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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 2018, Vol. 56, Issue 4



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), Gail Buehlmann, Rosemary Courtney, Jeanette Dean, Reggie Garbacz and son, Dennis, Irene Garvey, Dorothy Grucella, Baby Harper, Bonnie and Don King, Dorothy Korn, Dominica Limburg, Diane Lojacono, Ruth Lorenz, Baby McPartlan, Mary Jane Mustillo, Chris Pankiewicz, Bella Pellittieri, Bev Pellittieri, Helen Reigle, Rita Szymanski, Betsy Uhrich, Rita Walter, Jennifer Wolski, and Mary Wood.

            Our condolences go out to the family of Carol Chudy who passed away.  May she rest in eternal 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 December 12thmeeting:  Eleanor Clabeaux, Grace Jaworski, Kathy Killelea, Marge Schultz, Barb Woody, and Elaine Young.  

            This meeting will be our Christmas Party held in Selbert Hall at 6:00 PM.  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.  You will also have an opportunity to sign up for a Secret Pal for the coming year.


Hostesses for the February 13thmeeting:  Mary Arena, Linda Schiffman, Bev Walnicki, Marina Whitacre, and Debbie Wirth

            This meeting will be at NOON in Selbert Hall.  It will be a Pot Luck Lunch.  Please bring a “lunch” dish to pass.  Captain Wayne Wolfe of the Erie County Mounted Division will give an “Active Shooter” talk.


            Sodality Sundaywas November 18th.  There were 17 Sodalists and 8 spouses in attendance.  The next Sodality Sunday will be December 16th.  Please join us 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


            The Pie Sale was an outstanding success!  A huge “thank you” to all the ladies who worked at the sale, baked or bought pies, or made a donation.  It proved to be a great fundraiser because of membership participation!  THANK YOU!!!!!!!


            Don’t forget about getting things together for our rummage sale in April!


            We will continue to collect jewelry and toys throughout the year for our Country Store Booth at next year’s picnic.


Flowers for Mary:


            December 7                             Mary Arena

            December 14                           Eleanor Clabeaux

            December 21                           Suzanne Eck

            December 28                           Nancy Dombrowski

            January 4                                Marie O’Mara

            January 11                              Kathy Cichocki

            January 18                              Louise Repka

            January 25                              Joanne Olszewski



December 12

Christmas Party in Selbert at 6 PM

December 16

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass


No regular meeting in January

January 15

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

January 20

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

February 13

Mtg at NOON in Selbert - Pot Luck / “Active Shooter” talk

February 17

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

February 19

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

March 13

Mtg at NOON in Selbert - Brown Bag Lunch / Pound Auction

March 17

Sodality Sunday – 8 AM Mass

March 26

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room


Gem Of The Day:                       

 “True joy, happiness and inner peace come from giving of ourselves to others.  A happy  life is a life for others.”                         

Henri Nouwen


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

December 2018, Volume 56, Issue 4
November 2018, Volume 56, Issue 3
October 2018, Volume 56, Issue 2
September 2018, Volume 56, Issue 1
June 2018, Volume 55, Issue 9
May 2018, Volume 55, Issue 8
April 2018 Volume 55, Issue 7
March 2018, Volume 55, Issue 6
February 2018, Volume 55, Issue 5
Updated: 28 November 2018


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