Ladies’ Guild

Ladies’ Guild 

The Ladies’ Guild Mission is to support and enrich the life of our St. Mark parish family through fellowship, outreach and spiritual activities.

 

Contact:  ladiesguild@saintmarkbelmont.com for more information or to get on the email list for – The Guild Gazette
This is our monthly (or close to it)  eNewsletter and has details and information on what the Guild is currently doing.
Note: Your email will only be used by the Guild and you can “unsubscribe” at any time.

SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR OUR MISSION STATEMENT IN ACTION –
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU “CHECK US OUT”

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MEETINGS:  Our regular meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at 7pm in the parish hall.  Annual dues are $15.

However, this past year has been anything but normal and those meetings have not been possible.

But, while we were limited, we did manage to hold a number of “Guild on the Green” masked and socially distanced get together’s on the lawn at church.  Not quite the same, but it was nice to see people and catch up. We may have a couple more during the summer.

HOWEVER, we are now optimistic that we may be able to have a “normal and regular” meeting to start the new year on September 1. 

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT THIS MEETING (OR ANY MEETING). 

NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED AND WE OFFER FREE PARKING.

We will keep you posted, so say a prayer and STAY TUNED.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE BOARD WILL BE WORKING TO CREATE SOME FUN MEETINGS, EVENTS AND HOPEFULLY AN EPIC FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT OUR OUTREACH. 

We will try to keep this page up to date and give you timely information going forward.  This past year, there just hasn’t been much to report.

IN THE MEANTIME,  please continue your prayers:

For all throughout the world, in our country, our communities, and our families who have been affected by this pandemic, or are suffering from COVID-19.

For all who are sick or injured, suffering, in pain, or in any way in need of our prayers. 

For all who are struggling with grief, who are recovering from surgery, home bound or in care facilities as well as all Caregivers.

 For all who feel the loneliness of being cut off from family and friends.

May we ask for strength to see us through, wisdom for those who need to find solutions and love for us all to be patient and supportive to those many, many who are in need.

LORD, help us –  St. Mark, pray for us; St. Martha, pray for us.

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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?

PARISH SUPPORT 
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.

FELLOWSHIP:  
 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.
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, the Gazette, to stay informed
      Contact:  ladiesguild@saintmarkbelmont.com to get on the list
Volunteer to help with events, outreach and fundraising

 

 

OUTREACH:   
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 – for socks, sweats, toiletries, school supplies, etc. and other programs to support a variety of worthwhile causes and organizations, including:
Catholic Worker House, Samaritan House, SamaritalnHouse Safe Harbor, St. Vincent dePaul, the Veterans Administration Homeless Project, Epiphany Center, SVdP Catherine Center and Shelters for Abused Women – to name a few.

 

                                                                                 

How much more could we do with your help??? 

 SPIRITUAL:        
We draw our strength from our faith and strive to include readings and programs throughout the year to increase our love, compassion and understanding.