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ARS Christmas Party

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The ARS Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 10 at 1 p.m. at Iroquois Boating & Fishing Club. The cost is $10 for ARS members and $20 for guests, which can be turned in to Amanda Darke or Megan McCoy when you arrive to the party. To sign-up you may email Megan at McCoy.MeganA@gmail.com or call 814-720-4713 and leave a message.

ARS Minutes: 11/7/17

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Altar Rosary Minutes: 11-7-17

  • The evening began at 6:30 p.m. with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by JoAnn Elwell, Prelate.
  • President Amanda Darke called the business meeting to order at at 7:00 p.m. with 24 members in attendance.
  • Minutes of the previous meeting of October 3, 2017 were provided to the members previously via email and posting on the OLQA webpage. The minutes were approved with a motion by Bonnie Smith and seconded by Joanne Cunningham.
  • There was no Treasurer’s Report due to Linda Helch’s absence. It was noted that there were no checks or deposits for the month. The new ARS Officer’s and Father David needed to sign documents at Marquette (done). Father David also noted that the Finance Committee of the Diocese wants all parishes to have one checking account for the entire church. This will be discussed with officers at a later date.

Old Business

  • ARS Retreat – Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Saturday 10/7 – Sandy Ragozine, Claire Waldron
    • Sandy reported that 14 people were in attendance. Marlene Gross made rosaries for each.
    • Claire Waldron would like to discuss Sorrowful Mysteries at a retreat in March during Lent.
    • All in attendance loved the retreat.
  • Barbara J Cruise with the OLQA Choir – Sunday, November 26 at 7 p.m. only if you signed up.

New Business

  • Father David Requests
    • He would like to see better dressed altar servers. He wants to order cassocks in different colors for boys and girls.
  • Christmas Party
    • Options were discussed for the cost of dinner at the Iroquois Boating and Fishing Club.
    • Rosann Boast made a motion for ARS to split the cost of dinner ($10/member). JoAnn Elwell seconded. The motion carried.
    • The original date of December 3 does not work for Father David. Other dates proposed were December 10 or December 17. Members were asked to check the bulletin for updated information. Plan to arrive at 1 p.m. to eat at 1:30 p.m.

  • Parish Feast Day – Saturday, December 9
    • ARS members are asked to donate cookies for flans.
    • The dinner begins at 6 p.m. Sandy asked that desserts be delivered to church by the 7th or 8th at the latest.
    • Sandy needs help to set-up and decorate at 10 a.m. on December 7.
    • A sign-up sheet was passed around for desserts and set-up help.

  • Gifts for Kids
    • Distribution day will be Thursday, December 14 at 9 a.m.
    • Pat Kaider asked for volunteers to help on Monday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th to sort.
    • Donated socks can be dropped off in the baskets/boxes at the church entrances rather than bringing to the Christmas party.

  • Shut-In Gifts – Joanne Cunningham
    • Joanne found angels at Kohls on sale for $5. Other option is recording of Bible for $40.
    • She will get the names of the shut-ins from Rosann.
    • Motion to purchase the angels from Kohls (with a 30% off coupon) was made by Ann Koscelak and seconded by Sandy Ragozine. The motion was carried and the purchase was approved.

Announcements

  • Handbook
    • Updates will be made during Winter Break. We will include photos of everyone to help match names and faces for reference. It will be a “yearbook” format.
    • Check the bulletin for updated information.
  • Gift cards for college students
    • We will purchase mailing envelopes to send prayer card, rosary, and gift card.
    • Father Carter will include a note as well.
    • Pat Saeger made a motion to purchase $25 gift cards for each to WalMart. Joanne Cunningham seconded and the motion carried.
    • Joanne will pack envelopes to mail. Marlene Gross will make rosaries. Rosann Boast will print labels. They will be mailed out the week after Thanksgiving.

Father David Carter’s Remarks

  • Father David commended everyone for all the work that we do for our parish.

