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5/30/2014 11:27:00 AM
Archbishop installs new officers for Catholic women's council
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New officers of ACCW gather with Archbishop Sample: Del Keller, new president Sue Anker, Susie Snider, Barbara Francescon, Virginia Durrin. 
ACCW photos
New officers of ACCW gather with Archbishop Sample: Del Keller, new president Sue Anker, Susie Snider, Barbara Francescon, Virginia Durrin. 
Joan Galles, center, is surrounded by former Women of Achievement.
Joan Galles, center, is surrounded by former Women of Achievement.
Joan Galles named ‘Woman of Achievement’
At its biennial convention last month, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women gave its highest honor to Joan Galles, a longtime leader of the organization and an officer in the national network of Catholic women’s groups. Family, friends and the large assembly of women applauded her.

Galles, a member of St. Therese Parish in Northeast Portland, has spent 35 years in leadership.

Her friends tell a story they say shows her experience and skill. Having been appointed chair of the National Resolutions Committee of the National Council of Catholic Women, Galles decided to hold a preliminary meeting in Portland. The first resolution, which the Portland team proposed, was to offer their congratulations, support and prayers to newly-elected Pope Francis.

In September, Galles took the resolution to the NCCW meeting and succeeded in getting it passed.  Karen Hurley, then president-elect of the National Council of Catholic Women, flew to Rome and hand-delivered it to the pope.

Archbishop Alexander Sample presided at a Mass at St. Philip Neri Church last month for the biennial convention of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. The archbishop then installed new officers, as elected by the membership. Suzanne Anker of St Therese Parish in Portland is president; Susie Snider of St. James Parish in Molalla is first vice-president; Virginia Durrin of St. Therese is second vice-president; Joan Towner of St. John The Baptist Parish in Milwaukie is secretary; and Barbara Francescon of Christ The King Parish in Milwaukie is treasurer.

Joyce Sample, the archbishop's mother, attended the Mass and banquet. Because Mrs. Sample is of Polish ancestry, the canonization of Pope John Paul that weekend had significant meaning. The archbishop told stories of the occasions when he had taken his mother to visit the much loved leader who is now a saint of the Church. The archbishop spoke also of the humility and humor of Pope John XXXIII, also canonized that weekend.

The convention included four other speakers.

Father Charles Zach, pastor of St. Henry Parish in Gresham, is spiritual director of The ACCW. He presented members with a firm plan, for "Walking with Jesus," the theme of the convention. Father Zach said that this plan should be designed to fit in between morning prayer and evening prayer, to keep us faithful.

Dina Marie Hale, managing director of KBVM, provided us with the story of her "Walk with Jesus" in the service of a radio audience. She said God was with her as she became a Catholic and through her work at the radio station in Tillamook, became associated with KBVM.  

The second speaker, Elaine Park, is pastoral associate at Christ The King Parish in Milwaukie.  Extensive academic work in Rome prepared her for a role in her parish. She introduced Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” and encouraged listeners to read the document as a way to walk with Jesus.

The fourth speaker was Dr. Linda Law De Sitter. She and her husband, Deacon Lou De Sitter of St. Henry Parish in Gresham, recently moved to Portland from Hood River. She oversaw hospice care in Hood River for 16 years and now working at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in palliative care.  

Dr. De Sitter helped listeners plan for end of life care.

The convention concluded with expressions of appreciation for out-going president, Del Keller, and the other officers.  



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