WATERTOWN — As the two churches of St. John The Evangelist and St. Mary Magdalen churches have merged to one parish, their two Councils of Catholic Women have joined as well.

The newly formed group met at their first fall meeting on September 12 at St. John the Evangelist church. 

Diane Ciba and Marlene Warren from the Watertown History Museum gave a presentation on “How We Got Our Kicks in 1966!” A history of Watertown and Oakville was presented using trivia questions about buildings, businesses, music, movies, and more. Prizes of candy popular in 1966 were distributed for correct trivia responders.

Ms. Ciba announced that tours of the Nova Scotia Schoolhouse will be available to residents and that a new writing course for those interested in learning to write a novel will be given soon. Those seeking more information may contact the History Museum at 860-274-1050

The next combined business meeting of the ladies of the parish will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, October 3, at St. John The Evangelist.

Donna Finneran from the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project will speak about her work for the homeless. 

The group is sponsoring a sock and underwear drive to benefit the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project at all Masses at both church locations the weekend of October 8 and 9 with a drive-up collection at St. John The Evangelist parking lot from 1 to 2 p.m. October 9. The group will be collecting men’s and women’s socks in all sizes.

A new name will be chosen for the new combined group, who look forward to working together to grow personally and spiritually while helping their parish and community.

Meetings have begun in preparation of the jointly run Christmas Bazaar to be held on Saturday, November 19 at the St. Mary Magdalen campus of the Unified Schools of St. Mary Magdalen and St. John the Evangelist.

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