Mission: The Holy Name Society provides assistance to Father Dave and the parish staff through their prayer, volunteer service and fund raising efforts and meet monthly to pray and learn more about their faith.
They also host coffee and donuts in Hanson Hall following the 8:30 AM Mass the first Sunday of each month.
Meetings / Time Commitment
Holy Name Mass the first Sunday of each Monday (2nd Sunday if the first is a Holiday or Major Holy Day) where we encourage all members to have a roll in the Mass (Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Usher). All members process in and out of Mass with Father as an example of our faith and brotherhood.
Our Meetings are the First Monday after the First Sunday (unless Sunday is a Holiday or Major Holy Day). Our meetings begin at 7:00pm with a Rosary for our deceased members. We then have a meeting with the members, which include a Faith based Presentation geared to men, we discuss any Projects or Activities that are approaching and where we need assistance. We are always open to suggestions on meeting topics.
Activities / Projects:
Prayer Walk: The Holy Name Society has taken on the responsibility of maintaining the prayer walk in the woods behind the parking lot. We have the Stations of the Cross, with a beautiful Arbor over the Statue of Mary. It’s a wonderful place to sit and pray in peace and quiet.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: For several years now we have hosted a dinner to benefit SVDP, the Mission Trip to El Salvador, etc. The last two years has been a St. Patrick’s Dinner. The society we support can change from year to year.
Bocce Tournament: We have a Bocce Tournament in July for members and guests for fellowship and to discuss with the guests about joining Holy Name.
Golf Tournament: Every year the Holy Name hosts a Golf Outing at a local course. It is the only fundraiser the society does for themselves. The proceeds help fund our projects throughout the year.
Breakfast with St. Nick: Every December the Holy Name Society holds a Pancake Breakfast with St. Nick. This is a fun social even for the parish during Advent to sit and relax with your fellow parishioners, enjoy a wonderful breakfast (cooked and served by the Holy Name men). The children have the opportunity to visit St. Nick and receive a religious medal, a candy cane and a picture with him.
Divine Word Catholic Church
8100 Eagle Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: (440) 256-1412
Joining Us on the Journey
If you – or someone you know – would like more information about the Catholic faith, please call Fr. Dave at (440) 256-1412.