Membership in the Holy Name Society is open to all Catholic men in our parish - lay faithful, clergy, and religious over the age of 18. They must be firm believers in all that the Catholic Church believes and teaches and put these teachings into practice in their daily lives.
The Holy Name Society assists in parish ministries by performing the 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; as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offenses, and pray for the living and the dead.
The Holy Name Society at St. Catherine's Parish is most well known for the infamous Friday Night Fish Fry during Lent each year!
Fidelity to the Catholic Church
“No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother.” — St. Cyprian
Members of the Holy Name Society believe that the Catholic Church - the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church - is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ. The society believes Jesus Christ is the invisible Head of the Catholic Church and the Church is guided by the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth.
We believe the Catholic Church is the mystical Body of Christ on earth and is protected by the promise of Jesus Christ to be guided by the Holy Spirit, protected from all error, and victorious over evil, as He says "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18).