CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CLUB
The Catholic Women’s Club of Christ the King Parish welcomes women of all ages to participate. Members of the Women’s Club focus on its mission which is spiritual renewal, fund-raising for the parish, and social events throughout the year. The Women’s Club’s monthly meetings and activities provide opportunities to meet new people, renew friendships, and participate in the vibrant life of Christ the King Parish.
Members of the club are women who enjoy each others company while adding to the strength of our parish. Participation in the club provides opportunities for developing social relationships while pursuing individual interests and talents. The club’s activities include meetings, social afternoon and evening events, a summer fair, a bake sale, an annual raffle, a Christmas bazaar, and combined events with other parish organizations.
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~ UPCOMING EVENTS~
November 18 ~ Holiday Decorations
“Holiday Decorations For A Cape Cod Christmas”
Presented by Sue Preston ~ Hyannis Country Garden
Friday, November 18, 2016 – 1:00 PM – Parish Hall
Reserve your seat by Monday, November 14
Desserts and Coffee…$5 Donation Requested At the Door
Reservation Information Forms Available in the Parish Office
Saturday – December 3, 2016
9 AM – 3 PM – Parish Hall
Come one, come all!
2016 ~ 2017 Calendar
January 20 ~ Afternoon At The Movies, 1:00 PM
February 24 ~ Lenten Morning of Reflection, 9:15 AM
March 11 ~ St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 5:30 PM
April 21 ~ Fashion Show, 12:00 PM
May 19 ~ Cahoon Museum Tour, 11:00 AM
June 13 ~ Annual Banquet, TBD
With the exception of the May and June dates the
Catholic Women’s Club meetings/events are held in the Parish Center.
News & Reviews…
October ~ Catholic Women’s Club Hosts Oktoberfest
On Saturday evening, October 15, the Catholic Women’s Club of Christ the King Parish hosted its first Oktoberfest celebration. Over 100 guests gathered in the Parish Hall where tables were colorfully set for Autumn with orange and yellow cloths and miniature mum centerpieces in various shades. The music of Ray Cavicchio serenaded those in attendance. The social hour featured an inviting cheese and fruit table where people sampled the offerings while overlooking the raffle table which had a variety of items to choose from. Among other things the raffle offered a basketed arrangement of flowers, an unusual wine opener, a handmade purse from the Designs by J. Dennis Collection, and a gift basket filled with gourmet goodies. The evening’s door prize was an elegant handmade centerpiece which was a succulent decorated oversized pumpkin.
After a welcome to the evening’s festivities by President Teri Sweatman, Father Edward Healey, Pastor of Christ the King Parish, led the blessing of the meal. Prepared by Eat Your Heart Out Caterers, a delicious German buffet dinner was served. As the meal came to a close Mrs. Sweatman introduced multi-talented musician Ray Cavicchio. Ray’s musical career started at 16 as a marimba artist on the Lawrence Welk Show. Ray holds a Ph.D from Tufts in Psychology-Medical Engineering. He is a photographer, computer-graphic artist, and an instrument-rated private pilot. This gifted musician, over time, developed his ultimate keyboard instrument, the Cavichord, parts of which are patented. Resembling an accordion, the Cavichord has the bass and chord buttons on the left side, and a piano style keyboard on the right while adding a fourth section of melody derived from the highest note played with the right hand. Each of the four sections can play a unique combination of sounds simultaneously depending on how the Cavichord is squeezed. The evening’s music ranged from symphony orchestra sounds to the piano and guitar and others, and included classical, to old time, to current music. In addition to Ray’s melodious voice the group was also entertained by the impromptu singing performances by Karen Klein of “Summertime” and “I Could Have Danced All Night and Susan Rego who performed “Unforgettable”.
September ~ Opening Meeting
On Friday, September 9, 2016 Christ the King Catholic Women’s
Club began a new program season with an 11 AM Eucharistic liturgy celebrated by Reverend Edward J. Healey, Pastor. Seminarian Dan Nunes was also present in the sanctuary for the Mass. Mary Ann Crowley was the organist and Ann Marie Pavlovich was featured soloist.
Nearly 100 club members and friends gathered in Christ the King Church for the Mass which was served by Dorothy Cishek and Betty Foley. Fran Parsons participated as lector. Club president Teri Sweatman and Vice President Gail Reilly brought forward and presented the Offertory Gifts during Mass.
In his homily Father Healy shared the story of St. Peter Claver, a native of Spain, who left his homeland in 1610 to be a missionary in the New World. He sailed to Cartagena, a rich port city, where in 1615 he was ordained. By this time the slave trade had been established for nearly 100 years and Cartagena was a chief center for it. Ten thousand slaves poured into the port each year after crossing the Atlantic from West Africa in conditions so inhuman that great numbers died in transit. As soon as a ship docked in Cartagena Peter Claver moved onboard to minister to the ill treated passengers. Once the slaves were herded outside he moved lovingly among them with food, drink, medicine, anything that might have brought a small comfort. Peter’s ministry in Cartagena spanned 40 years during which time he instructed and baptized 300,000 slaves. Peter Claver’s life was clearly one of service to the neediest of God’s children in his time. In concluding his homily Fr. Healy reminded all present that service is a willingness to see what needs to be done, whatever it is. His closing remark was a question and a challenge: ‘How do we relate ourselves to St. Peter Claver?’
