Monday, May 8, 2017

Who are Holy Name Society Members?

Who are Holy Name Society members, this is a question we get asked many times as we attempt to recruit members to this special Confraternity of the Catholic Church.

Holy Name Society members are basically Catholics living out our faith lives in our parish communities - praying to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Each and every member is seeking to strengthen their faith.

When we read or hear His gospel message, we open ourselves up to all of His gifts given through the Holy Spirit. I can honestly say that the members of this Society attempt to grow closer to Jesus Christ each day. Our families also grow spiritually as well. Yes, we also try to evangelize by sharing our love of Christ with others in our families, parishes, neighborhoods and in our work place - where ever God has placed us.

The Catholic Church promoted the foundation of this Society, which has established it's purpose for giving honor and praise to the most Holy Name of Jesus Christ and the promotion of a more perfect life for its members, the exercise of pious or charitable works and the increase of public worship. Holy Name Society members accomplish all of this through prayer, frequent reception of the Sacraments and fraternal cooperation in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.