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Albion, NY LOC Celebrate Their Anniversary

Mary Ann Tillman, President, Albion, NY Ladies of Charity. Also in
the photo, Rev. Richard Csizmar and Joyce Winkelmann.

A Mass was held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Albion, New York to commemorate the Albion Ladies of Charity Anniversary (established in 1970). Reverend Richard A. Csizmar, Pastor of Holy Family Parish celebrated the Mass. Included was a Memoriam for the deceased Ladies of Charity with the reading of the names and ringing of a handbell. Mary Ann Tillman, Parish Chairlady
lead the celebration, sharing with parishioners information on the many ministries and fund raising efforts the ladies participate in order to help those suffering in poverty. Kathleen Sieracki, President of the Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity also spoke, sharing a brief history of the Ladies of Charity. The Ladies hosted a reception following the Mass, and invited Buffalo Diocesan Board Members Kathleen Sieracki, Kathleen Roseti and Marilyn Leslie. The Ladies shared with Board members their women’s prison ministry, Christmas gift purchases for those in need, purchase of books for children, contributions to the local soup kitchens, fundraising through the sale of wax ornaments made from the unused portion of altar candles and their booth at the annual parish lawn fete. This was the first of many planned visits during the 400th Anniversary Year by the Buffalo Diocesan Board to their Parish Associations to learn about the many activities happening in the parishes across the Diocese.

Front Row(L to R) Mary Ann Tillman, Marilyn Leslie, Kathleen
Sieracki, Father Cszimar; Second Row – Kathleen Roseti
Mary Ann Tillman, President, Albion, NY Ladies of Charity
Kathleen Sieracki, President. Buffalo, NY Ladies of Charity

One thought on “Albion, NY LOC Celebrate Their Anniversary

  1. This was a very nice tribute to our Albion Chapter of LOC. None of us here were aware of this site until I received a response to the article from a member residing in Rochester. Thank you for this. As local secretary, I’ll pass on word to our members that LOCUSA is available online.

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