To become a Novice member requires the candidate to fully believe and put into practice in their daily lives all of the promises specified in the Holy Name Pledge. The candidate must also fulfill any and all of the obligations and duties for a Novice Member as prescribed by the Parish, Deanery, (Arch)diocesan Holy Name Society with jurisdiction over the area the Novice resides.
Novice members may belong directly to the National Association if they reside in an area where there is no active Parish, Deanery or (Arch)diocesan Holy Name Society.
The following special form should be used to become a Novice member. The candidate wishing to become a Novice member in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus should sign this form in the presence of their parish priest and then send to the NAHNS at the following address:
The NAHNS has published the “Official Book of Ceremonies” for Holy Name Societies. This booklet contains all of the ceremonies necessary to erect a parish Holy Name Society, induct members into the Confraternity of the most Holy Name of God and Jesus, as well as a ceremony for Professed Members to renew their promises and a ceremony to officially install new officers of a parish or (Arch)Diocesan Holy Name Society.
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