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 February 5, 2018


The February 5th Altar and Rosary meeting was attended by 7 ladies.

We started by saying the rosary.

We heard the secretary's report from Rosemary Pizarro since our secretary was not there.

We had the treasurer's report.  It was suggested that we contribute to the parish's capital campaign.  It was voted on and approved by the members.

The funeral dinner committee served two dinners in January.  The first was for Howard Hageman on Saturday, January 20th, and the second was for Patricia Blatz-Riesen on Wednesday, January 24th. 

There will be a Thrift Store volunteer dinner on Saturday, March 10th at 6 PM, and we were asked to make desserts.  Rosemary Pizarro and Pam Drane said that they would.  All others would be much appreciated.

The Parish Soup and Sandwich dinners are being held for six Tuesdays during Lent from 5 to 6 PM in the school cafeteria.  Altar and Rosary traditionally does the first one which will be on February 20th.  Marge Koehler and Sally Wescott said that they would make sandwiches.  Marge also offered to make a dessert.  We need someone to make soup, and to volunteer to help serve.  Please call Pam Drane at 815-626-1722 if you could do either one.

The Altar and Rosary ladies decided to do a church cleaning on Saturday, February 24 at 9 AM.  We are in need of volunteers to help.  If you can, please call Pam Drane at 815-626-1722.  Also:  bring your own cleaning materials and Murphy Soup to wash down the pews.

It was suggested that the Altar and Rosary do a bake sale on Palm Sunday.  It was tabled for further discussion at the next meeting.

Joan Hermes came in to give a short talk about the Love on a Leash program sponsored by the CGH Foundation.

The February Altar and Rosary lunch will be meeting at the Rock Falls Candlelight at 11:30 AM on Thursday, February 15.  Please call Pam Drane at 815-626-1722 for a reservation.

The next meeting of the Altar and Rosary will be Monday, March 5, at 1 PM.  Fr. Russo will be our guest speaker.




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