Saturday Socials

Have you heard about our First Saturday socials? Beginning in December court members have met at a variety of restaurants. Our first meeting was a La Madelaine at 1960/Hwy 290. Response was very positive.

The second meeting was January 5 at Azuls for dinner following the 5:00 pm Mass. A few guests joined in the fun. On February 2 members and guests met at First Watch in Fairfield for breakfast. The next event will be on March 2, location to be announced. Check out the calendar on this website for more information.

Christmas Party

Members enjoyed our Court’s annual Christmas party on Sunday, December 9. We gathered in the Community Center to enjoy potluck dishes, games, music and visiting with each other. Father Ralph joined us, as well as a great many guests, both old and young! Drawing skills were tested during Pictionary, as well as everyone’s memory of Christmas songs! Bingo winners chose gifts from the White Elephant table.

Lela Polichino was the winner for the grand raffle prize: a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Hope. The beautiful centerpieces designed by Christine Maniscalco were raffled off as well. Pat Gutierrez also provided Christmas poppers.

Three very full boxes of teen gifts for boys and girls were delivered to Cypress Assistance Ministries just in time for distribution for Christmas.

Salute to Veterans

From November 10 to 13 the main driveway leading into Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church was lined with American flags.  Some of the flags had an additional ribbon commemorating a veteran sponsored by parishioners in conjunction with our Wreaths Across American sales weekend..

The court was joined with American Heritage Girls and their mothers in helping to get sponsorships, as well as placement of the flags.  The weekend was a bit cool, but it did not slow down the enthusiasm of all the girls and women involved in placement of the flags.

Fredna Kilcommins, Vice Regent  placing flags adorned with commemoration ribbons.

Members who helped were: Christine Maniscalco, Fredna Kilcommins, Carol Hall, Elizabeth Thompson and Yvonne Rinaldi.  

Last minute ribbons being prepared for flag placement.

Court members who assisted with flag retirement were: Marge Andreo, Martha Stevens,
Yvonne Turnbow and Yvonne Rinaldi.  Tom Rinaldi also lent a hand getting flags stored
for another year.
American Heritage Girls with their mothers lending much needed help with installation.

Behind the scenes prepping ribbons and flags were: Carolyn Maniscalco, Christine Maniscalco (who both hostessed our prep sessions), Patty Kierce, Carol Hall, Lora St. Germaine, Yvonne Rinaldi, and Patricia Gutierrez.

Carol Hall, Financial Secretary holding  flag for installation with a great helper.
Final look, lots of compliments from those who were in the church for First Communion.

Thank You Elizabeth Thompson

IMG_1158Elizabeth Thompson has been one of several core members who were instrumental in the formation of our local court.  She was presented her Past Regent pin at the September 19 meeting.

The first two years of the Court she served as Financial Secretary, followed by 2 years as our Regent.  She continues to be an active member and is always open to offering her time, talent and treasure.

 

Elizabeth .. you are truly one of our treasures!

 

Hairspray & Wine Event

Saturday, October 13 Court members met at the home of Carolyn Maniscalco to prepare ribbons and enjoy a bit of food and wine.

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Christine Maniscalco, our hostess, Patty Kierce, Yvonne Rinaldi, Lora St Germaine and Carolyn Wells cut well over 500 ribbons.   Each ribbon was hairsprayed, sealing to be written on.  The ribbons will be used to record names of veterans and tied to American Flags.  Close to 300 flags  will be displayed along the entry driveway to Christ the Redeemer over Veterans’ Day weekend.

Parishioners will be asked to sponsor a ribbon in combination with our Wreaths Across America the weekend of October 20-21.