Parish Guilds

The guilds of the Catholic Parishes of Western Grays Harbor assist with many of the church activities. They assist with receptions, funerals, potlucks, and other parish related functions. They also help with linens, flowers, and various projects related to the Mass.

The various minstries and activities of each parish guild is listed below. If you are interested in joining a guild or have questions, please feel free to call the contact person listed for the guild or call the regional office at 360-532-8300.

Contact person:  Linda Lauletta 360-289-2838

Saint Bridget Guild meets on the second Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Saint Jerome parish hall. The membership strives to serve the church in several ways. We take care of altar linens and provide receptions for weddings, funerals, and other special occasions. We periodically clean and/or decorate the church and supply flowers and plants to decorate the altar appropriately. Our community outreach, though informal, extends to helping the Ocean Shores Food Bank and the Catholic Community Services' Feed the Hungry program. Some representative members meet to discuss cooperation and various issues. We join with other churches to help the poor.

Contact person:  June Carey 360-533-4075

What we do to help within the Church

  • Maintain flowers in the church
  • Clean the linens for the altar
  • Raise money to help supply wine, candles, and hosts
  • Prepare the sanctuary for special celebrations
  • Support families by helping with funeral receptions by providing food, preparing the hall or lounge, and serving at the reception

Fundraisers
A cookbook was published to raise funds and is still available for purchase at the regional office.

Meetings
Altar Society meets September through May. Monthly meetings are held in the parish lounge at 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Come join us as we support our church and our parish families. The more of us there are, the more we can do!

Contact person:  Marcia Nelson 360-533-8362

Saint Anthony Guild meets every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Help Church in Hoquiam (except during June and July). We join together for prayers, support, and to reach out to those in need in our parish community.

We support our parish community by:

  1. Hosting the coffee hour a few times a year.
  2. We buy and arrange the altar flowers every other month.
  3. We make donations to: Catholic Community Services, The Knights of Columbus, to the supplies and needs of the church, priest vestments, etc.
  4. Once a year we hold a Fund Raiser.

Every September we put on a Pork B.B.Q. Dinner and Pie Auction. It is a lot of fun!

Contact:  Phyllis Zawislak 360-533-1342

Who we are:  We are a group of women of Saint Mary Church.

What we do:  We meet to foster fellowship socially, and to bring a spirit of cooperation among ourselves and other parish organizations. We put together fundraisers to support the needs of our church, school, and the community. Other activities we participate in are, hosting coffee hour after Mass, altar cleaning, Feed the Hungry, and many little jobs that need some helping hands.

When & Where:  We meet the second Wednesday of the month. There are no meetings in June, July, or August. We have lunch at noon and our business meeting follows. Meeting locations to be announced.

Contact:
Dottie Ketchum, President:  360-775-0483
Sharon Chestnut, Sec/Treas:  360-532-0706

Saint Theresa Guild was established in 1952. Current membership: 11. We welcome women of all ages.

Meetings are held in the evening on the second Tuesday of the each month at a member’s home. There are no meetings in the months of June, July, and August.

We have supported the following programs over the last 63 years:

St. Mary Parish:

  • Outreach Committee bake sales
  • Outreach "Angel Tree Project"
  • Emergency Fund
  • Feed the Hungry Program
  • Adopted a family at Thanksgiving and Christmas

St. Mary School

  • Oktoberfest
  • Spirit Auction

Things we have accomplished:

  • Remodeled brides room in church
  • Purchased vestments and altar coverings
  • Refurbished St. Teresa statue in church
  • Purchased Social Studies books, Bibles for several 4th grade classes, and supplies for kitchen
  • Distributed bags of toiletries to the needy
  • Helped serve lunches for workers from the Rebuilding Together Organization

We are a group of women who are supportive, caring, and comforting to each other. We are involved with our Church and community. We continue to grow spiritually and share our Faith with others.

Contact person:  Mindy Earley 360-533-5731

St. Elizabeth Guild was established 1935. We currently have 15 members. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at members' homes.

Statement of purpose:

  • to join together celebrating our Roman Catholic faith
  • to promote fellowship among women
  • to share in building parish community
  • to respond to the larger community's needs

Service Activities

  • Hosting Sunday after-Mass coffee hour bi-monthly
  • Providing once-monthly altar care
  • Small fundraisers at meetings, such as brown bag auctions and hostess-provided raffles

We provide ongoing periodic donations to:

  • Parish Emergency Fund
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Feed the Hungry Program
  • Friendship House
  • Grays Harbor Community Clothing Bank
  • St. Mary School Oktoberfest

Saint Elizabeth Guild Officers:
President:  Jolene Tupper
Vice President:  Cherry Scure
Secretary/Treasurer:  Eleanor Vlastelica

Contact person:  Nancy Nelson 360-268-1839