The Addolorata Society of Mount Saint Peter Parish was established to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Sorrows. The Society has a mission to support our parish as well as promote the spiritual growth and well being of its members.
In order to fulfill our devotion to the Mother of Sorrows we will celebrate her Feast by honoring her at Mass on September 15th of each year.
We will minister to members and their families through attendance at the funeral of all Addolorata Society members of our parish.
Finally, we will cooperate with other church groups for the good of our parish.
The Addolorata Society was formed in 1903 by a group of early "pioneer" women, one year after Mt. St. Peter Parish was founded in New Kensington. Their purpose was, and is now, to serve the parish. The Addolorata Society has been able to actively maintain and sustain itself through several generations.
There are currently 350 members.
General Membership meetings are held twice a year. The first membership meeting is held in March or April. The second membership meeting is held in September on the Sunday closest to September 15th, “Our Lady of Sorrows”.
Recitation of the rosary is prayed at each meeting.
All meetings/events are held in Marble Hall.
HOW TO JOIN
Membership applications are available through the Parish office or by contacting President Sandy Laney (724-339-0710). Applicants must complete the application and submit to President Laney with $5.00 for dues. Upon approval from the President Laney and Monsignor Begolly, the applicant will receive notification and a booklet from the Membership Secretary.
Any Catholic woman, age 16 or order, belonging to Mount Saint Peter Parish is welcome to complete an application form.
PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES
Payment of the $5.00 annual dues may be done at any Membership meeting, at the Advent Dinner, through the Parish Office, or by placing an envelope marked, “Addolorata Society Dues,” in the weekly collection basket. Checks should be made payable to the “Addolorata Society”.
Members hold an annual bake sale to generate funds to purchase candles used during the Sacrament of Baptism.
An annual Advent Dinner/Social is held the first or second Sunday in December. It is the only event open to members and guests.
Members of the Society prepare and serve a Mercy Meal following a funeral mass, upon request.
It is the duty of all Society members to attend, as a group, funeral masses of deceased Society members. Please contact President Laney to join this ministry.
Members are encouraged to attend Eucharistic Adoration the first Wednesday of each month.
2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 11 & 12
Annual Bake Sale
Marble Hall after all Masses
Sunday, September 15 - Noon
Annual Fall Membership Meeting - in Marble Hall
Sunday, October 13 - 2:00PM
Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser - Marble Hall Contact Karen Frederick for information and tickets
(724)337-0314 or email@example.com
Sunday, December 8 - Noon
Annual Advent Luncheon - in Marble Hall Luncheon tickets $15, on sale in parish office November 18-27