Religious Club News

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society met on Monday, Feb. 4 at St. Hyacinth’s Lyceum. President Martha Bialaszewski, officers and Rita Cieslewicz led members in saying the Rosary and prayers for ill and deceased members.

Irene Rozumalski gave the opening prayer for the meeting. Secretary Carole Schiller read the minutes of the previous meeting and Lucille Bartkowski gave the treasurer’s report. Both were accepted by all.

Pat Kokocinski stated that Jane Szukala is now at Absolut Care of Dunkirk.

Birthdays were celebrated for Rozumalski and Gerry Szukala.

Members were reminded about the Feb. 11 Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick. A special Mass with the Anointing of the Sick will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Hedwig’s. A light reception will follow in the Social Center.

Also, the Parish Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held today at the Social Center after the 4 p.m. Mass. Call 366-2307 for reservations.

Election of officers took place. Bialaszewski is president. Cieslewicz is vice president. Bartkowski is treasurer. Schiller is secretary.

Father Nycz spoke to all giving thanks for all they do during the year and the sharing of all the parish activities.

The next meeting is March 4 at St. Hedwig’s.

The closing prayer was read by Rose Gawronski.

Pizza and valentine cookies were served by Bialaszewski, Cieslewicz and Schiller. Raffle prizes and Bingo were called by Sandra Tapasto.

Fruit of the Vine Ultreya

A day of reflection was recently held, entitled “From Embers to Flames.” Deacon Mike Quinn, the spiritual director for the diocese’s Cursillo Movement presided. It was an afternoon of prayer, music and reflection on the Cursillo Movement – where it evolved from, where it has been and the future of the movement. Then there was a more personal reflection as everyone was asked to think about their own personal experiences from their own Cursillo weekends, and if they wished to, asked to share some of those memories from those weekends. After the reflection ended, everyone attended the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s Church. After Mass, everyone gathered in the cafeteria for a social potluck dinner.

The regular meeting on Jan. 24 was held. The topics discussed were the upcoming Second Touch weekend, held Feb. 1-3 at the St. Columban’s center in Derby; the next CCM weekend in April; and also the upcoming reunion Mass that Ultreya will be hosting on Thursday, April 11 at Our Mother of Good Counsel in Buffalo. Bishop Malone has agreed to celebrate Mass that night.

The next Ultreya meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. All members are encouraged to attend.