The Holy Name Society is one of the longest established societies in the Roman Catholic Church, and the only one directly commissioned by a pope. The Holy Name Society is a spiritual group and a tremendous asset to parish religious life. 

Our dedicated members participate in the various parish ministries, organize and attend retreats, attend nights of reflection by a local priest, hold annual conventions, create and perform spiritual presentations, organize pilgrimages, hold Holy Name Society communion breakfasts, promote recitation of the rosary, adoration of the blessed sacrament, sponsor scholarships at St. Paul High School and support development and peace, and also support St. Vincent de Paul Society and the youth ministry. Some members also hold various positions on the St. Catharine’s Diocese. The Holy Name Society maintains close relationships with the Bishop, local Priests, and other clergy and maintains close relationships with local other Holy Name Societies (including our American members across the borders) and provides assistance and or support whenever needed. 

Our local Holy Name Society organizes two very successful annual events, specifically Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (February) and summer Parish Barbecue (July).

“Our lord cautioned us not to hide the light of our faith under a bushel basket but rather set it up high so that others might be attracted to the light. That’s what Holy Name Society men attempt to do.”

Regular meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month (except July, and August) following the 8: 00 o’clock mass and new members are always encouraged and welcome.

Who We Are


  1. Shrove Tuesday

    Help us with our annual pancake supper

  2. Summer Barbecue

    Help us with our annual summer barbecue

  3. Start your own Society
    We can assist with your parish starting their very own Holy Name Society

Holy Name Society - Niagara
Representing the following St. Catharines, Ontario Diocese Parishes: Lady of The Scapular, St. Thomas More,  St. Vincent De Paul,  St. Alfreds, St Kevins, and Immaculée Conception.
We also greatly support our brothers in the Buffalo NY Diocese.

Our Mission

To promote the honor and glory of our divine GOD and the personal sanctification of its members by acts of love and devotion to the most holy name of Jesus. The spirited life of its members is a perpetual act of reverence and love with strong emphasis on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.