Holy Name Society Board of Directors and Contact Information
The Holy Name Society of St. Christopher Parish
Promoting unity and religious faith through events and community involvement.
The Holy Name Society (HNS) is a men’s group from the Parish of St. Christopher. The HNS serves the St. Christopher community at large and promotes social involvement by its members. Many members have children attending St. Christopher School, although members include several parishner’s, alumni and new community residents. We encourage all St. Christopher Community men to join HNS!
HNS Goals and Mission
HNS thrives to make the St. Christopher Community, Parish and School a better place through our involvement and support with various events, managing financial goals, and following our religious faith throughout the community.
Our biggest commitment to St Christopher School is to administer and fund the Athletic Program. Our Athletic Program is one of the largest sports programs in the diocese’s elementary program. We are proud of being able to fund and staff the program at a level that allows it to be one of the largest and best! HNS provides St. Christopher School and organized teams with all recess recreational sports items, sports equipment, team uniforms, gym upgrades and maintenance, and pays all salaries to the athletic director(s). There are several other areas were the HNS provides support and financial aid including, various events throughout the year, parish outreach program for the needy, remodeling and updating the small hall, helping with repairs of the kitchen, food and BBQ supplies, lighting throughout the school and ongoing volunteer support throughout the year.
HNS Sponsored Events
General Membership Meetings - We have five general membership meetings each year were we conduct the business that is required with our membership and provide an opportunity to get together as a group in unity. These meetings include a great dinner, games, raffle prizes and usually a guest speaker or other programs of Interest to our members.
The Parish Festival - This is our largest fundraiser of the year. It takes place each year at the end of the school year over a three days period (Friday - Sunday) in June. This is an incredible undertaking, requiring hundreds of volunteers from the Parish and includes live music, game booths, food booths, carnival rides, auction, bingo, and a flea market items.
Casino Night - Hosted by Ladies Guild in partnership with HNS, this a large fundraiser event that turns our Parish hall into a gaming paradise for an evening. There are hundreds of people who attend and it takes place in mid-November.
Christmas Tree Lot - Starting just after Thanksgiving and continuing into late December, a large portion of the front parking lot becomes green with Christmas trees that are sold to raise funds for the School and Parish.
Christmas Under the Stars - This is an evening event that the HNS hosts for the members of the Ladies Guild in appreciation of their support and community involvement throughout the year.
Other HNS Events Include:
- Parish Picnic
- Father-Child Communion Breakfast
- Adult ‘Theme’ Dance
- Coffee and Donuts, twice a year
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Men’s Adult Basketball League
- Co-ed Adult Volleyball League
- End of year SJ Giants Baseball Game
- 8 th Grade Basketball Tournament
- Girls Volleyball Tournament