Anne McAloon, President
United Through Faith, Prayer & Action
Interested in joining the Women's Club?
Fill out our Women's Club Online Application Form (coming soon!)
The Women’s Club of the Church of the Incarnation was founded in 1964 with the objectives:
- To develop and inspire a unified Parish life and to assist the Pastor in building a strong organization of women, spiritually and socially;
- To render financial assistance to the Pastor for the welfare of the Parish; and
- To render assistance to the community through financial and charitable works.
All women of the Parish beyond high school age are eligible for membership. Women from other parishes are welcome to join as associate members. Dues are $5.00, but voluntary contributions of $10.00 are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in joining the Women's Club, please call the Rectory at (860) 529-2533 and request a membership application. Or, you may fill out our Women's Club Online Application Form (coming soon!)
General Meetings are held in Father Crawford Hall, usually on the third Thursday in the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May. The meetings offer a variety of programs and activities to educate, inform, inspire, and entertain parishioners. The meetings also provide time for conversation and refreshments. The annual Christmas Party hosted by the Past Presidents is held in December. The Bi-Lines, a newsletter that keeps parishioners informed about club activities, is available at the entrances to the Church the weekend before each meeting.
Executive Board Officers for 2019-2020
- President - Anne McAloon, 860-529-5358
- Vice President - Joyce Suffish, 860-356-7797
- Secretary - Rita-Ann Owen, 860-529-9506
- Treasurer - Pauline Pelczar, 860-529-3678
- Past President - Rita Sulick, 860-372-4744
- Cheer and Welcome - Judi Farinella, 860-563-0083
- Hospitality - Ann Hock, 860-563-0728
- Membership - Carol Halstead and Eleanor Reddin, 860-529-7183
- Program and Public Relations - Paula Melillo, 860-563-9506
- Spiritual - Vera Raffalo, 860-563-9506
- Spiritual Director - Father James Moran, 860-529-2533
Stewardship Rewards and Opportunities
Our stewardship way of life allows members of the Women’s Club to share our God given talents as we form new friendships, inspire spiritual awareness, and extend a helping hand to those in need. Current opportunities include the Funeral Honor Guard, Cooking Teams, and House of Bread collections.
Funeral Honor Guards
Members of the Women's Club attend the funeral Mass of Women's Club members and relatives living within the household of a member. Participants in a Funeral Honor Guard gather in the narthex of the Church a few minutes before the funeral Mass begins. They enter and sit together during the service, and they process out together at the conclusion of the Mass. Any woman can serve as a member of a Funeral Honor Guard. Members who sign up for this ministry receive an email or telephone call alerting them to the date and time of specific Masses that the honor guard will attend, and members attend those that can.
From September through June, teams of six to eight members of the Women's Club gather monthly to cook meals for residents of St. Elizabeth House, a transitional living program in Hartford operated by the Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation. Food is prepared on the first Monday of the month in Father Crawford Hall. Two leaders are designated each month to purchase food, organize their team in preparing the meals, and deliver the meals.
House of Bread Collections
The Women's Club collects sugar and coffee for the House of Bread in Hartford at all Masses on the third weekend of every month. Volunteers help pack up the donations and deliver them to the House of Bread.