Other

  • Claire Waldron expressed discomfort that adults have to pay $10 for the upcoming Unlocking the Bible faith formation program. Amanda noted that $10 is a commitment incentive to encourage people to attend the class. The class actually costs $20 for the materials. It is suggested that the announcements for this class will be reworded to say that the $10 is a “registration fee.”
  • Diane Fritz was the winner of the 50/50 for $8.50.
  • Amanda thanked the hostesses for the evening, Linda Joyce, Ruth Jezak, and Denise Thomas.
  • JoAnn Elwell led a closing prayer. Father David offered a final prayer.
  • Rosann Bost made a motion to adjourn. Sandy Ragozine seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
  • The next business meeting is March 6, 2018 with mass at 6 p.m. – check the bulletin.

Respectfully submitted,

Megan McCoy, Secretary, with gratitude to Sue Tracey for taking minutes during the meeting.

ARS Minutes: 10/3/17

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
  • The evening began at 6 p.m. with Benediction and the recitation of the rosary in the church with the Franciscans, led by Joanne Cunningham, Prelate.
  • Rebecca Novacel shared pictures and reflections of her recent trip to Haiti while members enjoyed chili, cornbread, and cookies. Joanne Cunningham led the blessing before the meal.
  • The business meeting began at 7:15 p.m. with an opening prayer led by Joanne Cunningham, with 29 members in attendance.
  • Minutes of the previous meeting of September 5, 2017 were provided to the members. The minutes were approved with a motion by Margaret Staahl and seconded by Mary Ann Shay.
  • Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report. Pat Saeger made a motion to approve the report and it was seconded by Linda Wasson. Motion carried and the report was approved.
Item Debit Credit Balance
Beginning Balance $2,436.07
September 50/50 $10.50 $2,446.57
Pie Sale $420.00 $2,866.57
Sandy Ragozine – holy cards $17.75 $2,848.82
Change for rummage sale $500.00 $2,348.82

Old Business

  • There was no update on the large altar server cassock, discussed at the August meeting.

New Business

  • Barb Mulligan, chairperson of the Rummage Sale, gave a summary of how the sale went.
    • It brought in over $2,000 from donated items and $170 from the OLQA Cafe.
    • The cafe sold only $20 on Saturday – it was decided that at the next Rummage Sale we would only sell food on the Friday.
    • Shoppers noted that items were easily organized.
    • There was some confusion at the beginning regarding the price of items and paying at each table. The possibility of making a brief announcement to shoppers at the beginning of the day was discussed.
    • It will be decided at a later date if the sale should be annually or biannually.
    • Please contact Barb with any suggestions for the future.
  • ARS Retreat – Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
    • The retreat will be 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by Claire Waldron.
    • A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
    • Sandy Ragozine noted that 13 people have signed up.
    • Claire has space for up to 25 – if you are able to come, please do.
  • Nomination of New Officers
    • All five offices had a volunteer:
      • President – Amanda Darke (2017-18), Joanne Cunningham (2018-19)
      • Vice President – Bonnie Smith
      • Secretary – Megan McCoy
      • Treasurer – Linda Helch
      • Prelate – JoAnn Elwell
    • A motion to vote was made by Margaret Saahl and was seconded by Barb Mulligan. Motion carried and the five officers were elected by a show of hands.
    • Mary Ann Shay, chair of the nominating committee, thanked everyone for their prayers in this process.

Announcements

  • Barbara J Cruise with the OLQA Choir
    • The date has been changed to Sunday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
    • The cost is $10 per person.
    • If interested, you must call Gigi Beatty at 412-916-2495 to reserve your spot.
  • Parish Feast Day – Saturday, December 9
    • Celebrating after mass.
    • They have asked the Rosarians to make cookies again this year.
    • Sandy noted that last year there were not enough made and she needed to buy some to supplement.
    • Please be as generous as you always are!
  • Gifts for Kids
    • Distribution day will be Thursday, December 14 at 9 a.m.
    • Monday and Tuesday will be working days to get everything together. Please plan to help if you are available – it is a big undertaking.

Committee Reports

  • None

Father David Carter’s Remarks

  • Father David thanked everyone for the great work on the Rummage Sale. He would like to see more activities at OLQA but not necessarily from ARS.

Other

  • Diane Fritz was the winner of the 50/50 for $11.50.
  • Sandy thanked the hostesses for the evening, Pam Humes and Dolly Werner.
  • Joanne Cunningham led a closing prayer.
  • Father David offered a final prayer.
  • Barb Mulligan made a motion to adjourn. Irene Frey seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
  • The next business meeting is November 7, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Megan McCoy, Secretary

ARS MINUTES: 9-5-17

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with Benediction and the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, Prelate. The business meeting followed in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:13 PM with 24 members in attendance and Father David Carter, who offered an opening prayer.

