More March News

posted Mar 29, 2014, 4:40 PM by Maryann Stradczuk

Hello Ladies!

Debbie, Vicki, Kristi and I have returned from the State Columbiettes Day of Recollection in Wolcott.  What a lovely Girls' Day Out!  We will be laughing about this or that for quite some time!  It was also nice to see and chat with other Columbiettes from around Connecticut.  Fr. Kevin Donovan spoke about happiness, forgiveness, and being truly present during the mass.  The question and answer period was fascinating!  We also experienced Stations of the Cross.  For me, Stations really brings home the Lenten experience.  

The next State Columbiettes event is the Major Degree in Fairfield on April 26th.  I would love to see every member who is currently a First Degree member go for the Major Degree Ceremony.  There are also places on the Major Degree Team to participate.  Vicki Rosich, Jo Ann Rowley, and I have already volunteered.  There may be room for more of us to participate, but there is infinite room for Major Degree members to support our First Degree Members becoming Major Degree Members.  By the way, Alex Kral, Kristi Surratt, and Traci Edwards have already said they would participate.  C'mon ladies, join us!!!  Please let me know if you would like to attend and/or assist.  I already plan to drive and can take four with me.  Call me on my cell (860-608-6772) or e-mail me if you want more information.

On a personal note, I am having my surgery on Wednesday morning and will be spending the night at the Hotel Backus.  Two surgeons will take turns doing their thing, and I will have only one recovery.  Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers!  I know some of you are worried, but I have every expectation of a fabulous outcome.  You guys are the best!  After Thursday, I will hopefully be feeling well enough to be bored at home and would love for any and all of you to come visit me.  I am so blessed to call each of you my friend.  It is a gift I never expected when we started on this journey not so long ago.

If you have adopted a member, please give hear a call so everyone is included.  Thanks!!

-  Maryann