Sodality Of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Sodality at St. John's was founded in the 1930's
by the women of the parish.
The group, with it's special devotion to our Blessed Mother,
was founded as a way for the women of the parish
to engage in spiritual and corporal works of mercy
and to assist the pastor in any endeavors he requests.
Our mission statement has evolved over the years,
but was most recently revised in 1989:
"The St. John the Baptist Sodality acts through its organization
to support, empower, and educate all Catholic Women
in spirituality, leadership and service.
St John's programs respond with Gospel values
to the needs of the Church and Parish in the modern world"
(as adapted from the National Council of Catholic Women).
All women of the parish are welcome to become members.
The dues are $3.00 per year.
Currently, we focus on spirituality, education,
and service through our projects and monthly meetings.
Our special projects have included:
Support of a school in Somatillo, Nicaragua,
baby shower/donations to Care Net Pregnancy Center,
gifts and breakfast for First Communion children,
coordinating spiritual projects such as the May Crowning and
the pilgrimage to The Shrine of Divine Mercy,
clothing drive with the help of the youth group, and holiday food baskets.
We also manage donations to Right to Life, missions,
many local charities, and the Bishop’s Fund.
Barbara Allard, Anna Becker, Betty Becker, Henri Billow,
Pat Carpenter, Pauline Cooke, Peg Crossman, Mary Dailey, Theresa DeMasi, Therese Densmore, Eileen Flynn, Mary Harrington,
Sue Harrington, Marie Hawley, Galye Kees, Jill Levin, Rosemary Lindsey,
Marcy McCarthy, Sherry Monte, Vi Myers, Betty Riley,
Joyce Scarey, and Ida Snow.