St. Anthony Guild
The St. Anthony Guild is an organization of women whose mission is to serve the poor and disadvantaged of the community, while enjoying good fellowship and spiritual renewal in their work.
The feast day of our patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua, is June 13th. We take time to honor him through a 9-week Novena starting in April and concluding in June with a Mass and reception.
In 1939, Monsignor Fusco, with 33 women of the parish, began the St. Anthony Guild. In addition to the special needs of the parish, the Guild's members volunteered their time and talents to support the St. Anthony Orphanage in Oakmont.
There are 47 members.
Meeting Location: Marble Hall
Meeting Frequency: 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of February, April, May, August, September, October and November.
Description of Meetings:
The meetings include prayer and the discussion and planning of various projects.
In order to raise monies for their charitable work, the Guild has held various fundraisers such as a Fall Dance, Bingo and Shop for Success at Macy's.
How to Join
If any women are interested in charitable works and service to the church and community, please contact Andrea Scalise, President (home) 724-335-1791 or (cell) 724-980-3979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy's Back to School Basics
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton dedicated her life to education. In her honor, the St. Anthony Guild began the Betsy’s Back to School Basics campaign on 2009. Backpacks filled with school supplies and shoe gift cards are distributed to 60 children at Mary Queen of Apostles, Martin, and H.D. Berkey Elementary schools. In addition, K-Mart gift cards are purchased for these buildings. They are used at the discretion of the Nurse when an emergency need arises in the life of a student. This project is funded by our annual February Cash Bash raffle and through the generosity of our parishioners. To date, the campaign has totaled over $17,440. The Guild is blessed to have the opportunity to carry on in the image of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. More details.
Celebration of Women
The Guild also sponsors the Celebration of Women (click here to read more) in October where women are honored for their service to the church community.
This year, we will be celebrating our 10th year paying homage to all the women of our parish. This special event welcomes women of all ages in our parish and allows them to come together in worship and communion. A heartfelt presentation recalls all those women past and present who dedicated their life in service to church and community.
Tree of Angels Campaign
The Tree of Angels Campaign (click here for more information) in December has raised thousands of dollars for children in need. The Guild sponsors the St. Anthony Novena from April through the feast day in June. The Guild also remembers the homebound members of the parish at Christmas and Easter.
Mount Saint Peter Sewing Group
The Mount Saint Peter Sewing Group recently completed fashioning 12 cloth table skirts to be used for special occasions in the Marble Hall. The Addolorata Society and The St. Anthony Guild very generously funded this project. The hard work and dedication of this group of 17 women has given our church a lasting gift to be used and treasured for many years to come.