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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~
INDOOR YARD SALE
Friday - Saturday
August 22 - 23
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Donation Drop Off Days
Wednesday - Thursday
August 20 - 21
1 - 8 PM
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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.
CWC News and Reviews
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.
CTK FAIR WELL-ATTENDED
Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club sponsored its Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 7, in the parish hall. It was a well-attended event enjoyed by everyone. Talented crafters offered handmade jewelry, knitted scarves and hats, frames with seashells and sea glass. There were tables featuring beautiful live Christmas wreaths and seasonal arrangements. Lovely, unusual gift baskets were also available for purchase. Shoppers participated in both cash prizes and gift raffles, bought delicious home-baked goods, and sat for a while at the Holly Café eating lunch and chatting with friends.
In the Children’s Room, boys and girls browsed for family gifts and had their faces painted and played fun games.
Thanks to all who participated in any way for a day full of fun and enjoyment.
In the Children’s Room, boys and girls browsed for family gifts and had their faces painted and played fun games.
Thanks to all who participated in any way for a day full of fun and enjoyment.
Melinda Gallant Entertains at November Meeting
On Friday, November 8, over 100 members and friends of Christ the King
Catholic Women’s Club gathered in the parish hall to enjoy conversation
over wine, cheese and crackers prior to the performance of humorist
Melinda Gallant. Tables were tastefully decorated in yellow and white
table cloths and each featured a freshly carved pumpkin centerpiece
filled with an arrangement of colorful fresh flowers, all created by
club president, Jeanne Dennis.
Following a welcome to all and thank you by President Dennis to club committee members responsible for the afternoon’s events she introduced Mrs. Dottie Hiltz who informed all present about the upcoming Thanksgiving Eve liturgy to be celebrated by Monsignor Daniel Hoye, pastor of Christ the King. As part of the preparation for that Mass members were invited to share their written expressions of what they are personally thankful for on a large paper Thanksgiving Scroll which will be included in the Thanksgiving eve celebration.
Mrs. Hiltz also spoke about the annual Christmas Fair to be held in the Parish Center on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. On hand were a number of sample seasonal arrangements, handmade crafts, and gift baskets along with donation suggestions and signup sheets for various areas where help is needed at the Fair. Proceeds from the event fund the club’s scholarship and charitable giving programs. President Dennis concluded the business meeting by inviting interested members to attend a Christmas cookie decorating party on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3 at 6:30 PM in two adjoining classrooms in the Parish Center. Everything will be provided including pizza, salad, beverage, the cookies to be decorated and decorating supplies. Before moving to seating at the opposite end of the hall past president Fran Parsons drew the name of Pat Welch who was the winner of the November 50/50 drawing.
Humorist Melinda Gallant, dressed in a leopard skin floor length dress, matching animal print gloves, and a red feather boa played the role of “life guide” and offered advice on parenting, dating, diets, aging, memory loss, and what not to wear to Fenway Park. Her humor, enhanced by her bubbly personality, was nostalgic, knowing, funny, and included anecdotes from her own life experience that brought memories and smiles to the members of the audience. Melinda is currently directing a family Christmas show, “A Seussified Christmas Carol”, done in verse as if Dr. Seuss had written it himself. The show opens on December 6 at Highfield Theater and is produced by the Falmouth Theater Guild.
Following Ms. Gallant’s performance the meeting ended with those in attendance sharing coffee and delicious homemade dessert selections.
Catholic Women’s Club Welcomes Bill Graham, Floral and Fashion DesignerOn Friday, October 4, 2013, over one hundred members and friends of the Catholic Women’s Club of Christ the King Parish gathered in the parish hall for the October meeting. Immediately following the welcome and thank you by club president Jeanne Dennis to those members who had assisted with the luncheon the blessing was shared and all enjoyed a sumptuous luncheon followed by an assortment of deliciously tempting desserts singly prepared by President Dennis. Tables were beautifully adorned with white table cloths and vases filled with white pom pom mums accented with wispy green ferns and topped off with a cut out of a white shirt which set the stage for the program to come.
Following the luncheon attendees moved to another section of the hall for the entertaining and often hilarious “floral and fashion show” presentation of The Little White Shirt by Bill Graham. Bill is one of New England’s leading floral design professionals and owner of Beautiful Things, Flowers and Gifts in Salem, MA. An entertainer and humorist, Bill loves sharing his ideas, anecdotes and delightful stories all while accessorizing “the little white shirt” and creating complementary floral designs. The truly delightful program was followed by the announcement of raffle winners each of whom took home one of Bill Graham’s stunning floral arrangements.
The next meeting of the Catholic Women’s Club will be on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the parish hall. Members and friends are invited to come and share the fun and humor of Melinda Gallant with her presentation And Then What Happened: A Guide To Life. Refreshments will be served.
