Women’s Sodality

Judi Fanco – President Theresa Welling – Vice President Joanne Camiller – Rec Secretary Irene Zelazny – Cor. Secr. Kathy Damphousse – Treasurer Donna Longuski – Program Co-Director

Our monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Fr. Wolber Activity Center….

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

This Monday, April 7th is our meeting in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6:45pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm. If you have any item for the Easter baskets, remember to bring them to the meeting.

The following are items we still need:
•18- tooth paste
• 6- ladies socks
• 9- sets of wash cloths and towels
• 18- individual wrapped snack size crackers
• 15- shampoo
• 12- dental floss
• 13- regular size Kleenex
• 6- combs
• 12- dream catchers

We have 6 dream catchers. If you have gotten any in the mail that you don’t need, we could use them for the baskets. The residents seem to enjoy them.

There are a total of 18 residences, 6 men and 12 women. All donations should be in no later then the week end of April 12/13. The Sodality drop box in the back of the Church can be used to drop off your donations. Please mark the bag “Easter Baskets”.

Our prayers and condolences go out to Deacon Rudy Piro and fellow members and previous Angels of the Year Barbara Lord and Beverly Uhl . Deacon Piro’s mother Mary Piro passed away at the age of 103. Bev. And Barb’s brother passed away at the age of 69. May they rest in peace.

We would like to give you a heads up for what is on the agenda for the next couple of months.

1. In April we have been asked to host an Easter Vigil reception. This will be in the Gathering Area of the Church after the Mass on April 19th. We will need a few women to help put out the refreshments while the Mass is going on. Call Judi 248-474-0158 for more details or to volunteer.

2. The Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Men’s Club and the Women’s Sodality has been set for Sunday, May 4th at 2:00pm. We will be responsible for pies and raffle. Please start to think about the dinner. Thanks in advance for your help.

Remember to say an extra prayer for your fellow Sodality members. See you in Church


See you in Church
Theresa