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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

St. Bernard Women's Guild


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 Guild is a diversely-talented group of spiritual women of the parish.  Our Mission is to dedicate ourselves to the Parish through spiritual, social and community development. We achieve these goals by fostering fellowship among our members and sharing our gifts with others in the service of our church and our community.  Some of our programs include: International Friendship Dinner, health and wellness, lectures, bingo fun night, holiday craft and cookies, collecting toiletries for Fox Hill residents, spirtual talks by our clergy, presentation of Baptismal garments to infants, "Bundles for Babies" for local mothers in need, baking and selling pies for Frosty Village AND having fun while doing all that!  We meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7-9:00PM in the Church Hall (excluding January & February) with meeting details in the Church bulletin.  For more information, contact the Parish Office.