Saint Anne Women’s Club
Saint Anne Women’s Club Celebrates 70 Years!
On April 10th, the Saint Anne Women’s Club hosted a celebration at the Barrington White House for its 70th anniversary. With over 100 in attendance, the ladies celebrated 70 years of hospitality, ministry and service to Saint Anne and the surrounding community.
The evening opened with a prayer by Father Jack Dewes, Pastor Emeritus of the Saint Anne Catholic Community and Chaplain of the Women’s Club. The group heard moving and often humorous reflections from 17 past presidents about their respective years of leadership: Elaine Conrad, Lois Bataille, Kathy Casey, Maura Chamberlin, Beth Raseman, Maria Liedlich, Maureen Sieger, Peggy Hirsch, Linda Lopez, Eva Kolasinski, Patricia Kolasinski, Irene LaCesa, Mary Sneed, Evelyn Diaz-Jimenez, Andrea Wirt, Margaret Lortie, Anne Rometty, Mary McKenna. Sr. Lauretta Leipzig, the Club’s Spiritual Moderator for the last 30 years, closed the presentations with an inspirational reflection.
The evening ended with an announcement that the Women’s Club current president, Mary McKenna, has been selected as Saint Anne’s Women of the Year in recognition of her hard work, dedication and creativity. She will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women at Cotillion Banquets in Palatine on May 2, 2018.
Welcome to the Saint Anne Women’s Club.
I want to personally invite all the women of the Saint Anne Catholic Community to join our faith-filled and caring group. Our members are united in prayer, hospitality and ministry, and are committed to provide Christian service to others. We strive to strengthen the spiritual, intellectual, and social growth of our members and the larger community.
The Club typically meets for an event and fellowship on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May in the evening as well as a few daytime meetings. The time and place of the meetings are announced in the Clarion and on this web site. These events include a Mass of Remembrance in November for members who died in the past year and an Installation Mass in May to welcome and bless the incoming Board for the next year. At some meetings, inspirational speakers address and engage with the members; at other meetings the members do creative activities that support parish ministries or other groups in need. We also hold special fun-filled social events such as a holiday Christmas Party and group outings. Join now by clicking Membership Form.
Christian service in support of the parish and community is among the most important works of the Club. The Club is always seeking new and existing members to participate in its events and volunteer for the many programs sponsored by the Club. We welcome your ideas and gifts that you would love to share, as we embrace new suggestions and ideas for our Club. We encourage you to volunteer and see how rewarding the experience can be. Click Volunteer Opportunities to learn about the many service opportunities and join us in these rewarding works.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have questions about the Club.
Together in faith always,
Women’s Club President