COAL TOWNSHIP - Margaret Forbes, president, conducted a meeting of the Council of Catholic Women of Our Lady of Hope Church. The meeting opened with a prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

An announcement was made that the deanery meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Our Lady of Hope. All are invited. A menu was presented for a meal that will be served.

The dinner for priests, nuns and deacons will be held in October. More information will be announced.

Members were informed that Sister Delores will be leaving the area and will move to Philadelphia. They decided to give her a monetary gift.

The Rev. Frank Karwacki will celebrate his anniversary at the Ranshaw Fire Company. The celebration will be held Oct. 7 with an open house from 4 to 9 p.m.

The meeting closed with individual prayers and 10 Hail Marys.

The council's next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16.