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 A brief intro of the Scholarships of the

Police Holy Name Society of Nassau County

Bob Ferguson, the 21st President of the Society (1981-1985) and Ed Richards, the 22nd President of the Society (1985-1987) instituted the Police Holy Name Scholarship Committee during their terms in the 1980s and it has grown through the good stewardship of our Trustees since.

Howie Herold – Was the 19th President of the Society (1974-1978) and a Detective in the Main Office. He was killed in an explosion at Colonial Firearms in Levittown. In honor of his commitment to the Society, his wife, Grace, established a scholarship in his memory.

Kevin Finn – Was the 15th President of the Society (1965-1967) and the Commanding Officer of the Arson Bomb Squad. During his tenure he was known as the “Rock” of the Holy Name Society.

Tom Atz – Was a First Precinct police officer known for helping people during times of great crises. He passed away at a young age.

Louis Forte – Was the 20th President of the Society (1978-1981) and an active member of many Department Organizations. Lou and his wife, Dotty, were frequent travelers who attended numerous IPA events around the world together.

Judith Weiner – Hazel Weiner, who recently passed away at the age of 98, has for many years, annually donated to the Society’s scholarship fund in honor of her severely handicapped daughter, Judith.

Steven J. Sullivan – A Sixth Precinct police officer and an avid flyer. He was tragically killed in a helicopter accident. Through a generous donation to the Society, his family established a scholarship in his memory.

2016 Report of Police Holy Name Scholarship Committee

Howie Herold Scholarship

Student – Samantha Morley  – S.U.N.Y. Binghamton

Kevin Finn Scholarship

Student – Ryan Droluk – S.U.N.Y. Maritime

Tom Atz Scholarship

Student – Connor Armstrong – Suffolk Community College

Louis Forte Scholarship

Student – Morgan Flanagan – S.U.N.Y. Geneseo

Jack Welch Scholarship

Student – Kristin Visconti  – John Jay College

Judith Weiner Scholarship

Student – Jessica Watson – Salve Regina University

Stephen J. Sullivan Scholarship

Student – Matthew Meehan – S.U.N.Y Farmingdale  


Erin Doherty

Howard Miller

(From 157 applications received as of 6/9)


2015 Report of Police Holy Name Scholarship Committee

Howie Herold Scholarship

Student – Maria DeAngelo – S.U.N.Y. New Paltz

Kevin Finn Scholarship

Student – Philip C. Brady Jr. – Quinnipiac

Tom Atz Scholarship

Student – Heather Cegelski – St. Anthony’s High School

Louis Forte Scholarship

Student – Casey Collins– Molloy College

Judith Weiner Scholarship

Student – Kaitlin McLaughlin – Duquesne University

Jack Welch Scholarship

Student – Nicole Visconti – Pratt Institute

Stephen J. Sullivan Scholarship

Student – Alexa Dolgos – St. John’s University


Alissa Iervese
Allison O’Shea

(From 156 applications received as of 6/15)


Catholic Online

American Catholic

Ave Maria Singles

Catholic League

Catholic News


Diocese of Rockville Centre


Legion of Mary

Long Island Catholic

Magis Center of Reason and Faith

Mary’s Media Foundation

Napa Institute

National Association of the Holy Name Society

NYPD Holy Name Society

Opus Dei


Regnum Christi

Ruth Institute

Saint Mary’s, Times Square

St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House

The Human Life Review

The Holy See

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel     PDF     Print     E-mail

“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.”


The Thirty-Ninth Annual Police Holy Name Society Retreat is scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015, 1600 hours, through Thursday, March 26, 1300 hours at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743, Telephone: (631) 423-2346, email: . This is a great opportunity to grow more deeply in your faith, share in fellowship and enrich your spirituality. Our annual retreat is also a great time for renewal, peace and reflection during the Lenten season.

Please contact Fred W. Seiling (516) 352-8957 or email: with any questions.  Additional details to follow. retreat_website


Trustees act as advisers to the existing Board of elected Officers for the good and welfare of the Police Holy Name Society of Nassau County.  All Presidents become Trustees with the approval of the Spiritual Director.

Past Presidents

1932 – 1935                                Lt. Bill Hahn                                         1st

1935 – 1938                                Sgt. John Cain                                    2nd

1938 – 1939                                Ptl. Ray Helfenstein                          3rd

1939 – 1940                                Ptl. Hilbert Wheelwright                4th

1940 – 1941                                Ptl. Jim Foley                                     5th

1941 – 1942                                Sgt. Henry Weilbach                       6th

1942 – 1943                                Det. Martin Cavanaugh                 7th

1943 – 1946                                Ptl. Walter Conklin                          8th

1946 – 1950                                Sgt. Francis Looney                         9th

1950 – 1953                                Sgt. Ed Lynch                                     10th

1953 – 1959                                Sgt. Ed Curran                                  11th

1959 – 1961                                Lt. Frank O’Shea                              12th

1961 – 1963                                Lt. Dick McGuinness                       13th

1963 – 1965                                Lt. Ed Monaghan                             14th

1965 – 1967                                Det. Kevin Finn                                 15th

1967 – 1969                                Det. Anthony Visslailli                   16th

1969 – 1970                                Det. Mike Peco                                  17th

1970 – 1974                                Ptl. Jimmy Hodnett                       18th

1974 – 1978                                Det. Howie Herold                          19th

1978 – 1981                                P.O. Lou Forte                                   20th

1981 – 1985                              P.O. Bobby Ferguson                       21st

1985 – 1987                              P.O. Ed Richards                                22nd

1987 – 1991                              P.O. Pete Meehan                              23rd

1991 – 1993                              P.O. Fred Seiling                                24th

1993 – 1997                              P.O. Tim Ivers                                     25th

1997 – 2001                              P.O. Dan Danzi                                   26th

2001 – 2003                              Sgt. Dan Collins                                 27th

2003 – 2007                              Insp. John Capece                            28th




2013 -2015

Neil Delargy                        President

John Meehan                    1st Vice President

Rick Capece                       2nd Vice President

John Johnsen                   3rd Vice President

Daniel Danzi                      Treasurer

Tom Fabian                        Recording Secretary

Anthony Biancardi         Corresponding Secretary

Mike Mulhall                     Sgt. at Arms

Fred Seiling                      Assistant to the Chaplain