Catholic Women’s Club Begins a New Year
Gospel & Homily ~ Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye
Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club began a new program season on
Tuesday, September 10, with a 12:00 noon Eucharistic liturgy celebrated
by Reverend Monsignor Daniel Hoye, Pastor. Ann Marie Pavlovich was
featured soloist and Mary Ann Crowley provided organ accompaniment for
the more than 100 attendees. Past club president Fran Parsons was
lector and Mass was served by 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 St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. He noted that many self help books today claim to offer ways in which one can reduce stress. Paul’s message clearly advises us not to be captivated by empty philosophies but to be captivated by Christ and his teachings. St. Paul gives us good advice. When we are rooted in Christ, we become boundless in gratitude. As we begin a new year together we are each called to be grateful for the gift of one another.
Following Mass members moved to the parish hall where tables were beautifully adorned with centerpieces of fresh sunflowers 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. Dennis conducted the drawing of 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. Mrs. Dennis thanked the membership for their participation and support after outlining the upcoming programs planned for the 2013-14 year.
On Saturday, September 21, the club will sponsor an Indoor Yard Sale at the Parish Center from 9-3. The public is invited.
The next meeting of the Catholic Women’s Club will take place on Friday, October 4, 2013 in the Parish Center hall. The meeting will begin with a luncheon at 12:00 noon to be followed with a presentation by Bill Graham titled The Little White Shirt. Bill, an entertainer and humorist is one of New England’s leading floral design professionals and owner of Beautiful Things, Flowers and Gifts in Salem, MA. Entertainment, humor, and stunning floral design will all be part of this afternoon program.
Catholic Women’s Club Holds
On Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013 Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club hosted its annual banquet at the Coonemessett Inn in Falmouth. The evening included the awarding of four scholarships to graduating high school seniors, a fond farewell to departing club officers and the installation of new officers.
Following a social hour President Fran Parsons 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 Jeanne Dennis of scholarship awards totaling $8,000.00 to four outstanding high school seniors. Scholarship recipients were: Max MacKoul who will attend Fordham University; Ashley Laird, who will pursue Global Studies at Loyola University, Maryland; Chris Hughes, heading to St. Joseph’s College in Maine to study marketing, and Maisy Halloran, to study at UMASS-Amherst in the field of Hospitality and Management.
Following dinner President Parsons 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.
A candle lighting ceremony marked the installation of new club officers. They are: Diane Kraihanzel, Treasurer; Carol Vincent, Recording Secretary; Maddie Hooke, Corresponding Secretary; Maryann Piccirilli, Vice President; Jeanne Dennis, President;
In her acceptance speech new president Dennis brought out an enormous pair of oversized shoes and spoke of the ‘big shoes’ she has to fill has incoming president, expressing her thanks to all and asking for the support of the membership as she assumes her new role for the next two years.
Closing the evening, outgoing club president, Fran Parsons, welcomed Jeanne and wished her well in her presidency. As she reflected on the past three years she has held the position Fran spoke of four goals she had at the beginning of her term of office.
They were to:
1) Increase the scholarship awards
2) Continue to gift Msgr. Hoye with funds to help the parish
3) Attract younger women to active membership in the club
4) Have fun
Fran ended her remarks by reminding the audience that three years ago when the CWC celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary a tree was planted to memorialize the occasion. That tree is thriving and flourishing, in the same way that the Catholic Women’s Club continues to thrive and flourish today.
CTK Women’s Club Host Dinner and
Evening of Entertainment For
On Saturday evening, April 20th , the Women’s Club of Christ the King
Parish welcomed members and guests to a delightful evening dedicated to
raising funds for a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior in
June at the Club’s annual meeting. Following a cocktail and social hour
President Fran Parsons welcomed those present and introduced Monsignor
Daniel Hoye to lead the group in grace. Monsignor also offered a
prayerful remembrance for those who lost their lives or were injured in
the Boston Marathon and other events of the preceding week. Following a
sumptuous meal catered by Chef Roland entertainment was provided by
David Polansky, entertainer extraordinaire. Polansky, gifted trumpeter,
key board player, and vocalist wowed the crowd with musical selections
of note from the 1890’s through the 1970’s. His music and dialogue were
frequently humorous, sometimes serious, and always clever and engaging.
As his program was nearing its end he played a stirring God Bless
America which brought the crowd to its feet and tears to the eyes of
both audience and entertainer. The evening concluded with the
announcement of the lucky winners of the wonderful raffle items that had
been on display throughout the evening.
The next meeting of the club in scheduled for Monday, May 17th at 1:00 PM in the Parish Hall at Christ the King Church. The presenter will be Sue Preston of Country Garden in Hyannis.
St Patrick’s Day
The St Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 16, 2013 Sponsored
by the Catholic Women’s Club, 50+ Club, and the Knights of Columbus was a
One hundred –eighty six guests enjoyed a delicious meal by Chef Roland’s Catering and the entertainment of Irish Favorites by Jack & Eileen Wyatt of “Jack’s Record Machine”, ending the evening with a raffle of super prizes.
Be sure to plan and come again next year!!
2013 - 2014 Calendar of Events
2013-2014~ EXECUTIVE BOARD
Fundraising ~ Dottie Hiltz
Membership ~Marion Mooney