Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one has found a treasure. –Sirach 6:14
This ministry is designed to gather women of all ages in our parish for faith sharing discussions, guest speakers on a variety of faith-related topics, and fellowship with other Catholic women. Our ministry is focused on supporting women in their Catholic faith journey while helping to develop our vocation as Catholic wives, mothers, daughters, and women.
We host monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September to May. Meetings will alternate between mornings at 9:30am and evenings at 7pm every other month. Each meeting will include a speaker or a specific theme/activity, prayer, small group discussion and fellowship. Occasional social events will also be planned throughout the year. Childcare will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for the morning meetings.
Our ministry will be supporting the Bella House in various ways throughout the year. The Bella House is a safe home for unwed pregnant women in the Dallas area.
Tentative Calendar of Events
|Meeting Date and Time:||Place:||Speaker/Topic||Notes:|
|9/16 @ 7pm||St. Joseph Room||Meet and Greet||Desserts|
|9/21 @ 9:30 am||Community Center||Speaker:
Making Spirituality a priority
|10/12 @ 7 pm||St. Joseph Room||Craft Night – Holiday Boutique sales to benefit Bella House||
Prep for Craft Fair or just bring a project to work on!
|11/16 @ 9:30 am||Community Center||Preparing your Heart and
Home for Advent
Ideas to enrich your Advent season.
|12/14 @ 7 pm||St Joseph Room||Christmas Potluck|
|1/18/17 @ 9:30 am||Community center||Speaker:
Dr. Michael Jones
NFP (Natural Family Planning) , Naprotechnology, Women’s Health
|2/15/17 @ 6 pm||Sanctuary/St. Joseph Room||Spiritual and Practical Preparation for Lent||
Mass @6, confession, and Lenten prep
|3/15/17 @ 9:30 am||Community center||Q&A with Fr. Charles!||
|4/19/17 @ 7 pm||St. Joseph Room||Game Night! Catholic Trivia!|
|5/17/17 @ 9:30||St. Mary Room||Speaker: Lisa Lloyd||
Christian author and speaker
**We hope to offer other monthly faith and fellowship activities, based on the needs of the women attending. Come and check out a meeting to find out more!
Fill out the form on the right to join GIFT. You may also attend a meeting and sign up in person. Dues are $25 per year (Sept - May). Contact Anne Ledbetter for more information about signing up - firstname.lastname@example.org