St. Patrick Guild 2018-19
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:
President: Peggy Sue Smigel Co-Vice-Presidents: Carol Corliss and Ann DeMarchi Secretary: Johannah Nevico Treasurer: Kim Mazotas
Committee Chairs: TBD Christmas Dinner: TBD Holiday Bazaar: TBD Hospitality: Linda Dellano and Donna Pedersen
Membership: Jane Kinney-Knotek Prayer Line: Jann Dalton and Pat Powers Tea: TBD Tag Sale: TBD
St. Patrick Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through June, in the Parish Center. Meetings usually begin at 7:00pm and often include entertainment, guest speakers or potluck dinners.
Fundraising is an important activity of the Guild. Each year we are able to fund several major purchases for the parish and provide support to various local and international causes. A recently formed fundraising committee is exploring new fundraising options for this year.
Detailed information about Guild activities and upcoming events can be found in the parish bulletin under the heading "Guild Grapevine."
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS:
Tried some new things: Assembled Boxes of Joy for children in Third World Countries and Assisted Faith Formation by providing and serving refreshments at Christmas pageant.
Served the local community: Placed flags at cemetery to honor veterans for Veterans Day and Memorial Day, Registration & Canteen duty at two Red Cross Blood Drives, Provided Easter Cheer baskets for residents of Cobalt Lodge, donated to East Hampton Food & Fuel Bank in honor of Father Greg's 25th anniversary of ordination.
Put our faith into action beyond our local community: Donated to Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund in honor of Father Greg's 25th anniversary of ordination, Donated to American Stroke Association, Tango2 Foundation and Doctors without Borders, following presentations on related subjects, Supported children and mothers through donations to NDCCW Layette Program, donated to Water for Life (program of Catholic Relief Services) to help people in developing nations gain access to clean water, and Donated to NCCW's Vocation Purse Club to help women entering religious life.
Contributed to the spiritual life of the parish: Helped to lead the Stations of the Cross on three occasions in Lent and remembered countless parishioners (and others) in prayer through the Prayer Line.
Funded purchases for the parish: Bibles for Faith Formation and toilets, floor mats, air conditioner, roof/ceiling repairs, removal of in-ground oil tank for the church. (approved last year, but purchased and paid for in current year)
Presented programs on Vocations, Tango 2 Disease, Stroke Awareness, and Medical Mission Work
Raised Funds through successful Holiday Bazaar and Tag Sale, and by providing desserts at the Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinners.
Provided opportunities for fellowship through potluck dinners, Christmas Party and the Alice in Wonderland Tea.
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR A TERRIFIC YEAR!
If you would like more information about the Guild, please contact Peggy Sue Smigel - President - 860-885-4734
UPCOMING Dates of Interest 2019-20