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CTK Catholic Women's Club
CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB
The Catholic Women’s Club of Christ the King Parish welcomes women of all ages to participate. Members of the Women’s Club focus on its mission which is spiritual renewal, fund-raising for the parish, and social events throughout the year. The Women’s Club’s monthly meetings and activities provide opportunities to meet new people, renew friendships, and participate in the vibrant life of Christ the King Parish.
Members of the club are women who enjoy each other’s company while adding to the strength of our parish. Participation in the club provides opportunities for developing social relationships while pursuing individual interests and talents. The club’s activities include meetings, social afternoon and evening events, a summer fair, a bake sale, an annual raffle, a Christmas bazaar, and combined events with other parish organizations.
To become a member click on the word application and print the form. Mail to the address included. For additional information please email Jeanne Dennis, President, at email@example.com
~ UPCOMING EVENTS~
Thursday, December 4 ~ 12:30 ~ Parish Hall
Come join us to decorate cookies and treats for the Christmas Fair.
No pre-registration necessary.
Annual Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 6
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Parish Hall
Come One, Come All!
Click for a "Christmas Fair" application
News & Reviews...
Catholic Women’s Club November Meeting
Members and friends of the Catholic Women’s Club gathered on Friday, November 21, 2014 for a pizza and salad luncheon in the parish hall. Following lunch the group was treated to a presentation by Gail Reilly who provided instruction on how to make a boxwood Christmas tree. While those in attendance provided and sculpted their own piece of soaked oasis for the body of the tree the club provided the boxwood and decorations to complete the trees. It was an afternoon of creativity, laughter, friendship, and everyone left with their own completely unique boxwood Christmas tree.
Catholic Women’s Club Salutes Veterans
On Tuesday evening, November 11, Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club hosted a dinner to honor and celebrate veterans. The event was held in the Parish Hall where red, white, and blue were the colors of the evening. Following a social hour with cocktails and appetizers, club president Jeanne Dennis welcomed those in attendance and introduced Rev. Thomas Wyndham who led the group in prayer and thanksgiving.
Following an ‘All American’ themed dinner parish music director Donny Nolan, along with voices of the adult choir, entertained with a lively array of nostalgic music that prompted much audience participation. As each branch of the service was recognized, retired members stood and were saluted with the song that identified their particular military affiliation. For the finale of the performance the entire audience stood to participate in the final song and hymn of the evening, “America the Beautiful” and “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”
Catholic Women’s Club Hosts Baby Shower
At their recent October monthly meeting Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club hosted a luncheon and baby shower to benefit A Baby Center a non-profit organization and program of the Cape Cod Council of Churches. Tables decorated in pink and blue cloths along with brightly colored paper lantern centerpieces set the stage for this festive event. After welcoming members to the luncheon club president Jeanne Dennis extended thanks to all who had donated the wide array of items to be presented to A Baby Center and announced that half of the 50-50 raffle proceeds collected at the luncheon would also be donated to ABC.
Following a sumptuous buffet capped off with baby shower themed desserts made by some of the members, Mrs. Dennis introduced Mary Pat Piersons, Program Director of A Baby Center. In her remarks the Director explained that the Center exists to help children up to three years of age from low income families by supplementing basic needs. In outlining some statistics she shared that the Center serves 500 babies monthly and distributes 15,000 diapers and in excess of 5,000 pieces of clothing each month. The ABC Wish List includes diapers sizes newborn - 6, pull-ups 2T-4T, wipes, baby wash and ointment, formula and baby food and new or very gently worn clothing sizes newborn – 4T. A Baby Center is located at 81 Willow Ave. in Hyannis with satellite locations distributing diapers only at Monomoy Community Center, Monomoy, and Christ the King, St.Vincent dePaul Food Pantry in Mashpee. Those wishing to learn more about the Center, volunteer, or make donations may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Solely dependent on community support to aid children in need who live on Cape Cod and the Islands by supplementing critical basic needs to ensure good health and safety, ABC provides these services without regard for religious affiliation. In her closing comments ABC Program Director Mary Pat Piersons expressed the gratitude and appreciation of the many families who are assisted through the generosity of the community.
Sepetember ~ 2014 Catholic Women’s Club Begins New Year
Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club began a new program season on Tuesday, September 23, with an 11:00 AM Eucharistic liturgy celebrated by Reverend Monsignor Daniel Hoye, Pastor. Deacon Frank Fantasia was present in the sanctuary for the Mass. Ann Marie Pavlovich was featured soloist and Mary Ann Crowley provided organ accompaniment for the nearly 100 attendees. Board member Dorothy Hiltz was lector and Mass was served by club members Dorothy Duffey and Elizabeth Foley. Club president Jeanne Dennis and Vice President Maryann Piccirilli brought forward and presented the gifts during the Offertory at Mass.
In his homily Msgr. Hoye explained the meaning of the message read from the Gospel of Luke and its correlating message to the first reading from Proverbs. In both passages we were reminded that not only are we called to hear the Word of God we are each called to respond to the Word of God, to act on the Word we have heard. We are called to live the Word in our daily lives, letting our actions speak for us as we grow in discipleship. As we begin a new year together we are each called to grow in caring, helping, loving others and to be grateful for the gift of one another.
Following Mass members moved to the parish hall where tables covered with striped table cloths were beautifully adorned with centerpieces of fresh hydrangeas and green accent blossoms set in glass canning jars. President Dennis welcomed everyone and introduced Msgr. Hoye who led the group in grace before the luncheon.
