Holy Name Society | Legion of Mary | Men's Prayer Group | Rosary Devotions
Holy Name Society
The aim of the Holy Name Society is to honor the names of God and of Jesus Christ by the examples of a sensible religious life, to spread and increase love for the sacred name of Jesus Christ, to suppress blasphemy, profane and indecent language, to impart to Christians courage in the profession of their faith.
The Holy Name Society owes its origin to Pope Gregory X in the year 1274, which commanded the newly founded Dominican Order to inculcate greater devotion to the holy names of God and Jesus Christ.
Members abstain from every form of profane and unbecoming speech, safeguard the proper observance of Sundays and holidays of obligation, and receive Holy Communion with the members of the Society on the second Sunday of each month.
On the second Sunday of each month, we celebrate the 8:00 am Mass together and meet briefly after Mass in the Community Center for a coffee and donut reception.
For the past 60 years the Archdiocese of New Orleans Holy Name Society has been broadcasting nightly, at 6:00 pm, the rosary on AM Radio Station 600. Beginning in 2011, the St. Clement of Rome Holy Name Society has joined the Archdiocese in these broadcasts once a month. We cordially invite anyone interested in reciting the rosary to join us in these live, remote, radio rosary broadcasts. The location of our broadcasts are from meeting room # 4 at the Community Center adjacent to the Church. We ask individuals to arrive a few minutes early because the broadcasting starts precisely at 6:00 pm. The broadcast runs for 30 minutes.
The upcoming schedule for St. Clements's participation in the Radio Rosary is:
- Thursday, August 23rd
- Thursday, September 27th
- Monday, October 29th
The Holy Name Society of St. Clement of Rome Parish extends an open invitation for you to join.
Would you like to know more about the work of Holy Name Societies in the Archdiocese of New Orleans? Explore their website.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with the Holy Name Society, please contact the office at the Parish Center (504) 887-7821.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary sanctifies its members through spiritual works of mercy, and is a powerful means of helping our priests to evangelize those committed to their care.
The Legion of Mary has been commended by popes, cardinals and bishops. Established at St. Clement of Rome in 1988 and in existence in the New Orleans area since 1945, the Legion of Mary is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world. The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1921 by Frank Duff, who is being considered for canonization.
Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include door to door evangelization and census taking, parishioner visitation, visitation of the aged, religious education, arranging for the Sacrament of the Sick, arranging Sacrament of Reconciliation, crowd contact, and other spiritual needs of the parish community. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
Legionaries’ duties require from each Legionary an attendance at a weekly meeting, daily recitation of the Legion Prayer, and two hours of spiritual works a week and absolute respect for the confidential nature of matters discussed. Each member is committed to at least one closed retreat yearly, and any spiritual work that our pastor requests. The group is committed to a bi-annual adoration day held at Notre Dame Seminary to pray for vocations. Also, the rosary before each Mass on the weekend is led by our ministry.
For more information, contact the office at the Parish Center (504) 887-7821 to obtain the name and telephone of a point contact.
Men's Prayer Group
The Men's Prayer Group meets each Tuesday morning in Parish Center room #1 at 7:00am to discuss assigned scriptural passages. Group members serve to strengthen one another, moving from a reflection on scripture and into their own joys and struggles of life. Consider finding out more about this group by attending one Tuesday morning.
The Rosary Devotions ministry responds to Our Lady’s requests to pray the rosary daily for world peace, the conversion of sinners and to wear the brown scapular. There are three meetings a year to plan activities, primarily the annual Rosary Rally and the Rosary Commitment Weekend. The Rosary Devotion committee members are responsible for the distribution of sacramentals, primarily the rosaries, scapulars and St. Clement of Rome CD’s, which contain the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries, all at no charge. If you have any questions about the Rosary Devotions ministry, please call the parish office at 887-7821.