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 Holy Name Society

​The Holy Name Society is committed to helping its members grow in holiness through devotion to the most holy name of Jesus. Members are called to be leaders, faithful to the sacrament of penance, strengthening themselves with the most holy Eucharist, nourishing their souls on sacred Scripture, increasing their desire for divine love through prayer and leading their families, friends and co-workers to Jesus Christ by acts of charity.

A list of Holy Name Society events will be available on the parish calendar when dates become available. You may also download and print a copy of the HNS 2020 Calendar of Events.pdf

 Mission Statement

​The Holy Name Society of St. Anne Church will endeavor to help people live more fulfilling and independent lives in the name of the Holy Name of Jesus. And to help organizations fulfill their goal of helping others in need through the Holy Name of Jesus. Our initiatives will be based on Christian beliefs in order to advance the mission of the Holy Name Society of St. Anne Church. The purpose of the society is to beget reverence for the Holy Name of God and Jesus Christ. The charitable acts can be in the form of direct labor, or it can be in the form of fund raising. The act of fund raising permits the Holy Name Society to select causes which will be vetted by the Finance Committee. The final decision will be made by a vote from the membership. It is the hope of the Holy Name Society that through these charitable acts, more men will be encouraged to become members in His Name.

The members of the society are to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy, which are:

  • To feed the hungry
  • To clothe the naked
  • To give drink to the thirsty
  • To shelter the homeless
  • To tend to the sick
  • To visit those in prison
  • To bury the dead

The primary objective of the Holy Name Society is to beget reverence for the Holy Name of God and Jesus Christ.

The secondary objective of the Holy Name Society Committee is to prudentially allocate available funds in ways that honor or reward works that adhere to serving God and the Church of St. Anne.

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Organizations

 Holy Name Society News

Holy Name Society Scholarship Winners

Two high school seniors were awarded a Scholarship at the recent Graduate Mass to be used for any cost associated with higher learning. Each wrote an essay which focused on a “personal relationship with Jesus—how that relationship is nurtured, how Jesus’ promise of hope and joy helped them through this difficult year and how the message of Pope Francis inspired them bringing hope and joy to others.”  Parishioners, Avery Ochs and Emma Bellissimo, both Belle Vernon Area High School graduates, received scholarship awards; Avery, the $1,000.00 scholarship, Emma, the $500.00 scholarship. Pictured are each winner with Parishioner and Holy Name Society Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Chuck Harris.

Holy Name Society Charity Donations

Every year, the Holy Name Society makes donations to local organizations that help those in need in our surrounding towns and cities.  Donation amounts at the Holy Name Society's Annual Brunch in 2020 are listed with the associated pictures and Write Ups.

View the Holy Name Society donation list for 2019.