Following the meal Mrs. Hiltz, fundraising chairperson, announced the cash prize winners of the summer raffle sponsored by the club. Proceeds from the raffle fund the various charitable outreach activities of the women’s club. After outlining the upcoming programs planned for the 2014-15 year Mrs. Dennis thanked the membership for their continued participation and enthusiastic support of the club.
At their next meeting the Catholic Women’s Club will host a Baby Shower to benefit the Baby Center of Cape Cod. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2014 in the Parish Center hall and will begin with a catered luncheon at 12:00 noon. All who plan to attend are asked to bring an unwrapped baby gift.
Catholic Women’s Club Holds Annual Banquet
On Tuesday evening, June 10, 2014 Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club hosted its annual banquet at the Coonemessett Inn in Falmouth.
As they arrived attendees were invited to stop and view the club’s ‘year of memories’, a colorful and comprehensive video presentation of the many and varied activities sponsored by
the Women’s Club throughout the 2013-14 year. The evening’s ambience was enhanced by the piano music of Donny Nolan.
Following the social hour President Jeanne Dennis welcomed members and guests and introduced Monsignor Daniel F. Hoye, Pastor of Christ the King Parish, who led those gathered in grace before dinner.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Club Vice President Maryann Piccirilli of scholarship awards totaling $6,000 to three outstanding high school seniors who, with their families, were guests at the Banquet. Scholarship recipients were: John Bondarek, graduate of Sturgis Charter East High School who will attend Cape Cod Community College to pursue his interest in broadcasting with the goal of becoming a television anchor; Callie Donahue, graduate of Falmouth High School will attend Rochester Institute of Technology for studies in biotechnology, with the ultimate goal of earning a PhD and pursuing a career in the field of medical research. Lily Josephs, also a graduate of Falmouth High School will be attending the University of New Hampshire to study medical laboratory science in pursuit of a career as a forensic scientist with hopes of working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These three outstanding students were heartily congratulated and wished well in their future endeavors.
Following dinner President Dennis presented Monsignor Hoye with a donation to the parish which was gratefully accepted by Monsignor who thanked the membership for their ongoing support and involvement in Christ the King Parish.
In her closing remarks Mrs. Dennis acknowledged the members of her working board for their diligence and commitment to task and thanked the entire membership for their involvement and support during this past year.
Sue Preston Addresses the Catholic Women’s Club
At the May meeting of the Catholic Women’s Club members gathered over wine and cheese and enjoyed a presentation by Sue Preston of Country Garden in Hyannis. Sue demonstrated the easyassembly of miniature gardens in hanging glass orbs and small flat-bottomed terrariums. She alsocreated an enchanting Fairy Garden which was awarded as a raffle prize along with succulent container gardens that were centerpieces on each table. The meeting concluded with attendees enjoying coffee and an assortment of desserts.
The Catholic Women's Club hosted a Christian Passover Seder meal
on Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014
click to view the photo album from the evening
Catholic Women’s Club Hosts Share the Love Luncheon
On Friday, February 14, the Catholic Women’s Club of Christ the King Parish celebrated their monthly meeting on Valentine’s day with a Share the Love luncheon. Members were welcomed by President Jeanne Dennis. Ms. Dennis informed members that the club plans to host a Christian Passover Seder Meal on Wednesday evening of Holy Week, April 16, in the Parish Hall. The Seder Meal will be open to all members of the parish to attend. Following that announcement Ms. Dottie Hiltz, Fundraising Chair, provided information about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Celebration to be held on Saturday evening, March 15, beginning with a 5:00 PM cocktail hour followed by a traditional corned beef dinner starting at 6:00 PM and catered by Chef Roland’s Catering. The evening, co sponsored with the 50+ Club and the Knights of Columbus, will feature the entertainment of Jack Wyatt and be held in the Parish Hall. Please contact Dottie at 508-477-2837 for additional information. Following a grace of thanksgiving members enjoyed a lovely buffet luncheon, chocolate desserts included, while admiring the festive table decorations featuring vases of red and white tulips.
Following lunch President Dennis introduced the afternoon’s speaker, Jean Trexler, whose presentation epitomized the share the love theme of the meeting. Jean explained that she found her life passion in 2012 when her daughter Andrea visited Uganda on a mission trip and was introduced to the work of Pastor Bubonero Samuel who heads Return Ministries Organization in Busaga, Uganda. Andrea, who returns each year to Uganda, told her mother of the great poverty and enormous need in the village. Asking how she could help, Jean’s daughter told her that she might help by providing some much needed clothing for the children of the village. That was when Jean started to sew and recruit other local women to sew or contribute materials to make ‘pillowcase dresses’ and shorts along with t-shirts for the children. Ms. Trexler now sends 2 shipments a year to Busaga, Uganda, mostly at her own expense. To date she has shipped 850 pieces of hand sewn pillowcase dresses, shorts, and t-shirts for children and the need continues to grow beyond this village to a neighboring one where conditions are even worse. In addition to the work of Jean Trexler, President Dennis also displayed for sale “Beads For Life”, colorful paper jewelry made by Ugandan women and sold by Women Helping Women. All proceeds from the sale of the jewelry go directly to these Ugandan women most of whom are the sole support of their families.
Concluding the meeting Ms. Dennis expressed the gratitude of the club to Ms. Trexler for sharing her story and encouraged members to find ways in which they might help in this ongoing effort to clothe children in Uganda.
2013-2014~ EXECUTIVE BOARD
Fundraising ~ Dottie Hiltz
Membership ~Marion Mooney