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7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059




The Church of the Annunciation Ladies Sodality

Since 1907



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Heart Talks With Mary

The Church of the Annunciation Ladies Sodality.

December 2017, Vol. 55, Issue 4



Elaine Young



Heart Talks:

Debbie Wirth


Vice Prefect:

Diane DiDomenico




Marie O’Mara



Marina Whitacre




Rachel Tibold



Bev Walnicki




Gail Buehlmann



Evelyn Frank




Fran Suszka


Pastoral Council:

Gail Buehlmann




Stephanie Young



Betsy Uhrich




Linda Schiffman



Apostolic: Please pray for the following sick and recovering: Rosemary Courtney, Ann and Norm Dittmer, Reggie Garbacz and son, Dennis, Irene Garvey, Dorothy Grucella, Baby Harper, Janet Hegedus, Bonnie and Don King, Norm Kingsley, Peg and Chet Lewalski, Dominica Limburg, Ruth Lorenz, Mary Jane Mustillo, Aline Nielan, Chris Pankiewicz, Bella Pellitteri, Helen Reigle, Betsy Uhrich, Rita Walter, and Jennifer Wolski.

            Our sympathy goes out to the family of Teresa Rapp who has passed away.

            If you or someone in your family needs our prayers, please call Elaine Young (684-4920).  We would like to keep our list current, so names will be removed after two months unless we are notified.  The long-term homebound are exempt from this policy.

       Reminder—call Betsy Uhrich if you know of anyone who is sick.



Hostesses for the December 13th meeting:  Gail Buehlmann, Dawn Buono, Mary Deveau, Fran Digati and Mary Ann Mercurio.

       This meeting will be at 6:00 PM in Selbert Hall.  It will be our annual Christmas Party. Members are asked to bring finger foods such as hors d’oeuvres or a dessert to share.

            If you would like to be included in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift ($10).  This is also the time to bring a gift for your “Secret Pal”.  For anyone interested, names will be chosen for next year’s “Secret Pal”.


  Reminder:  There is no meeting in January.


Sodality Sunday was November 19th.  There were 16 Sodalists and 3 spouses in attendance. That was also the weekend of our Pie Sale.  The sale was a success in that we sold all the pies brought in.  A huge thank you to anyone who baked, bought or donated to this fund raiser!  The next Sodality Sunday will be December 17th at the 8 AM Mass.



December Birthdays: 1 - Kathy Iwanski, 3 - Nancy Eck, 11 - Ruth Krolczyk, 13 - Ruth Lorenz, 25 - Helen Twarog,
27 - Irene Garvey, 29 - Mary Jo Ketchum


January Birthdays: 16 - Grace Jaworski, 22 - Teri Markiewicz, 23 - Roslyn Horn, 28 - Anne Buwaj, Rita Galuski, and Fran Suszka


            We will continue to collect jewelry and toys during the year for next year’s picnic.  They may be brought to any meeting.


            The Visitation Ministry is off to a good start.  Several of our members have visited or are planning to visit a homebound member.


            We will hold our Bake Sale on February 3rd and 4th.  This is a little earlier than usual because of a conflict with another church activity.  Baked goods can be dropped off as early as 4 PM on Saturday.  If you are willing to volunteer to help during the sale, contact Debbie Wirth.


            We all have been so blessed but there are so many others that are in need.  It was decided the Sodality will participate in the Easter Baskets of Blessing.  We will hold a  “Green for Spring” auction at our March meeting to fund it.  Keep an eye out for a green or springtime related item you can bring!


Flowers for Mary:

December 1                      Sharon McPartlan

December 8                      Fran Suszka

December 15                    Suzanne Eck

December 29                    Mary Arena




December 13

Christmas Party 6 PM in Selbert Hall

December 17

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

January 9

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

January 21

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

February 3 / 4


Bake Sale after Masses

February 7

(week early)

Meeting at Noon in Selbert  (Pot Luck Lunch)

February 13

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

February 18

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

March 7

(week early)

Meeting at 6:30 in Selbert

March 13

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room


Food For Thought:                       

            “Give something, however small, to the one in need.  For it is not small to one who has nothing.  Nor is it small to God, if we have given what we could.”      St. Gregory Nazianzen



Previous "Heart Talks With Mary" (click on issue for printable [.pdf] version):

December 2017, Volume 55, Issue 4
November 2017, Volume 55, Issue 3
October 2017, Volume 55, Issue 2
September 2017, Volume 55, Issue 1
June 2017, Volume 54, Issue 9
May 2017, Volume 54, Issue 8
April 2017 Volume 54, Issue 7
March 2017, Volume 54, Issue 6
February 2017, Volume 54, Issue 5
Updated: 28 November 2017


Stewardship is having the wisdom to understand that everything we have is a gift from God.

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