Events

Ladies of Charity holds social events for our members and their guests to have the opportunity to support our programs, meet others and have fun.

Please join us at our upcoming events!  

Ladies Day Out – A Visit to Yorkshire
Ladies Day Out Yorkshire-2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ladies of Charity Annual Dress for Less Style Show and Luncheon
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Details to follow

Please enjoy a recap of our events that have already happened this year!

2019 Out of Town Day
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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On Tuesday, June 4, many of our local Ladies of Charity traveled to Bergen, NY, to spend time with the Ladies of Charity members of St. Brigid Church. We began the visit with Mass celebrated by Fr. Matthew Phelan, Ide M. Ladies from Bergen and Buffalo assisted as Lector, Eucharistic Ministers, gift bearers. Beautiful guitar music was provided by Kathleen Fink of St. Brigid’s and Holly Walter from Buffalo was cantor for the Mass.

Afterwards, the Ladies from St. Brigid put on a delicious luncheon with several salads and a vegetable/antipasto tray, capped off with luscious homemade desserts.

Our speaker was Sister Marie Schober, who gave us an inspiring talk about our being present to God and recognizing God’s presence in all people in our lives and in all nature around us. She gave us many helpful handouts to assist us in realizing God’s presence in every aspect of our lives. She also presented us with suggested prayers for us to use in our daily prayers.

Many thanks to Jan Bausch, President, and to all of the Ladies of Charity of St. Brigid Church for their exceptional hospitality.

More photos are in the Photo Gallery

2019 Mass of Remembrance, Enrollment of New Members,
and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
May 16, 2019

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From left to right in above picture:
Chris Eberl, Alice Russ, Kathy Roseti, Elaine Wendel, Fr. Roy, Cosma Kidder, Delores Celano, Diane Zwiecki, Debbie Chadwick, Irene Siedlarczyk

Mass of Remembrance and Enrollment of New Members was held on May 16, 2019 at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church with 75 members in attendance. Father Roy Herberger was our celebrant and enrolled 5 new members.  Holly Walter, Director Northeast Region, served as Cantor for the Mass

We were fortunate to have Debbie Chadwick, LCUSA President, Irene Siedlarczyk, VP Northeast Region, Fran Simkulet, President Elect of the Binghamton Association and Margaret Hanson, Parliamentarian and past LCUSA President as our guests. Debbie and Irene spoke on the need to seek new members. Debbie talked about her father playing professional baseball in Buffalo when she was a child. She likened our membership need to baseball; LOC needs to have the “bench warmers” who will be ready to continue our ministries when we are no longer able to.

The Catholic Charities staff hosted a delicious Volunteer Appreciation lunch following Mass with a short report on the programs of Ladies of Charity.   Marilyn Leslie was recognized by the Catholic Charities staff with the “We Couldn’t Do It Without You” Award for her dedication to the Ladies of Charity.

The following day, members of the Buffalo association of the Ladies of Charity took Debbie to Niagara Falls.

More photos are in the Photo Gallery

Party Saturday
April 13, 2019

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PARTY SATURDAY, held on Saturday April 13, 2019, was a great success! There were over 100 participants and many volunteers to make this event fun for everyone. Nine regular rounds of 4 drawings for gift cards valued at $25 or more were sold at $2 a ticket, and one special raffle of 6 drawings of gift cards valued at $50

Pizza, soft drinks/coffee, and dessert were served for lunch. Also, there were over 70 theme baskets. Additionally, raffle tickets were sold for the beautiful quilt on display, which was hand made by Mary Carroll. The winner of quilt raffle will be drawn at our annual Style Show to be held in September of this year. There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for the quilt!

Many thanks to all businesses, members and parish groups for their donations of gift cards and gift baskets and to all the volunteers who helped make it a success.

More photos are in the Photo Gallery

World Day of the Poor
November 15, 2018

Ladies of Charity in response to Pope Francis World Day of the Poor, held a day of service.  Holly Walters, Vincentian Spiritual Moderator began the day with a prayer service and song.  Approximately 40 ladies participated in this project, filling more than 450 bags for the homebound.  Bags, decorated by the Junior Ladies of Charity, were filled with cleaning supplies, toiletries, Christmas cards and throws.  The service day ended with lunch and fellowship.

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