Women's Ministries

Altar & Rosary Society

All women of the parish are welcome!  The group meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:00 pm in the school library.  The ladies pray, supply dinners for parish funerals, sponsor parish events such as monthly coffee & donuts after Masses, special event dinners, special events for school children, Mother/Daughter dinners, in addition to sponsoring social events.  Call President Pamela Drane: 815-626-1722 for more information.

Widow's Group

Parish widows are invited to attend the first Saturday 8:00 am Mass, followed by a social breakfast at a local restaurant.  Call Eileen Linton 815-625-0210 for more information.


Adult Bible Study

An adult bible study meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.  Call Loreta Anning 815-535-7676 for more information.


Meeting minutes from St. Andrew's

 Altar and Rosary Society Meeting April 2, 2018


The meeting began with the rosary.

Nine ladies attended.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and (with a small change) approved.

The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.  Money will be sent to Father Russo, for Masses for the deceased members of the Altar and Rosary, and for the school teachers and workers.

Envelopes for the annual Altar and Rosary dues will be given out at the beginning of all Masses on the last two weeks of April.

There were two funeral dinners this week.

Coffee and Doughnuts will take place after the 7:30 and 9AM Masses on Sunday, April 29.

Rosary at the Citadel Nursing Home will be at 10:15AM on April 12.

The Altar and Rosary Luncheon will be held at 11:30AM at the Sterling Red Apple on April 19.  ALL parish ladies are invited to attend.  Call Pam Drane at 815-626-1722 if you are coming so an accurate reservation can be made.

The Rockford Diocese Council of Catholic Women bi-annual meeting was held Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Pam Drane attended.  All Catholic ladies groups are a part of the Council of Catholic Women.  St. Andrew’s is under the Sterling Deanery of which Josie Whaley of Dixon is the head and Fr. Keenan is the Spiritual Advisor. The Rockford Diocesan Council has Msgr. Dzielak as Spiritual Advisor.  They will be hosting a Leadership Training session on June 23, 2018 in Peoria, and there will be an International Living Rosary on August 12 at 2PM in McHenry.  The NCCW National Convention will be held August 28-31, 2018 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and there will be a Catholic/Lutheran Ecumenical Brunch on October 6 in Rockford.

Church Women United program will be held May 4, 2018.

Pam Martinez from United Way was the speaker after the meeting.  She talked about the Feed the Children program which gives lunches to any ch from May 29th to August 9th each year.  St Andrew Church is responsible for the first two weeks of the schedule.  The lunches are given out on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Noon.  If anyone wants to work, they can call Sally Wescott at 815-625-1343.

The next meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society will be held at 12 NOON on May 7, 2018.  We will be having a potluck before the meeting.  ALL parish ladies are welcome to attend.





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