Following Mass members and guests moved to the parish hall where tables were beautifully adorned with vases of fresh flowers. President Teri Sweatman welcomed the group and introduced and thanked members of the CWC Board for their involvement and support. She indicated that the coming year included some wonderful programs and hoped to see many members attending the meetings. Fr. Healey led the blessing of the food and all enjoyed a sumptuous buffet luncheon. Over dessert the drawing and winner of the 50/50 Raffle was selected.
After the meal Mrs. Dottie Hiltz, Fundraising Chair, announced the cash prize winners of the Summer Raffle sponsored by the Club, proceeds of which fund the various charitable outreach activities of the Catholic Women’s Club. The meeting closed with remarks from President Sweatman and a reminder to all present about the Oktoberfest Dinner with Entertainment by Ray Cavicchio which the Club will host on Saturday evening, October 15 in the Parish Hall. The event is open to all.
Catholic Women’s Club Holds Annual Banquet
On Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016 Christ the King Catholic Women’s Club hosted its Annual Banquet at the Coonemessett Inn in Falmouth.
As members and guests arrived they were invited to stop and view a colorful and comprehensive video presentation of the Club’s many and varied activities and events throughout the recent past. The evening’s ambience was beautifully enhanced by the piano music of Donny Nolan.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Club Vice President Teri Sweatman of scholarship awards to four outstanding high school seniors who, with their families, were guests at the banquet. In presenting the awards Mrs. Sweatman outlined the eligibility criteria and assured all of those present that the future was in good hands because of the qualities exhibited by these young people. Scholarship recipients were: Nathan Ryan, graduating from Barnstable High School who will attend UMASS at Amherst and plans to major in Engineering; Kendall Hoover graduating from Sturgis Charter School who will pursue a degree in Elementary Education at St. Anselm’s College; Daniel Burke, graduating from Sturgis Charter School, who will attend the University of Hartford to study Civil Engineering; Mary Kate Fitzgerald, graduating from Sturgis Charter School, and who has been accepted into the Nursing Program at St. Anselm College. These four outstanding students were heartily congratulated and wished well in their future endeavors.
Following the awarding of scholarships Club President Jeanne Dennis introduced Monsignor Daniel Hoye, Pastor of Christ the King Parish, who led those gathered in a prayer of thanksgiving.
In one of her final gestures as Club President Mrs. Dennis presented Monsignor Hoye with a donation to the parish on behalf of the membership, the result of various fund raising efforts conducted throughout the year. In accepting the donation Monsignor expressed his gratitude to Mrs.Dennis and the membership for their ongoing involvement and support in the parish.
In a candlelight ceremony following dinner Monsignor Hoye presided over the Installation of Officers assisted by Club President Jeanne Dennis. Newly installed Officers are: President, Teri Sweatman; Vice President, Gail Reilly; Recording Secretary, Carol DeVincent; Corresponding Secretary, Madeleine Hooke; Treasurer, Diane Kraihanzel.
The evening concluded with the closing remarks of Jeanne Dennis, outgoing Club President, who briefly reminisced over the many activities and events that she had participated in during the past three years of leading the group. Mrs. Dennis acknowledged and thanked the members of her working Board for their diligence and commitment to task and recognized the entire membership for their continued support of the Club and its goals.
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On Saturday evening, May 17, 2016, the Catholic Women’s Club hosted a Scholarship Dinner. Proceeds from this event help to fund the scholarships which will be awarded to high school seniors at the Club’s annual meeting in June. Following a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous buffet was enjoyed by nearly one hundred guests at the dinner. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets in hopes of being the fortunate recipient of one of the numerous and lovely raffle items offered as part of the fund raiser. One lucky person at each table was given the floral table centerpiece at the end of the evening. Following dinner the evening was capped off with the lively musical entertainment of Razzle Dazzle Rat Pack.
On Friday, April 15, Vice President Teri Sweatman welcomed nearly sixty five members to the monthly meeting and introduced the afternoon’s speaker, Jessica High, Design Manager from Pottery Barn in Mashpee Commons. Jessica gave a lively and colorful presentation on Transitioning Our Homes From Winter to Summer. Using many lovely items she had brought from the store she shared practical suggestions to brighten and refresh our homes for the coming season and answered decorating questions from the audience.
Following Jessica’s presentation members enjoyed coffee, desserts, and conversation.
During the month of March the Catholic Women’s Club does not host a meeting but rather joins with the Knights of Columbus and the 50+ Club to sponsor the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Saturday night, March 12, the Parish Hall became a bit of Ireland as a large crowd enjoyed a delicious and traditional Irish feast catered by Eat Your Heart Out Caterers and were entertained by David Polansky. It was a great time for all who attended!
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2016-2017~ EXECUTIVE BOARD
Vice President – Gail Reilly
Treasurer ~ Diane Kraihanzel
Recording Secretary ~ Carol DeVincent
Corresponding Secretary ~ Maddy Hooke
Hospitality ~ Grace Glennon & Betty Foley
Membership/Publicity ~ Marion Mooney
Phone Calling ~ Marion Stearns