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St. Bernard Women’s Guild

St. Bernard Women’s Guild was started in 1955 by request of the Bishop that every parish establish a woman’s organization.  Our objectives as an organization are to serve as a medium through which the women of St. Bernard may speak and act as a unit in the interest of the parish community and to further spiritual and material undertakings recommended to us by the Pastor or the Bishop.

We welcome all St. Bernard women to attend our meetings and events.  Meetings are held 6:00 p.m. in the church hall the first Tuesday of the month.  (No meetings in January, July and August)  Membership dues are $5.00 per year. 

New and prospective members are welcome and invited to attend any one of our monthly meetings.  Bring a friend or come alone and meet new friends.  Social time and refreshments follow all our meetings.  We look forward to your acquaintance!

Many thanks to the Women's Guild members and St. Bernard’s Parish Community for your continued support.  Your contributions and patronage have enabled us to serve the Lord and one another.  Let us share our fruit from this past year.

  • Purchased new figures for Church altar Manger
  • Purchased privacy screens for the Church Hall for small group sessions
  • Purchased new Refrigerator for Hall Kitchen
  • Purchased new Freezer for Hall Kitchen
  • Donated new Toddler clothes to Hockanum Valley Community Council
  • Delivered Poinsettia plants to the Guild’s Honorary Member and Shut-Ins
  • Provided Christmas gifts to the residents of Massack Home and Char-Laine Manor
  • Provided gifts for First Communion Children, Confirmation Candidates and Catechumens
  • Sponsored various events and functions as recommended by the Pastor
  • Held a Layette Collection to benefit families who come to Catholic Charities for assistance
  • Made friends, socialized, worked in harmony, and had fun!

For additional information or to join, please contact:

Jean Litwinas, President

Email: StBernardWomensGuild@cath-comm.org

St Bernard Women's Guild Officers

  • Chaplain:  Father Richard Ricard
  • President:  Jean Litwinas
  • Vice President:  Pat Cardin
  • Secretary: Pegi Deitz-Shea
  • Co-Treasurers: Pat Poirier and Eileen Rivers
  • Parliamentarian: Kathy Lillis
St Matthew Women’s Guild

The Women’s Guild of St. Matthew Church is an organization that provides many social, spiritual and service opportunities for its members. It unites the women of the parish in a community of service and offers members the opportunity to use their individual talents by working together for the glory of God. The Women’s Guild of St. Matthew assists the pastor in ministering to family life, church, social, and community needs.

President:  Lynn O’Brien
Vice President: Rosemary Haggerty
Secretary: Mary Layman
Treasurer: Sue Orszulak
Parliamentarian: Rosemarie Capuano
Membership: Rosemary Haggerty

For more information, send an email to: stmatthewwomensguild@cath-comm.org 

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm, excluding Jan, Feb, July, and Aug.

The Annual Membership fee is $10. To be a member, you must be 18 years of age or older and a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Activities & Accomplishments for 2022-2023

  • International Buffet Dinner & Membership Drive, September 
  • Guest Speaker & Instructor: Integrated Personal Defense, October
  • Spiritual Talk, Deacon Mike: Living as a Synodal Church, November
  • Tolland Social Services Food Pantry – coordinating and supporting their needs; March 2023, food drive. April 2023: toiletry drive.
  • Sewing & Presentation of Baptismal garments to the children of our Parish.
  • Tending the Sheep – post-baptismal program.  We help to guide new parents to enable their child(ren) to grow in Christ.
  • Volunteer to making  pies for the Frosty Village Bazaar: 3rd week in November.
  • Tolland Human Services “Care & Share” Holiday Program 2022 – sponsored a family in need in December and donated $1,000 in gift cards (4 children and 2 adults).
  • November 2022 complete two blankets for Care & Share Family
  • December. 2022, Collected 258 new pairs of socks to be donated to Cornerstone Shelter.
  • Advent Candle Sale – after all Masses for two weekends in November 2023.
  • Christmas Bake Sale – December 10 , 2023, after both Masses.
  • Valentine Bake Sale – Feb. 5, 2023, after both Masses.
  • Sale of Desserts for KofC Lenten Fish Fries, March 2023.  Proceed to Clairvaux House.
  • Easter Chocolate Lambs Sale, March 18/19 & March 25/26, 2023.
  • Installation of New Officers Dinner, May 2023.
  •  W.G. End of Year Picnic, June 15, 2023. 

With Your Help, We Can Do Even More!
We Would Love To Have You Join our Women’s Guild!