Altar & Rosary Society

St. Gertrude Altar & Rosary Society is made up of women in the parish who are dedicated to keeping the altar linens clean and in good shape.  Each month different ladies of the parish sign up to take on this worthy task.  Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office conference room.  Some of the activities that the ladies take on are baking goodies to sell at the Knights of Columbus BBQ during the months of Jan., Mar., May, July and Sept.  At the parish festival in April, they are responsible for the Sweet Shoppe, they collect food for the Food Pantry each month and they collect clothing and other items for the Raindrop Room for Child Protective Services each December.  If you are interested in joining this dedicated group of ladies, they would be happy to have you as part of their ministry to St. Gertrude Parish. Contact Diana Zavala for more information. (361) 455-6024

 

Projects and Activities

 

Altar Linen - Ladies of the Society supply fresh linen for all masses, especially during the Easter and Christmas seasons.

Baptismal Bibs - Several ladies in the Society sew the bibs given to all those who are baptized.

Bereavement Committee -This committee provides food for St. Gertrude’s parishioner’s funerals. Contact Charlene Smolik for more information. (361) 595-4325

Food Pantry -The Ladies take turns collecting the food donations on the first two weekends of each month and takes them to the Good Samaritan Pantry.

Seminarian Sponsorship -The Ladies contribute funds to help support a local seminarian.

Christmas Angel Tree Project -The Ladies collect clothes and personal items for The Raindrop Room of Child Protective Service Department, during the Christmas Season. 

Quarterly Bake Sales - The Ladies and Parish members contribute Home made baked goods to their quarterly bake sale held in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus’ BBQ Chicken plate sales.

Annual Festival Sweet Shop -The Ladies organize & man the sweet shop at the annual Spring Festival which supports St. Gertrude’s Catholic School.
 

 

Altar & Rosary Society Affiliations and NCCW


St. Gertrude’s Altar and Rosary Society
is an Affiliate member of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). St. Gertrude’s Altar and Rosary Society is also actively involved with the Alice Area Council of Catholic Women (CCW) and the Corpus Christi Diocesan CCW.  Altar and Rosary Society Officers attend district, area, and diocesan meetings to bring the most current information to its members.  It also receives the National CCW magazine and other Catholic resources.

NCCW Mission Statement
The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

Additionally, the NCCW support three commissions which focus on various areas of concern and witness the apostolic mission of Christ and His Church.

Leadership Commission
The Leadership Commission provides organization development, opportunities for training, as well as public relations resources, and publications to strengthen leadership.

Service Commission
The Service Commission engages the members of NCCW, and all people, in working to address the needs and concerns of their individual communities; and supports and enhances family life within the Church and society. 

Spirituality Commission
The Spirituality Commission reinforces faith and supports service to the Church and to the world through discipleship and spiritual growth; and encourages legislative advocacy at the local, state, and national levels, guided by Catholic social teaching.

 

Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meets every 3rd Monday from September through May 6:30 pm at St. Gertrude’s Parish Office Meeting Room

Affiliated member of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW)Meeting

Contact: Diana Zavala
(361) 455-6024 or 2006gps@gmail.com


Prayer Chain

If there are any ill family members you would like to add to our Prayer Chain, please call Frances Kuhn at (361) 522-1413.
 

Food Pantry

On the first two Sundays of each month, the Altar & Rosary Society collects for the Food Pantry.  Donations may be placed in the baskets at each entrance of the church.

Altar Duty

January
Liz Garza
February
Mary Lou Saenz
March
Gino Castillo
April
Norma Olivares
May
Cynthia Quintanilla
June
Grace Munoz
July
Diana Zavala
August
Rose Hickey
September
Mary Jo Hunter
October
Ellie Killian
November
Eva Bennett
December
Beth Greenwell


Our Patroness


Our Lady of Good Counsel God of heavenly wisdom, You have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus, To be our guide and counselor. Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life And so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come. O Mother of Good Counsel, Patroness of the National Council of Catholic omen, intercede for us, that we may be wise, courageous and loving leaders of the Church. Help us, dear mother, to know the mind of Jesus, your son. May the Holy Spirit fill us with reverence for God’s creation, and compassion for all God’s children. May our labors of love on earth enhance the reign of God and may God’s gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come. AMEN.

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