Holy Name Society

Brooklyn And Queens

Police Department City of New York

The Brooklyn-Queens Holy Name Society is composed of Uniform members of the Service who work in the Patrol Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

Our primary goal is to administer to the spiritual needs of our members. In addition, we strongly encourage members to practice their faith by frequent reception of the sacraments.

Upcoming Events
Holy Name Meeting Dates 2017-2018

October Meeting - October 23, 2017

Memorial Service - Tuesday November 14, 2017 -- Our Lady of Guadalupe

March Meeting - March 1, 2018 at Woodhaven House 1600 hrs

Theology on Tap - Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Woodhaven House 1600 hrs

Cookout - Tuesday June 26, 2018 -- Our Lady of Guadalupe

BQ Holy Name members in parade

Brooklyn Meetings

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
72-01 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228
1630 Hours

Queens Meetings

Woodhaven House
63-98 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374
1600 Hours

Other Activities

26th Annual Golf Outing

High School Scholarship Exam - Saturday December 9, 2017

Communion Breakfast - March 11, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday March 17, 2018

College Scholarship


Membership Registration

We are in the process of bringing the Membership registration online. Until then, please download and fill out the printable version of the membership registration and remit this along with your dues.

Membership Registration (PDF)

Active Dues - $10
Retired Dues - $10

Please remit your dues to:

NYPD Holy Name Society
PO Box 260304
Bellerose, NY 11426

Upon receiving dues, a membership card will be mailed.

President's Message – Lent

Easter 2018

“But the angel spoke and said to the women,
do not be afraid; for I know that you seek
Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for
He has risen even as he said. Come see the
Place where the Lord was laid. Go quickly,
tell his disciples that He has risen;
and behold, he goes before you to Galilee;
there you shall see him.”

With that quote from scripture, I recall a sermon that was given by a good Old Irish Priest by the name of Monsignor William Costello. On Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, he said “this week, Holy Week is our Super Bowl.” He was so right. This week, the ceremonies that take place on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Holy Saturday, are ancient, spiritual, and beautiful.

On Holy Thursday we celebrate the Lord’s Supper where for the first time He consecrated the bread and wine. We also see Christ’s example of humility by washing the feet of his disciples. Holy Thursday is also the anniversary of the Priesthood. To all of our Priests, “Ad Multos Annos”.

On Good Friday, we hear the Passion of the Lord as we did on Palm Sunday. A cross, covered with a red cloth is brought into the church and elevated. Each arm of the cross is exposed as the Priest chants, “this is the wood of the cross on which hung the Savior of the world.” The faithful respond, “come let us worship.” We then venerate the cross by kneeling before it and touching it with either our hands or our lips. Today we look to the cross as the visible sign of Christ’s suffering, knowing he gave his life for us.

On Holy Saturday, the church is dark, except for the Easter fire, which is blessed and then used to light the Easter candle and all of the candles held by those assembled. The Exulted is proclaimed, “This is the night that Jesus broke the chain of death. Rejoice and sing, for Jesus the Christ is risen.” I remember a Priest once preaching at the Easter Vigil and exclaimed, “Tonight in every church in the world, because of Jesus’ Resurrection, death has been conquered. Life has conquered death.”

My fellow Holy Name member, Easter is more than new clothes, baskets of candy, and a nice dinner. It is the foundation of our faith. It is our hope for eternal life with God and our loved ones. This “Holy Week”, we enter into Christ’s passion, suffering, and death, to end up in celebrating his rising from the dead. Just the thought of it should send chills up your back.

May you and your family experience the hope and love that our Lord’s Resurrection offers to us all. May you all have a Holy and Blessed Easter!

Edward J. Conroy

Sgt. Conroy speaking

Chaplain's Message – Lent

Monsignor Romano

Easter 2018

Dear Holy Name Members,

Christ is Risen…Alleluia Alleluia!

I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families a Blessed and Happy Easter. May the Risen Christ bless you and show you His saving love.

Spring is here as we see the buds of the trees bursting forth and the colors of the flowers breaking through the ground and the lawns getting greener.

With the coming of Spring we see how Easter brings new life to our Church. This year, Easter life is with us, in our new Pope and with the countless thousands of newly baptized adults. Our Church continues to grow and continues the work of our Risen Savior. May all of us be a part of this growth especially this Year of Faith.

Happy Easter,
Monsignor Romano

Board of Directors

Rev. Msgr Robert J. Romano
Rev. Msgr.
Robert J. Romano
Sgt. Edward J. Conroy, President
Sgt. Ed Conroy
Det. Petrizzo, 1st Vice President
Det. Mary Anne Petrizzo
1st Vice President
PO McGrath, 2nd Vice President
P.O. Patrick McGrath
2nd Vice President
Det. Curtis, Treasurer
Det. Melissa Curtis
PBQS TrusteeSgt. Tara O'Leary
Queens South Trustee
PBQN TrusteeSgt. Brian McGeown
Queens North Trustee
PBQN TrusteeP.O. Tom Brennan
Queens North Trustee
PBBS TrusteeP.O. Sean Kelleher
Brooklyn South Trustee
PBBN TrusteeSgt. Mike Ciota
Brooklyn North Trustee
ESU TrusteeSgt. Gerard Cooke
ESU Trustee
Housing TrusteeP.O. Michael Kobus
Housing Trustee
Transit TrusteeP.O. Tom Murphy
Transit Trustee
Sgt. Daly, Delegate At LargeSgt. Mike Daly
Delegate At Large
Retired Boro TrusteeMitch Kirshy
Retired Boro Trustee
Retired DelegateRalph Mazza
Retired Delegate
Retired DelegatePhil Parrish
Retired Delegate at Large
Retired DelegateFrank Ventrella
Retired Delegate
Retired DelegatePaul Hargrove
Retired Delegate
Retired DelegateCarl Gandolfo
Retired Delegate
Retired DelegateMario Tesoriero
Retired Delegate
Retired DelegateBill DeSantis
Retired Delegate
Retired DelegateBruce Petry
Retired Delegate

Contact Us for more information.

Brooklyn-Queen Holy Name Society
NYPD Holy Name Society
PO Box 260304
Bellerose, NY 11426

2015 Truckload of Cheer Winners

1st Place - P.O. Charles Cerami - SRG4 ($500)

2nd Place - P.O. Joseph Larose - 110 Pct. ($100)

3rd Place - P.O. Rob Rostkowski - 106 Pct. ($100)

4th Place - P.O. Tome Murphy - Transit Hdqrts ($50)

5th Place - Ray Johnson - Retired ($50)

6th Place - LT. Mike Curtis - PBBN ($50)

7th Place - Steve Mayer - Colonial Electric ($50)