Holy Name Society Events
Msgr. Maguire Scholarship Essay
Contest - 2016
The title selected by the
committee for this year is "DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU ATTEND MASS IT HAS ENRICHED
YOUR FAITH." This year's winners
are as follows: Evangelista J.
Schmarder, Winner; Christopher J.
Richards, First Runner Up; Helen P. Gibson,
Second Runner Up.
Annual Family Day at the Ball Park 2016
This year's Family Day at the Ballpark, Bisons vs. Syracuse
Chiefs, will be held on July 31 at 1:05 p.m. Reserved seats are $7.50 per person. Tickets are available at the downtown office by calling
Awards Banquet - 2016
Our Annual Awards
Banquet is questionable for this year. If any conditions change, they will be
posted on our website and in the Buffalonian Newsletter. We wish to thank everyone who has
participated in this event in the past for many, many years.
National Convention - 2016
This year's National Association
of Holy Name Society will be held at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, Lancaster, PA, from September 29 to October 1. More information will be forthcoming from the National
Association Committee and will be posted in our Buffalonian Newsletter, or call
International Breakfast - 2016
Breakfast was hosted by our Canadian Brothers in Canada this year on Sunday, April 10,
at Our Lady of the Scapular Parish, Niagara Falls, Canada. The Buffalo Diocese
was well represented. The Mass was celebrated by the Bishop of Canada and Father Peter Rowe and Father Paul Sabo were
the co-celebrants at the 8 a.m. Mass. Following the Mass everyone in attendance
were invited to a breakfast at the restaurant selected by the Canadian
Committee. Buffalo will host in the next event in 2017.
Diocesan Local Convention - 2016
This event will be held on Saturday,
December 3rd, 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 and co-celebrants to
be announced 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 is $20.00 per
person for a Continental Breakfast and a Luncheon. Call the
Diocesan Office for ticket reservation 847-2201 or 2202 in November.
Healing Mass Services - 2016
This year it will be held on November 20th at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in
Lewiston, New York at 1:30PM. Father Paul Sabo will celebrate the mass. Following
the services and the anointing a short prayer service will be held at the
Blessed John of Vercelli Statue which is located on the Avenue of Blessed and
Saints. Lunch is available at the Cafeteria at your expense. The beautiful
Catholic Store will also be open for your personal purchases and the Festival
of Lights will be lite by 5PM. Call if you will be attending or need
directions the D.U.H.N.S. office- Last year a bus was available at a nominal
cost to each person who wanted to ride the bus to the shrine.
St. Patrick's Parade Notice - 2016 and 2017
The Diocesan Union of
the Holy Name Societies will not participate in the parade because of the lack of
its members who have a difficult time in marching the length of the parade.
Please attend the parade if you enjoy seeing the floats and variety of marching
Diocesan Marian Tribute
We will post the date
for 2017 when it becomes available to us. Each year it seems that more and more
people have taken the time to come to the Cathedral for this event. It shows
just how much love we all have for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Continue to pray to the Blessed Mother for
love, guidance, and health.
Would you like to host a meeting of the Executive Board?
Reservations are now
being taken by our Diocesan Office for Hosting an Executive meeting for the
year of 2017 by calling our Downtown
Office at 716-847-2201. The Executive Board meets every three months, on the third Monday of
that month at 7 p.m. sharp, except in the months of July, August and December.
We will update this website with new information as it becomes available to us. Share any of your events with members, families, friends and supporters of the Holy Name Society by calling them in to the diocesan office at 716-847-2201.
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.
Monthly fund raising drawing
If you would like to support our
Diocesan Union Holy Name Society program, please give us a call, at
847-2202. 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.
Annual Retreat for all of the men in the Diocese of Buffalo and Canada (You do not have to be a Holy Name member)
Father Paul P. Sabo, Spiritual Moderator of the Diocesan
Holy Name Society in Buffalo and Father Peter Rowe Spiritual Moderator for the
Canadian Diocese will be conducting a "Retreat" at the Christ the King Seminary
on Friday, August 26; Saturday, August 27; and Sunday,
August 28, at a nominal cost of $140 per person. This cost
covers housing, meals, and seminars for the three days. This year's guest
speaker will be announced as it becomes available. If you are interested please
call the Diocesan Office at 716-847-2201 or Father Paul Sabo at 604-4948. The
seminary is limited to 55 men so get your reservation in early.
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
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
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
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
IF ANY MAN WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A
MEMBER SPEAK TO YOUR PASTOR, A MEMBER OF THE PARISH HOLY NAME SOCIETY OR CALL
OUR DIOCESAN DOWNTOWN OFFICE.
Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies
795 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203-1250
Fax No. 716-847-2206
If you need any information
regarding anything about the Holy Name Society for your parish society give me a call at 847-2201 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org