The Holy Name Society


What is the Holy Name Society? The Holy Name Society is a group of Catholic men whose primary objective is to help our Pastor, Parish Ministries, and Parishioners; while helping our membership grow spiritually one small step at a time.

What the Holy Name Society Has and Continues to Do for Our Lady of Mercy Parish:

  • Purchased Candle Votives for the Church
  • Purchased Air Conditioning for Both the Computer Room and Library for Our Lady of Mercy School
  • Purchased New Desks for Several Classrooms for Our Lady of Mercy School
  • Major Sponsor for The Thomas McHale Court of Dreams Gym Floor and Score Board at Our Lady of Mercy School
  • Purchased and Installed the Generations Sculpture Located Behind Our Lady of Mercy Convent.
  • Regularly Honor Priests, Nuns, and Other Parish Staff with Receptions and Gifts
  • Honor Deceased Members
  • Make Annual Donations to Both Our Lady of Mercy Parish Services and the St. Vincent DePaul Society
  • Provide Monetary and Gift Awards for Our Lady of Mercy Parish Religious Education and School Students
  • Responsible for the Monsignor James Boesel Parish Golf Classic.
  • Hold Annual Cake Sale
  • Conduct Annual Men’s Day Retreat at Our Lady of Grace Retreat House
  • Conduct Family Communion Breakfasts
  • Conduct The Annual Christmas Poster Contest
  • Decorate The Outside of the Parish With Christmas Lights

Events Originally Started By The Holy Name Society:

  • Halloween Dance
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • New Year’s Eve Party
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dance
  • Parish Picnic
  • And Much More

Our goal is to grow our membership so we can help our Parish community by carrying out Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy.  Our Society makes it easy for the men of Our Lady of Mercy to help the parish while building their spirituality on their own terms without a commitment.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish is home to one of the most active Holy Name Societies in the country.  The men of the Holy Name Care about the future of the Parish

Holy Name Hymn
Holy God we praise Thy Name,
Lord of all, we bow before Thee
All on earth Thy sceptre claim,
All in heaven above adore Thee,
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign,
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign,

Holy Name Pledge
Blessed be God., Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
I believe, O Jesus, that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
I proclaim my love for the Vicar of Christ on earth.
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 dedicate my manhood to the honor of the Sacred Name of Jesus Christ, and beg that He will keep me faithful to these pledges until death.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Holy Name Society
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
516-405-OHNS (0467)