Holy Name, Winfield, marking its centennial

Holy Name Church in Winfield. The parish is celebrating the centennial of the church this weekend. (Courtesy file photos)

Holy Name Parish in Winfield is commemorating the centennial of its church this weekend.

Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate a Mass of Dedication at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The parish will host an open house for the community from 9 to 11 a.m. during which local musicians will sing hymns, showcasing the church’s acoustics.

Information about the church’s history will be available for visitors.

Holy Name Catholic School’s Gratitude Gala 2023 will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday in Baden Square. The fundraising dinner includes live and silent auctions.

On Sunday the parish is hosting its annual Fall Fest featuring food and family fun from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Fr. Clay Kimbro is pastor of Holy Name.

Holy Name Parish celebrated the centennial of its founding in 1978. The first mission was established there around 1869 by Jesuit Fr. Paul Ponziglione.

The first church used by Winfield parishioners was a wood frame church that was later moved. Construction of a second Gothic stone church began in 1887. It was destroyed by fire in 1921.

Bishop Augustus J. Schwertner dedicated the brick church in use today on Nov. 4, 1923.

The school was established in 1952.