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At the beginning of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Parish in 1976, an active women’s organization was formed, known as the Altar Society. Committees over the years have fulfilled the objectives of the society “to assist the Pastor and Parish as occasions arose for Liturgical worship.” Monthly meetings are planned to promote the spiritual growth and fellowship among the members, and to develop religious, civic and educational enrichment of the members of the parish.

Bake sales, fashion shows and luncheons are among the many ways the women have raised money to meet their goals.

After 30 years, this group changed their name and is now known as the Women’s Guild. All women of the parish are invited to join in the rewarding work of the guild and experience and enjoy the fruits of the organization’s labors. The current active committees are:

  Flowers: Help provide and care for flowers and plants for the art and environment of parish liturgies

  Sanctuary: Help provide and launder items for the altars, priest and altar servers

  Telephone: Notify members about the guild’s functions

  Programs: Plan programs for each meeting

  Scholarship: Administer scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of the parish. The 2020 Application can be found here.

  Hospitality: Welcome new members to the guild and providing refreshments for scheduled meetings

  Newsletter & Publicity: Organize, prepare and mail the monthly newsletter to all members and publish upcoming events.

  Sewing: Make baptismal stoles and mending vestments and altar server robes as needed

Are you interested in making a difference? Would you like to serve your St. Mark's parish community? Want an opportunity to engage in fellowship and fun and make new friends? Are you looking to fill a need for purpose and creativity? Then the Women's Guild is the ministry for you!

For more information, contact the Women's Guild president, Carole Thompson, at (210) 535-7960.

If you are ready to join the Women's Guild, click on the link below to download our membership enrollment form.

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