Holy Name Society
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 the members is a perpetual act of reverence and .
Our members perform the corporal works of mercy; to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, tend to the sick, visit those in prison and bury the dead. As well as the spiritual works of mercy to convert, 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 promotes the respect for the Most Holy Name of God, faith in the Catholic Church and the magisterium, loyalty to one’s country and respect for all lawful authority, both civil and religious.
Holy Name 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 DECICATE 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