Isn't Life Grand!

1000 Club of the Blue Hills Collaborative

Welcome to the second year of the Collaborative's "Isn't Life Grand!" 1000 Club! Last year we had 926 members and gave away $25,200!

Here is how it works. Every month from July to June (our fiscal year) we will draw nine winning tickets amounting to $2100 in prizes (1-$1000, 1- $300, 1-$200 and 6-$100 winners). The drawings will take place on the first Saturday of each month following the 4PM Mass at St. Pius X Church. Proceeds from the club will be divided equally among our three parishes and will help them to thrive. In FY 2017, each parish received ~$7,000. Thank you to our members!

Anyone joining at any time must purchase a ticket for $5 times the number of months remaining and your name will automatically be enrolled in the remaining monthly drawings. Memberships will be established using names only - there will be no numbers assigned. Also, memberships are sold only as season tickets, which means tickets will not be sold on a month-to-month basis. You may purchase tickets for yourself or as gifts (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, etc.) It will never be too late to join even after the drawings have begun because tickets can be sold at a prorated cost, based on the number of months left in the current season. For example, if you purchase a ticket in January then the cost will be $30 and your enrollment will be for the remaining six months of the season (until June). A couple of other things to know…

  • At the time of each drawing, any member who is already enrolled will have the option to purchase "extra" tickets for that day's drawing at a cost of $5 per ticket
  • A single membership can win multiple times on the same day because as soon as a winning ticket is drawn, that ticket is immediately put back with the others so that it might be drawn again for the next prize (it happened in FY 2017!)

If you choose to join, please fill out the enrollment form and return it to the Collaborative Center (20 Como Road, Readville, MA 02136), or sign up online using the link to the right. Checks should be made payable to Most Precious Blood (alternatively you may pay using PayPal or Venmo using link to the right). The enrollment form allows for up to three memberships per form but there is no limit to the number of memberships you can purchase. Membership cards will be sent back to the purchaser of the ticket(s). 

Colleen Foley is the person coordinating this club and we are most appreciative of her time and energy in making this a reality for the Blue Hills Collaborative. We will post the monthly winners in the bulletin and on the website. Winners will receive a letter of congratulations along with a check for their winnings soon after each drawing is held. We know how important you are to this venture and we hope you choose to join us. Please spread the word. Our goal is to enroll as many members as possible - wouldn't $1,000 be grand! It is a dream that we hope to make a reality with your support.

FY 2018 Drawing Schedule:

  • July 1, 2017
    • $1,000: Patti Coughlin
    • $300: Carol Sullivan
    • $200: Joseph Ciardi
    • $100: Carol Anne Poles, Jim Kelley, Matthew Hogan
                Rita Gill, Susan Decker, Jake Connors
  • August 5, 2017
    • $1,000: Karen King
    • $300: Dianne Heffernan
    • $200: Frank Murphy
    • $100: Paula Charnitsky, George & Carol Hillery, Daniel P. McLaughlin
                Kate Pulgini, Paul & Kathleen Regan, Jason Riley
  • September 9, 2017 (delayed due to Labor Day weekend)
    • $1,000: Elizabeth Frasca
    • $300: Mike & Shirley Ryan
    • $200: Janie & Anthony Dowling
    • $100: Patricia Hennessy, Louis Galante, Karen & Christopher Filleti
                CJ & Kyle Filleti, Eleanor Dowling, Helen A. Conrad
  • October 7, 2017
    • $1,000: Joellen Landry
    • $300: Pat Gill
    • $200: Patricia Keegan
    • $100: Patricia Dwan, Ruth Harrington, Maria Joyce
                Laura Lamb, Lianne Rich, Siena Tierney
  • November 4, 2017
    • $1,000: Jackie Moran
    • $300: Roberta MacDonald
    • $200: Catherine Richardson
    • $100: Julie Piacentini-Catlin, Mary J Murphy, Robert Lash
                Marguerite Gavin, Margaret DiPastina, Rosemary Cochran
  • December 2, 2017
    • $1,000: Jackie Moran (Wow! 2 months in a row!)
    • $300: Ruthann Martini
    • $200: Peter Coan McLaughlin
    • $100: John Germano, Joe & Randi McCue, Daniel McLaughlin, Jr
                Pauline Mills, Christine H White, Kelly Zamora
  • January 6, 2018
    • $1,000: June Cameron
    • $300: Phil Davies Jr
    • $200: The Rezendes Family
    • $100: Ann Marie Antolini, John Cloonan, Eleanor Commane 
                Gerri McElmoyle, Carman A Reade, Mary Jane  Senior
  • February 3, 2018
    • $1,000: Paul & Denise Murphy
    • $300: Marilyn McCarthy
    • $200: Mary & Bob Delapp
    • $100: Laura Lamb, Bridget McDonough, Nicholas Poles
                Rose M Reade, Kathleen Regan, Dorothy White
  • March 3, 2018
    • $1,000: Piergiorgio Poles
    • $300: Marcia & Alex Thomas Jr
    • $200: Joseph E Fabrizio
    • $100: John M Albani Jr, Theresa Cameron, Patrick Deery
                Sean McCarthy, Shelly & Matthew McKenna, Siobhon M Nilon
  • April 7, 2018
    • $1,000: Jason Riley
    • $300: Chuck Maranian
    • $200: Brenda Wenzel
    • $100: Janice Donovan, Brian Higginbottom, Trish Kelley
                Gerri McElmoyle, The Paris Family, Arthur RIch
  • May 5, 2018
  • June 2, 2018

Drawings follow the 4 pm mass at St. Pius X parish (at Collaborative Center until St Pius X Hall reopens). You do not have to be present to win. Good luck!

Enjoy life!
Fr. Coyne


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