By Kate Schmidt
Every Thursday at 9 am the Parish Hall is filled with the sound of belonging that only kindness and faith can create. This is where women of all ages meet each week to socialize and discuss new ways to give back to their fellow parishioners. This is the Women’s Seton Society.
In search of more information on the group, I checked the church bulletin and easily found Margie O’Boyle’s contact information and sent her a text. Margie was quick to respond and warmly invited me to attend the next Seton Society meeting to see what the group was all about. Upon entering the Parish Hall, I was welcomed by everyone I passed in my search for a sit down with Seton Society Assistant Treasurer and past President, Donna Delisi. While the activity buzzed around us, Donna shared with me the history of the organization and what it means to the women involved.
The Society started soon after the parish was organized in 1977. Since that time, the membership has not only grown and diversified in age, but also can boast of accomplishments which are very visible at St. Elizabeth Seton parish. Hosted events like the annual bazaar raise money for the parish to fund or defray the cost of projects that would otherwise come from the SES parish budget. For example, the digital monument sign that welcomes and informs passersby of upcoming events, and new flooring for the parish hall are just a couple of the major physical improvements the Seton Society’s fundraising efforts brought about.
However, as Donna pointed out, “Our purpose is to assist the members of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish to fulfill their spiritual and daily needs. The first Thursday of the month is our general meeting which everyone is encouraged to attend.” She went on to say, “On the other weeks we have social activities, make craft items for the bazaar, have birthday celebrations, play games, and socialize. We have four luncheons throughout the year and are always looking to broaden our membership.”
The Women’s Seton Society would like to invite you to join them in gathering with other adult women of faith. Please contact Margie O’Boyle @ (623) 738-8800 for more information.
Seton Society Leadership
Left to Right: Priscilla Richie; Margie O’Boyle, Kathy Zech, Delores Angel, Donna Delisi, Colleen Carter and Margaret Berg.