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 Dates 2016-2017

Italian Night - October 26, 2016
Annual Memorial Service - November 21, 2016 -- Our Lady of Guadalupe (1600 Start)
Irish Night - March 2, 2017 -- St Francis Prep
American Night - May 24, 2017 -- St Francis Prep
Cookout - June 26, 2017 -- 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

St. Francis Prep High School
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
1930 Hours

Other Activities

25th Annual Golf Outing

Communion Breakfast - March 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Friday, March 17, 2017

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

April 2017

Dear Holy Name Members,

"But the angel spoke and said to the woman, 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. As 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 of 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 Exsultent 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 exclaim, "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

Monsignor Romano


Christ is Risen Alleluia! As we begin the Easter Season I want to wish you all a Blessed and Happy Easter. For the past Forty day of Lent we have prepared by acts of penance, charity and self-denial to celebrate the Paschal mystery. I hope that we have all become spiritually aware of God's great love for us. To you and yours have a 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)