|Holy Name Society|
The general purpose of the Holy Name Society is: "Promoting the spiritual welfare of the men of Maria Regina Parish by encouraging and assisting them to observe the practices of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, namely the frequent reception of the Sacrements; the honoring of the Most Holy Name by an active religious life and the working against all things which offend the Most Holy Name; Fostering the observance of the promises contained in the Holy Name Pledge; Assisting the members to participate more intimately in the life of the Church; Cooperation with the Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies in the execution of all works entrusted to it by the Most Reverend Bishop; Performing such special works as are assigned to it by the Reverend Pastor."- quoted from the HNS By-Laws, Article II, Section 1.
Holy Name Society membership is open to all men of the parish over the age of eighteen. Many HNS members serve in other parish ministries as well as on various HNS committees. There are monthly meetings where members have the opportunity to exchange ideas, make recommendations and present constructive criticisms to the Board of Officers. Our Moderator is Rev. Msgr. Peter Pflomm and the Board of Officers are: Bob Wahl, President; Charles Helly, Vice President; Steve Brienza, Secretary; John Redfern, Treasurer; Joe Pontieri, Marshal. The officers serve for two years and any member in good standing is eligible to be nominated for election to the Executive Board.
"Please see the schedule below for the dates, times and locations for the Holy Name Society Mass and meetings for this year. The monthly Mass and meeting information as well as any changes to the schedule will be announced in the Church Bulletin."
Holy Name Society of Maria Regina Parish
2011 - 2012 Mass and Meeting Schedule
2011 Executive Board Meetings
September School Conference Room
October 13 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM School Conference Room
November School Conference Room
December 5 CANCELED Email & Phone If Needed
2011 Holy Name Masses
September 11 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
October 9 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
November 13 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
December 11 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
2011 Regular Monthly Meetings
September 12 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
October 17 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
November 14 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
December 12 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
2012 Executive Board Meetings
January 5 CANCELED Email & Phone If Needed
February School Conference Room
March School Conference Room
April 12 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM School Conference Room
May School Conference Room
June School Conference Room
2012 Holy Name Masses
January 8 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
February 12 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
March 11 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
April 22 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
May 13 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
June 10 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Church
2012 Regular Monthly Meetings
January 9 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
February 13 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
March 12 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
April 16 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
May 14 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Music & Art Room
June Music & Art Room
Please check the weekly Church Bulletin for any schedule changes and special events or celebrations.
Fr. Bradley and the founding members of the Maria Regina Holy Name Society.
History of the Holy Name Society at Maria Regina R.C.C.
1st Installment, August, 2011
Pictured here at the old meeting room (in the A. & S. Pork Store on the corner of Pine Street and Broadway in Massapequa) are Fr. Bradley and the founding members of the Maria Regina Holy Name Society. As you can see, most of them were not always the "Church elders" but were young working men with families to raise and a strong commitment to our parish and our Catholic faith. This photo was taken in 1956 and this year we celebrate 55 years of continuous service to our parish and our Pastors.
I'm told that back then, if your children were to attend Maria Regina's Catholic School, Dad was required to join the HNS and Mom joined the Rosary Society. Of course this was an unwritten rule but it made for the sizable gathering shown in the photo. Recruiting new members should be that simple nowadays! The faith and commitment of our founders remains with the membership of the Holy Name Society as do several of the men pictured here. Time has thinned our ranks but we still add new members annually. This year the HNS contributed many hours of service and financial support to Maria Regina parish including a new AED for the church and new collection baskets.
I'd like to hear from anyone who recognizes themselves or someone else in the picture and has some stories or history to share. I want to thank Gene Meyer, Past President of the HNS for supplying the photo. Gene and Irene Quinn have provided copies of the HNS newspaper, "The Guide" and I will be sharing some of the "old news" with you in future installments. Please contact me at the phone number or email me at the address shown at the top of this page. Until next time, God Bless You and your families.
Maria Regina R.C. Church
3945 Jerusalem Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783-1631