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Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society traces its roots to the Council of Lyons in the year 1274. The Holy Name Society promotes 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. The members perform the Corporal Works of Mercy as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Mission Statement
The Holy Name Society is generally a men's group, but women also help with our cause. We foster a Christian community through our charitable works and prayers with the hope of making the community work together and understand the works of God.

We meet on the second Sunday of each month. We gather as a body at Mass followed by an all-church breakfast and Society meeting.

Community Activities
On the first Sunday of each month, we prepare and serve a meal at Nativity House, a daytime drop-in center for the homeless in downtown Tacoma.

Once a year we provide a meal for Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian housing organization in partnership with people in need. We provide an outing for the Nativity House volunteers. We contribute to the Thanksgiving Basket project, partnering with the parish to provide five families with the groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner. We sponsor a family at Christmas

We organize the annual parish picnic, the Valentine tulip sale, the parish pictorial directory, and help with various parish meals.

Justice Works Activities 
We send letters to parishioners who are ill or are having special medical procedures. Monthly we send a letter to our mission in Africa. 
We donate to Catholic Community Services and help assist needy families. 

Learn More 
National Association of the Holy Name Society