Holy Name Society
The men of the Holy Name Society strive to follow the Scriptural command given by Saint Paul to the Philippians that "at the Name of Jesus, every knee should bend, on earth and in heaven!" Respect for the name of Jesus is a sign of respect to Jesus Himself.
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, whose purpose is to give honor to the Most Sacred Names of God and Jesus.
Purpose of the Holy Name
The confraternity promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries byperforming the Corporal Works of Mercy as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Corporal Works of Mercy – to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, tend the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead.
Spiritual Works of Mercy – to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offences, and pray for the living and the dead.
The Holy Name Society of Corpus Christi Parish sponsors the Eucharist Adoration for Vocations on the 1st Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in church.
Regular Monthly Meetings of the Holy Name are on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Rectory Meeting Room.