Guild of Our Lady and St Gianna
On the Fifth Sunday of Lent 2013, Father Smith inaugurated the Guild of Our Lady and St Gianna at the Solemn Mass. Some 60 girls received the blessing of missionaries adapted from the Book of Blessings. In their white dresses, symbolizing the purity of their Baptism as children of God, they received from his hand a sash, made of blue satin for their devotion to Our Lady and trimmed in lace, a symbol of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy.
The Aims of the Guild
The principal aim of the Guild of Our Lady and Saint Gianna is simple: to make saints!
The other aims of the Guild are as follows:
1. To sanctify the young women of the parish by giving them an opportunity to pray and learn more about their faith.
2. To help the members fall in love with Jesus, the Prince of Peace, principally through their active participation in the Sacred Liturgy.
3. To teach the members how to pray the Mass as the center of their spiritual lives.
4. To form young women to be virtuous and courageous leaders in the heart of the Church.
5. To give young women an opportunity to develop leadership skills by nurturing the feminine genius within.
6. To integrate the members into the liturgical life of the parish by public thanksgiving after Mass and participating in processions and devotions.
7. To raise up young women to have a maternal heart of service in the heart of the Church.
Read more about our Guild here: Guild of Our Lady and St Gianna
If you have a daughter interested in joining this special group, please fill out the contact form.
17 September 2017, Open House, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
7 October 2017, Children’s Holy Hour, 9-10a, Church
15 October 2017, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
19 November 2017, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
21 January 2018, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
18 February 2018, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
18 March 2018, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
15 April 2018, 4-5:30p, Croghan Hall
9 October 2917 Our Lady of the Rosary after 6p Mass Outside Church
29 October 2017 EF Christ the King 12N Outside Church
19 March 2018 Solemnity of St Joseph 6p Outside Church
25 March 2018 Palm Sunday 10a Inside 12N Outside Church
29 March 2018 Maundy Thursday 7p Inside Church
1 April 2018 Easter Sunday 10a Inside Church
6 May 2018 May Crowning Procession
3 June 2018 Corpus Christi
Grammer School Age: White Dresses with Sash
Middle School Age: White & Blue or Appropriate Attire with Sash
High School Age: Appropriate Attire with Sash
Here are some websites that have very nice and relatively inexpensive for white dresses:
Burlington Coat Factory