The Sacred Heart Sodality is a formed group of Christian women, within the parish, whose mission is to model Christian behavior, pray and to volunteer for service within our parish and community. The women meet once a month for an hour at 9:30am and presently attend the 10:30am Mass as a collective body following their once a month meeting. These meetings are held in St. Rita’s Room, lower church.
This community of women conducts fundraising activities that help support specific needs of the parish or community. Activities such as:
- 2 Bake Sales a Year
- Basket Raffles
- Craft Sales
- Vendor Fairs
The money raised from said fundraisers have been donated to assist in St. Vincent De Paul Society for the food pantry, the purchase of needed items such as vacuums for the church, items for Mary’s Mantle, medals for Confirmation Candidates, to give support for activities in Lansing Inn and to aid in celebratory receptions in the Parish such as the Confirmation Reception and in the past supported open houses and other activities of our St. Augustine’s School.
In December, a Christmas Party is held for members and in June, a Communion Breakfast is held for members in which guest speakers provide for enjoyable and interesting information. These two celebrations invite members to enjoy each other’s company, enjoy good food and enjoy door prizes.
Women conduct an evening of Stations of the Cross, Through the Eyes of the Blessed Mother, in which all are welcome to attend. Women in this group also participate in the All Soul’s Day Service. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is said in group, usually once a month.
It is believed that this group was formed in the late 1930’s through the encouragement of Rev. George S. Walker, OSA. It offered an outlet for mothers of the parish to get together and enjoy activities as a group.
Co-Presidents: Debbie Webster-Guzzo and Martha Morrissey
Vice President: Judy Cunningham
Secretary: Chris Laskey
Treasurer: Peggy Parnell
All women parishioners
are welcome and encouraged to join.
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