Holy Name Society

Holy Name Society - What We Do?

Members of the Holy Name Society both individually and collectively in parish Societies are called to build the kingdom of God in their parishes and communities by completing Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

These works can be categorized into three main areas - Spiritual, Service, and Social.


  • Promotes devotion to and respect for the most Holy Names of God and Jesus;
  • Encourages frequent reception of the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist;
  • Promotes daily Mass attendance, prayer and spiritual reading;
  • Participates in Eucharistic Adoration;
  • Promotes memorial masses;
  • Participates and sponsors Eucharistic and Marian Processions and Vigils;
  • Sponsors, coordinates and participates in spiritual conferences, weekend retreats and days of recollection;
  • Holds prayer vigils for the canonization of Blessed John of Vercelli;


  • Visits the sick and the dying;
  • Visits and becomes a Pen Pal to the Incarcerated;
  • Helps the aged and handicapped;
  • Provides financial support for Seminarians and Catholic Education Students
  • Coordinates food and clothing drives;
  • Provides servers, lectors, cantors, ushers and choir members for the sacred liturgy;
  • Leads and attends bible study groups;
  • Teaches Catholic religion classes (CCD);
  • Drives meals to the home bound;
  • Sponsors converts to the Catholic faith (RCIA);
  • Fights against Pornography
  • Supports Catholic School Education;
  • Encourages Stewardship during parish and diocesan fund raising drives;
  • Fights for the respect and dignity of human life;
  • Assists pastors with parish initiatives;
  • Responds to requests from the Archbishop/Bishop;
  • Serves on parish councils and as parish trustees;
  • Coordinates and supports parish youth activities;
  • Cooperates with Holy Name Society initiatives at the Parish, Deanery, Diocesan and National level;


  • Holds parish Communion breakfasts;
  • Coordinates and works at parish festivals and fundraisers;
  • Sponsors parish social events;