The evening began at 6:35 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church led by Father Jeff Lucas in the absence of Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The business meeting followed in the hall and was called to order by President Rosann Bost at 6:59 PM with 22 members present.
The minutes of the previous meeting were provided to the members and with no corrections, Bonnie Smith made a motion to accept the minutes as recorded. Jo Ann Elwell seconded the motion and the motion carried. The minutes were approved.
Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with an ending balance of $6,440 as of March 31, 2016. Ann Koscelek made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Jane Harmon seconded the motion and the treasurer’s report was approved. Father Jeff questioned the expenses of Soup & Bread and the Lenten lunch. Only the soups were donated for the Soup & Bread supper. The Altar Rosary Society purchased the bread. For the second Lenten lunch, hosted by Faith & Grace Fellowship and Lake Lutheran churches but held at Our Lady Queen of the Americas, cookies were purchased because not enough cookie donations were received. These expenses were posted to “Miscellaneous Expenses.”
New handbooks are available this evening. The Family Dinner and a Movie was moved from March 6 to March 13. The movie shown was “God is Not Dead.” The brunch on March 29th following First Reconciliation was well received. Leslie Conlin, chairperson of the event, thanked (by way of a letter) all those who helped in any way with set-up, decorating, food preparations, serving, and clean up. Pat Taylor will chair the Graduation Award again this year. High school seniors are to call the church office if an application is desired. As of this meeting, three seniors have requested applications. Nancy August has stepped down from chairing the Rummage Sale and the Christmas Party because of health issues. Installation of Officers has been postponed from April 17 due to a conflict in Father Jeff’s schedule.
The carnation sale will be held the weekend of May 7 & 8 after all the Masses for the Right to Life program. Diane Fritz & Pam Humes will sell after the 5 PM Mass; Barb Boyer & Arlene Andres will sell after the 8 AM Mass and Pat Kaider will sell after the 10:30 Mass. Candles for Work Camp will be sold again this year, beginning with the May 7 & 8 weekend. Cost of the candles is $5. The Parish Picnic will be held at Msgr. Toland Park on August 28. The Card Party will be held on Tuesday, May 10. Ann Koscelek, Diane Fritz, Jane Harmon will help with the setup with Sandy Ragozine. There will be no table decorations this year. Pam Humes has a kitchen committee in place. Sandy Ragozine will sell meal tickets at the door. Marlene Gross and a helper will sell 50/50 tickets. Carol & Susie Saulsbery will sell Chinese Auction tickets. A Basket Raffle donation sheet was passed around at the meeting. Barb Mulligan and Linda Wasson will be “floaters” to help where needed. Ruth Jezak calls for food donations. A food donation sign up sheet was passed around at the meeting. All food dropped off must be in disposable containers, as the staff will not be responsible for washing containers. “Take home” containers will be provided at the end of the meal since the staff will not be responsible for portioning out food to take home. There will be no relish trays this year. This item has been changed to dips / appetizers to be placed on the appetizer table along with veggie trays at 5 PM when the doors open. Bottled water will be available. Barb Boyer made a motion, seconded by Pam Humes to accept the card party changes for this year. Motion carried.
Jo Ann Elwell asks to be notified if anyone knows of someone in need of a card for illness, death in the family, thinking of you, etc. Sue Treacy has ideas for programs for three meetings this year. Cost of pies at the two Pie Sales this year will be $10.
Father Jeff related that his RCIA classes are over for this year, so he was happy to be present tonight. He spoke about the additions to be made to the church complex through the money made from the Catholic Services Appeal. An addition to the cemetery garage will be made to provide extra storage space. An addition to the PEC garage will also be made. A door will be installed in the PEC for safer dismissal of students. On April 14, the diocese will announce the results of the Pastoral Planning study. Rosann is doing a great job in the office. He thanked Ann Koscelek for the rolls she provided for Holy Thursday.
Rosann thanked our hostess, Pat Saeger. Florence Marsh was the 50/50 winner for $10. Father Jeff offered a closing prayer. Pat Saeger made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Jo Ann Elwell. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:52 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Sue Drexler
Altar Rosary Minutes: 3-1-16
The evening began at 6 PM with Mass celebrated by Fr. Jeff Lucas in the church. The first meeting of 2016 followed in the hall and was called to order by President Rosann Bost at 6:34 PM with 25 members present and 2 guests, Megan McCoy and Dee Dee Morian.
