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Join us for the 54th National Association of the Holy Name Society (NAHNS) Convention
to be held September 18-21, 2024

in our Nation's Capital

The 54th Annual NAHNS Convention hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore along with seven (7) Holy Name Parishes within the Archdiocese of Washington will be held in Washington, D.C. from September 18-21, 2024.  Clergy, Delegates, Holy Name Members, Officers, and Family & Friends from around the country are invited to this four-day event. 


Prayer throughout the day will help strengthen and guide the Delegates.  Business of the NAHNS will be conducted on Thursday, September 19th under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.   A Program for the 750th Jubilee will be held on Saturday, September 21st under the guidance of the Dominican Order (our founders).

Official Call

June 21, 2024

RE: OFFICIAL CALL 54th NAHNS Convention

 

To: Clergy, Executive Board Officers, Regional Vice Presidents, Holy Name Members

 

Dear Friends;

 

This Letter is to announce the Official Call of the 54th NAHNS Convention to be held in Washington, D.C. Our Host(s) this year is the Archdiocese of Baltimore and 7 Holy Name Parishes out of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

 

In our Constitution under:

Article V - Section 3: All Voting Members of record shall be notified at least ninety (90) days in advance of the Annual Membership Meeting.

 

So, with all that has been said above, please mark your calendars for:

WHAT:  54th NAHNS Convention

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2024, thru Saturday, September 21, 2024

WHERE:  Washington Retreat House

                 4000 Harwood Rd NE

                 Washington, D.C. 20017-1595

 

If there are any Amendments to the Constitution, please refer to Article VIII – Amendments - Section 1: Amendments to this Constitution can be submitted by any Voting Member in good standing. Amendments must be sent in writing to the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee (John Bradley - zoomerbrad@gmail.com).

Section 2: The Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall notify in writing all Voting Members of record of the proposed Amendments at least thirty (30) days before the Annual Membership Meeting.

Section 3: A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Voting Members of record is required for adoption of any Amendment to the Constitution.

 

The President has appointed: Awards Chair:

John F Bradley

Awards Chair

45 Belmont St
Carbondale PA 18407
1 610 312 1657
zoomerbrad@gmail.com

 

Award nominations MUST be received by no later than Friday, August 30, 2024. Awards information attached.

 

The President has appointed as Louis C. Fink Literary Award (Newsletter) Chair:

Karen Kubulak

Newsletter Awards Chair

63 Laurie Ct

Matawan NJ 07747-3557
1 732 649 9978
karen.kubulak@gmail.com

 

Literary Award (Newsletter) nominations MUST be received by no later than Friday, August 30, 2024. Awards information attached.

 

Convention Registration: The Registration Fee is $250.00. Payment can be made through Zelle - to BAHNU (Trusit) 1 443 854 3306 or you can pay by Check/Money Order to be Made Payable to:  BAHNU and mailed to:

James M Mannion, Sr

Convention Co-Chair

7020 Gough St

Baltimore MD 21224-1849

1 443 854 3306

james.m.mannion@gmail.com

 

Convention Registration MUST be received by no later than Friday, August 30, 2024.

 

Retreat House Registration: For Couples $900.00 (covers 4 nights and meals). For Individuals $625.00 (covers 4 nights and meals). There are accommodations for 40 people (Jack-n-Jill style).  Payment can be made through Zelle - to BAHNU (Trusit) 1 443 854 3306 or you can pay by Check/Money Order to be Made Payable to:  BAHNU and mailed to:

James M Mannion, Sr

Convention Co-Chair

7020 Gough St

Baltimore MD 21224-1849

1 443 854 3306

james.m.mannion@gmail.com

 

Retreat House Registration MUST be received by no later than Friday, August 30, 2024.

 

For those wanting to possibly arrive a day or two (2) early and/or stay a day or two (2) beyond the Convention dates, Sr. Sara Dwyer, Director of the Retreat House recommended Homewood Suites by Hilton DC NoMa Union Station, 501 New York Ave NE 20002 (https://www.guestreservations.com/homewood-suites-by-hilton-washington-dc-noma-union-station/booking). Contact them directly for rates and lodging.

