St. Patrick Guild 2017-18

MISSION:   

To unite parishioners in purpose, direction, and action in spiritual, fundraising and social fields.  To be of assistance to the Pastor for specific needs of the Parish as he may request.

MEMBERSHIP:   

Membership is open to all Catholic adults of St. Patrick Parish.  Our membership drive is held each September, but new members are welcome and encouraged to join at any time.  The annual dues are only $5 but the rewards are many.

CURRENT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS: 

Co-Presidents:  Carol Corliss & Ann DeMarchi      Vice-President:  Pat Welch      Secretary:  Helen Hill      Treasurer:  Nancy Ohr

Committee Chairs:     Christmas Dinner:  TBD      Holiday Bazaar:  Kim Mazotas and Elaine Smith      Hospitality: Linda Dellano and Donna Pedersen    

Membership:  Kim Mazotas      Prayer Line:  Jann Dalton & Pat Powers      Tea:  TBD      Tag Sale: TBD

GUILD SCHEDULE:

St. Patrick Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through May, in the Parish Center.  Meetings usually begin at 7:00pm and often include entertainment, guest speakers or potluck dinners.  In September we begin with Mass at 6:00pm.  Typically, the Guild's two major fundraising activities each year are the Holiday Bazaar in November and the Tag Sale in late May/early June.  We host a festive "Tea" in the spring.  During the past year we also hosted a well attended paint night.  Detailed information about Guild activities and upcoming events can be found in the parish bulletin under the heading "Guild Grapevine."

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS:

    The Guild provides important support to St. Patrick Church.  Since Fall 2016, the Guild has purchased air conditioners for the parish offices, provided the assistive listening system for the church, and paid for the new St. Patrick smartphone App.  We funded three Lenten evening presentations and led the Stations of the Cross one evening during Lent.

     In service to the local community, the Guild placed flags at the cemetery for Veterans Day and Memorial Day, ran registration and the canteen at two Red Cross Blood Drives, donated new clothing to East Hampton Food Bank, assembled Easter Cheer Baskets for the residents of Cobalt Lodge, and supported children and young mothers through the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Layette Program.

     We put our faith into action beyond our borders by funding the salary of a teacher at a new school in Haiti.  The Guild also continued our long-time support of Water for Life, a program of Catholic Relief Services.

     But it's not all about the money!  The Guild also provides an opportunity for adults of the parish to enjoy fellowship, build friendships, strengthen their faith, and gain satisfaction from working together on common causes.  New members are always welcome!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you would like more information about the Guild, please contact Carol Corliss (860-467-6616) or Ann DeMarchi (860-267-5978) Co-Presidents.

UPCOMING Dates of Interest 2017-18

Sept 12                 Mass/Potluck/Business Meeting  6:00pm

Oct 10                   Business Meeting/Presentation on "Unbound" by Jane Kinney-Knotek & Rich Knotek

Nov 4                    Holiday Bazaar (with set-up starting Oct 29)  Click here for Bazaar info

Nov 14                  Business Meeting

Dec 12                   Christmas Dinner

Dec 18                   Red Cross Blood Drive

Jan 9                    Business Meeting/Presentation on "Life Lessons: Things we learned in India" by Donna Daly-Atherton & Bob Atherton

Feb 13                   Business Meeting/Holiday Potluck open to spouse or guest

March 13             Business Meeting/Assemble Easter Cheer Baskets for Cobalt Lodge

April 10                 Business Meeting

April 28                 Tea (set-up April 27)

May 8                    Business Meeting

June 2                   Tag Sale (with set-up starting May 27)

June 12                 Mass/Potluck/Business Meeting