Holy Name Society Events
Msgr. Maguire Scholarship Essay Contest 2017
We wish to extend our sincere appreciation
to all the Senior Students who participated in this year's essay contest. The winners for this year's contest were Austin C. Besch Winner; First Runner Up: Joseph J. Dombrowski; and
Second Runner Up: Mairead D. Farrell. The theme was "Does Your Attendance At Mass
Meet With All Your Expectations?"
Annual Family Day at the Ball Park 2017
This year's Family Day at the Ballpark,
our Bisons will be playing the Louisville team. The game will be held Sunday, July 30, at 1:05 p.m. Cost
of ticket $7.50 per person, these are for reserved seats. Tickets are available,
call our office at 847-2201-2202. Our
office is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m.
Awards Banquet 2017
Our Annual Banquet will be held on Sunday, October 15, at
Kiebzak's and Beginning Banquet Facilities. Our Honorees for this year's event is Reverend
Robert W. Zilliox Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish; Reverend Jeffrey L. Nowak,
Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent De Paul Parish; and Reverend Sean Paul Fleming,
Parochial Vicar at St. Amelia Parish. Tickets cost will be $45.00 per person
(non-refundable) which include an open bar from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. Dinner will be
served at 6 p.m. Family Style. Following the awards event the bar will once again
be open for one additional hour. This banquet is open to everyone.
National Holy Name Convention
This year's National Association
of Holy Name Society will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September
20-24, 2017. The convention hotel is
the Best Western Plus Normandy Inn & Suites located in downtown
Minneapolis, registration fee for this year's convention is $250.00 per person.
Additional information can be answered by calling the Diocesan Holy Name
International Breakfast 2017
The International Breakfast was hosted by the St. John
Gualbert Holy Name Society. We thank everyone who attended this yearly event
with our Canadian Brothers in Canada this year. Next year's event for 2018 will
be hosted by the Canadian Holy Name Society in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Diocesan Local Convention 2017
This event will be
held on Saturday, December 2, once again at St. Andrews Parish located on
Crocker Street in Sloan, New York. It starts at 8:45 a.m. with a procession to church
with HNS banners. Mass will begin at 9 a.m. 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 p.m.
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 2017
This year it will be held on Sunday, November 26, at Our Lady
of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, New York at 1:30 p.m. 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
5 p.m. Call if you will be
St. Patrick's Parade Notice 2017
This year the Diocesan Union of the Holy Name Societies did
not participate in the parade. Unless there is some interest from members of the
various parish Holy Name Societies for the year 2018 parade we will not
participate once again. Please attend the parade each year if you enjoy seeing
the floats and variety of marching groups.
Diocesan Marian Tribute
We will post the date for 2018 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.
Annual Retreat for all the Men in the Diocese of Buffalo and Canada (You Do Not Have to be a Holy Name Member for 2017)
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, September 15; Saturday,
September 16; and Sunday, September 17 at a nominal cost of $140.00 per person.
This cost covers housing, meals, and seminars for the three days. This year's
guest speaker will be Deacon Bill Hynes. If you are interested please call the
Diocesan Office at 847-2201 or Father Paul Sabo at 604-4948. The seminary is
limited to 60 men so get your reservation in early.
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 2018. Just call our Downtown Office. The Executive
Board will be meeting 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 emembers, families, friends and supporters of the Holy Name Society by calling them into the Diocesan Office at 847-2201.
Have you ever been asked this question, "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.
fund raising drawing
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.
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:
honor the Name of God and of Jesus Christ by example of a strictly Catholic
spread devotion and increase love for the Sacred Name of Jesus
suppress blasphemy, profane, and indecent language.
prevent false oaths, in and out of court.
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 though 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 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
795 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203-1250
Phone: 716-847-2201 or 2202
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 me an