Women's Guild

 

CRAFTFEST will be held this year on Saturday, October 15 from 9-3 PM and Sunday, October 16 from 9-1. This is the primary fundraiser of the Women’s Guild and proceeds subsidize many Parish activities, outreach programs and benevolences. 

Raffle
Raffle tickets are available in the Parish Office. You won’t want to miss taking a chance on the 15 wonderful prizes that are included in this year’s raffle. First prize is $300 worth of Helping Hands Certificates. Prizes #2-4 are all valued at $100!  We sincerely thank these generous donors:

Heintzelman’s Funeral Home, $100 Cash
Clover Hill Winery, Wine Basket

Randall's restaurant $100 Certificate
Stephens Funeral Home, Fall Basket

4 Iron Pigs Tickets with Gift Basket

$50 Visa card

$50 Hops at Fogelsville Hotel

$50 Hops at the Paddock

Spa Basket

$50 Biaggio's Certificate

Boneless Ham

Jaindl Turkey

$25 Wegman's Card

Don’t miss your chance to win by returning your raffle ticket stubs in the collection basket or to the rectory.

Chinese Auction
The Chinese Auction is a long-time staple of Craftfest. Bidders simply buy tickets and use them to bid on items. The more you want something, the more tickets you buy and put into the jar to increase your chance to be drawn as the lucky winner on Sunday afternoon. We are seeking donations of services, gift certificates, dinners, tickets to sporting events, vacation home use, etc. for the auction. Parishioners with items to donate may contact Eleanor Heffner at (610) 395-4688 or items may be taken to the rectory. Also, if you have any donation leads, the Auction Committee is happy to follow up. Just let Eleanor know.

Gift Basket Items
Craftfest will once again feature its beautiful gift baskets available for purchase. The baskets are creatively designed and assembled using items donated by parishioners. A bin is now located in the Church Lobby for items appropriate for these baskets. Last chance to donate is October 2nd (Please, we request new and unused items only – save your used treasures for next year’s Flea Market.)

 

St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild has always been an amazing group of ladies who show the pride they take in our parish by their continual commitment of their time, talent, and treasure.

The purpose of the Guild is to help cultivate the spiritual, cultural, and social growth of not only all Guild members but the parish at large.  The Guild, through its activities, should engender vibrant Christian family life.

 

If you would like to meet some of the nicest women around we ask you to come and join us at our monthly meetings. We gather in the Parish Center to enjoy our program for the evening and experience delicious refreshments prepared for us by our Refreshments Committee.  We are a busy group, however, you are invited to either just attend our meetings and programs, OR, participate in any of the parish or outreach ministries that interest you!

 

Our members come together to:

 

  • Create our CRAFTFEST fundraiser in October.

  • Participate in Community Outreach at each meeting

  • Serve as Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers at weekend and daily Masses.

  • Support our Clergy & religious Sisters.

  • Supply and maintain the clothing shed on the lower parking lot.

  • Volunteer time at the Festival

  • Make pierogies for Craftfest and the Festival and kiffles in the spring and fall

  • Etc.,etc., etc...

 

 

Please save the following meeting dates for the 2022-2023 year and watch the Bulletin and E-News for more information:

Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 PM in the parish center Main Hall- Wine and Cheese

Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM in the Main Hall- Craftfest Set-Up

Thursday, December 15 (Christmas Dinner for members of the Guild)

January- No meeting

Tuesday- February 7 at 7 PM- Fr. Ritz speaking

Tuesday- March 7 at 7 PM- Game Night

Tuesday- April 11 at 7 PM- Erin Trautmann speaking

Sunday- May 7 (Installation Brunch following the 11 AM Mass)

Feel free to invite a friend.  Guests are welcome at all meetings.  

Membership in the Guild is open to all women, 18 years +, who are associated with our Parish.

Please contact the Women's Guild with any questions at stjwguild@gmail.com