St. Mary's Women's Guild


St. Mary’s Guild 2020-2021 Officers

President: Mary Cieplik

Co- Vice Presidents – Kim Burns & Mary Ann Kniska

Secretary – OPEN

Co-Treasurers – Lyn Szostkiewicz

Asst. Secretary/Treasurer – Carolyn Lewis

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.   




St. Mary’s Guild  2020 - 2021 Event Dates

Thursday, September 24th - Business Meeting & Social, Parish Center

6:30 p.m. Social, 7:00 p.m. Meeting


Thursday, October 15th - Craft Fair Planning Meeting, Parish Center

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 29th - Mass for Deceased Guild Members & Communion Dinner

5:30 p.m. Mass - Church,  6:30 p.m. Dinner - Parish Center


Friday, November 6th - Children Matter Bags due


Wednesday, December 2nd - Basket making for Craft Fair

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Parish Center

(when finished, store baskets in the Parish Center)


Thursday, December 3rd - Craft Fair Floor Lining

5:30 p.m. - Gym


Friday, December 4th - Craft Fair Vendor Setup

4:00 p.m. - Gym


Saturday, December 5th - Craft Fair

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Gym


Sunday, December 13th - Poinsettia Delivery

School Foyer


Thursday, March 11th - Evening of Reflection

5:30 Mass - Church, 6:30 p.m. Dinner - Gym


Friday, March 19th - Blessing Bags due


Thursday, April 15th - Spring Business Meeting & Membership Drive

6:30 p.m. - Parish Center


Wednesday, May 19th - End-of-Year Mass & Dinner

5:30 p.m. Mass - Church, 6:30 p.m. Dinner - Twin Hills Country Club


Thursday, June 3rd - Wine & Cheese Social

6:00 p.m. - TBD


More About St. Mary's Guild

The women of St.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 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 St. 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.