Holy Name Society Events
Msgr. Maguire Scholarship Essay Contest
The essay topic for 2020 has not yet been decided on and will be given to everyone in December.
Annual Family Day at the Ball Park-2019
This year’s Family Day at the Ballpark, was well attended and the weather was just wonderful. Unfortunately the Buffalo Bisons did not win the game but it was very entertaining for everyone. Until next year we hope to see many more in attendance.
It has been decided by the Executive Board not to host the Annual Awards Banquet.
The 49th Annual National Holy Name Convention 2019
This year’s National Association of Holy Name Society was held in Rockville Centre Long Island, New York. October 2nd through the 6th, 2019 at the St. Agnes Cathedral Parish Center. The accommodations for all the Delegates, Wives and Members from across the United States were wonderful at the Hampton Hotel facilities. The Police and Firefighter Holy Name Societies did a marvelous job hosting this year’s convention.
Next year’s convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio in the month of September more information will be provided in 2020.
This year the Diocesan International Breakfast was well attended at St. John Gualbert Parish and we would like to thank all the members of St. John Gualbert for hosting, Holy Name Members from various parishes and their wives, friends, relatives, and our Canadian Brothers. Next year 2020 it will be hosted by our Canadian Brothers.
Diocesan Local Convention 2019
This event will be held on Saturday, December 14th once again at St. Andrews Parish located on Crocker Street in Sloan, New York. It starts at 8:45AM with a procession to church with HNS banners. Mass will begin at 9AM the main celebrant will be Bishop Richard J. Malone, TH.D. with many co-celebrants. The registration desk will be open following the mass and a Continental Breakfast will be served. Guest Speakers will be announced later. The convention is expected to end by 2: 30 PM. The Cost will be $20.00 per person which includes the morning Continental Breakfast and the afternoon Luncheon.
Call the Diocesan Office for ticket reservation 847-2201-2202 by November 22nd if you will be attending.
Healing and Memorial Mass Services 2019
It will be held once again at St. John the Baptist Parish located at 1085 Englewood Ave, Kenmore, New York on Sunday, November 24th at 2PM. Father Paul Sabo will celebrate the mass. This mass is for anyone seeking spiritual healing and remembering our deceased members. During this mass we will remember the submitted names of all those members who served the Lord as protectors of his Holy Name and are now with him in his kingdom. Following the mass Father Paul will anoint everyone who wishes to be anointed. Refreshment will be served in the parish hall following the services. Please give us a call if you are planning to attend so that refreshment will be ordered for everyone in attendance. Should you need any additional information call our downtown office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10AM till 1:30PM.
ANNUAL “RETREAT” FOR 2019
Was well attended by members from the St. Catharines Diocese in Canada as well as members from various Holy Name parishes in the Buffalo Diocese.
Father Paul P. Sabo, Spiritual Moderator of the Diocesan Holy Name Society in Buffalo and Father Peter Rowe Spiritual Moderator for the Canadian Diocese did a very fine job putting this retreat together. The guest speaker was Deacon John Shalala from Canada who spoke on Evangelization. I have been told by Father Paul P. Sabo that reservations have been made for next year’s “Retreat” once again at the Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. More information will be furnished in 2020 when we get closer to September.
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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED THIS QUESTION ABOUT THE HOLY NAME
WHO ARE THESE MEN OF THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY IN OUR PARISHES
The Holy Name Society promotes the honor and glory of our divine God and the personal sanctification of the members by acts of Love and Devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus. The spirited life of its members is a perpetual act of reverence and love.
The Holy Name Society believes in the faith of the Catholic Church and the Magisterium. Loyalty to one’s country and respect for all lawful authority, both civil and religious.
Our members perform the Corporal Works of Mercy; to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, tend to the sick, visit those in prison and bury the dead. As well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy to covert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offenses and pray for the living and the dead on a parochial, Diocesan and National level.
The Holy Name Society is an established Confraternity of the Church.
A Confraternity is a voluntary association of the faithful, established and guided by competent ecclesiastical authorities, for the promotion of the special works of Christian charity of piety. The observance of the rules of Confraternity is not binding in conscience, nor does their neglect deprive a person of membership. From Blessed John of Vercelli and the zealous impetus with which he fostered the Holy Name devotion came finally the Confraternity of the Holy Name Society.
Principal Objectives of the Holy Name Society Include the following:
- To honor the Name of God and of Jesus Christ by example of a strictly Catholic Life.
- To spread devotion and increase love for the Sacred Name of Jesus
- To suppress blasphemy, profane, and indecent language.
- To prevent false oaths, in and out of court.
- To impart courage to Catholic men in the profession of their faith.
The Vocation of Every Man is to help perform the Works of Christ among his Fellow Man.
God the Father needs man to fulfill his plan of creation.
God the Son needs man to fulfill his plan of Redemption.
God the Holy Spirit needs man to fulfill his plan of Sanctification.
The Holy Pledge
BLESSED BE GOD.
BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME.
BLESSED BE JESUS CHRIST, TRUE GOD, TRUE MAN.
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF JESUS.
I BELIEVE O’JESUS THAT THOU ARE THE CHRIST THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.
I PROCLAIM MY LOVE FOR THE Vicar of Christ ON EARTH.
I BELIEVE ALL THE SACRED TRUTHS-
WHICH THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH-BELIEVES AND TEACHES.
I PROMISE TO GIVE GOOD EXAMPLE- BY THE REGULAR PRACTICE –OF MY FAITH.
IN HONOR OF HIS DIVINE NAME-I PLEDGE MYSELF AGAINST PERJURY-BLASPHEMY-PROFANITY-AND OBSCENE SPEECH.
I PLEDGE MY LOYALTY-TO THE FLAG OF MY COUNTRY-AND TO THE GOD GIVEN PRINCIPLES-OF FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND HAPPINESS-FOR, WHICH IT STANDS.
I PLEDGE MY SUPPORT-TO ALL LAWFUL AUTHORITY-BOTH CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS.
I DEDICATE MYSELF-TO THE HONOR OF THE SACRED NAME OF JESUS CHRIST-AND BEG THAT HE WILL KEEP ME FAITHFUL-TO THESE PLEDGES- UNTIL DEATH.
BLESSED JOHN OF VERCELLI
PRAY FOR US AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE HOLY NAME SOCIETIES.
Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies
795 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203-1215
Fax No. 716-847-2206
If you need any information regarding anything about the Holy Name Society for
your parish society gives me a call at
847-2201 or send me an e-mail.
Monthly fund raising drawing
If you would like to support our Diocesan Union Holy Name Society program, please give us a call, at 847-2201-2202. The monthly drawing tickets are a nominal cost of $3.00 each. The prizes are $25.00 per day and on (3) Special Sundays $50.00 and on (1) Sunday- $100.00 in addition to any number above or below will receive $5.00 as well. All numbers are drawn by the D.U.H.N.S. each day.
IF ANY MAN OR WOMEN WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER SPEAK TO YOUR PASTOR OR A MEMBER OF YOUR PARISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY OR CALL OUR DIOCESAN DOWNTOWN OFFICE AT
847-2201-2202 FOR ASSISTANCE.