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THE PURPOSE OF THE WOMEN'S GUILD

The Women’s Guild of Mater Christi is open to all women of all Parishes. Our common bond is our faith and our desire to serve God and his people. Our mission is to unite and to create opportunities for Christian women to enrich themselves and the people of God by their active involvement in charitable, spiritual, educational and social works in our parish and our community. We network with the North Riverside community, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, and other groups and organizations, including the Mater Christi Holy Name Society.

The Guild was established as the Tabernacle Guild in September 1951. Its primary purpose at the time was care and maintenance of the church altar and vigil lights, although it also engaged in spiritual and charitable works, and members helped out at the school. As times changed, so did the role of the Guild. Upkeep of the altar and vigil lights was reassigned, allowing the Guild to focus on its charitable, spiritual and social works. This also prompted its name change. The Women’s Guild of Mater Christi has remained an active part of the parish continually since 1951, and boasts one of the highest memberships of all women’s guilds in the Chicago Archdiocese.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May. Following an opening prayer, the president presides over the meeting which includes reports from officers, board members and committee heads. Thereafter refreshments are served and a wide variety of entertainment is provided for everyone’s enjoyment. Socializing and meeting new friends is also an important part of every meeting.

The Women’s Guild sponsors spiritual, social and fundraising events such as an annual retreat, fashion shows, a bake sale and raffle, and a Mission Dinner each December to benefit the Guild’s charitable works. Our charitable functions have raised generous amounts of money and other donations to help worthwhile causes such as, Helping Hand, Catholic Charities, School Sisters of Notre Dame Sister House, Housing Forward, Respect Life, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Members of our Wake Committee meet with parishioners who have lost loved ones to offer prayer and support. Our Baptismal representatives welcome the newest members to our Parish by attending Baptism ceremonies and presenting meaningful gifts to the child and family.

Our Guild sponsors parish hospitality, May Crowning and the Parish’s annual Evening of Reflection, and it works with a local shelter to aid those in our community who are less fortunate. Guild members and their families also worship together monthly at a Mass offered for the intentions of Guild members both deceased and living.

For information about the Women's Guild contact Mater Christi Parish at secretary@materchristichurch.com.

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2017-2018 OFFICERS

The Mater Christi Women's Guild would like to announce the elected officers who will lead the organization in the 2017-2018 season.

Carol Davidson - President
Gerry Dulik - Spiritual Vice President
Nancy Sima - Vice President of Membership
Dolores Messlein - Secretary
Ida Clary - Treasurer

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POP TABS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Please join the Mater Christi Women’s Guild in its support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. All parishioners are asked to save pop-tabs from aluminum cans for soup, pet food, beverages, etc. Once recycled, they provide funding to help defray the cost of housing families in the facility where they can be close to their children during their cancer treatment.

No family is denied help because of inability to pay. A collection bin is available in the vestibule of the Church. Thanks for your help!

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WOMEN'S GUILD MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 1
at 7 pm in the Marian Room

Come Join Us - To All Women of the Parish and the surrounding communities. We invite you to join, The Women’s Guild of Mater Christi Church.

We meet every first Wednesday of the month from September to May. Here is an opportunity waiting for you to come and have a night out and off from the ordinary. A time of surprise entertainment, and social time to unite and create opportunities for Christian Women to enrich themselves and the people of God by their involvement in charitable, spiritual and educational social time. Come join in our mission.

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WOMEN'S GUILD SHELTER DINNER - HOUSING FORWARD

Friday, November 3

CLICK HERE for more information

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WOMEN'S GUILD MASS

The Mater Christi Women’s Guild Mass will take place on
Sunday, November 5 during the 9:30 am Mass.

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WOMEN'S GUILD EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, November 15
at 7 pm in the Marian Room

 

 


Please feel free to contact the rectory for any question you may have at 708-442-5611 and 708-442-5612
“Let us not grow weary of doing good.” (Galatians 6:9)

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