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St. Stanislaus Oratory Holy Name Society

Mission Statement

The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members.  Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior.  The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy; to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, tend the sick, visit those in prison and bury the dead; as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offences and pray for the living and the dead..

St. Stanislaus Oratory HNS

The Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Oratory is a lay organization of Catholic men dedicated to the exaltation of the Most Holy Name of God and Jesus; to the promoting of the true and effective kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ in our families and society, by means of the spiritual growth of its members, the Catholic formation of the young men of our Oratory and beyond, by the promotion of the frequent and reverend reception and  administration of the Sacraments, by the private and public practice of the Catholic faith, by the defense of our Catholic moral values, and in a particular  way by making reparation against blasphemy, perjury, immorality and pornography.  The HNS members aspire to an ever growing and tender devotion to the Blessed Mother.

The HNS is a society of hierarchical structure composed of a Chaplain (Oratory’s Rector), elected officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and Members.  Duties:

Chaplain:  Spiritual direction of HNS.  Spiritual talk at meetings, approval and/or direction of activities.

President:  Call and run the meetings.  Zeal for the fulfillment of HNS goals and decisions.

Vice-President:  Help President and fill in for him in his absence.

Secretary:  Jot down and prepare minutes of each meeting.  Read previous minutes in meetings.  Post them on the vestibule bulletin boards.  Email them to absent members.  Responsible for the membership roster and attendance sign-up at each meeting.

Treasurer:  Bookkeeping.  Present a financial report of each meeting.  Collect dues.  Pay bills.

Members:  Members are (or can be) all male Catholics of our Oratory and beyond.  Minimum age is 16, but junior members are welcome.  Junior members are entitled to all the benefits of full membership, but don’t pay dues.

Monthly meeting: after social hour on the first Sunday of each month, September through June.  Officers will meet with the Chaplain prior to the monthly meeting to discuss the agenda.  Schedule to be set each time.


Annual retreat for HNS members and all male Catholics.  Yearly outing or recreational activity for HNS members only.

Formation of our young men:

The HNS will organize and coordinate, under the Chaplain, a formation program of our young men including a regular program for the St. Michael’s Patrol, or similar organization and a yearly summer camp for boys.

Watch over the dignity of our Divine Liturgy:

The  Holy Name men will serve as ushers, carry the bier of Our Lady and the Canopy of the Blessed Sacrament, help with the protection and up-keep of  the church, watch out for the security of our Oratory, be attentive to invite people to church, welcome newcomers before church events and make them feel welcome in our Oratory.

Defense of Catholic moral values:

The Holy Name men will participate in Life Chain and other Pro-Life activities and try to say a 5-decade rosary on the Mitchell St. bridge, weather permitting, after each meeting.


The Holy Name men will promote the traveling Fatima statue and the enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the home,  daily prayer, prayer before the abortion center and participation in 40 days for life.  HNS members will consider it an honor to be a member of the choir and the men will set up the nativity scene before Christmas and dismantle it on or near February 2nd.


For fundraising events, the HNS men will help with set-up, beverages, clean-up and storage.  They will assist with organizing auctions and collecting materials.  They will promote good Catholic literature including the pamphlet racks, flyers, bulletin inserts, banners, kit for newcomers, etc.  They will do everything possible to promote the Oratory and the traditional Latin Mass

Approved by the membership, October 5, 2014

St. Stanislaus Holy Name Society Meetings 2016-2017


Monthly Meeting Schedule for 2016-17(Note for Canon's talk:  St. Francis D "Intro to the Devout Life" - we begin in Oct with fourth part, chapter XIV):

Sunday October 9th - following the High Mass - meet in Rectory: Canon's talk/brief meeting

Sunday November 13th - following the High Mass - meet in the Rectory: Canon's talk/brief meeting

Sunday December 11 - following the High Mass - meeting in the Rectory: Canon's talk/brief meeting

Thurs January 12 - 7pm off site(TBD) - social/Canon's talk/brief meeting/social

Thurs Feb 9th - 7pm off site(TDB) - social/Canon's talk/brief meeting/social

Sunday March 12 - following the High Mass - meet in Rectory: Canon's talk/brief meeting

Thurs April 20th - 7pm off site(TBD) - social/Canon's talk/brief meeting/social

     (Changed from April 13th to accommodate Holy Week)

Sunday May 14th - following the High Mass - meet in Rectory: Canon's talk/brief meeting

Thurs June 8th - 7pm off site(TDB) - social/Canon's talk/brief meeting/social


Sursum Corda Milwaukee

Mission: To promote the reign of Christ the King as young adults!

For ages 18-35

Text from speech by Dr. Sharkey - Lifting Up Our Hearts in a Modernist Society.


Please contact sursumcordamke@gmail.com for more information.


Company of the Immaculate

Details coming soon!!

Confraternity of Christian Mothers

The purpose of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers is the character formation of children by truly Christian mothers; as well as the support of these women through spiritual, emotional, and physical means.

The Confraternity meetings occur monthly, the second Thursday of each month (September through May) at 9:00am with child care available. Prospective new members are welcome to any meeting, as well as St. Stanislaus Park Days (in June, July & August), when the Confraternity does not hold its regular meetings, as well as the Couples Night Out events which are sponsored by the Confraternity throughout the year.

For more information contact Jeannine Larson at 414-571-1425 or nenelarson@wi.rr.com

Philothea Rose Society

The Philothea Rose Society is formed to promote the Catholic faith for young women single and married (age 18-39), to connect as a parish and to increase community involvement through the writings of St. Francis de Sales.  The Philothea Rose Society meets quarterly at a group member's home. The group's charity focus is Swaddle for Life, supporting pregnancy centers.  New members always welcome.

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Blue Knights Catholic Boys Club


The Blue Knights Catholic Boys Club is a boys' club aimed at teaching virtues and the truths of the Catholic faith to boys (aged 5-11) through Scripture, saints' biographies, games, crafts and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The program is particularly devoted to Saint Joseph and based on a program developed by Major Dan McGuire.   http://www.blueknightsboysclub.com/


The meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month starting in October run thru June at 10 AM in the church cafeteria. Fathers are greatly encouraged to attend the meetings to help teach the Holy Catholic Faith to their sons. For more information and to confirm meeting times, please contact Paul Tadda at 414-688-4331 or Paddy Noone at 262-370-9481.


St. Stanislaus Choir

The Choir is an important part of our celebration of the liturgy. We need your help to reinforce our numbers! Please consider joining the choir and giving of yourself through your voice and some of your time. We rehearse at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and we sing the High Mass on Sundays and the Holy Days. Please contact Mark Schuh at 414-342-2834 or markcschuh@yahoo.com

Teen Group

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