Minutes of the previous meeting of August 1, 2017 were provided to the members. Sis Lane is not on the Rummage Sale Committee as noted in the minutes. With this one correction noted, Margaret Staahl made a motion to approve the minutes. Bonnie Smith seconded the motion and the minutes were approved with one correction.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $2,459.84 and an ending balance of $2,436.07. Linda Helch made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Linda Joyce. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

The large altar server cassock, previously discussed, has been ordered but not received. Sandy Ragozine thanked all who helped in any way with the Labor Day Weekend pie sale. Forty pies were donated and sold. Most of them were sold after the 5:00 Mass.

NEW BUSINESS:

Barb Mulligan, chairperson of the Rummage Sale, stated she is making good progress. The sale will be held Friday, September 29, from 9 AM until 6 PM. Saturday, September 30, from 9 AM until 1 PM will be “bag day.” Each bag will be $2.00. Tables will be set up on Wednesday, September 20 & Thursday, September 21. All tables will be labeled with category signs. There will be a cashier at each table this year. Merchadise drop-off hours are Monday, September 25 from 10 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday, September 26 from 1 PM until 7:30 PM and Wednesday, September 27 from 10 AM until 6 PM. Irene Frey will be in charge of the “cafe” – the food items available for purchase by the public. Sign up sheets were passed around to volunteer for donated food items and to man the sale on both days. Rosann will put it in the bulletin to advertise.

Claire Waldron will present our fall retreat on Saturday, October 7, the feast of the Holy Rosary, from 9 AM until 2 PM. The same format will be used as last time. Claire will meet with Father David soon to set the agenda. A light breakfast will start the day beginning at 8:30 AM. Lunch will also be served.

Mary Ann Shay, chair of the nominating committee, presented the slate of officers.
President – not yet filled. Joanne Cunningham originally agreed to accept the presidency, however, she is accepting the office of president in another organization she belongs to because of unforeseen circumstances and doesn’t feel she can properly fulfill the duties of both organizations. She is willing to take on the presidency of Altar Rosary in the second year of the term if needed.
Vice President – Bonnie Smith
Secretary – Megan McCoy
Treasurer – Linda Helch
Prelate – JoAnn Elwell
Because of the opening for president, by a show of hands, it was decided to hold election of officers at the October meeting.

The grill, which was one of the prizes in our Chinese Auction at the Parish Dinner in August, was donated back to the parish. Sandy stated that a reservation has been made on Sunday, December 3 at the Iroquois Boating Club for our annual Christmas party, beginning at 1 PM. The chili and cornbread supper will be held at our October meeting. Rebecca Novosel is hoping to be with us at our October meeting to share her experience on her recent mission trip to Haiti. Sunday, October 1, at 2 PM, the blessing of pets will take place in the parking lot. Our local Franciscans will join us. Instead of the boxes of goodies sent to our college students before their semester exams in December, it was suggested to send them gift cards instead. The postage on the boxes mailed goes up each year. A Sheetz gift card was suggested. This way they can use it for whatever they need – food or gasoline. The Parish Feast Day will again be celebrated in December. There was a discrepancy in the date for the celebration – either Saturday, December 9 or Sunday, December 10. Sandy will check with Pat Pineo for the correct date. The choir has reserved the Barbara J to cruise and view the Christmas trees around the lake again this year. Cost will be minimal and 20 places have been blocked for Altar Rosary participation.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Margaret Staahl spoke of the Samaritan “summer sale.” They will set up on Wednesday, September 6 and the sale of all their summer clothing will be held on Thursday, September 7 in Anderson Hall. Everything will cost $.25.

FATHER DAVID’S REMARKS:

Father David thanked the group for all they do for the parish. He is impressed and excited for all the activity of the parish, as a whole.

Marlene Gross was the winner of the 50/50 for $10.50. Sandy thanked the hostesses for the evening: Veronica Valentine, Rita Valentine and Marlene Gross.

Father David offered a closing prayer.

Linda Wasson made a motion to adjourn. Rosann Bost seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:06 PM.

Next business meeting is October 3, 2017.
Respectfully submitted,

Sue Drexler, Secretary
As a side note: the Parish Feast Day celebration will be Saturday, December 9.

ARS Minutes: 8-1-17

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham. Father David concluded with Benediction. The meeting followed the rosary in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:15 PM with 26 members in attendance and Father David.

The minutes of the previous meeting of June 6, 2017 were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Mary Ann Shay made a motion to approve the minutes. Barb Boyer seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report from June, with a beginning balance of $3,898.54 and an ending balance of $2,955.54. July beginning balance of $2,955.54 and an ending balance of $2,459.84 Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Denise Thomas. Motion carried and the treasure’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Marlene Gross sent hand made rosaries to the young people that attended work camp. The ARS donated $300 for the group attending work camp for their free day. Joanne Cunningham provided a personal letter to all of the young people going to work camp. The summer outing at the Iroquois Club was attend by 30 and was a success and a good time was had by all.

NEW BUSINESS:

It was decided that the pie sale would be after all three masses. The price will remain $10.00, with more advertising needed. The motion was made by Mary Ann Shay, which was seconded by Denise Thomas. Motion was approved.
Pie sale committee:
5:00 mass – Linda Wasson & Pat Gilfoyle
8:00 mass – Dee Dee Morian & Amanda Darke
10:30 mass – Sandy Ragozine & Rosann Bost
Rosann will add info about the pie sale in the bulletin.

The tall altar robe is missing, Amanda Darke made a motion to purchase another robe, which was seconded by Megan McCoy, motion was approved.

BY LAWS: Mary Ann Shay and her committee, Marlene Gross and Pat Saeger will nominate new officers. We need to pray about filling these positions.

Feast of the Holy Rosary retreat Oct. 7th 9:00 – 2:00 in the PEC with Claire Waldron, followed by mass or adoration.

BOOK CLUB: Father Downs suggested reading “Sunny Spaces.” The book club will meet on Aug 23rd at 6:00 in the basement of Silver Shores.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Barb Mulligan reported on the up and coming rummage sale, Sept 29th 9:00 – 6:00 and Sept 30th 9:00 – 1:00 with Sat. being $2.00 bag day. Collection of items will start the weekend before. Pat Gilfoyle offered the use of half of her garage for storage. Suggestion was made to make the Cafe’ larger for more seating and the hot dogs from the golf outing would be served. Committee for the rummage sale: Barb Mulligan, Linda Joyce, Marlene Gross, Sis Lane, Sandy Ragozine and Pat Saeger. Rosann wanted each person to remember how they ran the cafe’ at the rummage sale.

FATHER DAVID’S REMARKS:

He introduced the Melchizedek Project, an ongoing program to support and encourage our young people who feel called to the priest hood or religious life. We need to cultivate our high school kids. We are faithfully praying for these vocations in working toward a new generation of young priests, and religious sisters and brothers.

Joanne Cunningham shared what ARS is and does for all of us and how fortunate we are to have each other in our lives and how the Blessed Mother is guiding us. Letting each of us know that she felt all our prayers.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Barb Boyer. She won $10.00. Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: JoAnn Elwell and Pam Humes. Father David offered a closing prayer.

Mary Ann Shay made a motion to adjourn. JoAnn Elwell seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:12 PM.

Respectfully submitted in the absence of the secretary,
Linda Wasson, Treasurer

Altar Rosary Minutes: 6-6-17

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed in the hall and was called to order by President, Sandy Ragozine at 7:09 PM with 19 members in attendance and Father Jeff.

The minutes of the previous meeting of May 2, 2017 were provided to the members and with no correction or additions made, Sue Treacy made a motion to approve the minutes. Linda Wasson seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $2,267.87 and an ending balance of $3,898.54. The card party netted $1,832 and the pie sale netted $480. Sue Treacy made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Megan McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

President Sandy Ragozine thanked all those to put flowers on Mary’s altar during the month of May, those who sold carnations at all the Masses on Mother’s Day weekend for Right to Life, and those who baked pies and manned the pie sale on Saturday morning of Memorial weekend and those who sold the remaining pies after the weekend Masses. The morning pie sale was not as busy as usual, so we had pies left and they were sold after the Masses.

The profit of the Card Party was down this year. Members offered their ideas as to why. The number of guests was down from previous years. Since we did not send out 50/50 tickets to the membership early, the amount of the 50/50 was several hundred dollars below normal. Some thought we needed to advertise more. There was not a chairperson this year. Despite these shortcomings, the food was fabulous and everyone had a great time.

NEW BUSINESS:

We have two new altar servers – Hailey McCoy and Charlie Dickey – and not small enough robes to fit them. Irene Frey made a motion, seconded by Dolly Werner to purchase two small altar server robes at $50 each. Motion carried.

The ministerium is holding their annual His Work, His Way project June 12-16. Index cards were passed around with the menu items needed for the meals for the week.

The Fr. Steve Anderson Golf Scramble will be held at Whispering Pines Golf Course on Sunday, July 23, beginning at 1 PM. Barb Mulligan, chairperson, has asked the Altar Rosary Society members to provide cookies for dessert for this fundraiser.

There is no business meeting in July. Our summer outing will be a dinner on the patio at the Iroquois Boating Club on Tuesday, June 27, beginning at 6 PM. Cost of the dinner is $20, payable that evening. Guests are welcome at the same price. Those attending are to let Sandy Ragozine know by June 24, so that proper preparations can be made.

The $1,000 Altar Rosary Graduation Award will be presented at the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, June 11, at the 10:30 Mass. Four applications have been received.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The parish picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9, at the Iroquois Boating Club beginning at 4 PM. Bring a tureen dish to share. We will not have access to the tent this year since we are providing our own food.

Father Jeff will present a slideshow of his recent trip to Italy and France on Thursday, July 29, at 6:30 PM in Anderson Hall.

CatholicHeart Work Camp candles sold very well this year.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

Fifteen teens are attending the CatholicHeart Work Camp – this year in Illinois the week of June 18-24. These volunteers spend the week providing assistance to homeowners and community groups by doing home repairs, yard work, house cleaning, etc. On their way home, they will have a “fun day” in Chicago. Sue Treacy made a motion to give the group $300 toward their fun day, to be used for their lunch and/or dinner. Joanne Cunningham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Diane Fritz won $7.25 in the 50/50 raffle. Sandy Ragozine thanked Amanda Darke and Megan McCoy, our “good fairy hostesses”! Joanne Cunningham offered a closing prayer. Sue Treacy made a motion to adjourn. Dee Dee Morian seconded the motion. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:01 PM. Our next business meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes: 5-2-17

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:06 PM with 21 members in attendance and Father Jeff. We sang to Father Jeff to celebrate his birthday.

The minutes of the previous meeting of April 4, 2017 were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the minutes. Diane Fritz seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $2,600.32 and an ending balance of $2,267.87. Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Pat Taylor. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Dolly Werner, Bonnie Smith, Sue Drexler and Sandy Ragozine cleaned the church before Easter. Sandy thanked them for Rebecca Novosel. Diane Fritz wrapped the rolls for Holy Thursday. Sandy thanked Diane also. Father Jeff stated that “The Night at the Races” was a “stunning success.” There were 110 people in attendance and, according to a preliminary report, the profit for the night was approximately $3,600.

NEW BUSINESS:

 The annual card party is next Tuesday, May 9. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. The doors will open at 5 PM with the appetizer table and drinks ready. The food buffet will be set up at 5:50 PM. Father Jeff will welcome everyone and offer a prayer. Dinner will be served beginning at 6 PM, with tables called by number. The Chinese Auction baskets will begin to be raffled at 6:45 PM. The 50/50 winner will be announced at 7:55 PM, with clean up to follow.
 The pie sale will be held on Saturday, May 27, beginning at 9 AM. Dee Dee Morian, Linda Wasson, Julia Catalano and Barb Mulligan will work the pie sale. If pies are not all sold in the morning, Clare Waldron & Linda Wasson will sell them after the 5:00 Mass. Megan McCoy and Amanda Darke will sell after the 8:00 Mass, if necessary. Rosann Bost will put an announcement in the bulletin and Sue Drexler will send an email to the membership reminding them of the pie sale and asking for pie donations. Pies can be dropped off in the hall on Thursday & Friday anytime or on Saturday morning before 9:00.
 Pat Taylor will again head the Graduation Award committee. She will send out the applications to Aaron Brown, Maria Corner, Peyton Morian and Brenna Prenatt. Three Altar Rosary Society members will read and score the applications.
 Carnations will be sold after all Masses Mother’s Day weekend, May 13 & 14, to benefit Right to Life.
 The Art Fest will be held in Anderson Hall May 20 – 23, following Mass on Saturday and Sunday and on Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday afternoon.
 The Diocesan “Pray for Priests” calendar lists Father Jeff on Wednesday, May 17.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

Father Jeff will be at the card party after the Parish Council meeting. He asks for prayers while he is on vacation to Italy and France. After he returns, he offered to host “A Taste of Italy and France” to show his photos.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Diane Fritz. She won $8.00. Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: Barb Boyer, Linda Wasson and Sue Drexler. Joanne Cunningham offered a closing prayer.

Joann Elwell made a motion to adjourn. Barb Boyer seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:51 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes: 4-4-17

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Diane Fritz, in the absence of Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:04 PM with 30 members in attendance and Father Jeff came after RCIA.

The minutes of the previous meeting of March 7, 2017 were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Mary Anne Shay made a motion to approve the minutes. Barb Boyer seconded he motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $4,080.52 and an ending balance of $2,600.32. Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Pat Taylor. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Sandy Ragozine thanked Claire Waldron for presenting our recent retreat on March 25, which was attended by 19 ladies, and thanked the committee of Pam Humes, Ruth Ann Cooper, Dolly Werner, and Ruth Jezak. Claire thanked Rosann Bost for her help also. Everyone “participated beautifully.” Sandy also thanked everyone who helped with the recent Lenten Luncheon and the Soup & Bread Supper on March 17. Donations for the ARS “Taste of Italy” basket for the “Night at the Races” basket raffle were received. Barb Mulligan will put the basket together. We did not purchase a new chalice for Father Jeff. A new liner was put in his current chalice. Leslie Conlin presented a written report on the First Reconciliation brunch this past Saturday. There was one correction in her report. Two hundred dollars ($200) was budgeted and receipts for $99.42 were submitted, according to Linda Wasson.

NEW BUSINESS:

The annual Card Party will be held on May 9. Entrance into the hall will be the double glass doors, to avoid congestion near the kitchen. Doors will open at 5 PM, with drinks and appetizers available at that time. The buffet will begin at 6 PM. The basket raffle will begin after dinner and the 50/50 winner will be announced at the end of the evening. No 50/50 tickets were mailed to the members this year. Everyone must purchase an admission ticket for $10 and will include the buffet dinner and a Chinese Auction ticket. Additional Chinese Auction tickets and 50/50 tickets will be available for sale. Sign up sheets were passed around during the meeting for donations of baskets for the Chinese Auction, for volunteers to set up and decorate the hall on Monday, May 8 at 10 AM, for food donations for the buffet, and for helpers to clean up. Linda Joyce and Mary Anne Shay will sell admission tickets. Linda Helch and Nancy August will deliver prizes to the winners. Pat Saeger and Claire Waldron will be the “floaters,” to help where needed. Sue & Carol Saulsbery and Joanne Cunningham will sell the Chinese Auction tickets. Marlene Gross and Veronica Valentine will sell 50/50 tickets. Linda Wasson will be the banker. JoAnn Elwell, Sue Simonetta and Barb Mulligan will head the clean up crew. Barb Mulligan will be the MC. Pam Humes, Linda Helch and Ruth Jezak is the kitchen committee. Members were asked to take posters to different businesses to advertise the Card Party. Advertising will also include the newspapers and notifications to the surrounding parishes.

Claire Waldron declined her $100 stipend for presenting the ARS retreat. Mary Donegan, JoAnn Elwell and Claire Waldron purchased adult coloring books and colored pencils for hospice patients with the money.

We will have our annual pie sale on Saturday morning, May 27, beginning at 9 AM in Anderson Hall.

We will clean the church for the Triduum and Easter on Wednesday, April 12, beginning at 9 AM. Any help will be appreciated.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

“Night at the Races” will be held on Saturday evening, April 29, beginning right after the 5 PM Mass. The committee includes Jay Verno, Tim & Rosann Bost, Tony & Sandy Ragozine, and Tom & Mary Donegan. Admission tickets are $15 and include dinner, beer and soft drinks. BYOB. There will be a Chinese Auction. Horses can be purchased & named for $10. Winning horses in each race win $50.

The ARS will sponsor a Carnation Sale on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13-14, after all three Masses. Diane Fritz and Linda Wasson will sell carnations after the 5 PM Mass. Megan McCoy and Amanda Darke will sell after the 8 AM Mass. Barb Mulligan will sell after the 10:30 Mass.

Barb Mulligan will chair the Rummage Sale on September 29 & 30 (Friday and Saturday). Saturday will be Bag Day.

The Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, July 23, at Whispering Pines Golf Course, beginning at 1 PM. This outing will benefit the parish.

The Art Fest will be held on May 20-23. John Meyerhoff is chairman.

The Altar Rosary Society members will again provide altar flowers during the month of May. Call the office if you would like to provide the flowers any weekend of May.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

The floor in Anderson Hall, the kitchen & rest rooms will be replaced with CSA monies. The outside ramp at the entrance near the kitchen will also be redone. Bids for floor replacement will begin soon. This project will be done in September after the hall will no longer be needed to weekend liturgies.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Marlene Gross for $9.50. Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: Pat Saeger, Sue Keas and Joanne Cunningham. Mary Anne Shay helped in Joanne’s absence. We recited the Hail Mary and Father Jeff offered a closing prayer.

Sue Treacy made a motion to adjourn. Veronica Valentine seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes – 03-07-17

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The evening began at 6:00 with mass celebrated by Father Jeff Lucas. The meeting that followed was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine with 31 members in attendance. The minutes from the previous meeting were provided to the members and with no additions or corrections, Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the minutes. Joanne Cunningham seconded the motion and the minutes were approved. Linda Wasson presented a treasurer’s report with an ending balance of $4,080.52. Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Linda Helch and approved.

Old Business

Sandy reported that several thank-you cards were received from college students for the Christmas gift boxes that they received from the ARS and one thank you was received for a shut in gift. Joanne Cunningham reported that Linda Wasson and a small group of ARS members went to visit shut in church members and gave them small angel figurines. Sis Lane thanked the group for their visit on behalf of her husband.

New Business

The ARS will host the Lenten Soup and Bread meal on March 17. Members were asked to sign up to bring either soup or bread for the meal.

All women of the parish are invited to attend the ARS retreat on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Claire Waldron will present the program titled Annunciation “Living the Scriptures,” which will include breakfast and a light lunch.

Sandy suggested presenting a ‘Style Show’ at the April 4 meeting, which would feature clothing from the Holy Ground Thrift Shop. After discussion, it was decided to put this idea on hold.

Barb Mulligan volunteered to be chairman for the annual rummage sale to be tentatively held on September 29 and 30. More details will follow.

Mary Anne Shay attended the recent Stations of the Cross and was impressed with the age appropriate books with stickers that were used by the Religious Education Program to educate children and parents about the Stations of the Cross. Amanda Darke provided more information about these books. Linda Helch made a motion to purchase books from the same company about “How to Pray the Rosary.” Barb Mulligan seconded the motion, which was approved.

Barb Mulligan asked the members if they still wanted to have an installation of officers’ mass in the near future or just wait until after the new slate of officers are elected next year. After discussion, it was decided to have the special mass after the next election of officers.

Announcements

Members are reminded of the upcoming Lenten Lunches to be held on Wednesdays throughout Lent beginning at noon. OLQA will host lunches on March 8 and 29. Volunteers are welcomed to help in the kitchen. We will be partnering with Faith and Grace Church on March 29 and ARS members are asked to volunteer to provide desserts for that luncheon.

Father Jeff spoke about the Night at the Races fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, April 29. Only 150 admission tickets will be sold at a cost of $15 each and will be sold after all masses. Horses can also be purchased for $10. Beer, soft drinks and finger foods will be provided. A Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing will also be available. Sandy asked members to help donate to an ARS basket to be included in the Chinese Auction. After discussion, it was decided that the theme of our basket will be “A Taste of Italy” and members are asked to bring donated items to the April meeting.

Mary Anne Shay asked for volunteers to help her with the ARS scrapbook. Rosann Bost suggested that volunteers could work on the scrapbook during meetings.

Sandy advised members that preparations for a new church directory would begin in June.

