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.
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.
Eastern Province - St. Joseph
Confraternity Director: Rev. Stephen Carmody, O.P.
Southern Province - St. Martin De Porres
Confraternity Director: Very Rev. Martin J. Gleeson, OP
Western Province - Most Holy Name of Jesus
Very Reverend Mark Padrez O.P.
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
Confraternity Director: Fr. Robert Botthoff, O.P.
Order of Preachers, Province of St. Albert the Great