Erecting a Holy Name Society

Prior to inducting members into a parish Holy Name Society the Society must be properly chartered properly to the Dominican Order in the Dominican Province that has jurisdiction over the diocese the parish is located.

Induction Ceremony

To become a professed member of the Confraternity of the most Holy Name of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) requires the candidate to make a public profession of faith. This is completed using a formal ceremony in front of a Church that is properly charted to the Dominican Order and the altar has been properly erected to the Confraternity of the most Holy Names of God and Jesus.

Charter Information

Eastern Province - St. Joseph

Dominican Province of St Joseph

Confraternity Director: Rev. Stephen Carmody, O.P.
St. Joseph Rectory
5757 Rte 383, NE
PO Box 190
Somerset, OH 43783-0190
Phone: (740) 743-1399

Southern Province - St. Martin De Porres

Province of St Martin De Porres

Southern Dominican Province Promoter of the Holy Name Society and Director of the National Shrine of Blessed John of Vercelli
Rev. William Scott Daniels, O.P.
St. Dominic Catholic Church
775 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124

Western Province - Most Holy Name of Jesus

Province of The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Fr. Augustine Hilander, O.P.
1231 Arbor Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: 650-323-1755

The Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, also known as the Western Dominican Province, contains the ten most western states in the Union. There are Western Dominican communities in seven of the ten states.

Central Province - St. Albert the Great

Province of St. Albert the Great

Confraternity Director: Fr. Nicholas Monco, O.P.
St. Vincent Ferrer Priory
1530 Jackson Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: 708-366-7090 x314

Order of Preachers, Province of St. Albert the Great
1909 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608-2994
(312) 666-3244; Fax: (312) 829-8471