Personal Call to Holiness
The Holy Name Society is the popular name for the Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus. It is fundamentally and essentially a spiritual organization for Catholics lay and religious. The purpose of the Holy Name Society is to give honor to the Most Sacred Names of God and Jesus and to assist members to grow in holiness and achieve their personal salvation.
The Holy Name Society is committed to helping its members grow in holiness through devotion to the most Holy Name of Jesus. Members of this fraternity are called to be leaders, to cleanse themselves in the sacrament of penance, strengthen themselves with the most Holy Eucharist, nourish their souls on Sacred Scripture, increase their desire for divine love through prayer, and lead their families, friends, and coworkers to Christ Jesus by their acts of charity and piety.
Holy Name Society members promote devotion to the most Holy Name of Jesus. The Holy Name Society embraces Catholics from all walks of life. Membership is open to all Catholics over the age of eighteen.
Why Join the Holy Name Society?
We are living in a very special time in the history of the Catholic Church. Pope St. John Paul II called each of us to live our faith to the fullest and to evangelize those around us. He called all Catholics to a new evangelization.
But what does evangelization really mean? To live, share, and when necessary, defend our faith. We are called to do this in the home, in the work place, in the classroom, in the neighborhood; at the mall, at sporting events, in the voting booth everywhere God places us in our daily routines. Simply put, we are to live our faith and bring the light of Christ to the world.
How do we get the strength needed to evangelize? By assisting at Mass, receiving forgiveness in the Confessional, daily prayer, and spending time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Becoming a member of a good spiritual organization also gives us the strength needed to live our lives as Christ intended. The Holy Name Society provides all of us with a share in the many graces and blessings the Church offers those with a special devotion to the most Holy and Blessed Name of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Name Society is a confraternity of the Catholic Church canonically erected to the Dominican Order. The Confraternity is founded to teach, spread, and defend the Faith of Christ through practicing a special devotion to the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus. Its members share in the special indulgences, graces, and blessings granted to the Order.
Our world is changing daily. As Catholics, we have the responsibility to make it a better place to live by imitating Christ in all we think, say, and do. This responsibility is ours today, tomorrow, and forever. As faithful members of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus the Holy Name Society we receive the strength necessary to respond to His call.
If you are a Catholic over the age of 18, please consider joining the Holy Name Society. Join your prayers with others so that the Most Holy Name of Jesus can be venerated—our prayers will be heard!
We will be restarting our Holy Name Masses on October 24, 2021 at 8am with a social gathering immediately following Mass in the hall. For more information please contact Dick Froderman at 443-618-6427.