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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.

September 2017, Vol. 55, Issue 1



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, Baby Harper, Janet Hegedus, Betty Hickel, Bonnie and Don King, Norm Kingsley, Mary Ann Kuzma, Peg and Chet Lewalski, Dominica Limburg, Ruth Lorenz, Aline Nielan, Chris Pankiewicz, Bella Pellitteri, Teresa Rapp, Helen Reigle, Betsy Uhrich, Rita Walter, Barb Windnagle 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 September 13th meeting:  The Executive Board 

            This meeting will be at 6:00 PM in Selbert Hall.  It is a pot luck supper.  Please bring a dish to pass!


            September is the beginning of another Sodality year.  Dues may be sent to our Treasurer, Bev Walnicki, or paid at the meeting.  Please make checks out to: Annunciation Ladies Sodality.

            Our Installation Dinner was held on June 14th at The Columns Banquets.  Everyone had a delightful time, enjoying good food and excellent service.  Our guests were Fr. Gene and Peter Bassey.  Dennis Garbacz, Reggie’s son, made a donation to the Sodality to be used towards the dinner; it paid the bar bill.  He also arranged to have beautiful fresh flowers as centerpieces on each table.  Our deep appreciation goes out to him for helping to make the dinner extra special!  Thank you, Dennis!

            From Elaine:  A heartfelt thanks to all the Sodalists who worked and/or baked for the Fathers’ Day Breakfast.  It was a huge success.  We had plenty of help to make things go smoothly!

            Sodality Sunday will be September 17th.  We will attend the 8 AM Mass as a group.

            The Ladies Sodality wants to congratulate Peter Bassey on his ordination to the Diaconate!  To acknowledge this accomplishment, a gift will be sent to him.



            Picnic: The efforts put into the Church Picnic by the Ladies Sodality continued to have a good outcome. Both The Country Store and the Quilt raffle did well thanks to the help of many who worked, baked, donated items or cleaned up!  We will continue to collect jewelry and toys during the year for next year’s picnic.  Thank you, Ladies!



September Birthdays: 2 - Stephanie Young, 4 - Beverly Pellittieri, 7 - Carole Smerka, 8 - Rose Marie Courtney,
11 - Mary Ann Kuzma, 12 - Joanne Olszewski, Teresa Rapp and Lorraine Dake, 13 - Gale Bitterman, 17 - Thelma Dobosz,
18 - Betty Braun-Renaud, Dawn Buono and Sharon McPartlan, 25 - Lorraine Martzolf, 26 - Dorothy Plewinski, 27 - Diane DiDomenico, 28 - Bev Walnicki, 30 - Marina Whitacre



            There will be a retreat for Sodality members given by Deb Keenan on October 18th in

Selbert Hall at 9:30 AM. Guests are welcome. More details will follow.



            Our Rummage Sale will be held on October 21st starting at 8 AM.  Set-up of tables will

be at 6 PM on October 19th and set-up of merchandise on October 20th at 9 AM.  As you do

some fall housecleaning, keep it in mind!





September 13

Meeting (Pot Luck Dinner) at 6 PM in Selbert Hall

September 17

Sodality Sunday - 8 AM Mass

September 19

Executive Board meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

October 11

Meeting at 6:30 PM in Selbert Hall

October 15

Sodality Sunday - 8 AM Mass

October 18

Retreat at 9:30 AM in Selbert Hall 

October 19

Table set-up for Rummage Sale at 6 PM

October 20

Rummage Sale set up in Gym  (9 AM - 6 PM)

October 21

Rummage Sale  (8 AM- 2 PM)

October 24

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

November 8

Meeting at 6:30 PM in Selbert Hall

November 14

Executive Board Meeting 9:30 AM in meeting room

November 18/19

Pie Sale after 5 PM (Saturday), 8 AM, and 11 AM Masses

November 19

Sodality Sunday - 8 AM Mass


Something to consider:   “Never measure generosity by what you give, but rather by
         what you have left.”  Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen 


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

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
December 2016, Volume 54, Issue 4
November 2016, Volume 54, Issue 3
October 2016, Volume 54, Issue 2
Updated: 28 August 2017


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