Club News: Catholic Daughters Court St. Bernard
Catholic Daughters Court St. Bernard 339
Catholic Daughters, Court St. Bernard 339, of Indiana, held its monthly meeting on Jan. 9 in the St. Bernard’s social hall with regent Josephine Valenti presiding.
The opening prayer was given by Vice Regent Dorothy Maniccia for the unborn.
Father Tom Federline thanked all the Catholic Daughters for their monetary gift, best wishes and the goodies. He praised the Catholic Daughters for all the charity work they do, such as the Breakfast in Bethlehem, Grandmothers Corps, the Robinson family dinner and Socks for Seniors. He said to keep in mind Sister Agnes will be speaking for the poor of Fayette County, the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and the collection of bed clothes for St. Vincent de Paul.
Valenti announced national news. The 55th biannual national convention will be held July 16-19 in Billings, Mont. An election of delegates was held, and Valenti and Letty Calvetti were elected to attend. Valenti also announced the state workshop will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, and the state convention will be held at Crowne Plaza, Bucks County, April 24-27.
Legislation chairwoman Gloria Kanick urged all Catholic Daughters to call their senators on bill HR 940 and S1204, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act. It was voted to give $60 toward scholarships for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22. She also told members nine Texas abortion clinics suspended abortions after an appeals court reinstated key provisions of the newest pro-life law.
Calvetti, chairwoman of the Christmas party, thanked all who attended the party on Dec. 12 at Rustic Lodge. Christmas carols were sung by Linda Yesilonis, accompanied by Paul Birch.
Veronica Brennan, co-chairwoman of the bake sale, reported it was a success.
Julie Receski, chairwoman of the Socks for Seniors, announced they had an overabundance of socks. A special thank you was given to Mary Violi and Ray Micco for helping and for donating.
Jan Sharbaugh reported the Breakfast in Bethlehem was very well received, with 110 parents and children attending the breakfast. She also reported on the Grandmothers Corps. The Saints books were placed in the pews for the children, and the 12 Days of Christmas books were sold out.
Sabina Fiala is still collecting coupons for the commissaries.
The windfall winner was Valenti.
Welfare chairwoman Violi and her daughter, Carolyn, visited and called the Catholic Daughters in rest homes over the holidays.
A funeral dinner was held Delores Prenni’s husband. A thank was given to all who helped.
A special thank you was given to chairwoman Bernadette Jablunovsky, Cathy Williams and their committee for the delicious refreshments. Tables were adorned in blue and pink tablecloth and baby caps filled with goodies for door prizes.
Winners were Rita Vislosky, Calvetti, Maniccia, Fiala, Sharbaugh, Receski, Bonnie Bicego and Valenti.
Next month’s meeting will begin with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13.