Saint Monica Parish Holy Name Society promotes reverence for the sacred names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. It is part of the National Association of the Holy Name Society. United with other members throughout the Beaver County Deanery as well as the Diocese of Pittsburgh, it also focuses on the functions and needs of the parish.
The Holy Name Society is one of the oldest organizations in the Catholic Church. Holy Name is an organization comprised of and open to all men of the parish who try and help the parish in whatever way it can. Predominantly, their efforts are to enhance the spiritual life of the parish. St. Monica’s Holy Name Society participates in many parish projects including the monthly Holy Name breakfast during the fall, winter, and spring months. We annually honor young men and women of the parish, we financially support youth activities of the parish, Holy Name men are active at all Lenten fish fries and whenever asked, our members can be found helping at most parish dinners and events. We financially support the Pro-Life march in Washington, D.C., we sell the “Keep Christ in Christmas” signs to remind everyone the reason for the season and we give financial assistance, at Christmas, to St. Monica’s Seminarians to help further their education. We encourage Holy Name Men to participate in the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday at St. Paul’s Cathedral to bring back the Holy Oils to St. Monica. We do what we can to fight pornography in any form. And, we strive to do whatever needs to be done for the honor and glory of the name Jesus. Just as the Church needs vocations to the priesthood and religious life, it also needs lay people to participate in the religious organizations of the Church. Please consider participating in St. Monica’s Holy Name Society.
The Holy Name gathers as a group and attends the 9AM Mass on the second Sunday of each month except June, July and August. Our monthly meeting follows the 9AM Mass and begins at 10:15AM in lower level classroom in Founders Hall.