Share - Summer 2017 - 17
FOUR DECADE MILESTONE
FOR OKLAHOMA COURT
Court St Jude #2166, Lawton, Oklahoma, honored its 40th
anniversary with Mass and the Blessing of the Throats by Rev. Roy
Narisetti and Deacon Jim Coe. A luncheon followed at Mi Familia
restaurant. In the photo, court members in white pause from the
festivities with Father Narisetti and Deacon Jim.
ARIZONA COURT COMMEMORATES
TWENTY-FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
FOR TEXAS COURT
Original story written by Delia Soto for the newspaper "The
Court Our Lady of the Rivers #2376, Three Rivers, Texas, honored
its special milestone with a Mass that included a blessing
by Pastor Rev. Ryszard "Richard" Zielinski. Father Zielinski
emphasized that a priest cannot be a priest if he does not have
his hands, and with his hands come the blessings, indicating the
Catholic Daughters are a blessing who reach out with their helping
hands and happy hearts to do work for the parish and community.
He thanked court members for their commitment and service.
His encouraging words left a powerful impact on court members,
knowing he is their shepher, and they are his flock. A meeting led
by Regent Carmelita Moreno followed the worship service in the
fellowship hall. Sheryl Henry, who was instrumental in forming
the court and who was the first regent, led a group prayer prior
to celebrating with a cake and ice cream social. Court members
assist Father Richard as lectors, sing in the church choir and help
with the upkeep of the church and the annual barbecue picnic,
which is a major fundraiser for the church community.
MASSACHUSETTS COURT CELEBRATES
Members of Court Margaret #629, North Adams, Massachusetts,
joyously celebrated their 95th anniversary with Mass followed by
brunch at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Mass
was con-celebrated by Court Chaplain Rev. William Cyr and Rev.
Pinto Paul from Holy Cross Family Ministries. Deacon George Galli
was homilist. Pictured, left to right, Father Cyr, Treasurer Alice
Samia, Recording Secretary Sally Nolan, Massachusetts Second
Vice State Regent Patricia Adams, Regent Justyna Carlson, State
Regent Maureen Trainor, District Deputy Mary Ann Gruszecki and
Anne Carruth, Regent, Court Bishop Molloy #1441, Nashua, New
Hampshire. Anne's mother Ruth Meaney and Sister Mary Ellen
Perrault were long-time members of Court Margaret. Present
but not pictured were Past National Regent M. Joan McKenna,
Past National Director Joyce Fleming, and Past State Regent Judi
Court Our Lady of the Desert #2164, Mesa, Arizona, celebrated
its 40th anniversary with Mass celebrated by Court Chaplain Rev.
Thielo Ramirez, followed by brunch. Arizona First Vice State Regent
Irene Gramza and State Secretary Lorrie Holland represented the
Arizona State Board. Madeline Marcoux, Regent, Court St. Clare
of Assisi #2677, Surprise, Arizona, was present. National Director
Susan Moné, the court's only surviving charter member, gave a
brief history of the court. Susan was presented with a corsage
and plaque to mark the landmark occasion. Susan's mother, Jean
Beatty, had also been a charter member of the court.