Holy Name Society
St. John Paul the Great Holy Name Society (formerly St. Peter Holy Name Society) was organized by Charter on August 10, 1933 and has been in continuous existence since that date. The Society’s primary objective: The honor and glory of our Triune God and the personal sanctification of its members by acts of love and devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus. This men’s society encourages regular receipt of Communion, evening adoration, spiritual retreats and time for prayerful reflection.
Holy Name Society meets the last Monday of every month from September through November and from January through June at 7:00 pm in St. Peter Lower Hall. There are approximately 120 members. Those interested in learning more about the Holy Name Society are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting. New members are always welcome.
Our main fund raiser is the famous Pasta Supper held in April of each year for two nights. Over the years, our society has sold an average 745 tickets per year. Profits from the annual Pasta Supper have enabled the Holy Name Society to make various donations to the parish, including an annual donation for various repairs, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Oktoberfest, St. John Paul the Great Academy, and a memorial donation in memory of our past President, Peter Belli. We also make donations to the Office of Radio & Television of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Operation Overflow, Two Hearts Pregnancy Center, Friendly Hands, Community Kitchen and a donation to St. Francis Foundation in Hartford, CT in memory of past president, Dan Gerardi.
Call Michael Yuchunas 860-309-0448 to get involved.