Mary Martha Guild

The Mary Martha Guild is a service society open to those who wish to honor Our Lord in His Real Presence and to grow closer to Him through prayer and special service to our historic St. Mary church. Guild members design and maintain our church in harmony with the liturgical calendar. Guild membership is ideal for mothers and daughters who wish to serve the church in a special way. All parishioners are welcome to become members.

Duties and Requirements

  • Guild members may donate as little as one hour of service per week, either in church centered or home-based activities that support Guild projects.
  • Artistic and craft skills are most welcome, but devotion to Our Lord and Holy Mother Church is the most essential attribute for Guild membership.
  • Responsibilities include the planning of church decorations and the daily care of flowers and plants that adorn the sanctuary and other church areas during the liturgical year, for the following times and events: 
    • Advent Season [Four Weeks]
    • Forty Hours Devotion
    • Christmas Season [Three Weeks]
    • Lenten Season [Six Weeks]
    • Confirmation Mass
    • Holy Thursday Mass and Reposition Altar
    • Easter Season [Eight Weeks]
    • Divine Mercy Sunday
    • First Holy Communion Masses
    • St. Mary’s School Graduation
    • Solemnity of the Ascension
    • Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
    • Solemnity of Corpus Christi
    • Feast of the Assumption
    • Feast of the Queenship of Mary
    • Solemnity of Christ the King
    • Wedding and Funeral Masses
  • Guild activities are ideal for mothers and daughters who wish to team with others in seasonal or in ongoing service projects for the church.
  • The goal of the Guild is to become a center of excellence for all types of Catholic arts and crafts – including the making of rosaries, processional banners and canopies, greeting cards and writing papers, prayer cards and worship aids for the use of the church and the community.
  • The pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church appoints one of the parochial vicars to serve as the Spiritual Director of the Guild.

Meetings

The Mary Martha Guild meets the third Saturday of every month at 8:45 a.m., in the Fr. Rankin House (the “white house” on the west side of the Rectory), located at 314 Duke Street.

Calendar and Event Coordination

Couples must contact the parish office at least two months before the wedding date to coordinate floral arrangements for the altar. See the Matrimony page for more information.

Let's Talk

Contact the apostolate leader Christine Kleiber at mmg@stmaryoldtown.org or by using this form.

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