Holy Name Society
The formal beginning of the Holy Name Society is credited to Pope Gregory X in 1274. On April 13, 1564, Pope Pius IV instituted the Confraternity of the Most Holy Name, providing Papal recognition and approval for this devotion to the name of God and of Christ.
The principles of the Holy Name include avoiding shows of disrespect to the name of God and of Jesus and giving praise and glory to God by fidelity to prayer, both private and public.
Society members in Holy Ghost Church promote these principles through activities such as leading the Chaplet of Divine Mercy before Benediction of First Fridays, leading the Rosary on the second Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Mass, serving a meatless soup supper during Lent and continuous prayer for the sick of the parish.
Newly Elected Officers 2008:
President: Mike Howard
Vice-President: Gene Davies
Anyone wishing to join the Holy Name Society should call Mike Howard at 301-259-4949
The Second Sunday of each month is Holy Name Sunday
The Holy Name Society gather every second Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Mass. Members are asked to be at church by 9:45 a.m. so that they may lead the Rosary.