Our Lady's Guild

The purpose of Our Lady's Guild is to promote devotion to the Blessed Mother, thus deepening our faith and drawing us closer to her Son.

Our Lady's Guild has three major functions:

Our spiritual life is enriched through recitation of the rosary after Masses, participation in Eucharistic Adoration, presentations by guest speakers, days of recollection, pilgrimages and spiritual book discussions.

Our faith is put into action when we help others, including those outside the parish. We support the missions by making and donating rosaries throughout the year. In January, we help prepare and serve lunch to senior citizens at Lapham Community Center.  At Christmas time our members collect and deliver gifts to a local nursing home. In addition, we visit and care for the homebound through various activities at Waveny Care Center, the New Canaan Inn and St. Camillus Health Center on an ongoing basis.

Members of Our Lady's Guild are very active in parish life, serving as Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, religious education teachers, and coordinators of various parish devotions.  Our Lady’s Guild is responsible for the Living Rosary in October, Mary’s Way of the Cross in Lent, the Crowning of the Blessed Mother in May and the perpetual circulation of the Pilgrim Virgin statue. Every year we have some project that connects us with children in St. Aloysius School and the Religious Education Program to foster awareness and devotion to the Blessed Mother among our youth.  Members are also responsible for all facets of our meetings, including hospitality, speaker coordination, scheduling, reporting, publicity, membership, remembrances, and reservations.

Our Lady’s Guild - St. Aloysius Church
2022/2023 Schedule

September 29

Opening Meeting
(Feast of the Archangels) Speaker – Fr. David Franklin

9:00 AM Mass
Brunch - Stapleton

October 7

(Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary)

4:30 Church/Chapel

November 21          

Monthly Meeting
(Feast of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin) - Cancelled

9:00 AM Mass
Brunch - Stapleton

December 8

Christmas Meeting
(Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
Speaker – Fr. Michael Clark

9:00 AM Mass
Brunch - Stapleton

January 12

Book Discussion
Leader - Fr. David Franklin

10:00 AM - Stapleton
BYO Snack

February 9

Monthly Meeting
(Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes - Feb 11)
Speaker – Dr. Joan Kelly

9:00 AM Mass
Brunch - Stapleton

March 3

Mary’s Way of the Cross

7:00 PM Church

March 23

Monthly Meeting/Lenten Recollection
(Feast of the Annunciation - March 25)
Speaker – Fr. Justin Cinnante


9:00 AM Mass
Brunch - Stapleton

April 7

Mary’s Way of the Cross
(Good Friday)

11:00 AM - Waveny Care Center

May 7

Crowning of Blessed Mother

11:30 AM Mass

May 12

Final Meeting - Outside Luncheon
(Vigil of Feast of Our Lady of Fatima)
Speaker – Fr. Harry Prieto

11:30 AM
Waters Edge, Darien



2022-2023 OLG Registration Form

Spiritual Moderator: Rev. David W. Franklin

Lady’s Guild Board 2022-2023:
President:  Susan Staudt
Past President: Kim McNamara
VP & Secretary:  MaryAnn DeFelice
VP - Membership:  Joanne Santulli
Treasurer:  Ann Cotoia