The minutes of the previous meeting were provided to the members and with no additions or corrections, Denise Thomas made a motion to approve the minutes. Amanda Darke seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.
Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with an ending balance of $6,721.13. Mary Ann Shay made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Pat Saeger seconded the motion and the treasurer’s report was approved.
At Christmas time, the shut-ins of the parish were given a lighted cross by the Altar Rosary Society. The parish Feast Day Dinner / Antorche Run on December 12, 2015, was well attended. Thirteen “goodie” boxes were mailed to those college parishioners that we had addresses for. The total cost of this project was $84.50. Sue Treacy is working on arranging special programs for three of our meetings in 2016. One likely will be another fashion show with clothing items purchased at the thrift store.
On Friday, February 26, the Altar Rosary Society hosted the Lenten Soup & Bread Supper before the Stations of the Cross. Fourteen soups were donated and Altar Rosary purchased a variety of breads. Dinner & a Movie will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 5 PM. As of this meeting, the movie is unknown. First Reconciliation is scheduled for Saturday, March 19. Altar Rosary will provide a brunch after the sacrament for the students and their families. Leslie Conlin is in charge and has asked for help from members for set up, serving, and clean up. Pat Taylor has volunteered to again head the Graduation Award Committee. She will be responsible for mailing out the applications to the seniors in the Class of 2016. Applications will be due back sometime the end of May and will be awarded at the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, June 12. Nancy August is stepping down as chairperson of the Rummage Sale and Christmas Party due to some health and personal issues. The annual Card Party is Tuesday, May 10, from 5 PM until 9 PM. After some discussion, Sandy Ragozine made a motion, which was seconded by Bonnie Smith, to raise the price of the Card Party admission $10. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5 PM and dinner will be served at 6 PM. Since there is generally food left over, it was suggested to have left over containers available to take some food home. Pat Saeger will take care of arranging the printing of tickets with Hagan’s Business Machines. Amanda Darke stated she could pick the tickets up from Hagan’s. More discussion on the card party will be on the April agenda.
Installation of officers will take place on Sunday, April 17, at the 10:30 Mass. The rosary will be recited at 10 AM before Mass. Barb Mulligan is chairperson of this event. Following Mass, a brunch will be catered in the hall. Barb is in the process of securing pricing from John Gionti, Rebecca’s Restaurant, Mister Mike’s and Station 3. A notice will be put in the bulletin regarding the brunch and ask for reservations made by April 10. On April 3, Amanda Darke will speak at all three Masses on what the Altar Rosary Society is and what it does for the parish, hoping to attract prospective members. JoAnn Elwell asked if anyone knows of any parishioner in need of a card – get well, sympathy, thinking of you, etc. – to please call her. We are in need of cookies for the ecumenical Soup & Sandwich lunch on Wednesday, March 2, hosted by Faith & Grace Fellowship Church and Lake Lutheran.
Sandy Ragozine stated that 6-day candles would again be sold to make money for Work Camp. Sales will begin the weekend of May 7 & 8. Our parish picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, at Msgr. Toland Park this year. Fried Bologna sandwiches will be served. The church will be cleaned for the Holy Week and Easter celebrations on Tuesday, March 15, beginning at 9 AM. All supplies will be furnished.
Father Jeff was unable to attend the meeting since he had RCIA class also scheduled.
It was noted that college boxes should be sent out no later than December 2 to arrive to the college students before their Christmas break begins and before their finals are over.
Since it is Lent, no refreshments were served. Diane Fritz won the 50/50 for $12.50.
Rosann said a closing prayer in the absence of Joanne Cunningham.
After no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM.
OLQA Altar Rosary Minutes
November 3, 2015
The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church. The meeting followed in the hall and was called to order by Vice President, Sue Treacy, in the absence of President Rosann Bost, with 30 members present. The minutes of the previous meeting of October 6, 2015 were provided to the members and one correction was made: the Parish Feast Day celebration is Saturday, December 12, not Sunday, December 13, as previously noted. Barb Boyer made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected. Pat Saeger seconded the motion and the minutes, with the correction, were approved.
Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with an ending balance of $8,079.90. Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Joanne Cunningham and the treasurer’s report was approved.
The minutes of the October 6th meeting were mailed to shut-ins, Vicki Morandini and Helen Pieszak.
Sandy Ragozine reported that Rebecca Novosel will not need help cleaning the church until the spring. At that time, a date and time will be scheduled.
Sue Treacy mentioned that the role of the “Publicity Chairman” would be removed from the by-laws.
The Parish Feast Day celebration is Saturday, December 12, following the 5 PM Mass in conjunction with the Antorche Guadalupana. Vicki Leap is the liaison between the Antorche committee and the ARS and is in charge of the food. Vicki has asked the ARS members to help with setup of the hall and for desserts for the dinner. A sign up sheet was passed around for members to volunteer for setup help and/or providing desserts.
Nancy August thanked the membership for all their help, in her absence, with the rummage sale this year, which netted $2,359.74. Nancy was not available for the sale because of deaths in her family that week. Nancy also thanked Vicki White for her help with the advertising and for her donation for the advertising on Armstrong Cable.
Twenty-three members celebrated Mass on Thursday, October 22, at 8 AM and then went to breakfast at Mr. Mike’s with Father Jeff to honor his day on the diocesan “Pray for Priests” calendar. Father Jeff would like to do this again. So, on Thursday, November 12, members are invited to attend Mass at 8 AM and then go to breakfast at Mr. Mike’s restaurant (the old Fairway 12). Pat Gilfoyle also mentioned that a group recently went to lunch at the Bent Fork restaurant in Greenville. The food was good and not too expensive.
The Graduation Award Committee needs a chairperson. Pat Taylor has chaired this event the past couple of years with a committee. Mary Ann Shay would like to be a part of this committee. The chairperson would coordinate sending the high school seniors information on applying for the annual $1,000 award, which is awarded at the Baccalaureate Mass in June.
At Christmas time, the ARS gives a gift to the shut-ins of the parish. Father Lucas gives a list of current shut-ins. Linda Joyce will be the chairperson for this event with help from Barb Mulligan and Linda Wasson. In the past, the ARS has given dish gardens. Several different ideas were presented at the meeting – candy dish, tray of cookies, fruit basket and hand/body lotion. More discussion will be held at the December meeting.
Leslie Conlin will again chair the College Boxes event. College students’ current addresses are needed. Small items for the goodie boxes can be left in the hall kitchen. Boxes will be packed in early December, so the students have them before their semester finals.
Meeting Programs: There will be three 2016 ARS meetings with guest speakers, from March through November. Sandy Ragozine is no longer Program Chairperson.
Installation of Officers will be held on Sunday, April 17. Following the 10:30 Mass, there will be a luncheon in the hall.
The ARS Christmas party will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 1 PM at the Iroquois Boating Club. A buffet dinner will be served. Cost for members and their guests will be $12. Deadline to make a reservation in December 1. Nancy August promises a great meal and great fellowship and a few surprises!
Four new memberships were received this month and 2 members updated their information.
Sandy Ragozine stated that the new funeral altar cloth and pall, matching Father Jeff’s funeral chasuble, was very beautiful at the last funeral. These items were purchased by ARS.
Sandy also mentioned that there were not many decorations any more that could be used to decorate tables for parish functions. After some discussion, JoAnn Elwell made a motion, seconded by Barb Mulligan, to purchase some new items, spending not more than $100. Motion carried.
Mary Ann Shay made a motion to approve all New Business. It was seconded by Nancy August. Motion carried.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Father Jeff had RCIA in the rectory and was not able to attend the ARS meeting. He wanted to assure everyone of his continued support and to keep up the good work of the ARS.
JoAnn Elwell mentioned that she has sent several thank you cards and sympathy cards since the last meeting,
Pat Kaider mentioned that there was a family with four children in need of help with dinners while the mother has surgery and recuperates. Any help from the ARS members would be appreciated.
