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St. Patrick Council of Catholic Women

Membership in the St. Patrick Council of Catholic Women is open to all women of the Parish.  Established in 1970, the Council currently consists of approximately 130 women.  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September thru May, at 1 PM in the Social Hall.  Guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Monthly business meetings are followed by a guest speaker or an activity geared towards the interest of its membership.  Refreshments are served .  Dues are $12 per year.

An elected Board of Directors presides over each business meeting. No officer of the Board shall hold any office for more than two consecutive years, unless there are extenuating circumstances.The current Board for fiscal year 2014-2016 is as follows:

President: Judy Brickner
Vice-President: Mikki Griffin
Recording Secretary: Ellen Jordan
Teasurer: Marguerite Lapp
Corresponding Secretary: Joan Koontz

Mission Statement:

“The Mission of the Council, as defined by its By-Laws, is to assist the Pastor, as the Representative of the Bishop, in building up the Body of Christ and His Church in all spiritual and material objectives, to encourage attendance at Mass and Communion on First Fridays, thus promoting the spiritual growth and welfare of each member, as we work for the parish and area charities.”

The privileges of membership in the Council include:  the right to vote, to hold Office and to serve as elected officers: to benefit from a monthly Mass for the living and deceased members and a Mass at the time of death of a member and/or her spouse or child.

The activities of the Council are organized into Committees.  Members are encouraged to volunteer their talents and services to Committee work.   The committees are as follows:

Bake Sale Committee:  A monthly Bake Sale is scheduled for the first weekend of each month. 

Membership Committee:  Collect yearly dues, maintain a current list of members, and  yearly publication of the Council Directory in November.

Communications Committee:  Contact members (via phone or e-mail) to inform or remind them of up-coming events or changes to the agenda. 

Nursing Home:   Makes regular visits to area Nursing Homes offering friendship, goodwill and bringing with them, items donated by the membership towards their well-being. 

Funeral Reception Assistance:  The families of recently-deceased parishioners may request that the Council provide a funeral reception for attendees following a funeral.  This Committee is responsible for notifying and coordinating the activities of the funeral reception.   

Hospitality:  The major function of Hospitality is being responsible for setting-up the Parish Hall for the monthly CCW meetings.

50/50:  A 50/50 raffle is held at each monthly meeting of the Council.  This Committee is responsible for selling raffle tickets at the welcome table prior to each meeting.

For more information Contact Leonora Trybus at leonora.trybus@gmail.com          

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