St. Patrick Guild 2016-17
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 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 & Jann Dalton Vice-President: Melissa Jones Secretary: Carolyn Beamer Treasurer: Lorraine Sorvillo
Committee Chairs:Christmas Dinner: Pat Welch Holiday Bazaar: Susan Toce & Kim Mazotas Hospitality: Kim Lanou
Membership: Susan Toce & Kim Mazotas Prayer Line: Jann Dalton & Pat Powers Sacramental: Daisy Conway
Tea: Jane Kinney-Knotek & Lorraine Sovillo Tag Sale: TBD
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. 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 financial support to St. Patrick Church. In just the past 12 months the Guild has funded the purchases of a new sound system for the parish center, computer software for the parish offices, and a new washer and dryer for the rectory. The Guild has also contributed substantially to the extensive electrical upgrades in the parish center. Funds have been allocated this year to support programming for faith formation and family involvement. At the local level, the Guild contributes to the efforts of the East Hampton Food Bank. Globally, the Guild supports Water For Life, an organization that works to improve access to clean water in developing nations.
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!
If you would like more information about the Guild, please contact Carol Corliss (860-467-6616) or Jann Dalton (860-267-5720), Co-Presidents.
UPCOMING Dates of Interest 2016-17
Sept 13 Mass/Potluck/Business Meeting
Oct 7 Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner (Guild provides desserts)
Oct 11 Business Meeting – New Member Night – Bring Your Favorite Salsa
Nov 5 Holiday Bazaar (with set-up starting Oct 30) Click here for Bazaar info
Nov 29 Business Meeting and Cookie Swap
Dec 13 Christmas Dinner
Dec 19 Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 10 Business Meeting/Presentation on Our Lady, by Judith Hughes
Feb 3 Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner (Guild provides desserts)
Feb 14 Business Meeting/Valentines Day Potluck open to spouse or guest
March 14 Business Meeting/Presentation on Understanding Response to a 911 Call, Katie Morris
April 11 Business Meeting – Assemble Easter Cheer Baskets for Cobalt Lodge
April 29 Tea (set-up April 28)
May 9 Business Meeting/ program TBA
June 3 Tag Sale (with set-up starting May 28)
June 13 Mass/Installation of New Officers/Potluck/Business Meeting
Trivia Night in March, open to adults in the parish
Family Breakfast, open to the community, on the day of the Town-Wide Tag Sale, as fundraiser for Haiti