 

Program Ad Book: Attached to this Letter is the Ad Information for sponsoring an Ad in this year’s Program Book. All Ads & Monies should be received by no later than Friday, August 30, 2024.

 

For the Glory & Honor of HIS Holy Name,

 

John Shea

NAHNS Third Vice President

 

NAHNS 54th Annual Convention

Registration Letter

 

 

 

For more information contact Convention Co-Chair Jim Mannion at: 1 443 854 3306 or email him at james.m.mannion.gmail.com.

 

FULL REGISTRATION for all Holy Name Members attending the Convention Meetings is $250.00 per person.

 

The Full Registration fee includes:

  1. Admission to Convention Meeting & Tours.

  2. All Convention Materials.

  3. Convention Bag and Amenities.

  4. Presidential Reception.

  5. Awards Banquet.

  6. Transportation for tours/Church/Awards Banquet.

 

For those Spouses/Guests not registering for the FULL Convention, the PARTIAL REGISTRATION is $140.00 per person and includes all of the above except the Convention Meeting.

[   ] FULL REGISTRATION       [   ] PARTIAL REGISTRATION

(‘X’ the appropriate one)

Name(s): __________________________________________________________________

Street Address: ___________________________________________________________

City: ____________________ State: _______________ Zip Code: __________________

Telephone #: ___(______)______________ Email Address: ________________________

Parish: ______________________________ (Arch)diocese: ________________________

Any allergies or food sensitivities? ___________________________________________

 

Payment can be made through Zelle - to BAHNU (Trusit) 1 443 854 3306 or you can pay by Check/Money Order to be Made Payable to:  BAHNU and mailed to:

James M Mannion, Sr

Convention Co-Chair

7020 Gough St

Baltimore MD 21224-1849

June 21, 2024

RE: NAHNS Awards

 

To:  Clergy, Executive Board Officers, Regional Vice Presidents, Holy Name Members

 

Hello;

 

The Holy Name Society succeeds due to the tireless efforts of its Members. We usually express our “thanks” to those who labor in the vineyard. Sometimes it is appropriate to do more than that in recognizing special efforts. The NAHNS Awards are one way to do that.

 

NAHNS awards will be presented at the upcoming Convention to be held September 18-21, 2024, in Washington, DC at the Washington Retreat House. Nominations are now open!

 

The NAHNS awards are described below. Please nominate individuals you feel are worthy of special recognition using the attached nomination form. Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. The Committee will make the decision regarding which, if any, awards will be granted at this year’s convention.

 

Note: NAHNS is not required to grant awards. All awards are granted at the discretion of the NAHNS Awards Committee and the NAHNS Executive Board. Not all those who are nominated will necessarily be granted an award.

 

To nominate someone for an award, please complete the attached nomination form. Send the completed form to the Awards Chairman, John Bradley, on or before August 30, 2024.

 

            via email:  zoomerbrad@gmail.com

           

            via USPS:

            John Bradley

            45 Belmont St

            Carbondale PA 18407

            Phone: 1 610 312 1657

 

The President has appointed as Louis C. Fink Literary Award (Newsletter) Chair:

            Karen Kubulak

            Newsletter Awards Chair

            63 Laurie Ct

            Matawan NJ 07747-3557

            Phone:  1 732 649 9978

            karen.kubulak@gmail.com

 

Literary Award (Newsletter) nominations MUST be received by no later than Friday, August 30, 2024. Copies of 1 to 3 Newsletters can be submitted.

 

Awards information is attached. 

 

Thank you for all you do to further the Holy Name Society and to promote honor to the Holy Name of Jesus.

 

For the Glory & Honor of HIS Holy Name,

Sue Moynihan

President NAHNS

 

Awards that are currently authorized are listed here along with a brief discussion of the selection criteria:

Vercelli Medal: (instituted 1947)

Awarded to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to all levels of the Holy Name Society. The individual must be active on all applicable levels including national, (Arch)diocesan, Deanery, and Parish levels. Clergy and lay members are eligible for this award. A member may only receive this award once. This award can only be granted by NAHNS. Only one (1) award may be granted per year.

