Holy Name Society

NAHNS Documents

National Association of the Holy Name Society

The National Association of Holy Name Society (NAHNS) was formed on February 1,1970 when the Dominican Order formally transferred governance and organization of the Confraternity to the lay members of the Holy Name Society in the United States and Canada.

All Archdiocesan and Diocesan Holy Name Unions, Federations or Associations are encouraged to join the National Association - to work together in fraternal charity to promote honor, reverence and devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

NAHNS Constitution and Bylaws

The delegates to the 41st Annual National Convention of the National Association of the Holy Name Society met in Baltimore, Maryland and approved the following Constitution and Bylaws on 22 September, 2011.

New NAHNS Constitution

New NAHNS Bylaws

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The NAHNS Exists....

  • To promote reverence for the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and to praise and venerate the Most Holy Names of God.

  • To promote sanctification of Holy Name Members by the frequent reception of the sacraments and by faithful correspondence with the grace of their state of life;

  • To foster observance of the promises in the Holy Name Pledge;

  • To cooperate with the hierarchy of the Holy Catholic Church in its collegiate unity with our Holy Father, the Pope;

  • To cooperate with the National Spiritual Director and the Archdiocesan and Diocesan Unions, Federations and Associations in the United States and Canada;

  • To promote the founding and strengthening of Archdiocesan and Diocesan Unions, Federations, Vicariates and Associations;

  • To provide a means of effective communications and coordination among Archdiocesan and Diocesan Unions, Federations, Vicariates and Associations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Canada;

  • To publish, manage and distribute materials that promote devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus and membership in the Holy Name Society;

  • To publicly proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Power of His Most Holy Name and in His Name foster meaningful spiritual programs and perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy;

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