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

We only have two meeting left before we break for the summer. It is that time again to sign up for the Angel Dinner. Call Joanne Camiller to reserve your spot or you can do the same thing at our May meeting. We will be going to DeLucas restaurant Monday June 6th at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm Price is $10.00ea. Remember husbands are also encouraged to come. You can pay at the meeting or the day of the dinner.

As a follow up to our April meeting we will have a plant exchange at the May meeting. You can divide and pot an existing perennial or purchase a new annual or perennial. These will then be exchanged with your fellow Sodality members in an interesting way. Come and enjoy the fun! The May meeting is Monday May 2nd with the doors opening at 6:45pm for refreshments and the meeting starting at 7:00pm. We will also have the induction of officers and new members. If you have been a member and have never been officially installed call Joanne Camiller so she will have a medal ready for you. Since May is the month of Mary we plan on saying the Rosary together and we are hoping to take a group picture of all our members. Sounds like a very full meeting!

Confirmation is Wednesday May 18th and we will be hosting the reception afterwards in the Activities Center. Set up will be that same afternoon. The telephone chain will not be activated for cookies. Mark your calendar to bring cookies the day of the event (May 18th) at 2:00pm or even earlier if that works better for you. If you come earlier in the day, use the school doors and there will be a cart stationed there for your lovely cookies.  Please note if they contain nuts.  Remember to say an extra prayer for your fellow Sodality members.

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


See you in Church
Theresa