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 6:30pm 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

Our next meeting is Monday February 6th. Doors open at 6:45pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm. We are asking you to bring to the meeting a new or gently used purse that will be donated to Mary’s Mantle Spring Fund Raiser. Let me explain what this organization does. I think the best way is to quote from their Mission Statement.

“Mary’s Mantle is a Catholic residential program for homeless women. We witness the love of Christ by promoting the dignity of life. We provide a safe, faith-based and caring environment that supports the transition into motherhood, including extended aftercare for continued personal growth and integrated into the community. We focus on the spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, and vocational well-being of mother and child. Kathy D. our Program Director has a clever theme for this meeting. She calls it “Purse-on-ality”.

Beverly Dubes wants everyone to know that the C.C.W.’s national convention will be held April 21st-22nd in Ann Arbor this year. If you are interested see Beverly at the meeting and she can give you more detail information.

A THANK YOU goes out to Bernie Tomasik for donating the Nursing Home case. This case is used by the priest or deacon to transport the many religious items needed when visiting the nursing homes. Bernie not only shopped for the case but also made it her donation.

Remember to say an extra prayer for your fellow sodality members.


See you in Church
Theresa