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.
Contact person: Dede Higginbotham (360) 249-2633 or (360) 500-5216
What we do to help within the Church:
Fundraisers: Quilt raffles; family events
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:
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.
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:
St. Mary School
Things we have accomplished:
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, email@example.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:
We provide ongoing periodic donations to:
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.