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CATHOLIC FAMILY
FRATERNAL JOURNAL
#249 • PUB NO (USPS 585060) • Temple, TX 76501 • July/A ugust • 2011
2011 Junior Division Day and
Awards Ceremony Held
Hope for the Future
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Camp Guardian Angel
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Kitchen Corner
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Fraternal 100 Project
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New Members
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The annual Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas - K.J.Z.T. Junior Division Day and Awards Ceremony was
held on Saturday, July 23rd in Hostyn, Texas. The hosting society was Society No. 23 Hostyn.
Coronation Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church celebrated by Rev. Joseph Hybner,
the Fraternal's own State Chaplain. Mrs. Anne Wick, State Co-Ordinator of Junior Activities, welcomed
everyone to the Royal Coronation Ceremony. Mrs. Loretta Stahl, State President, introduced the State
Officers and State Directors present. Mrs. Stahl also thanked the Hosting Society, parents and Junior
Directors. Then, all of the Juniors joined together to recite the Junior Pledge. This was led by the 2010 State
King Clayton McGee of Society No. 85 Damon and 2010 State Queen Marissa Buchta of Society No. 85
Damon. Mrs. Wick introduced all of the Junior Directors and assistants and thanked them all for their hard
work. She acknowledged that the Junior Division wouldn't be possible without the support it receives from
Junior Directors, parents, grandparents and volunteers.
The new 2011 State Court was then announced! State King was awarded to Luke Morris of Society No. 85
Damon. State Queen was awarded to Lindsay Morris, also of Society No. 85 Damon. State Junior King was
awarded to Caleb Tomek of Society No. 21 Marak. State Junior Queen’s was awarded to Caroline and Claire
Jetton of Society No. 85 Damon.
The 1st Runner-Up to the King for 2011 was awarded to Jared Vansa of Society No. 21 Marak. The 2nd
Runner-Up to the King was awarded to Aaron Laurence, also of Society No. 21 Marak. The 1st Runner-Up
to the Queen was awarded to Kylie Hrozek of Society No. 21 Marak. The 2nd Runner-Up to the Queen was
awarded to Schaedel Jarma, also of Society No. 21 Marak. Congratulations to all members of the K.J.Z.T.
State Court! Incredible accomplishments!
The Dukes, Duchesses, Princes and Princesses were all given gift cards and certificates for their achievements. Mrs. Wick then announced the 2010 Junior Division Craft and Scrapbook winners.
With the conclusion of the ceremony,
the Fraternal provided lunch for all
those in attendance.
A thank you is extended to the Board of
Directors, State Officers, State Staff,
Junior Directors and Hosting Society
No. 23 Hostyn for making the event a
big success.
Look for more pictures of the Junior Division Awards Ceremony in the next issue.
Pictured (L to R) are State Junior Queens Caroline and Claire Jetton
of Society No. 85 Damon, State Queen Lindsay Morris of Society
No. 85 Damon, State King Luke Morris of Society No. 85 Damon
and State Junior King Caleb Tomek of Society No. 21 Marak.
Catholic Family Fraternal Journal
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A Letter from
ThePresident
By Loretta Stahl, State President
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas-K.J.Z.T., we are pleased to announce
the appointment of Mrs. Carrie Janecek, to the position of Assistant State Treasurer and Mrs. Barbara Taylor, to
the position of Life Underwriter. Both Mrs. Janacek and Mrs. Taylor have been working very hard to learn their
prospective positions. Please join us in offering them congratulations on their accomplishments and wishing them
continued success in their new positions.
The Junior Division Activities for the summer have been completed. Camp Guardian Angel was held in June in
Ledbetter, Texas and the Awards Day was held in July in Hostyn, Texas. Both of these wonderful activities were
very successful and many of our Junior Members were there to participate. We want to thank Anne Wick, State
Junior Co-Ordinator, and the local Society Junior Directors for their many hours of dedication to the young people
of our Fraternal. We must also thank Society No. 23 of Hostyn for hosting the Awards Day activities. They provided
a great program for the Juniors and their families and made everyone feel so welcome to their community. As summer comes to an end, we wish all the Junior Members good luck in the new school year. Many of our young adults
will be making changes in their lives by leaving home for the first time, going to college, or joining the workforce.
We hope you will enjoy this time and take advantage of all the great opportunities that are available to you. We wish
you the very best in all your endeavors.
As always, our great staff of Sales Agents, are available to assist you with your insurance needs. Please contact the
State Office for an Agent in your area.
Carrie Nevlud Janecek began her career with Catholic
Family Fraternal of Texas –
K.J.Z.T. in August 2010 assisting State Treasurer, Julia
Hrncir. She graduated from
the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor’s Degree
in Accounting. Mrs. Janecek
brings with her a vast amount
of experience in accounting
within multiple industries such
as mutual funds, retail and restaurants. Her accounting experience includes QuickBooks,
Excel, payroll, expense tracking, budgeting and general
ledger maintenance and reconciliation.
Carrie is a third generation K.J.Z.T. member. She has been
a member of Society 101, Victoria since 1974. She has fond
memories of attending and participating in many K.J.Z.T. activities and functions as a junior member and now as an adult
member. Carrie is thrilled to be a part of Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. and truly feels at home here. She is
looking forward to meeting and serving our membership as
well as watching and helping our Fraternal grow.
Carrie and her husband, Scott stay busy raising their three
sons, Evan 9, Cullen 6 and Griffin 20 months. They are members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Austin, Tx. Carrie
enjoys antiquing, estate sales, home improvement projects
and traveling and exploring our great state of Texas.
Barbara Taylor joined the Fraternal Staff in October, 2009 as
the Human Resource Manager
on a part time basis and then in
July of 2010 became a full time
employee beginning her training
in the Underwriting Department.
During the year she has learned
the many facets of life insurance
as well as the process and procedures for underwriting applications for life insurance.
Barbara has a BBA in Business Management from Southwest
Texas State University and is certified as a Human Resources
Professional. She 20 years of experience in all areas of the
Human Resources Field and will continue to serve the Fraternal in this capacity.
Barbara is a member of St. Anne’s Society No. 21 in Marak
where her Mother and Grandmother, Joyce and Jane Gurecky,
were long time members. On a personal note she and her
husband Chuck enjoy competing in competitive Chili Cookoffs
where they have been successful on the state, national and
international level.
Congratulations
to you both!
July/August 2011
CATHOLIC FAMILY
FRATERNAL JOURNAL
(USPS 585-060)
PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY
BY CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF TEXAS
4604 EAST BEN WHITE BLVD.
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78741
(512) 444-9586
www.kjzt.org • E-mail us at [email protected]
PUBLICATION STAFF
Editor
Editorial Assistant
Loretta Stahl
Liz Hernandez
4604 East Ben White Blvd. [email protected]
Austin, Texas 78741
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Entered under the Act of August 14, 1912.
STATE OFFICERS
President Loretta Stahl
Secretary Pam Strickland
Treasurer Julia Hrncir
STATE DIRECTORS
Mary Ann Marek
1577 CR 355
Shiner, TX 77984
(361) 594-2304
Emma Jean Ribar
6704 FM 2269
Buckholts, TX 76518
(254) 697-6349
Sofie Perkins
3104 Traylor Blvd.
Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 729-7310
Arlene Cloyd
7181 Kiesewetter Rd.
Bellville, TX 77418
(979) 865-9006
Deborah Kaspar
P.O. Box 1677
Brazoria, TX 77422
(979) 798-6472
Grace Vinklarek
16052 N State Hwy 95
Flatonia, TX 78941
(830) 839-4400
Joan Johnson
7446 FM 1181
Ennis, TX 75118
(972) 875-5955
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:
Catholic Family Fraternal Journal
Attn: Editor
P.O. Box 18896
Austin, Texas 78760-8896
K.J.Z.T. Summer Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays
Normal Hours will resume August 22nd
July/August 2011
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CALENDAR
OF EVENTS
August 28
Society No. 20 Cistern will sponsor the cake spin at the
church picnic. Members will bake cakes and work in
the booth. Funds will go for Parish Hall improvements.
Hope for
the Future
By Rev. Joseph Hybner, State Chaplain
September 5
Office Closed for Labor Day
After the two events, Camp Guardian Angel in June and the Junior Division Day and
Awards Ceremony in July, my words are about the young members of our fraternal.
The Camp experience teaches them to appreciate one another of their own age level
and also the adults, counselors, camp directors and junior directors.
September 25
I observed an older brother care for his younger brother; making sure the little
brother was in front of him for the meal; helping carry his food tray; making sure he
sat at the table. It was a joy to behold; the care they had for one another.
September 11
Happy Grandparent’s Day!
Society No. 115 Freeport will sponsor the cake
booth at the St. Michael’s Church Hall. Proceeds
will benefit the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Society No. 72 El Campo will sponsor the
Country Store at the St. Philip’s Picnic at the KC
Hall. Proceeds will benefit St. Philip’s church.
October 16
Society No. 94 LaSalle will bake items and grow
plants for the Bake and Plant Sales to be held at
the St. Theresa Catholic Church’s Parish Picnic.
The sales will be held at St. Theresa Hall and
proceeds will benefit the church.
Society No. 69 Smithville members will work,
sponsor and donate items to the country store/
cake wheel at the parish picnic to be held on the
parish grounds. Proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s
Catholic Church.
October 23
Society No. 49 Needville members will provide
the pastries for as well as working the cake booth
at the parish bazaar. The event will take place at
the KC Hall in Needville with proceeds benefiting the St. Michael’s Building Fund.
During the month of November
Society No. 75 Jourdanton will help work, serve
and clean up at the Soup Kitchen Turkey Dinner
at St. Matthew’s.
I noticed how the juniors listened and paid attention to the counselors and junior
directors with the arts and crafts.
At every Mass, there were different junior members participating as lectors, servers,
bearers of gifts at the offertory and leaders of songs! They were eager to participate!
All activities at Camp and Society Junior activities in the parishes teach self-awareness and honesty. God calls us to get to know oneself honestly, to grow in that
understanding and to share the goodness of self with others. Knowing and accepting
oneself, with all of our strengths and limitations will give an advantage in life.
Knowing oneself can help build self-confidence. Accepting oneself will strengthen
oneself to face life with integrity and courage.
All activities teach that integrity is the personal quality of being true to the person
God created one to be. The virtue of humility strengthens one to be a person of
integrity and to seek God and what is true, beautiful and good in the world.
An important part of growing and learning is following the directions of other
people who are older and wiser. But within that framework and within your own
heart, you have many decisions to make. You can choose how you’ll grow and
change. You can begin now with the help of others to follow your own dreams.
So what I’m saying is that our money, hard work and all the activities for the juniors
is well spent so we can help them as members for our Societies, Directors and
Officers of the State and Parish Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas - K.J.Z.T.
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Camp Guardian Angel
2011
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July/August 2011
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sincere thanks to all donors who contributed to the education of our young members through the Memorial Scholarship Fund. (This is an ongoing fund.)
IN MEMORY OF
DONATED BY
All living and deceased members
Richard S. Miller
Richard S. Miller
Richard S. Miller
Michael Michulka
Michael Michulka
Michael Michulka
Michael Michulka
Margaret Faye Verm Toellner
Felix Korenek
Msgr. Fred Bomar
Michael Michulka
Sue Cantrell
Heddy Bember
Felix Korenek
Mary Sullivan
Richard S. Miller
Georgia Hybner
Richard S. Miller
Dorothy Corbett
Joe Sodolak
Jan McGuire
Carolyn Pierce
Keen Jalowy
Frances Vykoukal
Ludwig Sodolak, Sr.
Society No. 3 St. Mary’s
Lillian and Matthew Filer
Willie Mae Podsednik
Society No. 45 Tours
David and Erin Kulhanek
Theresa Kulhanek
Mary Kulhanek
Patrick Kulhanek
Stanley and Judith Michulka
Stanley and Judith Michulka
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF TEXAS-K.J.Z.T.
