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The Mater Christi Holy Name Society held its first meeting on February 9, 1951 and has been involved in the parish and community ever since.

The Holy Name Society meets monthly on the second Friday of each month from September through May in the Menarik Hall.

Meetings commence at 7:30 pm and are led by the President, supported by his executive board. We hear from our standing committee members and discuss new and continuing business during the general meeting. Any motions are brought before the membership for a vote during this time. Following the general meeting, we share a meal, often homemade. Our Vice President of Social and his crew prepare us delicious meals each month. Throughout the year, we may have guest speakers and members participate in our bags tournament with an ultimate team playoff in May.

In addition to our monthly meetings, we also gather to pray together at our monthly Mass always celebrated during the second weekend of the month.

If you haven't attended a general meeting, please join us. All men of the parish are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting and see what we're about. Bring a friend. If you like what you see, we are always looking for new members to share their talents and ideas and all are welcome.

The Mater Christi Holy Name is a vibrant organization with over 50 men attending our monthly meetings and many more supporters and past parishioners who receive our monthly newsletter. Although we are a small parish, Mater Christi has one of the largest Holy Name's in Chicagoland and we'd like to keep our membership robust by attracting new members.

The Holy Name is an active sponsor of the Cub Scouts and other youth endeavors. It sponsors many fundraisers within Mater Christi, including the parish annual block party in the summer, its Turkey Shoot in November, hospitality in December featuring pictures with Santa, the smoker in February, the Limited Raffle in May and the Golf Outing in June. It is involved in many other parish activities and works alongside the Women's Guild on many special events. It is also a supporter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and other ministries at Mater Christi.


2017-2018 OFFICERS

The Mater Christi Holy Name Society would like to announce the elected officers who will lead the organization in the 2017-2018 season.

John Bork - President
Ted Watylyk - Treasurer
Bill Quinn - Vice President - Membership
Adam Endriukaitis - Vice President - Social
Jason Griffin - Secretary

For information about the Holy Name Society contact the secretary Dr. Jason Griffin at holynamesociety@materchristichurch.com.




Premier event for the last 50 years!!

Tickets are available for the Mater Christi Holy Name Society Annual Smoker to be held on Friday, February 9 in Menarik Hall. You don’t need to be a member of the Holy Name Society, or even a parishioner to participate in the festivities. Tickets, which are $36.00 (no price increase this year, same as last year!!) includes Harrington’s “FAMOUS” corned beef dinner, beer, wine and soda.

Doors open at 6:15 pm and dinner is served at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling George Zdarsky at 708-344-0981 (home), or at 708-447-4933 (work).

Items for donation for the Smoker raffle are being accepted now! If you would like to donate, or are aware of a business that might want to contribute, please contact Larry Zakosek at 708-442-0668. This is a great way to advertise your business, and all donations are greatly appreciated.



The Holy Name Society is introducing children’s books
for use in church during the Mass.

The select children’s books will be passed out to families wishing to use them
during the service which focus on the celebration of the Mass
and common prayers used before and after.

There are six (6) canvas bags with books
geared toward children ages 2 through 8, depending on child’s ability to read.

Ushers will pass out the bags and should be returned
before leaving the church after Mass.

Each bag contains the same number of books of the same titles,
and an instruction sheet is also provided in each of the bags.



Tuesday, January 30
at 7 pm in the Rectory



Sunday, February 11
at 9:30 am in the Church and Marian Room



Please feel free to contact the rectory for any question you may have at 708-442-5611 and 708-442-5612
“Let us not grow weary of doing good.” (Galatians 6:9)

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