 

Circle Medallion Award: (established 1963)

Granted by NAHNS (or (Arch)diocese or Parish) to honor Clergy or lay members who have singularly contributed to the enrichment of the Holy Name Society on the National, (Arch)diocesan, and/or Parish levels. An individual may only receive this award once.

 

Father McKenna Award (instituted in 1950)

Granted to recognize distinguished service by a member of the Clergy to the Holy Name Society on all levels (National, (Arch)diocesan, Deanery, and Parish). An individual may only receive this award once. A maximum of one (1) award can be given per year. This award can only be granted by NAHNS.

 

Shield of Blessed Gregory X Crusader (instituted in 1930)

Granted to recognize an individual's efforts to promote and further the Holy Name Society at the (Arch)diocese or Parish level. Both Clergy and laity are eligible. This award can only be granted by NAHNS. An individual may only receive this award once. Only one (1) award can be granted per year.

 

Distinguished Service Award (instituted in 1977)

Granted to an individual in recognition of their outstanding service and contribution to the Holy Name Society at the National level, in an (Arch)diocese, or in a Parish. Clergy and laity are eligible for this award. A maximum of two (2) awards can be given at a convention. This award is presented by NAHNS.

 

Humanitarian Award (instituted in 1985)

Presented by NAHNS to either clerical or lay members for outstanding service/contribution over their career to people in need through Corporal Works of Mercy on behalf of the Holy Name Society. A maximum of one (1) award can be given per year. An individual may only receive this award once.

 

Louis C. Fink Literary Award (established in 1988)

Presented by NAHNS to an (Arch)diocesan, Deanery, Vicariate or Federation or Parish Newsletter for outstanding Newsletter publication expressing the ideals of the Holy Name Society. Maximum of one (1) per year. The NAHNS Newsletter Editor determines who should receive this award based on his/her reading and review of the newsletters received over the two-year period.

 

Keystone Award (established in 1999)

Presented by NAHNS in recognition of a Parish unit being a 'Keystone' of the Holy Name Society. A Parish HNS may only receive this award once.

 

Medallion Plaque

Granted to recognize an individual from an (Arch)diocese for their participation and achievements on the Diocesan and local levels in supporting the Holy Name and the zealous promotion of protecting and honoring the most Sacred Name of Jesus Christ. Both clergy and laity are eligible for the award. An Individual may only receive this award once.

 

National Holy Name Society Award Nomination Form 2024

 

Name of Nominee: ___________________________________________________________

 

Parish of Nominee: ___________________________________________________________

 

Archdiocese / Diocese of Nominee: ____________________________________________

 

Check appropriate Award

 

      ______Vercelli Medal                                           ______Humanitarian Award

 

      ______Circle Medallion Award                           ______Louis C Fink Literary Award                                                                                                         (Submit 1-3 copies of Newsletter)

 

      ______Father McKenna Award                           ______Keystone Award

 

      ______Shield of Blessed Gregory X Crusader   ______Medallion Plaque

 

      ______Distinguished Service Award

 

How long has the nominee been a member of the Holy Name Society? _______ years.

List all positions the nominee has held in the Holy Name Society – Parish, Deanery, Diocesan / Archdiocesan, National. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Explain the accomplishments of the nominee at the National Level of the Holy Name Society. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Explain the significant accomplishments of the nominee at the Archdiocesan/Diocesan Level. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Explain the significant accomplishments of the nominee at the Deanery or Parish Holy Name Society Level. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

If the nominee is being nominated for the Humanitarian Award, please list specific Corporal Works of Mercy that this nominee accomplished while working within the Holy Name Society. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

 

Note: the nomination must be approved (signed) by at least two officials of the local Holy Name Society (HNS President, Pastor, and/or the (Arch)diocesan Spiritual Moderator):

Signature______________________       Signature______________________

Name_________________________       Name_________________________

Title:  HNS President                              Title:  Pastor

Date______/______/____2024____        Date______/______/____2024____

 

                                            Signature______________________                                                                                        Name_________________________

                                            Title:  Spiritual Director

                                            Date______/______/____2024____

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