Newly elected officers in the Holy Family Guild accepted the honor and responsibility to lead members in the endeavors of the auxiliary organization for the coming year. The meaningful installation ceremony began with an appeal to St. Joseph and Our Lady to accompany the officers as they take on the duties of their respected offices with “effort, perseverance, humility, cooperation and above all, grace.” Each position is represented by a different color and Patroness.
Mary Ginther, Secretary, lit a purple color to represent hope. It is hope that she will keep all records of the organization in first class order. Her Patroness is Our Lady of Fair Love whose Feast Day is May 31st.
Pauline Coleman, Treasurer, lit a green candle to symbolize faith. It is with faith and trust that as custodian of the finances, she will maintain an accurate record of funds received and disbursements made. Her Patroness is Our Lady of Ransom whose Feast Day is September 24th.
Mary Edel-Joyce, Vice President, lit a pink candle denoting the color of affection and willingness to serve others. It is with warmth and enthusiasm that she will always be ready to assist the president with all regulatory matters and in directing activities as well as to preside and assume her duties in her absence. Her Patroness is Our Lady of Divine Grace whose Feast Day is June 9th.
Anna Mae Hogan, President, lit a blue candle to signify love, love for fellow officers and members. As executive, it is her duty to guide the organization in all its endeavors, in collaboration with the Mother Superior and the Little Sisters.
Her Patroness is Our Lady of Happy Assembly whose Feast Day is September 27th.
We are grateful to the newly installed officers for their generous gifts of time and talents to lead the Guild and appreciate the many members who willingly join them to also serve. After the meeting, members of the Guild joined the Sisters and the Residents in the Chapel for daily mass and were acknowledged by Mother Theresa.
The Holy Family Guild of the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Paul welcomes new members who are interested in our mission and that of the Little Sisters. The purpose of the Guild is to aid the community of the Holy Family Residence for the Elderly conducted by the Little Sisters, to communicate and assist in this service abiding by the Code of Ethics and to help with fund-raising to meet specific needs of the Home. It meets monthly from September through May and offers opportunities to be involved in many of the events throughout the year. For more information and membership, please contact President Anna Mae Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.