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In memory of:
Given by:
Address:
Acknowledgement to be sent to:
Name:
Address:
Any amount accepted: $____________
Please complete and mail to: Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas
P.O. Box 18896
Austin, Texas 78760
IN MEMORY OF
DONATED BY
Bernice Volkening
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Alice Kenderick
Alan and Arlene Cloyd
Dorothy Corbett
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Lillian Vinklarek
Deborah and Curtis Kaspar
Dorothy Corbett
Clara Miller
Larry Haskovec
Clara Miller
Larry Haskovec
Tony and Debbie Vitovsky
Jerry Bezdek
Teri Mutchler
Dorothy Corbett
Sofie and David Perkins
Dorothy Corbett
Jeff and Joan Johnson
Dorothy Corbett
Mary Ann and Herbert Marek
Jerry Bezdek
Clara Miller
Jerry Bezdek
Paula Rosen
Jerry Bezdek
Jeffrey and Phyllis Morris
Jerry Bezdek
Robert Pavelka and
Willie Mae Holicek
Jerry Bezdek
David and Tammie Nors
Jerry Bezdek
Bobby and Mary Lou Tlustos
Jerry Bezdek
Freddie and Dorothy Machac
Jerry Bezdek
Bill and Beatrice Nors
Jerry Bezdek
Kathleen Pustejovsky
Jerry Bezdek
Audrey Dufts
Jerry Bezdek
Lynn Rosen and Ted Strickland
Betty Petru
Fred and Elizabeth Yaklin
Ann Shimek
Clara, Bernie, Christi and Jess Miller
Daniel A. Mynarcik, Sr.
Clara, Bernie, Christi and Jess Miller
Joe S. Patak
Clara, Bernie, Christi and Jess Miller
In Honor Of Ed and Joyce Plasek’s
50th Wedding Anniversary
Clara Miller
In Honor Of Wesley and Annette Honza’s
50th Wedding Anniversary
Clara Miller
Richard S. Miller
Kenneth L. and Georgia Ware
In Honor Of Helen Jo Betik
acquiring a college degree
Clara Miller
In Honor Of Jeannine Whiteley
acquiring a college degree
Clara Miller
Victor Trojacek
Clara Miller
Mary G. Novak Pinkert
Clara Miller
Mary G. Novak Pinkert
Leo and Carol Rejcek
George F. Prachyl
Clara Miller
Shirley A. Vrla
Clara Miller
Johnny F. Mensik
Clara Miller
Betty Stavinoha
Lawrence and Sylvia Addicks
George F. Prachyl
Al and Linda Prachyl
Richard S. Miller
Al and Linda Prachyl
July/August 2011
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Important Notes
From the Office of the
State Co-Ordinator
of Junior Activities
Anne Wick,
State Co-Ordinator of Junior Activities
1. JUNIOR DIVISION DAY AND AWARDS CEREMONY –
Congratulations to the Queen and King, Junior Queens and King, all participants of the Royal Court and Scholarship recipients. A grateful thank you to the
Board of Directors, State Officers, Staff, Junior Directors, and parents for their
help with the Juniors and making the 2011 Junior Division Day and Awards
Ceremony a great success. A special thank you to the Hostyn Society for hosting this event.
2. SUMMER CAMP – Camp Guardian Angel was once again very successful and a lot of fun for everyone. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s
Camp possible.
3. DISTRICT MEETINGS AND SOCIALS –
The participation of all Juniors at District meetings is encouraged. Junior Directors, please encourage the Juniors to attend, display their crafts and participate
in the District Junior activities.
4. COOKBOOKS –
The Juniors are urged to continue to sell cookbooks. Proceeds will go toward
camp expenses. Please let me know if you are in need of some cookbooks.
5. SOCIETY REPORTS –
Junior Society Reporters and Officers are urged to send in pictures and reports
of their activities to the State Office for publication in the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal. Be sure to send entries in on a Journal form or by email at [email protected]
kjzt.org and include the names of everyone pictured.
6. SUPPLIES –
If your Junior Division is in need of some supplies or information, please let
me know.
7. SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT HAVE A JUNIOR DIVISION –
If you are interested in starting a Junior Division in your Society and need some
information, please let me know and I will be happy to assist you.
8. SCHOOL BEGINS –
It’s back to school time again. Wishing all of you Juniors the very best throughout the school year in your studies and other activities.
Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas supports its local
junior groups. To start one, contact State Co-Ordinator
of Junior Activities Anne Wick at (979) 263-5317.
Junior Division Raffle Winners
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who
helped out the Juniors by purchasing a ticket!
1. $500.00 Visa Gift Card donated by State Directors and Officers
Leigh Pless
2. $100.00 Visa Gift Card donated by State Directors and Officers
Trevor Fojtik of Damon
3. Divine Mercy Framed Picture donated by State Chaplain Father Hybner
Cameron Pavlicek of Damon
4. $100.00 HEB Gift Card donated by Society No. 18 Granger
Mr. and Mrs. John Pavlicek of Guy
5. $100.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 21 Marak
Angela Morris of Damon
6. $100.00 Visa Gift Card donated by Society No. 49 Needville
Deborah Kaspar of Brazoria
7. $100.00 Visa Gift Card donated by Society No. 115 Freeport
Mrs. Helen Yarbrough of Ennis
8. $100.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 118 Taft
Grace Irvin of Moulton
9. $100 Savings Bond donated by State Co-Ordinator Anne Wick
Society No. 104 Abbott Juniors
10. 3-Piece Queen Size Quilt Set donated by Society No. 85 Damon
Melissa Brown of Sweeny
11. Canvas Painting donated by Dorothy Di Leo/Society No. 85 Damon
Brooke Broussard of Yoakum
12. $50.00 Visa Gift Card donated by Society No. 4 Praha
Deanna Smith of Ennis
13. $50.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 5 Shiner
Leigh Pless
14. $50.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 11 West
David and Kathy Vansa of Little River
15. $50.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 14 Moulton
Stan Vacek of Taft
16. $25.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 16 Ennis
W.R. Sylvester, Sr. of Ennis
17. $25.00 HEB Gift Card donated by Society No. 23 Hostyn
Robert Vansa of Cameron
18. $25.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 104 Abbott
Angeline Castanon of Palacios
19. Decorative Cross donated by Society No. 22 Wallis
Mary Ann Toupal of Ennis
20. $25.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card donated by Society No. 126 Palacios
Mr. and Mrs. John Pavlicek of Guy
21. “Sharing Our Best” Cookbook and “The Painted Churches of Texas” DVD donated by the State Office
James Marak of Cameron
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Muffulettas
Source: Southern Living
Kitchen Corner
Pineapple Cheese Ball
Submitted by Julia Hrncir,
Society No. 135 Austin
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ c. grated cheddar cheese
1 (8 ½ oz. can crushed pineapple, well-drained)
2 Tbsp. chopped green pepper
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
½ c. chopped pecans
Combine cream cheese, cheddar
cheese, pineapple, green pepper, onion
and salt; mix well. Shape into ball.
Roll ball in chopped nuts. Cover and
refrigerate several hours, or until well
chilled. Serve with crackers. Makes
one cheese ball.
Gazpacho
Source: Southern Living
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/3 c. olive oil
10 large pitted green olives, chopped
1/3 c. pitted, chopped kalamata olives
1/4 c. chopped roasted red bell peppers
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (1-1b.) round bread loaf (about 7 inches in diameter and 3 inches high)
4 oz. thinly sliced ham
4 oz. thinly sliced mortadella
4 oz. thinly sliced salami
4 oz. sliced provolone
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 ounces arugula leaves
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/3 c. olive oil
6 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, or to taste
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a large
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
1/4 c. thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, bowl to blend. Gradually blend in the
oil. Stir in the olives and roasted pepcilantro, or parsley (optional)
pers. Season the vinaigrette, to taste,
Core the tomatoes and dip into boiling with salt and pepper. Cut the top
water for about 10 seconds to loosen the 1-inch of the bread loaf. Set the top
skin. Place the tomatoes in ice water to aside. Hollow out the bottom and top
cool, then slip off their skins. Cut the halves of the bread. Spread some of
tomatoes in 1/2 crosswise and squeeze the olive and roasted pepper mix over
out the juice and seeds into a strainer the bread bottom and cut side of the
over a bowl. Reserve the juice and dis- bread top. Layer the meats and cheescard the seeds. Puree 1/2 of the tomatoes es in the bread bottom. Top with the
in a food processor or blender. Coarsely onions, then the arugula. Spread the
remaining olive and roasted pepper
chop the remaining tomatoes.
mix on top of the sandwich and careCombine the pureed and chopped toma- fully cover with the bread top. You
toes in a bowl and add the reserved juice. can serve the sandwich immediately
Stir in the cucumbers, red onion, bell or you can wrap the entire sandwich
pepper, oil, vinegar, garlic, and jalapeno tightly in plastic wrap and place in the
peppers. Season with salt and pepper, to refrigerator a day before serving. Cut
taste. Chill for at least 1 hour before serv- the sandwich into wedges and serve.
Fresh Raspberry Lemonade
Source: Betty Crocker
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1 c. fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
3 1/2 c. water
1 container (10 oz.) frozen raspberries
in syrup, thawed
3/4 c. water
Mix sugar and 1/2 c. water in 1-quart
saucepan. Cook over medium heat,
stirring once, until sugar is dissolved.
Cool to room temperature. Mix cooled
sugar syrup, the lemon juice and 3 1/2
cups water in 2-quart nonmetal pitcher. Place raspberries in strainer over
small bowl to drain (do not press berries through strainer). Reserve berries
for making ice cubes. Stir raspberry
liquid into lemon mixture; refrigerate.
Spoon raspberries evenly into 12 sections of ice-cube tray. Divide 3/4 cup
water evenly among sections with
raspberries. Freeze about 2 hours or
until firm. Serve lemonade over ice
cubes.
Double 3 Ice Cream
Submitted by Tami Kuban,
Society No. 85 Damon
3 very ripe bananas
3 egg whites
3 lemons
3 oranges
3 c. cold water
3 c. sugar
1 small can crushed pineapple
Mash bananas well; add egg whites
stiffly beaten. Then add juice of lem9 large vine-ripened tomatoes
ons and oranges and cold water which
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded,
has had the sugar dissolved into it and
ing. Divide gazpacho among 6 serving
and chopped
crushed pineapple. This makes 1 galbowls. Sprinkle the fresh herbs over the *These are delicious, and even better lon after freezing. Pour into cups,
1 medium red onion, chopped
the next day!
bowls for garnish, if desired.
freeze and eat.
Hints & Tips
Cold Drinks Quicker!
Backyard barbecue? Place wine or
other bottles in a bucket; add a layer of
ice, followed by a layer of salt (coarse
or table); repeat until you almost reach
the top. Fill the bucket with cold water
to just below the ice line. The water
in the ice bucket will be colder than
normal, chilling the drinks in less than on its nose and belly. Dogs with flat
faces have a harder time breathing and
10 minutes!
panting. Try putting ice cubes in a tube
Dog Days of Summer
sock and loosely wrapping it around
Most animals begin to feel uncom- their necks. If you don’t have air confortable in temperatures above 85 de- ditioning at home, keep a frozen bottle
grees. A few ideas to keep your dog of water on the floor. Have fish? Place
cool in these unbelievably hot tem- bags of ice in a tank in the summer to
peratures: Putting Vaseline on their help keep the temperature down.
paw pads helps reduce their heat level. Never put ice cubes directly in a tank.
For a white-haired dog, use sun block
As the ice melts, it may put off impurities into the water that are harmful to
your fish.
Coffee Cubes?
Freeze hot coffee (or tea, if you prefer)
in an ice-cube tray, then use the cubes
to cool your brew. If the ice is made
from coffee, it won’t dilute your drink
as it melts.
