The Book club meets every 4 to 6 weeks on Wednesdays in the rectory small reading room after 10:30am Mass. Everyone has an opportunity to suggest selections. Even if you have not read the book, you are invited to come and enjoy teh discussion and listen in. Book selections are printed in the weekly bulletin along with dates for meetings. If you enjoy reading and would like to participate in spirited discussions, this is for you!
- Carol Tato, 716-551-0485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Any couple (or pairing) who are interested in playing Pinochle is welcome to join the Card Flight. we are entering our 50th season, and would love to have you join us for a great way to make new friends, and play Pinochle. we meet at each other’s homes about once a month, September through April, followed by a catered banquet event where all members meet for fellowship and prizes. All levels of players are welcome; cost is $35 per pair, which includes the prize money and banquet fee.
- Sherry Tabak, 716-695-0446
Girl Scouting offers young women to develop their potential, make friends, share in community service and better understand themselves and others. Girls are eligible to become Brownie Scouts at age 6, Junior Scouts are ages 9 through 11 and Senior Scouts are 12 years of age and older.
- Julia Kennedy, 716-308-2124 or email@example.com
- Girl Scouts of Western New York, 716-837-6400 or www.gswny.org
Our group of senior citizens is called the Golden Nuggets, and we have regular meetings twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons in the school cafeteria. Membership is open to those aged 55 and above, and our group provides social, spiritual, and leisure programs for parishioners. For anyone interested, we invite you to stop down to a meeting, talk to folks, and enjoy coffee and a pastry with us. Please check the weekly parish bulletin to confirm meeting times and dates.
- Ralph MacVitte, 716-834-9780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Name Society
The Society, which meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month, helps men in meeting their spiritual and social needs. We meet from September through June, and begin with prayer and rosary, followed by short organizational meeting and a guest speaker on topics of interest. A social hour follows with food and refreshments. Members are encouraged to attend 9:00 am Mass on the second Sunday of each month as a group. The Mass is followed by a continental breakfast in the cafeteria; and is open to all parishioners for fellowship and hospitality. In May, we have flowers for the mothers of the parish who are in attendance; and in December we have a visit from Santa Claus for the children. Everyone is welcome. The Society sponsors a T-ball program for the children, golf leagues, and an annual prime rib dinner at which parishioners are recognized for noteworthy stewardship of talent and awards are presented to outstanding altar servers. There are also other events throughout the year that we either run or assist with, such as Pot O’ Gold, the Meat Raffle, and the Easter Egg Hunt. We also offer a Holy Name stag event which includes games, refreshments and a steak dinner, for a price. We encourage members to attend a retreat.
- Red Traina Jr., 716-838-4487 or email@example.com
Ladies of Charity
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday evening of the fall and spring months. Members undertake charitable works for the parish and the Diocesan Ladies of Charity. Each Christmas a handcrafted gift is given to homebound parishioners. We strongly support the Diocesan Fresh Start Program with donations of household items and cleaning products. The Fresh Start Program helps those who are setting up a new household due to a life-changing event. Handcrafted items such as rosaries, or knitted or crocheted items for infants and children, are made at home and brought to a meeting when convenient.
- Karen Biesinger, 716-836-5574 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouts (formerly Boy Scouts)
Through the years, thousands of youth and their families have been enriched by St. Amelia’s scouting programs. The Scouting program is comprised of hundreds of fun activities, all of them designed to advance the goals of character formation, citizenship training, and physical fitness. Boys and girls in first grade are eligible to begin their scouting journey as Cub Scouts, and those who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, may become Scouts. Cub Scout Pack and Scout Troop 529 have recently transferred their operations from St. Paul Parish to St. Amelia Parish.
- Scoutmaster Bob Wagner, 716-832-9551 or email@example.com