What is Y.E.S. at St. Thomas More parish?
By Leo Wozniak
One would be hard-pressed to come up with a more positive word in our vocabulary than “YES.” And, as a matter of fact, that’s exactly the word that identifies a group of our parishioners who have been getting together monthly for many years, actually since our parish hall was opened. We’re referring to Y.E.S., which stands for Young Enthusiastic Seniors.
Open to all sorts of seniors within our parish, whether married, single or widowed, as long as they are at least 55 years old; the group’s monthly meetings are the perfect place to socialize with fellow parishioners as well as meet new ones. Y.E.S. meets every second Wednesday at noon in the parish hall, from September through May. Each meeting is conducted somewhat differently with speakers making presentations, but they all begin with a pot-luck lunch.
Other regular events include road trips, such as to the theater, a casino or a baseball game. Plans for next year’s trips are still in the works, but already set for March is a trip to the theater to see “Mamma Mia.” Instrumental in forming Y.E.S. was a group of parishioners including Merl Parker, Elaine and Jim Everett, Robin Hafey, Joann Milanese, Connie and Paul Schwartz and Marlene Vedock.
“But,” as Connie explains,” that’s only the first-time parishioners. Since then, others who have been taking on some of the work include Jackie and Robert Brown, Barb and Ed Cole, Betty and Joe McCaigue, Josie Perez and Bea and Ed Vivio.”
How do you join Y.E.S.? As Connie says, “just come to a meeting and enjoy yourself.” To get the latest information about Y.E.S. activities, parishioners are urged to check the parish bulletin each week.
June 13, 2018