St. Patrick Guild 2016-17

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 & 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

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.  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! 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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