PRESIDENT: Ginny Akhoury MEMBERSHIP: Pat McGouran & Jane Cronin RECORDING SEC.: JoAnn SiFuentes
VICE-PRESIDENT: Susan DiNatale HISTORIAN: Ann Flinter CORRESPONDING SEC.: Paula Sharp
TREASURER: Marilyn Bettencourt PARLIAMENTARIAN: Mary Elizabeth Carey E-MAIL COORDINATOR: Joan Webster
PUBLICITY: Cindy Noble DEANERY REPRESENTATIVE: Michaele McKenna
The Mission of the Star of the Sea Guild shall be to foster and increase the spiritual life of each member, to help raise money for the Parish and other charities, and to stimulate the members' social lives.
Mission Statement for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW):
The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its affiliated organizations to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.
CALENDAR OF GUILD MEETINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
A Prayer to Our Lady of Good Council
God of heavenly wisdom,
You have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus,
to be our guide and counselor.
Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life
and so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come.
O Mother of Good Counsel,
Patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women,
intercede for us,
that we may be wise, courageous and loving members of the Church.
Help us, dear Mother, to know the mind of Jesus, your Son.
May the Holy Spirit
fill us with reverence for God's creation
and compassion for all God's children.
May our labor of love on earth enhance the reign of God
and may God's gifts of faith and living hope prepare us
for the fullness of the world to come.
All women of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Parish are encouraged to join our Women's Guild. The membership fee is $15.00 per year. You will receive an annual booklet which describes in further detail all the events of the year and includes the ladies involved in each event. Best of all, your booklet will have a complete listing of all GUILD MEMBERS with their home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses so that it will be easy to stay in touch with your friends whether here or away. Do not hesitate to contact the church office at (941) 383-1255 for further information. WELCOME!
O Queen of Heaven
O Queen of Heaven, the ocean Star, Guide of the wanderer here below
Thrown on life's surge, we claim thy care, Save us from peril and from woe.
O Gentle, chaste and spotless maid, We sinners make our prayers through thee,
Remind thy Son that He has paid the Price of our iniquity,
Virgin most pure, Star of the Sea, Pray for the sinner, pray for me.
And while to Him Who reigns above in Godhead one, in Persons three,
The source of life, of grace, of love, Homage we pay on bended knee,
Do thou, O Queen, Star of the Sea, Pray for thy children, pray for me.