Membership

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

Confraternity Director: Very Rev. Martin J. Gleeson, OP
1421 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70001-4144
(504) 837 2129 ext 20; Fax: (504) 837-6604
E-mail:

Western Province - Most Holy Name of Jesus

Province of The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Very Reverend Mark Padrez O.P.
Prior Provincial, Province of the Holy Name of Jesus
5877 Birch Court Oakland, California 94618-1626
(510) 658-8722 (Office)
E-mail: padrezop@opwest.org

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
E-mail: