At a recent meeting, members of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary CCW assembled 50 "Bags of Basics" for the Bethesda Mobile Mission which services the homeless in Harrisburg. Many items including water bottles, lip balm, tissues, toiletries, razors, deodorant, Zip-Loc bags, and sugar-free gum were donated by council members. Our treasury purchased crew socks for each bag.
Each bag also included the attached prayer card.
Emma Sanderson Karolyn Kerwin
St. Catherine Laboure Parish Our Lady Help of Christians Church
St. Francis Xavier Parish Council of Catholic Women (Gettysburg) held theri End of Year Mass and Dinner in early June. Fr. Daniel Richards, our Spiritual Advisor, celebrated the Mass, assisted by Deacon Jason Cavender. During the Mass Fr. Richards installed the following 2016-18 officers: President, Nancy Newbold; Vice President, Judy Spooner; Secretary, Cheryl Guy; Treasurer, Stephanie Lapham.
Seven Sorrows CCW reaches out to Hershey Medical Center
The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish’s Council of Catholic Women has been busy this fall serving the Middletown community. Recently, a new opportunity presented itself. When Liz Massar, Manager of Patient and Family-Centered Care and Manager of Information Desks at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, suggested a way to extend our outreach to the hospital, we jumped at the chance.
For the last several weeks, the CCW has been writing holiday cards for patients. Get well wishes, Holiday Greetings and prayers were our personal messages in cards that had both religious and secular themes. A total of 376 cards were delivered on Dec. 7th.
Pic 1: Mary Ann Pitek, PCCW Presidentand Jeanne sorting more caps. Pic 2: Linda, Mary Ann & Jeanne sorting caps. Pic 3: 15 bags of caps loaded and ready for delivery. Pic 4: Carm sorting the remaining caps.
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