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The Ladies’ Guild Mission is to support and enrich the life of our St. Mark parish family through fellowship, outreach and spiritual activities.
What does that mean in action?
Over the years the Guild has supplied many of the beautiful items in the church and surrounding grounds.
We have helped the Religious Ed and Youth Ministry programs whenever asked.
And, we are proud that in all its endeavors, St. Mark parish knows it can always count on the Ladies’ Guild.
Our members are a group of amazing ladies and we welcome any woman of the parish to join us.
More than ever, our voices are needed.
Individuals can do a lot, but there is great power in the strength of a group.
Join us at meetings and get to know other awesome women of the parish
We meet the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at 7pm in the Fr. Flanagan Hall
Not all members can make the meetings, but when they can, all are willing to help as needed.
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Volunteer to help with events, outreach and fundraising
Over the years we have increased our outreach efforts and found the ultimate reward in knowing that in some way, no matter how small, we have made a difference.
Our Martha Ministry program supports members of our own Guild in times of need
In addition our outreach efforts have included drives and programs to support a variety of worthwhile causes and organizations, including:
Catholic Worker House, Samaritan House, Safe Harbor, St. Vincent dePaul, the Veterans Homeless Project, Epiphany Center and Shelters for Abused Women – to name a few.
How much more could we do with your help???
We draw our strength from our faith and strive to include readings and programs throughout the year to increase our love, compassion and understanding.
As we start a new Guild year, through the Lord’s blessings and our inner strength, may we:
ENCOURAGE each other through praise and recognition
Extend a HELPING HAND to one another
VOLUNTEER time in the spirit of charity
Be not afraid to accept new positions of RESPONSIBILITY
UNDERSTAND that there are many different ways to accomplish a job
BE OPEN MINDED to other’s suggestions
Try to BEFRIEND the quiet and shy
Be SENSITIVE to those who struggle
Share KIND WORDS to those who try
Do not feed on negative gossip
Quietly take grievances to those in charge
WORK HARD for a common goal
Give each other RECOGNITION in all areas of endeavor
Obtain the strength to LAUGH when all else fails
SHARE OUR PRAYERS FOR THE GOOD OF ALL Aurora Musante
SOME NEWS FROM THE GUILD –
September 21, 2018
On SEPTEMBER 5 we held our GUILD KICKOFF MEETING and MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:
After the summer break, 44 Ladies got a chance to catch up with everyone, meet new friends and enjoy some goodies as we shared plans for the coming year.
Once again a calorie free soda fountain and ice cream bar – with lots of toppings – as well as delicious cookies – was an irresistible draw.
NEXT MEETING – OCTOBER 3, 7:00pm
If you missed September, don’t despair, we meet every month.
For the next meeting, we will have a special remembrance ceremony for all those amazing ladies of the Guild who have passed away. Nothing is more fitting than to honor those who created, molded and guided the Guild into the group of no less amazing ladies it is today.
We will also continue to make plans for our NOT TO BE MISSED FallFAIRE.
LADIES’ GUILD FallFAIRE-Thursday, November 1, 2018 – from 5:30 – 9:00pm
It is All Saints Day and mass will be at 7pm – so, plan on coming over to the Hall before or after.
As our major fundraiser this year, we are once again planning an evening of fun, food, wine, raffles and shopping for the whole parish.
This was a big hit last year and we hope to make it even better this year.
There will be lots of things going on and more information will go out as the evening develops.
A big part of this evening will be the drawing for our BASKET RAFFLE – a parish favorite.
Tickets will be sold in the Church workroom weekends of 10/20-21 and 10/27-28.
Sample of one of the 14 baskets raffled last year