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Court members gather to celebrate after the successful luncheon.
Seated, left to right, Rose Young; Oguilvia Skelton, vice regent; Mary
Shanahan; Anna Marie Blume; and Eileen Laudani. Standing, left
to right, Julia Kelso, regent; Jane Myrand; Donna Schatz; Christine
Beltran; Susan Freeman; Cathleen Kirby; Cynthia Fisher; Pat
Halvorsen, financial secretary; Tess Cersovski, recording secretary;
Barbara Gunn; Shirley Forgarty; Lisa Hurlimann.
OREGON COURT BAKE SALE HELPS STUDENTS
Court Oregon #118, Eugene, Oregon, held its third Annual
Sweetheart Salad Luncheon and Bake Sale at St. Mary, Our Lady
of the Presentation Catholic Church where Court Chaplain Rev. Ron
Nelson is Pastor. Many in the court donated a salad or volunteered
at the luncheon, and the Bake Sale featured over ten pounds of
homemade fudge! Proceeds will benefit local students who will
attend the Steubenville Conference (a Catholic conference for
teens) in San Diego this fall.
TEXAS COURT INVOLVED IN A VARIETY OF
Court St. Thomas More #2683, San Antonio, Texas instituted in
October 2014, fosters spirituality and engagement in the parish
and community. The court began monthly presentations on a
devotion or title of Mary and an annual May Crowning of Mary.
Subsequent initiatives included presenting to the parish a statue
of Our Lady of Grace, a parish-wide drive for house cleaning
supplies for the Fisher Houses at Ft. Sam Houston Military Base,
a monthly Living Rosary and a "high tea" bringing women and
children together to experience a Sunday afternoon of elegance.
Members gather periodically to bead Rosary bracelets, book
markers and other items that are sold after weekend Masses to
assist in Circle of Love projects. Recently, the court held its first
Baby Shower for mothers from local agencies that have chosen to
keep their babies. Donations of diapers, clothing and baby items
were given to local agencies. Expectant mothers were treated to
gift bags with baby items to take home.
MASSACHUSETTS CAMPUS COURT DELIVERS
HOPE TO ADDICTED HOMELESS
Campus Court Stonehill College #2623, Easton, Massachusetts,
teamed up with Campus Knights of Columbus Fr. Alan Kraw
Council # 7673 to join members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in
Brockton in a service project to benefit Hand Delivered Hope. Hand
Delivered Hope is an organization that provides street outreach
to deliver basic needs, nutrition and resources, as well as hope
and support for recovery, to those in active addiction. Court
members assembled lunches and care packages, "Bags of Hope,"
with items collected in the parish to be distributed to homeless
victims of addiction on the streets of Boston. The campus court
took part in this project last year and later hosted the founder of
HDH, Lynnel Cox, as a speaker at Stonehill College. Ms. Cox shared
her personal story as the mother of a young addict living on the
streets, and how she channeled her worry and pain into forming
a charitable organization that offers food, clothing, comfort and
hope to addicts, as well as education and advocacy to lawmakers,
healthcare professionals and the general public.
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NEW COURT INSTITUTED IN COLORADO
Court Our Lady of Peace #2728, Woodland Park, Colorado, was
instituted on January 14, at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church.
Colorado State Regent Bonnie Valcik instituted the court and Court
Chaplain Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Corbley, I.V. Dei, installed the new
officers. In the photo, front row, surrounded by the new court
members, left to right, Father Corbley; Jamie Ruder, vice regent;
Beverly Jopek, treasurer; Carol Ashurst, financial secretary; Rose
Long, recording secretary; Evelyn Irving, immediate past Colorado
state regent and court member; Julie Hatch, regent; Mary Jane
Armstrong, first vice state regent; and to her left, Bonnie Valcik,