welcome Christ.”

Interested in learning more or becoming a member? Contact us.


Welcome to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community, where the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic tradition have been taught, lived and celebrated since 1864. Holy Name of Jesus is a vibrant and active community of believers dedicated to prayer, formation and service to our brothers and sisters. 

Our mission stems from encountering Jesus Christ in the Eucharist: Sharing in the Body of Christ, we seek to:
Know the heart of Christ
See the face of Christ
Be the hands of Christ

I welcome you to come visit us for our Sunday worship. Stay for hospitality Sunday mornings in our Good Samaritan Center afterward to meet the members of our parish family, or drop by our front desk and ask your questions about our parish, our school or Catholicism in general. Learn how you can get involved at Holy Name of Jesus by browsing our site, our bulletin or our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you, may God bless you!

Fr. Tim Wratkowski
Parochial Administrator
[email protected]