Denise Thomas won the 50/50 for $14.50. Sue Treacy thanked our hostesses for the evening, Linda Joyce, Denise Thomas, and Ruth Jezak.
Linda Wasson announced an Ultreya would be held at OLQA on Friday, November 13, at 7 PM for the Women’s Cursillo #242.
Joanne Cunningham read a closing prayer. Mary Ann Shay made a motion to adjourn. Linda Wasson seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned at 7:51 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Sue Drexler
Altar Rosary Society Minutes
October 6, 2015
The evening began at 6:00 PM with Mass celebrated by Father Jeff Lucas. The meeting that followed was called to order by President Rosann Bost, with 29 members in attendance. The minutes from the previous meeting were provided to the members and with no additional corrections, Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the minutes. Barb Mulligan seconded the motion and the minutes were approved. Linda Joyce presented a treasurer’s report with an ending balance of $5,704.91. Joanne Cunningham made a motion to approve this report which was seconded by Carol Saulsbery and approved.
The recent pie sale was a success, with a total profit of $489.00.
Our membership has been amended to include honorary members, who are women who have not attended at least 3 meetings within the year, and/or became incapacitated due to health or age.
The nominees for the current election of ARS officers are reminded to turn in their letters of acceptance.
Barb Mulligan is presently planning the Officer Installation Ceremony. More information will be available at the next meeting.
The altar cloth purchased by the ARS has arrived and is reportedly beautiful.
The Special Services section of the by-laws includes activities that we participate in throughout the year. Rosann reviewed the current chairwomen as noted below.
* Family Dinner and Movie Night – Sue Saulsbery and Veronica Valentine
* First Reconciliation – Leslie Conlin
* Mother’s Day Carnation sale – Pat Kaider
* College Goodie Boxes – Leslie Conlin
* Graduation Award – Pat Taylor has done in past and position needs to be filled
* Parish Feast Day – Vicki Leap
* Rummage Sale – Nancy August (2 years)
* Christmas Party – Nancy August (2 years)
* Corresponding Secretary – JoAnne Elwell
The Parish Feast Day celebration is scheduled for December 13. Volunteers will be needed to help set up, decorate, and provide desserts. A committee of volunteers will be set up at the November meeting.
A member of ARS who is currently a shut-in, mentioned to Veronica Valentine that she is not included in ARS because of her present situation. Rosann suggested mailing the minutes from each meeting to these members and the church will cover the postage.
Volunteers are needed to assist Rebecca Novosel with cleaning the church. Sandy Ragozine, Bonnie Smith, Denise Thomas and Pat Gilfoyle volunteered to help and Sandy will contact Rebecca to coordinate their efforts.
A handout was provided to explain the position of the Publicity Chairman that has been added to the by-laws. Nancy August suggested that the ARS members attend Mass together and invite women who are currently members of the parish to join our organization. Pat Kaider volunteered to post this on the church website.
Irene Frey made a motion to approve all New Business, which was seconded by Veronica Valentine and approved.
The Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, October 16 from 9-6 with a bag sale on Saturday, October 17 from 9-1. Nancy August encouraged members to volunteer to assist with this event. We will sell coffee and baked goods that day and members are encouraged to donate baked goods. Nancy also asked for volunteers to help pass out fliers promoting the Rummage Sale at the Pumpkinfest.
Joanne Cunningham is ordering altar bouquets for the Blessed Mother throughout the month of October and apologized for no flowers being on display for October 1.
Carol Saulsbery won the 50/50 for $14.00. Rosann thanked our hostesses Pam Humes, Dolly Werner, and Sue Treacy.
Sandy Ragozine announced that Fr Jeff is listed on the Erie Diocese Calendar for Thursday, October 22. Members are encouraged to attend Mass together that day to pray for Fr. Jeff and gather for breakfast following the mass.
Joanne Cunningham read a closing prayer. Barb Mulligan made a motion to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Carol Saulsbery. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Sue Treacy
The Altar Rosary Society is creating a scrapbook that will include the past to the present. If you have any ARS pictures, memorabila, and memories, plus unneeded scrapbooking materials and/or time you would be willing to donate to this project, contact Mary Anne Shay at 382-8402. Anything regarding OLQA’s ARS would be appreciated.