Father Jeff encouraged members to attend the Bread and Soup meals and the Stations of the Cross that follow. He also reminded the members about the Lenten Lunches on Wednesdays throughout Lent. We have a strong ecumenical ministerium in our community and the religious leaders all work well together. Father Jeff’s chalice has had a problem with pitting and the recent replating did not work. Irene Frey made a motion to purchase a new chalice at a cost of $1,261.00. Ann Koscelak seconded the motion which was approved.

Sandy thanked our hostesses Margaret Staahl, Pam Humes, and Mary Anne Shay. Bonnie Smith won the 50/50 for $14.00 and graciously donated it back to the ARS. Joanne Cunningham read a closing prayer. Barb Mulligan made a motion to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Linda Helch. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Treacy (Vice President) in the absence of the secretary

ARS Minutes: 11-1-16

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

ARS Minutes: 11-1-16

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in the hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:08 PM with 27 members in attendance and Father Jeff. We welcomed new members: Susan VanBuren, Mary Lou Banks, Julia Catalano, Elaine Zicarelli, Agnes Medrick, Dee Dee Morian, Claudia Predis, Pam McGonigle and Beth Grocé.

The minutes of the previous meeting of October 4, 2016 were provided to the members. There was one correction – the parish Feast Day dinner will be held after the 10:30 Mass on December 11, not December 18. Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the minutes with one correction. JoAnn Elwell seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presenter the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $5,648.63 and an ending balance of $5,660.13. Barb Boyer made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Veronica Valentine. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved. Linda read a letter from Tom Donegan regarding the annual audit of the Altar Rosary financial books and the books are in order.

NEW BUSINESS:

Leslie Conlin will chair the Gift Boxes for College Students project. The boxes will be packed on Tuesday, December 6, beginning at 2:45 PM in the hall. Items for the boxes can be dropped off in the kitchen between Dec. 2 & 6. Joanne Cunningham will serve as chairman of the Gifts for Shut-Ins project. The parish Feast Day will be celebrated on Sunday, December 11, following the 10:30 Mass. Help is needed for decorating the day before, for kitchen help the day of the dinner to receive and set up the tureens, and clean up. Sign up sheets were passes around to volunteer for any of these. The annual ARS Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 4, at the Iroquois Boating Club, beginning at 1 PM. A sign up sheet was passed around or you can call the office to make your reservation. The IBS is charging $20 per person for the dinner. There is no charge to attend the party if you are a member of the Altar Rosary Society. The ARS will pick up the tab. Father Jeff suggested that guests be allowed to attend for half of the cost of the dinner. Sue Treacy made a motion, seconded by Ann Koscelek, that you may bring a guest for $10. Motion carried. Sis Lane is, once again, collecting new sox for the Gifts for Kids program. Those attending the Christmas Party at the IBC are asked to bring sox for this project, in lieu of a gift exchange. Also on December 4, the choir has reserved the “Barbara J.” Altar Rosary members are invited at take part in this ride around the lake to see the Christmas trees lit up for $5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sandy announced that the trip to Kraynak’s in Sharon on Friday, December 11, has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Linda Wasson announced that there is an Ultreya for Cursillo on Friday, November 11, at 7 PM in the church. Rebecca Novosel has asked for help to spruce up the church for the coming holiday season. Anyone that can help is asked to be at the church on Tuesday, November 15, at 9 AM. Pat Kaider announced that the angel tags will be on the trees the weekend before Thanksgiving for the Gifts for Kids program. There are around 300 kids, 13 and under this year. Thursday, December 15, is the distribution day in the hall. The hall will be set up for the distribution on December 11 after the Feast Day dinner.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

Father Jeff welcomed the new members. He stated that a budget for ARS is needed, acceptable to everyone. Ground was broken for the new cemetery garage. An addition to the PEC garage has also begun. This is being done to create a foyer for the PEC for students to be dismissed from one door. Prayers are requested for Father’s sister, Mary, who has cancer.
The last Theology Uncorked will be this Thursday evening. Saturday is the Morning of Reflection.

Sue Drexler was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing for $10.50.

Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: Ruth Jezak, Pat Gilfoyle and Carol Herchenroether. She also thanked anyone who brought cookies for tomorrow evening’s Memorial Mass.

Father Jeff led us in the Memorare, as a closing prayer.

Barb Mulligan made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Rosann Bost. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, secretary