February 2015

Police Holy Name Society of Nassau County
Neil J. Delargy President

On behalf of the Officers and Trustees of the Police Holy Name Society, I sincerely hope 2014 was a year of peace and happiness for you and your family. We look forward to a year of renewal and partnership with the police community of Nassau County that will assist each member in their spiritual journey.

I am pleased to report that our member’s continued dedication and support resulted in several accomplished in 2014. We awarded five scholarships to members’ children. We were able to offer assistance to police officers and their families during special emergencies. We provided many needy families with financial assistance at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. The HNS was proud to team with the Police Benevolent Association and make a significant contribution to Island Harvest during their holiday season food drive. Our Annual Retreat and our Annual Communion Mass and Breakfast were a complete success spiritually and financially. The efforts of our members and the dues collected make each of these achievements possible. Your continued support is deeply appreciated and goes a long way.

This year the Society is once again sponsoring a religious pilgrimage. This November we will be traveling to France, visiting the historical sites honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Michael the Archangel and Normandy and of course Paris. We have partnered with 206 Tours, guaranteeing an educational, spiritual and safe journey. The arrangements have proved to be flawless and all our needs are met at the highest standards.

I encourage you to participate in the activities and events planned for 2015. Our Eighty Third Anniversary Mass and Communion Breakfast is Sunday, March 22, 2015 at St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, RVC. The Mass begins at 8:00 am and breakfast will follow at The Knight’s of Columbus Hall 2985 Kenneth Pl., Oceanside. Kids are welcome so please bring the entire family. Our Annual Police Retreat at The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY begins on March 23, 2015. Please call Fred Seiling at (516) 352-8957 for more details. Consider joining us at one of our upcoming meetings. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), food and beverages are served.

Finally, I’d like to reprint a copy of the “Police Officer’s Prayer” Lord I ask for courage, courage to face and conquer my own fears, courage to take me Where others will not go… I ask for strength, strength of body to protect others, and strength of spirit to lead others… I ask for dedication Dedication to my job, to do it well, dedication to my community, to keep it safe Give me Lord, concern for others who trust me and compassion for those who need me And please Lord, through it all
Be at my side…

Thank you for your continued support.