Women’s Sodality

President: Judi Fanco
Second Vice-President: Theresa Welling
Treasurer: Joanne Camiller
Corresponding Secretary: Irene Zelazny
Recording Secretary: Gerri Borys & Kathy Damphousse
Program Director: Donna Longuski

Our monthly meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Activities Center music room….

The object of this organization shall be to promote the Spiritual sanctification of each member, to unite the women of the Parish in the spirit of friendship and cooperation, to care for the Altar, to serve the Parish community through numerous committees and functions and to provide financial assistance as needed for their equipment and maintenance.

The Women’s Sodality was chartered in 1959 and was originally called the Rosary Altar Sodality. It has been a vehicle for strengthening our community spirit within and outside the Parish Some activities over the years include: Christmas Bazaars; Arts and Craft Shows; Bake Sales; Raffles; Fashion Shows; Sacramental Receptions; special breakfasts; and installation dinners. The St. Maurice Women’s Guild has been an active organization for many years – aimed at organizing and performing many of the most important parish functions like the annual picnics, bake sales and special receptions. Both womens’ organizations have now come together to form a new, stronger maternal organization that will serve our parish family for years to come.

Responsibilities include: Altar care and cleaning; maintaining servers robes and Altar linens; decorating sanctuary; providing Baptismal stoles; hosting special receptions; maintaining kitchen and equipment; assisting Our Lady of Providence and other local nursing homes; and maintaining/decorating the Blessed Mother Shrine.


NEWS

IT TAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE TO PUT ON A SUCCESSFUL PARISH PICNIC.

On behalf of the Women’s Sodality we would like to thank the Men’s Club for all their extra work and to the other organizations for their time and effort to make the Parish Picnic successful. I’m sure everyone who attended had a good time. I know my granddaughter especially loved the face painting. A special thanks to all who baked or brought items for the Animal Walk game.

Our first meeting of the fall season is this Monday. October 2nd in the music room of the Activities Center. Doors open at 6:45 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm. Our program director Kathy Damphousse informed me that we will have a presentation on VERNORS. To go along with that our refreshment for the evening will include Boston Coolers. Come and join us and find out how that Detroit Company named its drink Boston Cooler.

For this meeting we do not need any additional refreshments. For any future meetings Joanne Camiller would like to know ahead of time if you are bringing in refreshments to share so she does not have to purchase an over abundance of items.

As you probably saw in last weeks paper the Council of Catholic Women/AD is having a Baby Shower Brunch on October 14th at St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores. All baby items will benefit Operation Layette. Our representative, Beverly Dubes, realizes it is quite a distance so she has volunteered to take with her any item you might want to give. Contact Beverly. If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation please contact Kathleen Penno  (per last weeks article).

Remember to say an extra prayer for your fellow Sodality members. See you in Church and at our meeting Monday.


See you in Church
Theresa