Share - Winter 2018 - 33
STATE CONVENTION IN COLORADO
MARYLAND COURT BRINGS JOY TO NURSING
A team of eleven members of Court St. Joseph #2300, Eldersburg,
Maryland, visit the Transitions Nursing Home each month. They
help residents play bingo for small prizes and enjoy homemade
cookies and fun treats. The team brings smiles to the residents'
faces by dressing in a theme each month, such as bunny ears
for Easter. The Transitions Life Enrichment Director told the
court, "You are such a great asset to our facility and definitely
the residents love you all." In the photo are Pat Benedictis, Elena
Hodgkiss, Midge Weber, Cheri Hundertmark, John Hundertmark,
Toni Giordano and Kathy Monteil.
CALIFORNIA COURT THANKS CLERGY
Court St. Joachim #2553, Madera, California, held a potluck dinner
to thank their parish priests (Oblates of St. Joseph) and sisters
(Sisters of the Immaculate Conception). "Thank you for teaching,
guiding, and inspiring us every day," the court said to them. "Most
of all, thank you for bringing us closer to Christ. You are a wonderful
example of God's love at work." In the photo, left to right, Sister
Isabel Lopez, Mother General Maria Isabel Moraza, Sister Monica
Martinez and Sister Esperanza Fernandez. Not pictured, but
sincerely thanked nonetheless, Rev. John Warburton, Pastor Rev.
Shaji Athipozhi, Rev. James Catalano and Rev. Gustavo Lopez.
FUN AND FRIENDSHIP FOR
Several Massachusetts courts gathered for an enjoyable afternoon
of food and fellowship. Court St. Joseph #1475, Medway, invited
Court St. John Eudes #987, Hudson, Court St. Bernadette
#2410, Framingham and Court Queen of Peace #2724, Foxboro, to
join the festivities. Court members were aided in the cleanup by the
Rev. Joseph Cassidy Council #5231, Knights of Columbus, Medway.
It was pleasant, casual dining enjoyed by all. In the photo, relaxed
participants "smile for the camera."
The 46th Biennial Colorado State Convention was hosted by Court
Holy Family #1794, Security, Colorado. The convention theme
was "Our Faith in God Means We Are Never Alone." All three
Colorado dioceses and nine out of Colorado's eleven courts were
represented. A full slate of state officers was elected for a two-year
term. Rev. Nathanial Hines of Colorado Springs was installed as the
new Colorado State Chaplain. National Secretary-Treasurer and
Colorado State Advisor Emily Guilherme attended. The Very Rev.
Michael Sheridan, bishop, Diocese of Colorado Springs, presided
over the opening and closing Masses. In the photo, front row, left
to right, Patricia Lynch, Colorado state secretary; Barbara Barnes,
first vice state regent; Bonnie Valcik, state regent; Lucy Gasaway,
second vice state regent; and Evelyn Irving, state treasurer. Back
Row, Emily Guilherme and Father Hines.