HOST GUILD OF SACRED HEARTS PARISH
President- Carol Ferguson – firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect- Donna Daugherty – email@example.com
Secretary- Johanna Conti – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Chris Clapper – email@example.com
It is the mission of the HOST GUILD OF SACRED HEARTS PARISH to provide a spiritual, inclusive, and supportive foundation for all woman of the parish, so as to encourage and facilitate positive involvement for woman throughout the parish community.
The HOST GUILD is sometimes simply refereed to as the “Guild.” It’s name H-O-S-T is an acronym which stands for
H- humility, O- obedience, S- service, and T- trust.
Membership in the HOST GUILD OF SACRED HEARTS PARISH is open to all women regardless of faith. All active (dues-paying) members of the Guild have voting privileges, with one vote per person.
Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cardington-Lincoln Intermediate School (until the Church is re-built).
SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES
To support its mission, the HOST GUILD OF SACRED HEARTS PARISH has a variety of activities in the following general areas: personal spiritual foundation and growth, service to and support of the parish and social outreach.
1. PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION AND GROWTH – The Guild will provide periodic opportunities for the women of the parish to enhance their personal relationship with God through special Masses, speakers, retreats, prayerful reflection, Bible study, etc.
2. SERVICE TO AND SUPPORT OF THE PARISH – The Guild will continue its past support of parish operations (providing altar linens, hosts, candles, and wine), as well as providing bereavement lunches following funeral Masses and serving other hospitality functions. The Guild will also be responsible for maintaining the kitchen and overseeing cleaning of the church interior spaces. In addition, the Guild will be available to assist other parish activities/organizations (i.e. Knights of Columbus, Sacred Hearts Youth Group (SHYG) etc.) as needed to support their activities. In order to provide financial support for these and other functions, the Guild will conduct at least one annual fundraiser (unless deemed not necessary by the parish administration).
3. SOCIAL OUTREACH – The Guild intends that all women of the parish – regardless of faith – should feel welcome in our parish family and should get to know each other outside of traditional parish functions. To that end, the Guild will conduct outreach activities to parish women, including an annual tea/social for the women of the parish, mother/daughter/granddaughter activities, and communication with the sick and/or home-bound, new mothers, those who are grieving and others. The Guild will also provide periodic opportunities for all parish women, including teens, to interact in social or educational settings, as well as charitable-giving activities. To the extent practicable, the Guild shall interact ecumenically with other church-based women’s organizations in the area of support of the overall mission of the Guild.
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