St. Mary's Women's Guild

 

Saint Mary’s Guild
 

2017 -2018 President : Kathy Cotnoir & Vice President: Janet Echeverria

We encourage all women parishioners to join the Guild.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to make great friends and be an active member in Saint Mary’s parish community. Volunteer in any area or event that interests you.   

Check us out !The women of Saint Mary’s Guild raised the money to build our church.  Over the years. we have purchased for Saint Mary’s the marble altar, the hanging crucifix and recently, the total refurbishment of our bell.

Founded in 1924, the Guild follows three objectives: 

To Promote Friendship among its Members-

Working together on projects, like Poinsettia deliveries to shut-ins, helping with parish mailings, sending cards to the sick and masses for our deceased, providing interesting programs after our business meetings, basket making for our Craft Fair, donating “Children Matter” bags for women abuse shelters, hosting the Installation Dinner and presentation of Scholarship Awards. 

To Enrich the Spiritual Lives of its Members-

We host yearly a mass for deceased members followed by a communion dinner. During Lent, we hold a parish Evening of Recollection which includes mass, a sit down dinner and a guest speaker.  The Altar Society cleans and maintains the altar areas in church. Our Honor Guard acts as greeters and stands guard at funerals of Guild members. 

To Raise Money for Saint Mary’s Church-

Our biggest fundraiser is the Craft Fair, held on the first Saturday in December each year, including raffle baskets, used book sales and efforts for our scholarship funds. 

 

Annual Event Calendar

 September  - Business Meeting & Social

October - Remembrance Mass & Communion Dinner

Late October - Craft Fair Planning Meeting

November - Children Matter Bags

Late November-- Craft Fair Basket Making

December - Annual Craft Fair  &  Poinsettia Delivery

March - Evening of Reflection with Mass, Supper & Program

April - Spring Meeting & Membership Drive

May - Installation Dinner & Scholarship Awards

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St. Mary's Guild Membership Application

I wish to join Saint Mary’s Guild. 

My name is________________________________

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Address_____________________________________________________________

 

Tel. # __________________Email________________________________________

 

Dues ( make check payable to Saint Mary’s Guild) is $15/yr for 2017- 2018

 

Please print out and tear off this lower part and mail it in with your dues to:

St. Mary’s Guild, P.O.Box 60692, Longmeadow, MA 01116 or

Drop it at the parish office or in an envelope in the basket at mass.