No church is ever complete without the Tender Loving Care of its mothers and sisters. These ladies make up what is known as the Ladies Guild.
The members meet once a month. Their activities range from the Spiritual to the Colorful, and everything in between. An annual pilgrimage to St. Thekla at the Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania highlights their spiritual experience.
On the social scene, the annual fashion show leads the calendar of events. The Christmas party ranks high on the list along with many other activities. They also regularly visit the elderly, the sick and the disabled from our parishioners.
In addition, the Ladies are often called upon, and they graciously accept, to help prepare meals during certain church activities. The Holy Bread that is used for the Eucharist on Sundays is the product of their labor of love.
How do you join??? First you take ideals and principles, then you add dedication and hard work, and finally you sprinkle lots of love and affection, and you have yourself the recipe that qualifies you to join the Ladies Guild. It is an elite group, in a standard by itself. Our ladies have earned the expression (from an old Arabic proverb): “Not even paradise is good enough for the feet of our mothers…”
2012 LADIES GUILD OFFICERS
President – Samar Rihani
Vice-President – Reem Sweiss
Secretary – Hanan Mseih
Treasurer – Mary Petrelli
Corresponding Secretary – Rima Nimry