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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.

May 2018, Vol. 55, Issue 8



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: Dawn Marie (Bouno), Rosemary Courtney, Ann Dittmer, Reggie Garbacz and son, Dennis, Irene Garvey, Dorothy Grucella, Baby Harper, Vicki Kamholtz, Bonnie and Don King, Dorothy Korn, Peg and Chet Lewalski, Dominica Limburg, Ruth Lorenz, Mary Jane Mustillo, Chris Pankiewicz, Bella Pellitteri, Helen Reigle, Betsy Uhrich, Rita Walter and Jennifer Wolski.

            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 May 9thmeeting:  Betty Hickel, Judy Knowles, Stephanie Young and Barb Windnagle

            This meeting will be at 6:30 PMin Selbert Hall.  We will install new member, Fran Digati.

            At our April meeting, Deacon Peter spoke about his vocation.  Everyone enjoyed hearing about his calling.  He did a wonderful job and answered all our questions!


Sodality Sundaywas April 15th.  Due to inclement weather, there were only 5 Sodalists and 2 spouses in attendance.  The next Sodality Sunday will be May 20thth. May Crowning will follow Mass.


May Birthdays: 1 - Jo Ann Walter, 9 - Judy Galuski, 15 - Barb Komendat, 17 - June Dombrowski and Mary Deveau,     19 - Arlene Krupski, 21 - Betty Hickel, 23 - Betty Wood, 25 - Rachel Tibold


                       All Sodalists are invited to Deacon Peter’s ordination.  (See attached details.)  Father Gene has asked Ladies Sodality to bake and set up a dessert table for Peter’s ordination celebration on Sunday, June 3rd.  So far we have 14 ladies signed up.  We will be looking for more volunteers at our May meeting.



            Sunday, June 17this Fathers’ Day.  We will serve breakfast after only the 8 AM Mass.

            The Rummage Salewas a big success!  Thank you to all who set-up, cleaned up, donated or worked the sale! Marina Whitacre and Linda Schiffman were able to rent a truck at nominal fee to take our leftovers to “Savers” which benefits the Epilepsy Foundation.

            Did anyone leave a bag containing a gray sweater/jacket and a rummage sale purchase near the checkout table in the gym?  If so, contact Elaine.

            During the rummage sale, there were several people that could have benefitted from the use of the elevator, which currently is not working.  Father Gene will talk to the Parish Council to see about making the gym more handicap accessible.

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


Flowers for Mary:

May 4                      Marina Whitacre

May 11                    Marge Werts

May 18                    Arlene Krupski

May 25                    Marie O’Mara




May 9

Meeting at 6:30 in Selbert

May 15

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

May 20

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass and May Crowning

June 13

Meeting at 6 PM in Selbert.  This will be a Pot Luck Dinner.

June 17

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass and Fathers’ Day Breakfast

June 19

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room



August 18 &19

Church Picnic (Country Store)



October TBA

Retreat  - details to follow


Food For Thought:                       

            “You have a gift.  You have a talent.  Find your gift.  Find your talent.  And use it.

You can make life better in this world just by letting your light shine and by doing your    part.”

                                                                        Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA








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

May 2018, Volume 55, Issue 8
April 2018 Volume 55, Issue 7
March 2018, 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
Updated: 30 April 2018


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