Credit: www.marthastewart.com
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Society Sponsors Summer Bingo
Members of Society No. 46 Corpus Christi conducted a bingo for residents of The Villa Nursing Center in Corpus Christi on June 14 as their community
fraternal project. Residents appeared to have a great
time and were most appreciative to the members for
the event. The society conducted another bingo on
July 20th for the residents. Members who participated in the activity were Christine Black, Veronica KlSociety Spends Time at Nursing Home effner, Charlotte McElroy, Louise Mokry, Catherine
Society No. 130 Georgetown sponsored a birthday Mokry, Lorraine Nemec, David and State Director
party for the residents at the Georgetown Nursing Sofie Perkins, and Eleanora Zdansky. Also, helping
home on May 24th.
the members were children J.J. and Alyssa Sauceda,
grand-nephew and grand-niece of Veronica Kleffner. All the attending residents enjoyed the bingo
activity very much and asked the members to come
back again. Prizes for the bingo were provided by
the society.
July/August 2011
Society Sponsors Country Store
Society No. 3 St. Mary’s sponsored the Country
Store at the St. Mary’s Picnic. The picnic was held
on Sunday, June 12, 2011 under the shady liveoak
trees of the St. Mary’s picnic grounds outside of
Hallettsville. The Country Store was stocked with
lots of canned and baked goods, including eggs and
homemade noodles. There were plenty of potted
plants, fresh vegetables, and various items for sale.
Pictured from left are just a few who donated and helped at the
country store including Florence Sciba, Jennifer Janik, Monica
Matula, Barbara Matula, Dorothy Schneider, Deborah Konvicka,
and Sophia Grahmann.
Pictured (L to R) are Elizabeth Meyer, Bernice Ermis, Mary Marusak, Virginia Pargmann, Evelyn Werchan and Millie Powell. Not
pictured are Georgia Howry, Lillian Naizer, Cybil Mokry and Elizabeth Williams.
Society Participates in Ministry Fair
Society No. 130 Georgetown participated in the St
Helen’s Annual Ministry Fair on Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th. The members took turns
carrying the banner in the procession into the church
at each of the 8 Masses and then manned the table
along with Society No. 141 K.J.T. members. Parishioners were encouraged to visit the various tables
to see where they can serve their time, talents and
treasures given to them by God.
Society Sponsors Booth for Parish
Pictured (L to R in front) at the June bingo are Alysa Saucedo,
J. J. Saucedo and State Director Sofie Perkins. Pictured (L to R
in back) are Catherine Mokry, Veronica Kleffner, Lorene Nemec,
Eleanor Zdansky and Louise Mokry.
Society No. 24 Ammannsville sponsored the Surprise Package Booth for their People Helping People
Parish Fundraising Project at the Parish Picnic held
Sunday, June 19th.
Society Visits Nursing Home
Society No. 101 Victoria held a Join Hands Day
project at the Twin Pine Nursing Home. They joined
together with K.J.T. to have a bingo party for residents. Angel food cake, apple juice and punch was
served.
Pictured (L to R) are Helen Ohnheiser, Lucy Lednicky and Patsy
Anders.
Society Holds Quarterly Meeting
Pictured are Assistant Pastor Father Will Stratton, Dan and Virginia Berto, Pat and Bernice Ermis, Larry and Pat Gregoire, Virginia
Pargmann and MIllie Powell. Not pictured are Clarence and Elizabeth Meyer, George and Mary Marusak, Bob Pargmann, Lillian
Naizer and Georgia Howry, who carried the banner and worked
the table at other Masses.
Pictured in front is resident Annie Motal, two in middle are residents also. Pictured in back are Irene Brosch, Evelyn Dierlam,
Wendy Hrncir and Rosie Olsovsky.
Society No. 16 Ennis held a meeting on June 12,
2011 in the K.J.T. hall dining room. President Miller
opened the meeting with prayers for sick members
and the pledge of allegiance to the national flag.
Secretary Alene Eggers read the minutes from the
last meeting and Treasurer Debbie Vitovsky gave
her report. The Sunshine Committee sent Mass enrollment cards to five sick members and a Perpetual
Mass enrollment to the family of deceased member,
Mary Novak Pinkert, who had been a former secretary of the local society for many years.
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Mrs. Miller announced that the State Office fraternal project donation of $100 would be presented to
the parish library at St. John Nepomucene Church.
The District Meeting will be held on Sunday, July
17th in Abbott. Members who will be attending are
to notify Mrs. Miller.
The Annual Mass, Meeting and Celebration will be
held on August 13th. Members will be notified by
letter. The society’s community project will benefit
Helping Hands of Ennis and members are asked to
bring canned and packaged food or monetary donations to the Celebration.
State Director Joan Johnson updated everyone on
State Office information. She spoke of the upcoming
Junior Camp and State Coronation. She also explained
the types of policies Catholic Family Fraternal offers
at this time. Mrs. Johnson stated that members in certain age groups have received letters offering the opportunity to increase insurance coverage.
The highlight of the meeting was the presentation
of notification of scholarship awards to members.
Recipients present at the meeting were Alexandra
Betik, Chase Maliska and Grant Vrana. Those unable to attend were Breanna Lambeth, Kara Long,
Corey Mikula, Catherine Valek and Nolan Vrana.
The meeting was adjourned and closing prayers
were said for deceased members. Names were
drawn for door prizes, followed by a reception for
the scholarship recipients and their families.
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society purchase candles and altar supplies for the tion program for the $100 that was donated to them
church. These proceeds came from the members from the society. A $300 donation was made to the
May 14th Bake Sale and Country Store.
Czech Republic fund. There were three members
that made the District III meeting in Nada on May
1st. Mrs. Julia Hrncir from the State Office said they
were still needing recipes in the Miscellaneous and
Beverages section. The social was discussed and
will be on August 17th. Annual Mass will be on July
26th at 6 p.m. The next meeting and social will be
August 17th at 1 p.m. Rose Rhode won the attendance prize. The meeting closed with prayers for the
deceased members.
Pictured are members who assisted at the bake sale.
Society Donates Over $3,000
Society No. 12 Sweet Home selected the Kay Kopecky Fund as the recipient for funds from their
community fundrasiser. A bake sale was held generating $3,036. Amazing contribution amount, Society No. 12 Sweet Home!
Society Donates to Food Bank
Society No. 49 Needville donated $200 to the Needville Food Bank for the purchase of groceries as part
of the Feeding Families Across Texas program.
Pictured from (L to R) are Treasurer Jeanette McDaniel, Secretary
Olga Anders and Leanne Bourgeois of the Needville Food Bank.
Society Holds Bake Sale For Fire Dept
Society No. 10 Fayetteville held a bake sale and fire
wheel on Saturday, May 7th. The money made from
the bake sale and fire wheel plus the matching funds Pictured (L to R) are Gladys Hermes, Liz Mican, President Ruby
from the State Office went to the Fayetteville Volun- Orsak, Jennifer Kopecky receiving the check, Treasurer Irene Szwarc and Secretary Mary Ann Matusek.
teer Fire Department.
Society Donates to Salvation Army
Society No. 91 Galveston made a donation to the
Salvation Army.
Societies Donate to Pink Ladies
Society No. 1 Yoakum, Society No. 12 Sweet Home,
Society No. 37 Hochheim and K.J.T. Society No. 13
of Yoakum made contributions to the Yoakum Community Hospital Auxillary (Pink Ladies) in recognition of Join Hands Day on May 7th.
Society Holds Quarterly Meeting
Society No. 10 Fayetteville held their second meet- Pictured (L to R) are Mary Simpson, Dorothy Sedlacek, Jan Potter
ing on Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. at St. and Rosalie Smith.
Pictured (L to R) is a volunteer, Fire Chief Randy Noviskie, Sec- John’s Center. The meeting opened with prayers for
REMEMBER:
retary Mary Jane Toddy, Treasurer Annette Kovar and President the living members. There were 8 members and FaThe
Universal
Catholic Family Fraternal
Rose Rhode.
ther Stephen, the Chaplain, was present. Secretary
of Texas – K.J.Z.T. Prayer Day will be once
Mary Jane Toddy read the minutes which were apa month on the first Sunday of each month.
Society Presents Funds
proved as read. Treasurer Annette Kovar gave her
Please offer a prayer for all Catholic FamSociety No. 10 Fayetteville presented the St. John’s report which was approved and filed. The society
ily Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. members
Altar Society a check plus the matching funds from received two thank you notes which were read from
and each other’s intentions.
the State Office to Lorene Nitschke, President of the Mary Ann Schmidt family and Religious Educathe St. John’s Altar Society. This donation helps the
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Society Donates to Library
Society No. 47 Industry recently presented a check
to the West End Library in Industry. The donation
was from proceeds of the member-held bake sale
held earlier this year.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Neely Vasicek, President Julie Kenjura and Librarian Cheryl Schramm.
Society Holds Quarterly Meeting
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Society Donates $1,000
Society No. 20 Cistern presented a check for $1,000
to Raphael’s Refuge. The donation will be used to
continue work on the Monument to the Innocents, a
memorial to babies who have died from miscarriage
or abortion, were stillborn, or who died in infancy.
In acknowledgement of the society’s gift, a 12”x12”
glass block will be engraved with the name of the
society and date of the donation.
When enough of the large blocks have been engraved, they will be used to construct a 15’ glass
and metal cross at the entrance of the monument, in
recognition of all who have made a donation of at
least $1000. The monument’s chapel is available to
groups and churches who would like to have meetings or services on related issues.
For information about Raphael’s Refuge, contact
Midge Elam at 361-865-3021 or [email protected]
att.net. The website is www.raphaelsrefuge.org.
State Director Joan Johnson attended the Seymour
society’s quarterly meeting held on June 14th.
Societies Join Hands for Pink Ladies
Society No. 37 Hochheim joined with Society No. 1
Yoakum, Society No. 12 Sweet Home and KJT #13
on May 6th for Join Hands Day to present monetary
donations to the Yoakum Community Hospital
Auxiliary, “Pink Ladies”. Members attending
included Anita Drozd, Roberta Wenzel, Ruby
Wigginton, Don Wigginton and Rose Mary Havlik.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Winifred Vinklarek, President
Betty Danner, Raphael’s Refuge Board Member Chris Hicks,
State Chaplain Rev. Joseph Hybner, Society Secretary and State
Director Grace Vinklarek and member Edna Migl.
Society Donates for Feeding Families
Society No. 1 Yoakum participated in the Feeding
Families program by purchasing food to donate to
the local food pantry that serves Yoakum and the
surrounding areas.
Present were Director of the food pantry Imogene Bittick, Virgi
Ferrell, Marilyn Beyer and Helen Manning.
July/August 2011
Society Donates Over $1,000 to CCD
Society No. 53 Wied sponsored a plant and cake
booth at the recent St. Mary’s Picnic on June 12,
2011. Society members presented a check in the
amount of $1,604.02 to the St. Mary’s CCD program. This was the proceeds from the booth.
Pictured (L to R) are Laurie Janak, Barbara Matula, Gussie Kelnar, Lucille Klekar, Helen Janak, Judy Opela, Molly Peters, Mary
Jo Veit, Katherine Kahanek and Edna Wehman.
Pictured (L to R) are CCD Coordinator Cindy Svetlik, Pastor Fr.
John Peters, President Katherine Kahanek and member Jeannie
Sommerlatte.
Society Holds Quarterly Meeting
Members and guests of Society No. 6 Bryan met
for their third quarterly meeting at 12:30 p.m. on
Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the St. Joseph Church
Parish Center in Bryan. The meeting was opened
with prayer, and those present enjoyed a delicious
pot luck lunch. The meeting continued with reports
and news from the State Office. Officers present at
the meeting were Helen Metzer, President; Loretta
Lanicek, Vice-President; Liz Zemanek, Secretary;
and Mary Hovorak, Treasurer, and Msgr. John McCaffrey, Chaplain.
The main purpose of the meeting was to plan and
discuss the society’s upcoming 13th Annual Community Fundraiser Garage Sale scheduled for Saturday, August 6th at St. Joseph Preston Street Gym in
Bryan. Plans were made and discussed for a preparatory meeting on Sunday, July 31st, and then three
days of work before the sale begins by 20 or more
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members and friends.
