Holy Name Society




The men of our Holy Name Society meet on the First Monday of the month beginning at 6:30 pm in our Msgr. Hammerl Parish Center with a meal provided by Holy Name members.    

     The Holy Name Society promotes the honor and glory of our Divine God and the personal sanctification of its 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.

      Our members perform the Corporal Works of Mercy:  feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, give shelter to the homeless, tend to the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead.  Spiritual Works of Mercy are also performed:  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 respect for the Most Holy Name of God, Faith in the Catholic Church and the Magisterial, loyalty to one's country, and respect for all lawful authority, both civil and religious.

If you are interested in joining the Holy Name Society please contact :

Bill Schuster, Holy Name President  (716) 759-9605


Holy Items found In A Church

Alter--- Main table for consecration and sacrifice of the Lord.
Altar cloth--- White cloth resting on the altar.
Missal/Sacramentary--- Official book of main liturgical prayers.
Tabernacle--- "Little house" for the Blessed Sacrament.
Host--- Bread which is consecrated into the Body of Christ.
Monstrance--- Holds the consecrated Host during Adoration and Benediction.
Sacred vessels--- chalice (priest cup), Paten (plate), ciborium (communion cup),and cruets (containing water and Wine).
Crucifix--- Cross with the Lord's corpus.
Candles--- By the tabernacle and on the altar.
Chair--- Where the priest presides during Mass.
Ambo/lectern---The reading stand for God's Word.
Lectionary--- The Mass readings from Scriptures.
Sanctuary Lamp--- When lit, reveals the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle.
Baptismal Font--- The pool or font for Baptisms.
Confessionals--- The rooms for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Stations of the Cross--- Plaques representing the Way of Jesus Passion and Death.
Statues/images--- Remind us of Jesus, Mary and the saints.