Sunday, August 14, 2022

Fraternity Pot Luck

 It was a warm August Day, but not stifling.  Nonetheless, the Fraternity opted to not slave over a hot grill and have everyone contribute by way of a pot luck this year.  We missed a few members, but those who came greatly enjoyed the social time together.

There was lots to choose from.

Market Basket's sandwiches were excellent.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Finally! An Election

The election of a new fraternity council was delayed about a year, as a result of the whole world dealing with Covid-19.  We are all thankful to the selfless fraternity member who came forward to run for offices on the council and also those who accepted nomination from the floor on the day of the election.

Mary Stavro, OFS, our District 2 Representative, was the presider of our election. 
Thank you for your time, Mary.

Here is your new fraternity council.

From left:  Paul Boisvert (Formation Director), Horace Turner (Vice Minister), Steve Fiedler (Minister), Kathy McGuirk (Councilor-at-large), Kathleen Kaney (Councilor-at-large), Janice Colgate (Secretary), Pam Deres (Spiritual Assistant).  Not pictured:  Michelle Gagne (Treasurer).

SteveS (behind Paul), Alice, Joan, and Pam assisted Mary in the administration of the election.

Joan got all her "steps" in today, distributing and collecting ballots.

And just for fun, here's a photo of the fraternity who attended elect the new council.  Even if you aren't pictured, be sure, we were thinking of you and you were missed.  

Front row:  JanC, RuthD, KathleenK, KathyM.
Back row: SteveF, PamD, SteveS, PaulB, JoanP, HoraceT, Louise, BarbaraT, MargurietteN, AliceA.

Many, many thanks to the previous council who served an extra year:  SteveF, HoraceT, SteveS, JoanP, BryanL, PegS, and PaulB.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Mid Winter Meeting

January's meeting was cancelled due to bad weather, the all seems fine in February.  It may be snowing in Boston, but we have lots of "indoor sunshine" at Holy Family.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

In Honor of Our Deceased

For November's meeting, Deacon Brian led us in a Rosary to honor de deceased members of the St. Bernard Fraternity.  For those who may have missed it, two members of our fraternity passed this year:  Joyce Maxim and Fred Pierce.  Click on those links to read more about them.

It was nice to be back in the sanctuary praying together. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

October - Back in the Hall!

 Praise be to God that the effect of the pandemic continue to subside.  Our September meeting was held back in the hall of Holy Family.  It was wonderful to see to many Franciscan brothers and sisters in person.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

August Indoor (Outdoor) Picnic

 This year's indoor picnic was actually held outdoors.  The council was confused about the date this year because the second Sunday felt like it came to early in the month.  Thus, we postponed the meeting for a week, which allowed us to gather on the feast of the Immaculate Conception (August 15).  We did not cook as we usually do, but invited others to bring their own lunch (BYOL) while the fraternity provided beverages and ice cream.  In the shade, the weather was very pleasant.  Even better was sharing much needed social time with brothers and sisters.  I only with a few more had come -- there was a lot of leftover ice cream.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May Meeting

We are still continuing to meet outside under the shade tree on the south side of the property.  We even have a Zoom meeting set up for others to join in since as of today our in-person numbers are still scarce.  Still we are thankful for those who are here!