COAL TOWNSHIP - The Catholic Council of Catholic Women of Our Lady of Hope Church met to plan future events. The meeting was opened by Margaret Forbes, president, with the Good Counsel prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

A $50 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior.

The convention will be held May 5 at the Keeler Center in Harrisburg. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ronald Gainer. A bus will be provided. Coffee and doughnuts will be served before Mass. The theme for 2014 is "Be the Voice of Catholic Women." A silent auction will be held, for which donations are accepted. Father Stephen and Deacon Robert Mack will be invited.

Council members were asked to donate baby clothing which will be distributed among the parishes.

A money tree will be made to be chanced off at the silent auction.

A pot luck supper was held before the 40 Hours devotions on March 25.

The meeting closed with prayers. Refreshments were served.

Jean Wolf will be the hostess for next meeting, which will be held Tuesday