The theme for this meeting was “The History of
Aprons.” As the story goes, back when aprons were
prominent, they were used for almost every purpose
under the sun—from protecting the dress underneath
(because mother had only a few) to carrying in eggs
and vegetables, from dusting furniture in a hurry to
waving it to those in the field that dinner was ready,
and from removing hot pans from the oven to drying
children’s tears. Most members brought an apron that
they, their mother, grandmother or other relative had
made to show and tell a story behind it. Also, several old photos of family members in aprons were
displayed. One was an 8x10 photo taken by Loretta
Lanicek’s father of her mother feeding chickens in
the chicken yard with her apron on. To complete the
theme, four new aprons were given away.
The society’s next meeting will be October 2nd,
which will be the Annual Meeting. The members
are also hosting the District Meeting on Sunday,
November 13th. The meeting ended with a prayer
for the evening.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Mel Hall and Helen Metzer. Pictured
(L to R standing) are Linda Holubec, Magdalene Reis, Lillian Holubec, Wanda Spell, Lillie Hejl, Loretta Lanicek, Mary Ann Bell,
Mary Hovorak, and Liz Zemanek.
Society Enjoys Fellowship
Society No. 93 Austin invited family members to
their June meeting to enjoy homemade ice cream
with them. They observed flag day and had a collection for Feeding Families Across Texas.
Pictured (L to R) are Ice-Cream makers Laura Duckworth, Jane Hellinger,
Annette Kohoutek, Frances Tomasek, Anita Kutach and Sarah Vitek.
Society Collects for Feeding Families
Society No. 93 Austin had a successful collection of
cash and non-perishable food items for Feeding
Families Across Texas at their June meeting. The
donations will be given to the St. Louis Church
Food Pantry.
August 15th Feast of the Assumption
The Feast of the Assumption
celebrates both the happy
departure of Mary from this life by
her natural death, and her
assumption bodily into heaven.
Assumption Prayer
Pictured are Vlasta
Vitek and Phyllis
Teykl.
Dearest Mother, when you died God raised
your holy body and soul into heaven. Intercede for us that we may preserve in
doing His will in our lives, as you have
done while you were here on earth. Heal
our tired body, wearied mind and restless spirit that we may always rest in your
motherly care. Mary, holy advocate, hear
our prayers (mention your intention) and
cover us with your healing love. In honor
of your glorious Assumption, I pray one
Our Father, three Hail Marys and one Glory be. Amen.
This society was placed under the protection and patronage of the Assumption of
the Blessed Virgin Mary. The statue of
Our Lady in her Glorious Assumption, the
Patroness of K.J.Z.T. since 1894, in the
entrance hall of the State Office, reminds
us of the spiritual ideals of our organization. - A Brief History of the K.J.Z.T.
The Virgin Mary’s acceptance into the
glory of Heaven is seen by Catholics as
the symbol of the promise made by Jesus
to all enduring Christians that they too will
be received into paradise. - Wikipedia
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Other News
75-Year Pins Presented by Society No. 31 La Grange
Lillie Sulak and Ann Wessels (pictured left to right),
members of Society No. 31 La Grange, St. Frances
of Rome, were presented 75-year pins on July 6th at
a special luncheon held in their honor at Sealand
Restaurant in La Grange. Vice-President Elizabeth
Kallus read a note from the State Office that extended congratulations to the two members and also
appreciation for their loyalty and membership. She
continued by congratulating the ladies on behalf of
Society No. 31 and presenting them both floral bud
vases. As she called their names, President Marilyn
Kothmann presented the pins. Lillie Sulak joined on
January 22, 1934 at the age of 21 and Ann Wessels joined on May 17, 1934 at the age of 17, making both
ladies members for over seventy-seven years. The 75-year membership pin is a new project that was begun
this year by the Fraternal on the State level.
Celebrating with the honorees were Society No. 31 officers, President Marilyn Kothmann, Vice-President
Elizabeth Kallus, Secretary Rose Recek, Treasurer Ruth Chovanec; members, Annie Kallus, Hattie Hlavinka,
Dorothy Janacek, Barbara Brauner, Kallie Kothmann; and guests Jerry Kallus and Joe Hlavinka.
July/August 2011
Gift Given to Corpus Christi Diocese
A check was presented to the Corpus Christi Diocese from the K.J.Z.T. Clerical Endowment Fund on
June 24, 2011. The amount of $714.12 will be used
for the education of seminarians.
Czech Gala Provides an Evening of Great Fun
You are
invited for an evening of Czech music and Czech food on Friday, August 26, 2011.
This event will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in San Antonio and is the 10th Annual
San Antonio Czech Gala benefiting the state-wide Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange
and will run from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. The music will be provided by the versatile Chris Rybak. The guest
speaker will be Raymond J Snokhous, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic for the State of
Texas. He will speak about the rededication of the Woodrow Wilson Monument at the Wilson Station in Pictured (L to R) are Most Reverend Michael Mulvey, Bishop of the
Prague, Czech Republic. This will take place on October 5, 2011. Raymond Snokhous, Consul General, Diocese of Corpus Christi and State Director Sofie Perkins.
will be at the rededication.
The original monument was the first statue of an American president in Prague and was dedicated on July
35th Annual Fun Fest,
4, 1928. President Tomas Masaryk was the first president of Czechoslovakia and he and President Wilson
Saturday,
September 24th
became very good friends. President Masaryk created their Constitution mirroring the U.S. Constitution,
bringing about the formation of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918. The Germans destroyed this Czech Club, 4930 Military Parkway, Dallas
For Information 213-275-8577
statue in 1941 during World War II. For more information, call 210-410-8840.
10th Annual San Antonio Czech Gala, Friday, August 26, 2011
Social at 6:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Catholic Church Family Parish Hall at 4603 Manitou at Callaghan
and IH-410, San Antonio
Czech-Style Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker Raymond Snokhaus
Dance to the music of Chris Rybak
Benefiting the State-wide Czech Cultural Center in La Grange
Cost is $30 per person and $60 per couple.
Silent Auction and door prizes as well.
For more events and details on the Austin Czech Gala, please see page 25!
Doors open 3:30, Polka Mass 4:30
Dinner 5:30, Dance 6:00 – 11:00
Music provided by: Jodie Mikula Orchestra
And Czech & Then Some
Admission - $8.00
Teens (13-17) - $4.00
Silent Auction-Big Raffle-Cake WalkPastry Booth
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2011 District Meeting Schedule
All Members and their families are invited to attend and participate in the activities of the District Family Socials and Meetings.
Merit Pins of Recognition, Achievement Pins, 50-Year Membership Pins and 100% Family Pins will be presented to eligible Members in recognition of their
dedication and years of service and membership.
The Junior Divisions of the various Societies will participate in their District's Meeting and Activities.
Attention Secretaries of Hosting Societies - It is important that the State Office have a record of the minutes of each District Meeting. Please forward these to the
State Office as soon as possible after the meeting to provide current information for publication in the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal.
The Hosting Societies of the 2011 District Family Social and Meetings have contacted the State Office and reserved the specified dates and have made
the following arrangements:
Date
Registration Time
Meeting Time
Meeting Place
09-11
12:30 p.m. (meal to follow)
Following Meal
Holy Name Parish Hall
38 San Antonio
District
Hosting Society
IV
VII
09-11
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Parish Hall
121 Wichita Falls
XII
11-13
12:30 p.m. (meal to follow)
2:00 p.m.
St. Joseph's Center, 600 E. 26th
6 Bryan
XV
09-25
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. (meal to follow)
St. Jerome's, 201 N Lazy Lane
115 Freeport
Hovezi-Huslenky Village Ancestral Reunion 2011
There will be a reunion of descendants of Families that immigrated from
Hovezi and Huslenky Moravia, Czech Republic to Texas and USA on
Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the La Grange, Texas, Public Library Conference
Room from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. at 855 S Jefferson St, La Grange, TX
78945: ph# 979-968-3765 It is located on South Hwy 77, 1 ½ mile south of
Hwy 71.
We invite anyone who has family or connections to Hovezi, CR to attend.
We want to meet you and discuss our connections and stories. A lot of immigrants from that area first settled in Plum, Texas and surrounding area.
For additional information or if you have connections to Hovezi but cannot
attend, please share your family information about them. You can contact:
Ted Kaspar – 979-798-2475 – or email [email protected] or
T. J. Slansky – 210-824-0235 – or email [email protected]
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Observing Flag Day
Society Meets With Mayor
Society Meets With Mayor
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 31 La Grange sponsored a Proclamation Society No. 22 Wallis met with Mayor Carolyn Society No. 14 Moulton met Mayor Ervin Patek for
signing with La Grange Mayor Janet Moerbe calling Kennedy on June 7th for the signing of a Flag Day the signing of the Flag Day proclamation.
upon citizens to display their patriotism and to unite proclamation at City Hall in Wallis.
in observance of National Flag Day on June 14th.
Pictured (L to R) are President Marilyn Kothmann, Barbara Brauner,
Treasurer Ruth Chovanec, Hattie Hlavinka, Annie Kallus, Secretary
Rose Recek, and Vice-President Elizabeth Kallus.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Amber Adamcik, Mayor Carolyn Kennedy and Lauren Kulhanek. Pictured (L to R in back) are Eugenia
Kulhanek, Dennis Kulhanek, Adela Wadephul, Ronnie Holub and
Judith Michulka. Not pictured is Karen Adamcik.
Societies Meet With Judge
Society Donates to Veterans Memorial
Members from Society No. 2 Hallettsville, No. 3 St. Society No. 69 Smithville joined the National Flag
Mary’s and No. 9 St. John observed Flag Day with Day Foundation and the American Fraternal AlliJudge Tramer Woytek at the Hallettsville Courthouse. ance in celebrating the 234th birthday of the “Stars
and Stripes”. Society officers Katherine Karisch,
Sharon Lightfoot, Tracey Zetka, Shirley Ryza, and
junior member, Claire Courtemanche, along with
State Director Grace Vinklarek met in Mayor Mark
Bunte’s office on June 14th for the signing of the
proclamation.
President Katherine Karisch presented Mayor
Bunte with a check in the amount of $1,000 for the
Smithville, Texas Veterans Memorial Park. This
Memorial Park will honor the Texas soldiers who
fought and died to protect us and for the freedom we
Pictured (L to R) are Delores Chaloupka, Joyce Janda, Mary Ann enjoy today.
Pavliska, Jessica and Ty Tomek, Bessie Dornak, Bea Heinzel, Renee Hardt, Ella Mae Bludau, Judge Tramer Woytek, Anita Migl,
Deborah Konvicka, Rosalie Tobola, Dorothy Schneider, Martha
Sitka and Father John Peters.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Lillian Dornak, Mayor of Moulton
Ervin Patek and Rev. Gabriel Maison. Pictured (L to R in back)
are Mary Ann Rother, Jennifer Machacek, Angeline Jalufka and
Eugina Pustejovsky.
Societies Meet With Mayor
Society No. 5 Shiner and Society No. 53 Wied met
with Mayor Fred Hilscher to sign a proclamation
recognizing June 14th as National Flag Day.
Pictured (L to R) are Molly Peters of No. 53 Wied, Mary Ann
Stock of No. 5 Shiner, Mayor Hilscher, Georgia Chumchal of No.
5 Shiner, State Director Mary Ann Marek of No. 5 Shiner and Viola
Muelker of No. 53 Wied.
Society Meets With County Judge
Pictured seated is Smithville Mayor Mark Bunte. Pictured standing (L
to R) are State Director Grace Vinklarek, Shirley Ryza, Sharon Lightfoot, Katherine Karisch, Tracey Zetka, and Claire Courtemanche.
Pictured (L to R) are Secretary Margaret Polansky, Burleson County Judge Mike Sutherland, and President Marcella Franzetti.
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Society Meets With District Judge
Society Meets With Judge
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 21 Marak met with District Judge Ed Society No. 23 Hostyn met with Judge Ed Janecka Society No. 49 Needville met with Mayor Delbert
Magre on Monday, June 13, 2011. The members on May 31st for the Flag Day Proclamation signing Wendt for the Flag Day proclamation signing.
congratulated Judge Magre on his retirement which at the Fayette County Courthouse.
will be June 30, 2011. He will be missed!
Pictured (L to R) are Debbie Vansa, Bernice Vrazel, Anna Givens,
State Director Jean Ribar and Dorothy Vaculin.
Society Meets With Mayor and Council
Pictured (L to R in front) are Irene Janda, Judge Janecka, Junior
Zachary Janda, Georgia Vyvial and Vice-President Ann Janda.
Pictured (L to R in back) are President Lillian Kallus, Secretary
Verlene Kuntschik, Junior Jacob Janda, Junior Joshua Janda,
State Director Grace Vinklarek, Junior Bethany Kallus and Treasurer Helen Janda.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Owen Kaminski, President Shirley Kaminski, Megan Kaminski, Mayor Wendt, Brittany Fojtik and Brianna Sherman. Pictured (L to R in back) are Morgan Delaney, Secretary Olga
Anders, Treasurer Jeanette McDaniel, Martha and Darrell Mitchell.
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 10 Fayetteville met at the Community
Center with the City Mayor Ronald Pflughaupt and
Societies Meet With Mayor
Societies No. 1 Yoakum, No. 12 Sweet Home witnessed his signing of the Flag Day Proclamation.
and No. 37 Hochheim gathered for a proclamation signing with City Mayor Annie
Rodriguez.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Society No. 4 Treasurer Julia Stryk,
Council Member-Elect Matt Freytag, Mayor Scott Mica and Council Member-Elect Chris Kubesch. Pictured (L to R in back) are
Society No. 20 President Betty Danner, Society No. 20 Secretary
and State Director Grace Vinklarek, Society No. 4 Vice-President
Ellene Vrazel, Society No. 4 Secretary Nancy Jasek, Society No.
4 President Georgia Cerny, Society No. 83 Vice-President Doris
Garbade, Society No. 83 President Margaret Janak and Society
No. 83 Secretary Jeanette Zouzalik.
Society Meets With Mayor
Pictured (L to R in front) are Helen Manning, Ruby Orsak, Mayor
Annie Rodriguez, Ruby Wigginton and Mary Ann Matusek.
Pictured (L to R in back) are Bessie Immenhauser, Lillian Fojtik,
Rose Mary Havlik, Virgi Ferrell, Marilyn Beyer, Lorene Barton,
Charlene Stehle, Roberta Wenzel, Tommy Wenzel and Donald
Wiggington.
Society No. 30 East Bernard met with Mayor
Boettcher for the signing of the Flag Day proclamation.
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 42 Sealy met with Sealy Mayor Nick
Tirey to proclaim June 14th as Flag Day.
Pictured (L to R in back) are Vice-President Gladys Dusek, Treasurer Emilia Svoboda and Secretary Angeline Grigar with Mayor
Buck Boettcher (seated in front).
Pictured with Mayor Tirey is Vice-President Jeanette Klekar, Treasurer Lorene Berckenhoff and President Mary Vicenik.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Mary Jane Toddy, Ron Pflughaupt
and Rose Rohde. Pictured (L to R in back) are Annette Kovar and
Lois Kaspar.
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 18 Granger met with Mayor Jerry Lalla
for the signing of the Flag Day Proclamation.
Pictured seated in front is Mayor Jerry Lalla. Pictured (L to R in
back) are Secretary Henrietta Hajda, Vice-President Loretta Hajda and Evelyn Pekar.
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Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 19 Taylor met with Mayor Don Hill,
City Manager Jim Dunaway, City Planner Jean
Johnson, City Clerk Susan Brock and Assistant City
Manager Jeff Straub.
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Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 47 Industry met with Mayor Alan Kuehn to sign the Proclamation for Flag Day. On June
12th, members of the society shared the reading of
the poem “I Am The Flag” for the congregation of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 8:00
a.m. Mass. After Mass, society members handed
out flags to every member of the church to help celebrate National Flag Day.
July/August 2011
Society Observes Flag Day
Society No. 93 Austin observed Flay Day at their
June meeting. Boy Scouts Carter Adams and Tuan
Mather folded the United States Flag as their Troop
Leader Don Michler told what each fold meant using the U. S. Marines script.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Sybil Heselmeyer, Secretary Pat
Shirk, Mayor of Taylor Don Hill and President Bea Janecka.
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 40 Poth met with Mayor Travis Pruski Pictured standing is President Julie Kenjura and Vice-President
for the Flag Day Proclamation signing on June 14th. Neely Vasicek. Pictured sitting is Mayor Alan Kuehn of Industry.
Society Meets With Mayor
Society No. 124 Texas City met with City Mayor
Matthew Doyle on July 11, 2011 to sign the society’s proclamation for National Flag Day. The Mayor placed a gold seal on the proclamation representing the city’s celebration of 100 years, 1911-2011.
Pictured (L to R seated) are President Rita Olenick and Mayor
of Poth Travis Pruski. Pictured standing is Secretary Frances
Hosek.
Society Meets With Mayor
Society Meets With Mayor
On June 2, 2011, the Mayor of Yoakum, Annie Rodriguez, presented Society No. 37 a proclamation in
Pictured in front is Hattie Houdek and Mayor Matthew Doyle. Picrecognition of Flag Day.
Society No. 113 Angleton presented their proclamation to Mayor Rhyne of Angleton to be read on Flag
Day.
tured in back is Helen Carrig, Dorothy Christ, Edna Hasserd and
Richard Hasserd.
Pictured (L to R in front) are RoseMary Havlik, Lillian Fojtik, Mayor
Rodriguez, Ruby Wiggington and Roberta Wenzel. Pictured (L to
R in back) are Don Wiggington, Bessie Immenhauser, Charlene
Stehle and Tom Wenzel.
Pictured is Mayor Rhyne with councilmen.
July/August 2011
Catholic Family Fraternal Journal
Knee
Osteoarthritis
Submitted by
Dr. David H. Watson, Medical Advisor
What is osteoarthritis?
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Is It Age – or P.A.D. That’s Slowing You Down?
You’re out walking, or you’re climbing the stairs. Your legs or feet ache.
Maybe they start to cramp. You’re relieved when you stop moving because the
pain goes away. It’s just part of getting older, right? Not necessarily. Discomfort
in your legs or feet while exercising could be a sign of a serious, vascular disease: Peripheral Arterial Disease, or P.A.D.
Osteoarthritis is a disease that happens when the protective cartilage in the
September is P.A.D. Awareness Month, and Life Line Screening wants to
joints wears down, and the bones rub against each other. The knee is a common
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Who gets it?
(AAA) and an Atrial Fibrillation Screening which checks for an irregular heartIt is more common in people older than 50 years and in people who are over- beat. Call 1-866-964-5845 and mention Priority Code: CSMS – 012 to find the
weight. Osteoarthritis runs in families. People who have had other knee prob- next screening event in your community.
lems are more likely to have knee osteoarthritis later in life.
Everyone over age 50 is at risk for P.A.D., and your risk increases if you:
•
Smoke, or used to smoke
How can I tell if I have it?
Have diabetes
The most common symptoms are pain with activity, limited range of motion, •
•
Have high blood pressure
stiffness, tenderness, swelling around the knee, feeling like the joint may “give
Have abnormal blood cholesterol
out,” and deformity (such as knock knees or bowlegs). Your doctor will exam- •
•
Are African American
ine you and take x-rays to see if you have knee osteoarthritis.
•
A personal history of coronary heart disease or stroke
How is it treated?
Pain medicine, exercise and weight loss (if needed) are usually the first steps.
Your doctor may want you to work with a physical therapist to strengthen the
muscles around your knee. You can also take up to 4,000 mg of acetaminophen
(one brand: Tylenol) per day. This should be tried before any other medicines.
If it doesn’t control the pain, you can try ibuprofen (one brand: Motrin), or your
doctor may give you prescription pain medicine. Joint supplements containing
glucosamine also may help. If none of these options helps you feel better, your
doctor may want you to have a cortisone shot to reduce the swelling in the joint,
or another kind of shot to help lubricate the joint. Knee replacement surgery is
a last resort.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor
The Arthritis Foundation - www.arthritis.org
This information is provided to you by your doctor and the American Academy
of Family Physicians. Other health-related information is available from the
AAFP online at http://familydoctor.org.
This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone.
Talk to your family doctor to find out if this information applies to you and to
get more information on this subject.
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July/August 2011
Fraternal 100 Project
Giving Back!
The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. adopted a statewide
Fraternal 100 Project, recognizing each of the 67 Diamond Status Societies,
2 Ruby Status Societies and 2 Turquoise Status Societies. The Fraternal 100
Project provided $100 from the State Office to each 2010 Status Society to
be given to the charity of their choice. The purpose behind the Fraternal
Project is to promote fellowship.
Each year societies of Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. focus
on participating in parish and community work projects and fundraisers
throughout the State. During 2010, our members donated 108,543 volunteer
hours and participated in 962 events.
Societies awarded with a status work hard all year long because their members believe in helping those in need and working together to make their
hometowns and churches stronger and safer places to enjoy life.
Society No. 140 Bastrop donated Society No. 3 St. Mary’s donated
their $100 to the Sacred Heart Catho- their $100 to the Hallettsville Volunlic Church of Rockne for their altar teer Fire Department.
servers and youth choir retreat.
Pictured (L to R) is CCE Instructor Damian
Muehr and Society Secretary Susan Beck.
Pictured (L to R) are Father John Peters, Martha Sitka, Deborah Konvicka, Fire Chief Anthony
Ludwig, Rosalie Tobola and Dorothy Schneider.
Society No. 101 Victoria donated
Society No. 10 Fayetteville donat- Society No. 24 Ammannsville donated Society No. 38 San Antonio do- their $100 plus $200 more from their
ed to Religious Education.
Pictured (L to R) are President Rose Rhode,
Secretary Mary J. Toddy, RIE Director Janice
Kasmiersky and Father Stephen Nesrsta.
to their parish rectory renovation project at nated their $100 to the St. Vincent de treasury to Sister Rebecca Janacek.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Paul Food Pantry of St. Benedict’s Sister Rebecca is working in Kenya
Church in San Antonio.
and is a member of the local society.
The check was presented to Sister Evelyn Korenek on Sister Rebecca’s behalf.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Nancy Srubar,
Father Tim Kosler and Secretary Sharon Kana.
Society No. 118 Taft donated to the Society No. 14 Moulton donated to St.
Taft Volunteer Fire Department.
Josephs’ Church Youth Ministry for materials to fund their ministry project.
Pictured are Frances Grams and members of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society with Vice-President
Agnes Rohan and President Susan Hubbert.
Society No. 17 Nada gave their $100
check to St. Mary’s Church toward the
purchase of a new Nativity set.
Pictured (L to R) are Rosie Olsovsky, Irene Brosch, Sister Evelyn Korenek, Evelyn Dierlam,
Carolyn Nevlud and Wendy Hrncir.
Society No. 4 Praha gave their $100
to the Praha parish for a new organ.
Pictured (L to R) are President Janice Pustejovsky and Fire Chief Dan Gibson.
Pictured (L to R) are Angeline Jalufka, Rev. Gabriel Maison, Mary Ann Rother.
Society No. 42 Sealy donated their
$100 to Immaculate Conception Church. Society No. 30 East Bernard do-
nated their $100 to send youth from
Society No. 32 Houston donated their Holy Cross Parish to a Rocky Moun$100 to the Assumption Catholic School. tain retreat.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Cathy Leopold and
Kelly Korenek holding one of the Kings.
Pictured (L to R in back) are Jane Popp, Ethelyn Popp, Mary Hoffman, Betty Leopold, Fr. Joe
Vrana and Ernestine Schneider.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Ellene
Vrazel, President Georgia Cerny, Parochial Administrator Rev. Gabriel Maison, Treasurer Julia
Stryk and Secretary Nancy Jasek.
July/August 2011
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Society No. 113 Angleton donated Society No. 11 West donated their Society No. 9 St. John’s donated their Society No. 49 Needville donated
their $100 to a local charity called “The
Gathering Place”. The Gathering Place
has trained volunteer caregivers that
work with people with Alzheimer’s or
dementia. Most of the Interfaith volunteers have been caregivers of family
members with the same sickness and
they understand how important it is
that the person who is confused still
needs to get out and socialize and that
their regular caregivers need and deserve a break.
Volunteers consist of members of
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
Baptist Church, Methodist Church,
Presbyterian Church and Assembly of
God congregations in Lake Jackson,
Clute, Brazoria and Angleton. The
director is Brenda Maust who started
the program and it has since expanded from Angleton to the surrounding
towns.
Pictured (L to R) are Dolores Prilop, Viola Landers, Brenda Maust of the Gathering Place, Bettie Rab and Betty Smith. Not pictured is Father
Maurice, Chaplain for the Society as well as for
the Gathering Place.
$100 from the State Office along with $100 to the St. John’s Building Fund.
a matching $100 from their treasury
to the religious program at St. Mary’s
School in West.
their $100 to the improvement of St.
Michael’s Archangel Cemetery of
Needville.
Pictured (L to R) are Delores Chaloupka, Bessie
Dornak, Father John Peters and Joyce Janda.
Pictured (L to R) are Theresa Plsek, Martha
Hosek, Chris Doskocil, Helen Rauschuber, Ericka Sammon - Principal of St. Mary’s School,
Dianne Mendiola - Junior High Religious Coordinator, Angeline Sykora, Mary Kallus and Evelyn
Chudej.
Society No. 93 Austin presented
their Fraternal 100 Project check to the
St. Louis Mobile Loaves and Fishes at
their fundraiser dinner on Saturday,
April 16, 2011. They were also able to
give a brief history of K.J.Z.T. to those
Society No. 77 Rosenberg donated attending the dinner.
their $100 to the Catholic Youth of
Holy Rosary Church for their retreat/
conference.
Pictured (L to R) are Angela Manna, Treasurer
Gloria Mican, President Martha Macha, Tina
Hollopeter for the Religious Education program,
Secretary Adelle Anders and Rev. Bill Bartniski,
Pastor of Holy Rosary Church.
Pictured (L to R) are Director of St. Louis Mobile Loaves and Fishes Bea Delarosa, President Jane Hellinger and Secretary Frances
Tomasek.
Pictured (L to R) is the Pastor’s Secretary Jennifer Carlisle, Administrator/Accountant Suzanne
Brumbelow, Society Secretary Olga Anders and
Society Treasurer Jeanette McDaniel.
Society No. 72 El Campo donated
their $100 to the Wharton County Library for their summer reading program which benefits all children of the
community.
Pictured (L to R) are Society President Josephine
Rucka and Library Chairman Annette Balcar.
Society No. 12 Sweet Home donat- Society No. 53 Wied donated their
ed their $100 to their local food pantry.
$100 to St. Mary’s Parish CCD Program.
Pictured (L to R) are Ruby Orsak, Joyce Walker
and Mary Ann Matusek.
Pictured (L to R) are member Bea Butschek,
CCD Coordinator Cindy Svetlik, Pastor Father
John Peters, Helen Janak and Kelly Schimcek.
Society No. 94 La Salle donated
Society No. 1 Yoakum donated their $100 to the Food Bank of the
their $100 to the St. Ann Church’s Bell Golden Crescent.
Tower Project.
Society No. 45 Tours donated their
$100 to Senior Ministry.
Pictured (L to R) are Elaine Dornak, Dawn Wendell standing in for Father Matthew, Helen Manning and Marilyn Beyer.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Kathy Jennings presenting the bonus check to Ramona
Hollan, Director of Resource Development.
Society No. 44 Moravia donated
their $100 to the CCD program at the
Ascension of our Lord parish.
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July/August 2011
Society No. 111 Edna donated their Society No. 65 Holman donated Society No. 37 Hochheim donated Society No. 40 Poth used their
$100 to Sister Rebecca Janacek of the their $100 to the St. Michael CCD their $100 and various religious arIncarnate Word and Blessed Sacra- program for the upcoming confirma- ticles to the St. Francis and St. Clare
ment Convent.
tion class.
Fraternity which sends items to Catholic military members.
Pictured (L to R) are Sister Mary Virginia accepting the check on behalf of Sister Rebecca and
Society Vice-President Mary Sheblak.
Pictured (L to R) are Michael Koeth, representative for the CCD program and Society President
Janie Neiser.
Society No. 18 Granger donated Society No. 23 Hostyn donated
their $100 to the Ministers Alliance.
their $100 to the Queen of the Holy
Rosary Parish Vacation Bible School
program which was held July 11th15th.
Pictured (L to R) are RoseMary Havlik, Lillian
Fojtik, Diane Cowey, Charlene Stehle, Anita
Drozd, Johanna Kurtz, Doris Koliba, Ruby Wiggington, Don Wiggington, Roberta Wenzel and
Bessie Immenhauser.
$100 to purchase 5 16-inch stand fans
to be given to the elderly of the parish
community by way of the Poth Food
Pantry.
Pictured are Betty Ortman, Frances Hosek and
Rita Olenick.
Plan Sponsor: CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF TEXAS, KJZT
Aggregate Savings Report for 06-2011
Year To Date 2011 Aggregate
Prescriptions
Plan Sponsor: Filled:
CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF TEXAS,101
KJZT
Normal Retail Pricing:
Aggregate Savings Report for 06-2011$4,091.83
702
$26,970.42
Year To Date
2011 Aggregate
ScriptSave
Pricing:
$2,786.11
Plan Sponsor:
CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF
TEXAS,
101 KJZT
Prescriptions
Filled:
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$1,305.72
Aggregate Savings Report for 04-2011
$4,091.83
Normal Retail Pricing:
Average Saved Per Discounted Prescription:
ScriptSave
Pricing:
Prescriptions
Filled:
Your
Group's
Discounted
Prescription
Savings:
Total
Dollars
Saved
By Your
Cardholders:
Normal Retail Pricing:
Pictured (L to R) are Society President Marilyn
Gaydos and Father Joseph Nisari, representative of the Ministers Alliance.
Society No. 47 Industry donated
their $100 to the St. Vincent De Paul
society of the Immaculate Conception
Church.
$17,859.13
702
$9,111.29
Year To
Date
2011 Aggregate
$26,970.42
$18.30
$17,859.13 495
36.46%
$9,111.29
$18,784.36
$18.39
$2,786.11 137
33.97%
$1,305.72
$4,591.57
$18.30
$12,542.02
$18.39
Average
SavedPricing:
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Average Saved Per Discounted
Prescription
ScriptSave
$3,057.69
Your
Group's
Savings:
Total
DollarsDiscounted
Saved By Prescription
Your Cardholders:
Pictured clockwise (starting in front) are Juniors
Zachary Janda, Jacob Janda, Joshua Janda,
State Director Grace Vinklarek, Deacon John
McCourt, junior Bethany Kallus, President Lillian Kallus, Secretary Verlene Kuntschik, VicePresident Ann Janda and Parish Secretary Gina
Kozelsky.
$18.82
$18.72
$16.41
33.97%
$1,533.88
$20.30
$17.23
their $100 to the religious education
program of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Church of Abbott.
$17.84
Your Group's Discounted Prescription Savings:
36.10%
$18.82
01-2011
$20.04
01-2011
36.18%
11-2010
36.18%
01-2011
$18.72
$16.41
02-2011
Average03-2011
Saved Per
$22.96
Your
02-2011
39.57%
$20.30
$17.23
Discounted
04-2011Prescription05-2011
Group's Discounted Prescription Savings
$18.82
03-2011
$16.41
04-2011
$18.72
05-2011
Prescriptions
Filled:
34.32%
Normal Retail Pricing:
Prescriptions
Filled:
ScriptSave
Pricing:
11-2010
$18.39
06-2011
$17.23
06-2011
40.51%
Your Group's Discounted Prescription Savings
34.83%
01-2011
34.21%
12-2010
02-2011
34.21%
02-2011
39.57%
03-2011
40.51%
Your Group's
Discounted Prescription
Savings
03-2011
04-2011
05-2011
34.83%
Total Savings For 2010 Aggregate
01-2011
Pictured (L to R in front) are Julie Kenjura, Roland Reynolds, Emma Jackson, Neely Vasicek
and Cecilia Vasicek. Pictured (L to R in back)
are Steve and Liz Przyborski and Bill and Emil
Vasicek.
$18.39
Average Saved Per Discounted
Prescription:
$17.23
Average
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39.57%
Society No. 104 Abbott donated
36.46%
$6,242.34
02-2011
33.44%
03-2011
36.18%
04-2011
1,729
05-2011
34.21%
34.83%
1,729
$49,261.52
02-2011
03-2011
Total Savings For 2010
Aggregate
$72,904.77
12-2010
01-2011
Normal
RetailSaved
Pricing:
Total
Dollars
By Your Cardholders:
33.97%
04-2011
06-2011
33.97%
39.57%
06-2011
04-2011
$72,904.77
$23,643.25
Total Savings For 2010 Aggregate
Pictured (L to R) are President Jeanette Urbanovsky and Religious Education Coordinator
Traci Pustejovsky.
ScriptSave
Pricing:
$49,261.52
Average
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$19.18
Prescriptions Filled:
1,729
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$23,643.25
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Discounted
Prescription
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34.81%
Normal Retail Pricing:
$72,904.77
Average Saved Per Discounted Prescription:
$19.18
Aggregate
Total
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Since
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Program
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(Mar-03)
ScriptSave Pricing:
$49,261.52
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34.81%
Total Dollars Saved By Your Cardholders:
$23,643.25
Aggregate Total Savings Since Your Program Began (Mar-03)
Average Saved Per Discounted Prescription:
$19.18
Your Group's Discounted Prescription Savings:
$317,746.06
$317,746.06
34.81%
Aggregate Total Savings Since Your Program Began (Mar-03)
$314,877.11
July/August 2011
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Junior
News
Juniors Hold Meeting
On April 10th, the Society No. 16 Ennis
Juniors held their meeting. Their craft for this
meeting was making Easter Cards to be given
out to the IOOF Nursing Home residents. After
the meeting, the juniors took all the cards and
handed them out with Easter candy. This was
Juniors Make Pilgrimage
Society No. 85 Damon junior members made a pil- enjoyed by all the residents.
grimage prior to attending Camp Guardian Angel.
In Damon, the members recited one decade of the
rosary. In Needville, the members said prayers for a
safe journey and for rain. In Fayetteville, the members recited the stations of the cross and saw the
beautiful pictures of St. John the Baptist.
Pictured (L to R on bottom) are Kalynn Long, Kate Chandler and
Carter Kriska. Pictured (L to R on top) are Melissa Seevers, Hannah Kriska, McKinley Seevers, Kyla Chandler, Hailey Kriska and
Cole Seevers.
Pictured are Junior Members at the Nursing Home.
Juniors Help With Join Hands Bingo
Junior Receives First Communion
Ashlynn Vojtek, daughter of Wendy and Robbie
Society No. 4 Praha held a Join Hands Day bingo at Melnar, received her first communion on May 15,
Oak Manor Nursing Home on May 24, 2011.
2011 at Guardian Angel Church. Her family are
members of Society No. 22 Wallis.
Pictured (L to R in front) are Dustin Luck, Dana Luck and Hilary
Koncaba. Pictured (L to R in back) are Junior Director Cynthia
Koncaba, Scott Jasek, Nancy Jasek, Ellene Vrazel and Georgia
Cerny.
Pictured is Ashlynn Vojtek.
Juniors Meet With Judge
Society No. 21 Marak junior members met
with Judge Margre for the signing of the Flag
Day Proclamation on June 13th in his chambers. Junior members that were present included Julie Marek, Elizabeth Trdy, Bryce Givens,
Aaron Laurence, Rachel Givens, Junior
Director Debbie Vansa, Katy Krenek, Laine
Parker and Kasey Krenek.
Juniors Help Clean Up Cemetery
On April 9th, the Society No. 16 Ennis Juniors helped
the clean up at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Ennis.
They filled up their bags with old silk flowers and
old Christmas decorations that were not removed.
This made more room for spring flowers to be put
back on the graves. Leaves were raked up along the
fence line. By noon, the cemetery was looking good.
The cemetery committee furnished pizza and drinks
for all at the St. John Cafeteria. It was a fun morning
for all.
Pictured (L to R on bottom) are Kalynn Long, Caleb Houston and
Carter Kriska. Pictured (L to R in middle) are Baby Houston, Katelyn Smith and Hannah Kriska. Pictured (L to R in back row) are
Carter Houston, C.J. Houston, Hailey Kriska, Kyla Chandler, Cole
Seevers, McKinley Seevers, Belle Prachyl and Kate Chandler.
Junior Commemorates Flag Day
Katy Harman, member of Society No. 23 Hostyn,
placed small flags on graves of fallen soldiers at the
New Ulm cemetery on Memorial Day. Katy also
sang a solo National Anthem on Flag Day.
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Juniors Receive Scholarships
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Juniors Assist Adult Society Members
Kayla Rejcek, Lauren Scott and Dalton Meurer After the May meeting, the juniors of Society No.
were awarded scholarships from the K.J.Z.T. State 16 Ennis wrapped gifts for the Surprise Package
Office in Austin on Sunday, June 12th by State Di- Booth for the St. John Parish Bazaar.
rector Joan Johnson. Kayla Rejcek and Lauren Scott
received their scholarships after the local West Society meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Center. Dalton
Meurer was sent his in the mail.
July/August 2011
Juniors Make Cards, Decorate Baskets
Society No. 104 Abbott Juniors held a meeting in
June. The Juniors made Father’s Day cards for the
male residents of West Rest Haven. The Juniors also
decorated baskets to collect used eyeglasses in, for
the Lions Club. The eyeglasses will be refurbished
and sent to the needy that cannot afford eyeglasses.
Pictured (L to R) are Kyla Chandler, McKinley Seevers, and Belle
Prachyl.
Pictured (L to R) are Dalton Meurer, Kayla Rejcek, State Director
Joan Johnson and Lauren Scott.
Kayla Rejcek and Lauren Scott were each awarded a
$500 scholarship by Society No. 11 West on Sunday,
June 12th following their meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Center. This is the first year the local society has
awarded scholarships and plans to award two scholarships each year hereafter.
Kayla Rejcek is the daughter of Anthony and Sharon Rejcek of West. Lauren Scott is the daughter of
Mary Scott of West.
Kayla plans to attend Texas A&M University and
get a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Lauren plans to attend MCC for two years
then transfer to Texas A&M University where she
plans to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science
and then enroll in Veterinary School.
Both Kayla and Lauren graduated from West High
School. Kayla ranked 1st (Valedictorian) in her class
and Lauren ranked 5th.
Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Angeline Sykora, President
Mary Kallus, Scholarship Recipient Kayla Rejcek, Scholarship
Recipient Lauren Scott, Treasurer Helen Rauschuber and Secretary Theresa Plsek.
Juniors Receive Scholarships
Pictured (L to R clockwise) are Morgan Ballew, Alyssa Ballew,
Society No. 16 Ennis adult society members pre- Carly Pustejovsky, Mallory Ballew, Payton Pustejovsky, Katelyn
sented scholarships to the following junior members Pustejovsky, Ashley Ballew, Mariann Pustejovsky, Lauren Gerik
and Lydia Pustejovsky.
at the June Quarterly meeting.
Juniors Attend Vacation Bible School
Juniors from Society No. 23 Hostyn, Bethany
Kallus and Katy Harman, attended Vacation
Bible School in Hostyn from July 11th – 15th
at Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish Hall. The
theme was Pandamania. Lillian Kallus,
Assistant Junior Director, was one of the adult
helpers. Bethany and Katy enjoyed the program very much. Activities included songs,
dances, story time, games, Saints of the Day,
Pictured are Clara Miller, President of Society No. 16, Grant Bible readings and crafts.
Vrana, Chase Maliska, Alexandra Betik, and State Director Joan On Wednesday, there was a surprise visit from
Johnson.
Father Steven of Fayetteville who brought 3
seminarians from the Czech Republic with him
Junior Receives Scholarship
along with Sister Theadine of Flatonia. The
On June 21st, Society No. 30 East Bernard had a children also enjoyed two of the youth teen
meeting and meal. Members presented a scholarship helpers, who brought their guitars and played
to Ashton Kalina with State Director Arlene Cloyd. Christian songs for everyone to sing-a-long.
The teen guitarists were Ashley Kallus and
Morgan McCourt. Everyone had a blast!
Pictured (L to R) are Gloria Buxkemper (Grandmother), Angeline
Grigar, Ashton Kalina, State Director Arlene Cloyd, Sophie Korenek and Gladys Dusek.
Pictured (L to R) are Bethany Kallus, Katy Harman and Lillian Kallus.
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Juniors Attend District Meeting
This year’s District X Meeting was held in Abbott
on July 17, 2011. The Juniors of Abbott, Ennis and
West all participated in the Memorial Service. The
Ennis group sang and then the West juniors sang.
The Abbott group did a puppet show. The Juniors
then went to church.
Pictured are the District X Juniors who attended the meeting.
Juniors Celebrate Flag Day with Adults
Society No. 23 Hostyn members celebrated Flag
Day by attending a ceremony at the Fayette County
Courthouse square. Juniors Joshua Janda and Jacob
Janda took part in the presentation of the colors of
the flag and the raising of the flag.
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AUSTIN CZECH GALA
The Austin Czech Historical Association will be
holding it’s 17th Annual Czesky Vecer Gala on
Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Onion Creek
Country Club, 2510 Onion Creek Parkway, Austin,
TX 78749. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The Gala begins at 6:30 p.m.
A delicious Czech meal and desserts, prepared by
our very own member Czech Master Chef Pavla Van
Bibber, will be served between 7:15p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Entertainment for your listening, dining and dancing pleasure will be provided by Accordion Cowboy
Chris Rybak accompanied by Bernard Tupa.
A silent auction will be held with homemade goods
throughout the evening.
Tickets for the event are $37.00 per person and can
be purchased by contacting President Alice Kubacak at 512-452-7727 or e-mail Alice at [email protected]
Pictured in front is Zachary Janda. Pictured (L to R in second row) sbcglobal.net or Treasurer LaVerne Dancak at 512are Jacob Janda, Irene Janda, Lillian Kallus and Verlene Kunts- 836-3115. You can also visit their website at www.
chik. Pictured (L to R in back) are Donna Janda, Joshua Janda,
austinczech.com.
Helen Janda, Mayor Janet Moerbe, State Director Grace Vinklarek
Tickets must be purchased by September 2, 2011
and Diana Kallus. Not pictured is Jill Noska and Georgia Vyvial.
and will be held at the door.
No tickets will be mailed out or sold at the door.
Juniors Hold Meeting
Don’t forget to invite your friends and relatives to
Society No. 115 Freeport gathered at the home of
join
us for a festive evening full of Czech culture.
their Junior Director and State Director, Deborah
Kaspar, on June 5, 2011 for a meeting, ice cream
and kickball fun.
Slavic Heritage Festival
Pictured is Mr. Mike Bezdek giving a spiritual talk . Afterwards the
Juniors went to adoration.
Pictured is Mrs. Annette Ballew teaching a Czech folk saying with
hand movements.
Heritage Society Soup Tasting
Pictured (L to R in front) are Sophie Galvan, Kaley Kaspar and
Evan Reed. Pictured (L to R in middle are) Erin Reed, Sidney
Giesie, Triston Giesie, Will Black, Karch Kaspar, Kassidy Caruthers, Della Pustka and Society Junior Director and State Director
Deborah Kaspar. Pictured in back is Kalena Caruthers.
Enjoy a day of ethnic food and drink, music, dance,
and cultural exhibits at the 48th Annual Sts. Cyril &
Methodius Slavic Heritage Festival.
Honoring Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who brought
Christianity and the written alphabet to Slavic peoples, this festival features Polish, Czech, Croatian
and Ukrainian groups from the Houston area, with
authentic cuisine and traditional song and dance,
plus a Czech band for listening and dancing pleasure. The festival is held at the Knights of Columbus
Hall, 607 E. Whitney in Houston, Sept. 25th, noon to
6 pm. For more information contact Jan Esenwein,
713-349-8788 or by email [email protected]
The Czech Heritage Society-Harris County Chapter will host its 11th annual Soup Tasting on Saturday, October 8th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Sokol Hall, 1314
West Patton in Houston. This all-you-can-eat event features five authentic Czech soups; kolaches, homemade desserts, and beverages will be available for sale.
Proceeds from the admission donation will be used to support the Library and Archives of the Harris County Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society.
For more information, call the Czech Heritage Library at 713-349-0500 or email [email protected] Recipes from past Soup Tastings, as well as other traditional recipes, can be found on the Harris County CHS Web site (http://www.czechheritage.org/ -- click on the link for “Harris County”).
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CATHOLIC FAMILY
NEW MEMBERS
Catholic Family Fraternal Journal
Cole Seevers is a new member of Society No. 16
Ennis. He is the son of Matt and Melissa Seevers.
His grandparents are Al and Linda Prachyl of Waxahachie. Cole plays Goalie for the Dallas Stars Hockey League.
Elizabeth Stevens is a new member of Society No.
1 Yoakum. She is the daughter of Richard and Lisa
Stevens and the granddaughter of Virgi and Charles
Ferrell.
Gunner B. Lyle is a new member of Society No. 72
El Campo. He is the son of Kendra and Robert Lyle
and the grandson of Leonard Cernoch and Gloria
Liska Cernoch. He is the great-grandson of Pauline
Liska.
Morgan Cernoch is a new member of Society No.
72 El Campo. She is the daughter of Ryan Cernoch
and Desiree Vrazel and the granddaughter of Leonard Cernoch and Gloria Liska Cernoch. She is the
great-granddaughter of Pauline Liska.
July/August 2011
Jacob J. Lednicky is a new member of Society No. 11
West. He is the son of Michael and Jill Lednicky and
has two older brothers, Zachary and Luke Lednicky.
He is the grandson of Jerome and Lucille Lednicky of
West; Joyce Beatty of Gunbarrel and Richard Beatty
of Anaheim, California.
Gabrielle and Chloe Sokora are new members of
Society No. 121 Wichita Falls. They are the daughters of Jason Sokora and the great-granddaughters of
Mary Ann Sokora of Wichita Falls.
July/August 2011
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Ethan C. Krasucky is a new member of Society No.
72 El Campo. He is the son of Stacey Krasucky, a
fellow K.J.Z.T. member. His brother is Bradyn Krasucky, also a K.J.Z.T. member. His grandparents are
Albert and Josephine Rucka. His great-grandmothers (all deceased) included Annie Socha, Sophie
Krasucky and Albina Rucka.
MacKenzie Marie Tobola is a new member of Society No. 16 Ennis. She is the daughter of Trent and
Melisa Tobola of White Settlement, Texas. She is
the granddaughter of Jeff and Joan Johnson and Brit
and Sandy Tobola. Her great-grandparents are Doloris Tobola, the late Hank Tobola, Fred and Susan
Buckner, Jean and Randy Johnson, Wayne Sylvester
and the late Etheline Sylvester.
Listing of Newly Enrolled Members and Associates
with Insurance
(The following have given permission in accordance with regulations to have their names published
in the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal. None are published without written permission.)
Society No. 1 Yoakum
Elizabeth Stevens
Society No. 11 West
Jacob J. Lednicky
Society No. 16 Ennis
Anders C. Bronstad
Cole Seevers
MacKenzie Marie Tobola
Society No. 72 El Campo
Morgan Cernoch
Ethan C. Krasucky
Gunner B. Lyle
Society No. 121 Wichita Falls
Chloe Sokora
Gabrielle Sokora
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Anders C. Bronstad is a new member of Society No.
16 Ennis. He is the son of Darin and Kathleen Bronstad of Weatherford. He is the grandson of Charlie
and Adell Pouzar of Ennis and Roland and Carol
Bronstad of North Richland Hills. Anders sister,
Amelie, is also a member of Society No. 16 Ennis.
Growing Up Prayer
With each new day that dawns I am growing
up, O Lord. It’s not too soon to start thinking
of what I want to be. It’s very hard, I think,
to make the right decision but I pray that you
will help and guide me. Show me what to
do, let me share, someday, my talents where
they’re needed. And when you show me,
give me courage to be generous enough to
do what you want. Amen.
A Child’s Prayer to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary
0 Virgin Mary, My Mother. I give to your
Immaculate Heart, my body and my soul,
my thoughts and my actions. I want to be
what you want me to be, and do just what
you want me to do. I am not afraid because
you are always with me. Help me to love
your Son Jesus, with all my heart and above
all things. Take my hand in yours so I can
always be with you. Amen.
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Junior Director
Profiles
W
e would like to continue to feature our Junior Directors in this paper.
They all work very hard and are hardly ever recognized. We would like to show
them our support as well as giving you, the membership, an idea of who your
kids could be working with, should you decide to have them active in their local
junior societies.
You will find biographies and pictures (if available) of some of the
Fraternal’s Junior Directors and Assistant Junior Directors on the next pages.
Don’t see a director you know? Try looking online at the May/June edition to
see those who were already featured. If you still can’t find their biography, it is
possible their profile was not submitted for whatever reason.
Please enjoy reading about our youth leaders and say hello to them the next
time you see them around town!
Deborah
Kaspar
115
Freeport
mParish you attend? - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brazoria, TX
mTell us about your family. - Married to Curtis Kaspar for 14 years. Son
Karch Kaspar, 12 years old. Daughter Kaley Kaspar, 10 years old.
mHow long have you been a Jr. Dir.? - About 5 years.
mWhat is your favorite part of being a Junior Director? - Seeing the children
grow in their faith and enjoy giving back to others.
mWhat other organizations are you a part of? - St. Joseph’s Altar Society,
American Heart Association, American School Nurses Association.
mWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? - Spending time with my
children.
mIf a junior is not already active, why do you think they should participate in
their junior society’s activities? - It gives them a common bond of doing things
for others, enjoying friendships and making memories for a lifetime.
mPlease feel free to add any other information about yourself that you would
like the membership to know: Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T.
provides a lifetime of spiritual and fraternal benefits to its members, beginning
at any age.
July/August 2011
Denise
Leist
5 Shiner
mParish you attend? - Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Shiner and Queen of Peace
in Sweet Home
mTell us about your family. - My husband and I have 2 great boys. Noah is 12
and in the 6th grade and Kade is 7 and in the 1st grade, both at Shiner Catholic
School.
mHow long have you been a Jr. Dir.? - This is my first year as Director, however I have been the Assistant Director for approximately 10 years.
mWhat is your favorite part of being a Junior Director? - I love working with
the kids and watching them serve God by serving others and seeing the joy
they bring to adults and the elderly.
mWhat other organizations are you a part of? - I’m a member of Catholic
Daughters and I’m on the board for the Shiner Youth Soccer League.
mWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? - I enjoy spending time with
my family.
mIf a junior is not already active, why do you think they should participate in
their junior society’s activities? - Because of the fun activities we do throughout the year and the friendships they can form.
Eugenia Kulhanek, 22 Wallis
mParish you attend? Guardian Angel Church
mTell us about your family: I have a husband (Dennis), son (Matthew) and a
daughter (Lauren). We are all very busy with church activities.
mHow long have you been a Junior Director? This is my 9th year.
mWhat is your favorite part of being a Junior Director? Seeing my Juniors
active in helping other people when they need help.
mWhat other organizations are you a part of? TEEA Club Texas education,
CCE Teacher for Pre-K for 10 years, CCE helper for 3rd grade for 3 years,
Catholic Daughters for 4 years
mWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love to work with plants.
mIf a junior is not already active, why do you think they should participate in
their junior society’s activities? The experience will help them to understand
about helping others who need help.
mPlease feel free to add any other information about yourself that you would
like the membership to know: I love to work with children and I love to help
people who need help. I like the way it makes me feel. I like the way people tell
me they see me a lot in the K.J.Z.T. paper with the Juniors.
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Linda
Pavlicek
Debbie
Vansa
85 Damon
21 Marak
mParish you attend? - Sts. Cyril and Methodius
mTell us about your family. - Married to Eugene “Gene” Pavlicek for 44
years. Have 1 daughter, Angela Morris who works for Dow Chemical and
4 sons: David, who works for Conoco Phillips as a machinist, James works
for Coca-Cola Corporate Office as a senior financial analyst and Robert who
works for Dow Chemical as an operator. Angela is an Engineering Project
Manager and is married to Douglas Morris for 20 years. Daniel is married to
Susan Keszler Pavlicek for 17 years. I have 5 grandchildren. 1 granddaughter, Lindsay Gail Morris, 14, 8th grader at Damon I.S.D. and 4 grandsons
– Luke Morris, 17, a senior at Needville High School, Robert Pavlicek, 10, a
5th grader at Damon I.S.D., Christopher Pavlicek, 9, a 3rd grader at Damon
I.S.D. and Clayton Pavlicek, 8, a 2nd grader at Damon I.S.D. We have lived in
Damon all of our lives and my husband was born on the homeplace in Damon
where we live.
mHow long have you been a Jr. Dir.? - It will be 30 years in June.
mWhat is your favorite part of being a Junior Director? - I love to intermingle
with the kids. I like seeing the joy in their eyes when we do special projects.
mWhat other organizations are you a part of? - PTA and Life member since
1981. Altar Society, VFW Post 3903, K.J.Z.T., K.J.T. and Damon American
Pride Day. I taught CCE for 40 years.
mWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? - I like to quilt, watch T.V.,
listen to the radio, volunteer at the school and work with the juniors.
mIf a junior is not already active, why do you think they should participate in
their junior society’s activities? - To let them be aware of the fun part of being
a Junior and not just come to meetings. Also to heighten their awareness of
their religion in special devotions.
mPlease feel free to add any other information about yourself that you would
like the membership to know: My in-laws, Edward and Rosie Pavlicek, were
very instrumental with me joining the K.J.Z.T. I am a minister of the chalice,
Eucharistic minister and a lector at church.
Brenda Kulhanek, 22 Wallis
mParish you attend? - Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church of Marak
mTell us about your family. - I was born and raised in Temple, Texas to the
late Mr. & Mrs. Richard Keyleen Hill. In September of 1978 I married my
high school sweet heart Robert Vansa we have been married for thirty-three
years. We have two wonderful children. Our son Jeremy Vansa who now resides in Pleasanton, Texas and our daughter Amy Vansa who resides in College
Station, Texas due to being in college at this time.
mHow long have you been a Jr. Dir.? - I have been a Junior Director lots of
years. This is my second time in this position.
mWhat is your favorite part of being a Junior Director? - I love working with
the kids and the parents. Watching them grow up and becoming leaders in our
parish and community is very rewarding for me. I also love CAMP!
mWhat other organizations are you a part of? - St. Ann’s Altar Society and
Milam County Aggie Moms Club
mWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? - I love being with my family
and traveling. My family brings me so much joy!!
mIf a junior is not already active, why do you think they should participate in
their junior society’s activities? - I think the junior organization is a wonderful opportunity for a youth. I think it helps to make a child well rounded.
They are spiritually active in the church with mass & devotions and serving
in various ways such as offertory, lectors and leading the rosary. Our group
serves the elderly in the nursing homes, cleans the Highways with quarterly
trash pick up to keep our state beautiful. We decorate our church roadway for
veteran observance holidays. We raise funds for the volunteer fire depts. to
help them financially. We also raise money to help the food bank to feed the
needy. With all that being said we serve our spiritual needs, community, civic
and help the elderly and feed the hungry. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a
great organization that does all that and more?
“Children Learn What They Live”.
mWhat other organizations are you a part of? Band Secretary for Sealy Tiger
Band Booster. Member of Sealy Choir Boosters. Member of Woodmen of the
World and K.J.T. in Sealy.
mParish you attend? Sealy Immaculate Church
mWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Reading books (novels), watchmTell us about your family: Husband – Chris of 23 years. Daughter – Ashley, ing movies and swimming.
age 17. Daughter – Sarah, age 10.
mIf a junior is not already active, why do you think they should participate in
mHow long have you been a Junior Director? 4th year now.
their junior society’s activities? Juniors need to learn to give their time back to
mWhat is your favorite part of being a Junior Director? I enjoy seeing the kids their society or town. Most kids just take and never learn about giving their time
faces when we have a new craft or activity. They are so excited sometimes.
to help others. It will help them learn about giving their time to help others.
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Making
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"In Memoriam"
SOCIETY
NAME
1
YOAKUM
Prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of
our members who have gone to their eternal rest.
DATE OF DEATH
AGE
IRENE (MOZISEK) ANDERS
5/25/2011
66
2
HALLETTSVILLE MILADA (STANEK) NETARDUS
3/7/2011
79
4
PRAHA
ELECTA (PAVLICEK) JURICA
5/20/2011
71
5
SHINER
MARY (MAURIC) KNEZEK
4/13/2011
95
6
BRYAN
HELEN (VINSON) BORISKIE
5/17/2011
95
10
FAYETTEVILLE
MARIE (VASICEK) KOVAR
5/27/2011
82
11
WEST
MARCELLA (HOLECEK) GEORGE
6/28/2011
82
16
ENNIS
MARY (KRAJCA) PINKERT
5/13/2011
81
16
ENNIS
ELLA (VINKLER) MARUSAK
6/30/2011
85
17
NADA
EARLYN (CRANEK) BEKEN
6/5/2011
93
18
GRANGER
VLASTA (HAVELKA) MICHALEK
5/9/2011
95
19
TAYLOR
ALICE (MAREK) GRIEGER
5/20/2011
82
23
HOSTYN
ANNIE (KNEBEL) MOZISEK
5/26/2011
93
28
FRENSTAT
JULIA (PAUL) BAYER
5/1/2010
86
31
LA GRANGE
AGNES (RAINOSEK) JURENA
6/3/2011
102
35
PENELOPE
MARY (HENNIG) KOCIAN
6/26/2011
90
43
GANADO
ROSALIE (MACHA) VYVIAL
2/28/2011
82
53
WIED
JUSTINA (JANAK) MIGL
5/18/2011
81
60
CROSBY
CYNTHIA (MALCHAR) SHIPLEY
5/5/2011
62
66
WEIMAR
ELLA (DITTRICH) CERNOSEK
4/26/2009
87
72
EL CAMPO
MILDRED (SEMBERA) VESELKA
5/7/2011
82
72
EL CAMPO
KATHY (FUCIK) WHEELER
6/10/2011
51
73
ROBSTOWN
LULA (KABLICH) AMSLER
1/31/2010
92
85
DAMON
MARGARET (BARTA) BUCHTA
6/1/2011
68
95
WHARTON
ANNIE (SLANSKY) NAVRATIL
12/18/2008
85
104
ABBOTT
MARY (GRONES) REJCEK
4/27/2011
97
104
ABBOTT
FRANCES (BESEDA) SLOVAK
5/15/2011
99
115
FREEPORT
GEORGIA (MATEJ) HUNDL
5/20/2011
83
The State Directors and State Officers of
the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas K.J.Z.T. offer their deepest sympathy to
the bereaved families of our departed
members.
THE MAGNIFICAT
CANTICLE OF
MARY
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on his lowly
servant.
From this day all generations will call me
blessed: the Almighty has done great things
for me, and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of His arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their
thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of His servant Israel
for He has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise He made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever. Amen.
EACH DECEASED MEMBER,
SOCIAL MEMBER OR
ASSOCIATE WITH
INSURANCE
named in our "In Memoriam" column is
remembered by the Catholic Family
Fraternal of Texas with an Annual
Enrollment in the K.J.Z.T. Clerical
Endowment Fund.