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Obligations of Members

Duties of Professed Holy Name Society Members

Obligations of Members

All who are professed members of the Confraternity shall:

  • Praise and glorify God by fidelity to prayer, especially by both private and public Holy Name devotions and as far as it can be done, bring others, particularly those committed to the member's care, to know and honor the name of God.

  • Recognize His divine authority and believe that all power on earth, civil and religious comes from Him and respect and promise to obey all lawfully constituted authority.

  • Proclaim love and obedience to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on Earth.

  • Believe all the sacred truths, which the Holy Catholic Church believes and teaches and to educate himself and all those in his charge in these truths.

  • Promise to strive for perfection by frequent reception of the sacraments, daily prayer, spiritual reading, acts of penance and mortification, and fraternal charity - "You must, therefore, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Mt 5:48.

  • In honor of His Divine Name, avoid disrespect to the name of God, of Jesus, and of what is sacred and should abstain from all improper language, such as blasphemy, perjury profanity, cursing, obscene speech and indecency, and as far as prudence permits induce others to refrain from such insults to God and immorality. – "Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name." Mt 6:9

  • Avoid any conduct that would be scandalous or cause or tempt others to ridicule or despise the Catholic faith or the Confraternity – lest it be true "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you." Rom 2:24.

  • Fulfill all the obligations of membership in the Mystical Body of Christ, the Catholic Church, according to one's state in life, as well as the specific obligations of membership in the Society, particularly attendance at all devotional events.

It should be noted that regulations imposed do not bind under the pain of sin. Members of the Confraternity as a matter of honor and obedience should live up to these regulations. They should also, in all their activities, as members, be mindful of the divine law of charity.

Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever. Psalm 145:2

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