Divine Mercy Women's Guild
April 10, 2017
Elaine Giacomo began the meeting with an opening prayer, an Act of Love to the Blessed Sacrament.
Secretary’s Report: Gracie Hartman Minutes from the March meeting were approved and accepted.
Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Kathi Wasserloos received several Thank You notes she shared with Guild Members which involved, Get Well cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Card, and a Birthday Card to Fr. Mike.
***Yvonne Murray spoke to the ladies informing us of her upcoming surgery involving an aortic aneurysm; she thanked everyone for their continued prayers and support.
Beth McGurty illustrated to everyone present the current state of the Guild’s account regarding spending and allocations. The current checkbook balance is $8063.81. This balance reflects the following expenses, which were approved at the March meeting.
New Refrigerator ($1015)
4 Sets of Altar Scarves/4 Sets of Banners ($2000)
Jamaica Mission ($1000)
End 68 Hours ($500)
Steubenville Youth Conference Lowell MA ($500)
Beth explained that the Guild has enough money in the budget to accommodate additional projects and will still have money for Fair expenses, which is approximately $3700. She disclosed Guild expense allocations for the current fiscal year, which ends in June. There was discussion with Guild members concerning new monetary allocations and the following proposals were made and approved.
Children’s Choir ($900) Bell Refurbish & New White Gloves
Symbolon Subscription ($1680)**
Youth Fest ($250) Youth Minister Jana’s Discretion
**Fr. Mike explained that a year’s subscription could be purchased and accessed by the Parish Community, which would allow those who could not attend the Symbolon presentations to access them online.
Announcements: Fr. Mike’s 20th Anniversary is in June and a $200 gift was motioned and approved. Guild members will be needed to help with the party.
MYSTERY RIDE: MAY 1ST $28.00 Be at the Church Parking Lot by 5:30
Claire Juengst & Janet Riley. Deacon Dennis and Pauline will be invited.
May 4th Confirmation Reception (20)
Cheryl Riley, Gracie Hartman, Janice McKenzie, Jean Frechette
May 7th First Communion Reception (after 10:30 Mass 15 Communicants) Denise Long, Lauren Martin, Karen Ayers
American Heritage Girl Troop: Ann Veverka announced the formation of this special troop within our parish guiding girls to serve their community and grow in their faith and become women of integrity while being active in the world around them. Ann asked for the Guild’s support with scholarship help for those girls who may not be able to participate. There is also a need for mentors; you do not have to have a girl in the troop to participate. Contact Ann for more info; 518-586-1471
Ethel Cavanaugh Award: Ballots were distributed and collected; ballots will given to those Guild members not in attendance and they can vote the night of the Mystery Ride.
May 27th Plant Sale Jean Freshette, Cheryl Lastrina: For more info:
Call Jean 924-4146
June 12th Guild Banquet; Lauren announced the same caterer, as last year would provide the dinner buffet, cost is $25
Nominating Committee: 2017/2018 Guild Officers were presented:
President: Lauren Martin
Vice-President: Cheryl Riley
Recording Secretary: Elaine Giacomo
Corresponding Secretary: Kathi Wasserloos
Treasurer: Beth McGurty
A motion was made and approved to accept the above Slate of Officers.
THANK YOU: SUE KOZIELL and GRACIE HARTMAN
Lauren Martin distributed copies of “The Stations Of The Cross with Mary- then and now” This extremely emotional narrative is told by Mary and is an intense perspective describing her agony and pain as she witnesses Jesus’ encounter with each station. This narrative is unbelievably beautiful and eloquent, a truly unique Easter gift. Lauren also gave us all a coloring project to take along. Thank you Lauren.
Closing Prayer: Elaine read Anima Christi by St Ignatius Loyola
Forty Members Attended
50/50 Collection: $114 (Food Pantry/68 Hours)
Refreshments: Kathi Wasserloos & Barbara Goodwin provided evening treats. THANK YOU LADIES.
Respectfully submitted by,
Gracie Hartman, Secretary