Parish Guilds

The guilds of the Catholic Parishes and Missions of Grays Harbor County 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.

Saint Bridget Guild is a multi-service ministry of the Saint Jerome Parish that provides support for many regional and local parish activities. The guild assists with funeral receptions, picnics, potlucks, fund raising activities, celebrations, and many other parish related functions. The guild also joins with other volunteers from local churches and communities to support outreach programs such as the annual free Christmas dinner.

Saint Bridget Guild also provides services more commonly associated with traditional altar societies such as laundering and maintenance of altar linens, assisting with liturgical decorations, church flowers, and cleaning of the church rectory.

Saint Bridget Guild is, as the original Bridgettine of Sweden Order was, open to both men and women who want to serve the needs of Saint Jerome Parish and the local community.

Temporary contact until new chairperson is selected: 360-532-8300.

Saint Bridget Guild

Contact person:  Dede Higginbotham (360) 249-2633 or (360) 500-5216

What we do to help within the Church:

  • Help with maintenance of altar cloths and flowers
  • Encourage our priests and the parish by providing for coffee hours, etc.
  • Raise money to help supply wine, candles, and hosts
  • Prepare the sanctuary for special celebrations
  • Support families by helping with funeral receptions by providing coffee, helping prepare the hall or lounge, and helping at the reception dependent on availability of members

Fundraisers:  Quilt raffles; family events

Meetings
Altar Society will meet September through May. Monthly meetings are held in the parish lounge at 3:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Meetings begin by praying of the Rosary and ending with a closing prayer. We go out to lunch together once or twice a year. All ladies of the parish are encouraged to attend and are very welcome!! 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:  : Jeanne Wiechelman 360-581-2276

St. Anthony's is a very small group with only a few members. We would like to be bigger and use our talents and treasures to help out Our Lady of Good Help Church. We are currently not meeting because of restrictions and wanting more members in the group. We come together for prayer, support, fundraising for the church, and social activities (such as going out to dinner twice a year).

We support Our Lady of Good Help Church parish community by:

  1. Providing flowers for the main altar and the two side altars, every other month.
  2. We purchase liturgical supplies for the church and the liturgical seasons, vestments for the priests, robes for the altar servers, and any outreach for those in need in our parish.
  3. We share hosting "Coffee Hour" responsibilities with several other groups during September through June. This usually involves making coffee, providing juice and/or water, and treats or other food. (for people to eat and enjoy) The hosting responsibilities involves set up, serving, and clean up. With the rotating schedule each group hosts four to five times. Coffee Hour is currently on "hold" until we are permitted to start hosting again.
  4. We do fundraisers to help keep a heathy balance in the bank to provide for the church.

Contact:  Judy Folden 360-593-0887

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.

When & Where:  We meet the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center. There are no meetings in June, July, or August.

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:  Cherry Scure, cdscure@gmail.com, 360-581-2818

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:  Kathleen Kovscek

What We Do:  We put together fundraisers to support the needs of our church and community, maintain altar linens, banners and flowers, and foster fellowship among our parishioners.

Service Activities:

  • Hosting coffee hours after Mass
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Rummage/bake sales on Memorial Day weekend and 30 Miles of Junque