Since 1990 St. Jerome’s has had an active Women’s Guild. The Guild aims to involve the women of the parish in ways of serving both the parish and the wider community. We lend support to established ministries in the parish, provide for those who are in need, sponsor social events, and hold a variety of involving activities during the year.
Membership is open to all women, eighteen years and older, who are members of the parish and interested in the Guild and its activities. The Guild, currently with 22 members, meets monthly in the parish hall at 1:00 PM in the afternoon on the first Monday of the month from September through June.
If you or someone you know is a woman that cares about her parish and community and who wants to meet women with common interests, come to one of our meetings, contact one of our officers (below) or call the parish office (203-847-5349) for more information.
Agnes Conover, Home phone: 203-847-3634 Margie Gallivan, Home phone: 203-847-9422
In December the Guild sponsors a parish-wide initiative to provide gifts to all 125 residents of Honey Hill Care Center. For more information, please click here.
An annual gala Christmas party takes place for all members at the rectory in December.
In May the Guild provides gifts such as baby clothing and layettes to single, expecting mothers under the auspices of Birthright of Norwalk, 669 West Street, a counseling and help center that provides non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.
Monthly meetings sometimes feature speakers such as Sister Agnes, the parish Sunday Mass altar environment planner and arranger, who demonstrated the delightful art of floral arrangement.
The year’s concluding meeting takes place as a festive luncheon for all members at an offsite restaurant in June.
Gifts for Honey Hill Care Center
As part of a Women’s Guild-sponsored, parish-wide activity, St. Jerome parishioners supply gifts for all the 125 residents of Honey Hill Care Center. Gifts should be unwrapped. Suggested gifts include:
For women: puzzle books, small lap blankets and afghans, scarves and gloves, mittens and hats, mild perfumes, writing paper or notes and stamps, socks, slipper socks, large print books, bathrobes, sweat pants, large beads and necklaces (which can be put on over the head), hand lotion, and sugar-free candy