Events in June, July will honor legacy of Holy Name

The former Holy Name School, right, and convent will be razed to make way for Catholic Charities of Louisville’s new headquarters. (Record Photo by Marnie McAllister)

Holy Name Church and Catholic Charities of Louisville are planning two events to commemorate the former Holy Name School campus, which will be razed later this year to make way for the charities’ new headquarters.

The campus, located in the 2900 block of South Fourth Street, includes the former school, which has been in a state of disrepair for several years; the former gym, which is vacant, and the current Catholic Charities offices, located in the former convent.

The first event, a community meeting, is planned for June 23 at approximately  11:15 a.m. (after the 10 a.m. Mass) in the church, 2914 S. Third St.

It will include a presentation about the building plan and the campus renewal, said Father William Bowling, pastor of Holy Name.

“I think the parishioners are sad to see the buildings go because there are a lot of memories with them,” said Father Bowling.

But having a new headquarters for Catholic Charities on the campus will have benefits, too, he said.

“We’re going to get a renewed campus. I think it’s going to breathe new life into the church.”

The second event will be a Holy Name School reunion on July 21 at 11:15 a.m. (after the 10 a.m. Mass).

Those who attended the school are invited to visit the campus before it’s razed.

Both events will provide an opportunity to “honor the legacy of Holy Name and the school,” said Father Bowling. “We want to give people the opportunity to pay their respects to them.”

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