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Sacred Heart Church | Women's Guild

The current board members pictured above include: Linda McManus, Ruthann Gostomski, Chris McKenney, Sally Robson, Anne Baumhover, Jean Herrity, Darlene Mashek, Joan Miller, Becky Pepper, and Carole Hays. 

We would love to have you join Women's Guild! Click here for the membership form. You can either bring to your first meeting, or put in the Women's Guild slot in the church office vestibule. You can include the fee with the form.

As a member you can participate in any or all of the following: attend meetings and events, help plan and facilitate the service projects, and staff Guild social events and fundraisers.

The Annual Membership Fee is $20 and is due at the beginning of the membership drive in September. Members over the age of 80 pay no fee! To be a member, you must be 18 years of age.

If you have more questions, or would like to join, contact Sally Robson at (515) 250-6261. We look forward to adding you as one of our members!

Sacred Heart Church | Women's Guild

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If your organization is interested in being considered for a charitable contribution from the Women's Guild, CLICK HERE for the form which must be submitted by the deadline of April 1 each year.

What is the Women's Guild?

"God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us." Romans 5:5

The Sacred Heart Parish Women's Guild is a Sacred Heart Church | Parish Missioncommunity of women who contribute to our parish, our surrounding community and those in need throughout the world. The objective of the organization is to provide an opportunity to become better acquainted with women of our parish and to support the parish through various activities and fundraising.

The list of activities extends throughout the year and offer something for everyone! Meetings are held each month, with two meetings each year combined with the Knights of Columbus. All meetings are held in the evening and include entertainment, food and beverages for a minimal charge.

Some of the activities include: Bunco; Fall Fashion Show; Movie Night; The Sweetheart Spa; and the Advent Dinner and St. Patrick's Day Celebration with the Knights of Columbus.

There are also several activities designed to give back to the parish and our community:Sacred Heart Church | Women's Guild
** Baptismal cloths are made for babies baptized at Sacred Heart;
** Bake sales raise money that is contributed to various organizations;
** Parish office luncheons are provided as a way to say 'thank you' to the parish staff; 
** Hats and gloves are collected to give to those in need;
** Salads and cakes are provided for Sacred Heart funeral luncheons;
** Meals are provided and served to the Catholic Worker's House, for parish projects, and the parish picnic.

To be a member of the Sacred Heart Parish Women's Guild is to be a contributing member of the parish and the community.

Previous Events

* Chris Magruder and Julie Nelson spoke about their radio show Catholic Women Now.
Colleen Murphy from the Iowa Tourism office shared ideas for great Iowa getaways, day trip destinations and tips for our upcoming fall color trips!
* Marilyn Lane provided a presentation of Medjugorje followed by a devotion to Mary (Roary and music);
A Presentation by Diane Roupe, the author of the cookbook "Blue Ribbon country canning: State Fair & Award Winning Traditional and Modern Favorite Recipes;
Celebrated St. Patrick's Day with dinner and music with the Knights of Columbus;
* Held bake sales to raise money;
Collected mittens and hats to donate to those in need;
* Gathered boxes of baby items for Gabriel's Project;
* Had a holiday party with the Knights of Columbus;
* Enjoyed a night of bunco;
* Pam Douglas (Art and Environment) provided a brief history and tour of our church;
* Teresa Dunbar (Catholic Relief Services) shared her experiences from her trip to Haiti;
* Rosario Manzano (Hispanic Ministiries) talked about Hispanic Ministiries at Sacred Heart.

Upcoming Events

* February 14: Sweetheart Spa from 9 am until noon. Come spend a morning of pampering and shopping. Enjoy massages, facials, make-up consultants, hand pampering and vendors from Mainstream selling clothes, Scentsy, 31, Premier Jewelry. We will present door prizes every 15 minutes (last year we gave away over $800) with a grand prize of a one night stay at the Wildwood Lodge. Brunch will be served. Tickets are $20 or 2/$35. Groups of 6 or more can receive tickets for $15/ person. Contact Chris McKenney at 210-8230 or for tickets. Tickets are on sale after all Masses the weekends of January 31-February 1 and February 7-8. CLICK HERE to see the flyer. CLICK HERE to view the vendors.

* March 3: Open to ALL parishioners. This Lent, come for a meal and fill your soul! The Women's Guild is excited to host Sister Marie Hesed. Soup will be served at 5:30 pm. Sister will speak at 6 pm. Sister met Mother Teresa and worked as one of the first members of the Missionaries of Charity here in the United States. Mother Hesed founded the first Contemplative houses in Mexico, Cuba and Kenya. She is currently in Iowa building a retreat center called Domus Trinitatis.

* March 16: St. Patrick's Day dinner and party with the Knights of Columbus.

* Reminder: Charitable Contribution forms are due April 1. See bottom left-hand corner of the web page for details.

* April 16: Eric Woolson, the Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul, will be sharing the Society's story and works of charity serving those in need.

* May 7: Save the date!

* If you are interested in providing cakes and salads for funerals, please contact Mary Gallardo at 710-8381. You do not need to be a guild member to donate.

To see the minutes from past Women's Guild Meetings:
* April 2013
* May 2013
* October 2013
* November 2013
* April 2014
* May 2014
* September 2014
* November 2014
* January 2015

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