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The Church of the Annunciation Ladies Sodality

Since 1907



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Heart Talks With Mary

The Church of the Annunciation Ladies Sodality.

March 2018, Vol. 55, Issue 6



Elaine Young



Heart Talks:

Debbie Wirth


Vice Prefect:

Diane DiDomenico




Marie O’Mara



Marina Whitacre




Gail Buehlmann



Bev Walnicki




Fran Suszka



Evelyn Frank




Stephanie Young


Pastoral Council:

Gail Buehlmann




Linda Schiffman



Betsy Uhrich







Apostolic: Please pray for the following sick and recovering: Rosemary Courtney, Ann 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, Jennifer Wolski and Betty Wood.

            Our sympathy goes out to Ann Dittmer on the passing of her husband, Norm.  May his soul rest in peace.

            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 March 7th meeting:  Carmen Beausejour, Suzanne Eck, Chris Ryngwalski and Joanne Olszewski.

            This meeting will be at 6:30PM in Selbert Hall.  There will be a “Spring Green” auction to fund a “Basket of Blessings”.  Please bring a wrapped item to be auctioned off.  When deciding what to bring, remember to “think green”!



Sodality Sunday was February 18th.  There were 17 Sodalists and 8 spouses in attendance.  The next Sodality Sunday will be March 18th.



March Birthdays: 8 - Emily Klinski, 14 - Sylvia Kropski, 16 - Marlene Mercurio, 18 - Linda Schiffman, 19 - Carol Chudy, 20 - Elaine O’Connell, 22 - Bonnie King, 29 - Diane Lojacano, 30 - Gail Buehlmann and Evelyn Frank, 31 - Suzanne Eck



            We held our Bake Sale on February 3rd and 4th.  It was a big success thanks to all the members who baked, donated, or bought items and to those who worked the sale. We had a wonderful variety of goodies, including many pies.  Pies always bring a higher price.  Thank you, Ladies!

            Our Rummage Sale is fast approaching.  It is scheduled for April 14th.  Perfect time to get rid of things after spring cleaning!  Set up will begin at 9:30AM on Friday, April 13th.  There will be an Early Bird Sale on Saturday at 8AM.  Workers need to start at 7:30AM.  The Bag Sale will be extended this year.  It will be from 11AM-12:30PM.  We are going to try selling coffee and donuts to add to our profits.



            Please remember to pay your dues, especially if you are receiving “Heart Talks” in the mail.



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



Flowers for Mary:

March 2                      Bev Walnicki

March 9                      Stephanie Young

March 16                    Debbie Wirth

March 23                    No flowers are needed for Holy Week.



Message from the Holy Name Society:

There will be a meat raffle on Saturday, March 10th at 1PM in the School Gym.  Tickets are $10.  There will be free refreshments (beer, wine and pop) and a hot sandwich.

There will be a tour of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, Olean, NY on Monday, May 7th.  Tickets are $41.  There are only 56 seats available on the bus.  All reservations should be in by the end of March.  The bus will leave from Annunciation parking lot at 10AM.  There will be Mass at 12:15PM, followed by a tour of the Basilica.  A late lunch will be served at Brothers Bistro in Olean.  



March 7 (early)

Meeting at 6:30 in Selbert – “Spring Green” auction

March 13

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

March 18

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

April 11

Meeting at 6:30 in Selbert

April 13 & 14

Rummage Sale

April 15

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

April 17

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

May 9

Meeting at 6:30 in Selbert

May 15

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room


Food For Thought:


            “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

                                                                                    Franklin D. Roosevelt, our 32nd President


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

March 2017, Volume 55, Issue 6
February 2018, Volume 55, Issue 5
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
Updated: 22 Februaryr 2018


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