Saturday, November 8, 2008

80 Years of Serving the Church in Melville

Last Saturday St. Henry's Parish Rosary Sodality in Melville celebrated its 80th anniversary. This sodality and the many similar groups of women throughout the Archdiocese who are so generous with their time and effort carry out such important work in supporting the Church and its works.
We gave thanks to God at the Saturday evening Mass for the women of the parish who over 80 years have raised funds and worked to further the mission of the Church in their community. Then we gathered in the hall to spend time together and enjoy a lunch. These are the women of the Sodality together with their new pastor, Fr. Antoni Degutis OMI who will be installed as pastor the next morning.

A very interesting history of the Sodality was presented by Sarah Banow telling of the many activities that were done over the years to provide for the needs of the parish.

And here I am with the president of the Sodality Evelyn Schmeltzer and Fr. Antoni. It is very good to celebrate the dedication and the achievements of our parishioners on occasions like this.

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