We are the ladies group of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Jewett City, CT.  The Columbiettes are an auxiliary group to the Knights of Columbus.  In the U.S. and Canada we are almost 14,000 strong.  Our chapter was established December 2, 2012.  Yes, we're pretty new at this!  We have a group of 56 fabulous women who are caring and wonderful.  Each of us brings different talents and personalities.

Our meetings are the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm in the Church Hall, which is in the basement of our church.  You must be a member before you can attend our meetings, but you are welcome to join us for Social Hour, which begins at 6:00pm. We are always looking for new members!  
The Columbiettes main function is the social and spiritual support of our members, the Knights of Columbus, and our Parish.  Our group is also involved in many exciting projects and fund raisers. There's lots of work to be done, and we've made a pretty good start at it.  Because we are a separate group, we are able to identify a need and fill that need.  Some of the needs are social.  Some of the needs cost money to make happen, so we organize fundraisers.  Check out the McCabe Projects page to see what we've been up to.
Any Catholic woman in good standing can join Columbiettes.  If you are unsure if you qualify, please feel free contact our President, Maryann Stradczuk, to discuss this or speak privately with Fr. Ted Tumicki, our Pastor.  He is happy to guide you on how to proceed.  Maybe your sister or best friend belongs to a different parish.  Ask her to join with you!  The more the merrier.

Our officers for the 2019-2020 year are as follows:
  • President - Donna Coombs
  • Immediate Past President - Maryann Stradczuk
  • Vice President - Allison Turcotte
  • Financial Secretary - Cheryl Morin
  • Treasurer - Rebecca Jusseaume
  • Secretary - Kristi Surratt
  • Sentinel - Linda Pucel

Thanks for checking out Columbiettes!