“Your presence here makes all the difference”
As Martha and Mary opened their home to the Lord, we the Ministry of Martha and Mary open our home of St. Barbara Church. Our mission is to provide a ministry of service, spirituality and fellowship to women of all generations in St. Barbara and the Harrison City area. We will strive to build the community of Christ by working together and involving the diverse talents of our women. Meetings are held semi-monthly (6 times annually), with special events planned throughout the year. If you wish to explore membership, please talk with any member or officer.
Our members have achieved work and life knowledge, skills and training in Nursing and Healthcare, Military Service, Home Economics, Child Care, Networking, Secretarial, Purchasing, Beautician, Human Resources, Graphic Arts, Photography, Sports, Computer Technology, Music, Writing, Administrative and Business, Non-Profits, the Vocations of Single Life, Marriage and Homemaking, and much more.
Martha and Mary is a stewardship of spirit, with temporal and spiritual works, prayer and networking to benefit the churched and unchurched in our community and beyond, including other ministries. All that is required is a pure heart and willingness to work. In the Gospel story of Martha and Mary, Lazarus' sister Mary illustrates prayer life; their sister Martha illustrates work life in the Lord, and most of us seem to spend more time with work than prayer, so the entirety of our day becomes a prayer. We invite you to choose Life over Death, Community over Isolation, Fun over Drudgery, Bold over Mild, Apostolic Leadership over Apathy, and Now over Later.
Our Goals are presentation of Practical and Spiritual Tools which enable the operation of a household, foster the care and rearing of children, and build relationship between Husband and Wife; Health Education for Women, Men and Children; Kindness, Comfort and Hospitality in a culture of Life, because "my people perish for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6) in what has become a culture of Death (Pope John Paul II). "Choose Life," (Deut. 30:15) Support of our Parish of St. Barbara, an integral part of Life. Vocations and devotion to the Blessed Mother in education to girls and young women through Marian Groups and Sodality.
Rheba Salac, President;
Kathy Green, Vice President;
Judy Shaffer, Secretary;
Jan Shepherd, Treasurer;
Dawn Borger and Fran Wasko, Vice Presidents Creative;
Lisa Tempo and Jackie Bonay, Vice Presidents Event Sales & Collection;
Sheila Burdin and Gerry DeSavage, Vice Presidents Health;
Maureen Sansonetti, Vice President Programming Calendar and Scheduling;
Carol Matyi, Vice President Ticket Sales & Collection
(If you are not a member of St. Barbara Parish, yet would like to participate, please consider becoming an associate member; there are no dues. Your service equals your dues, allowing each of us to offer our gifts within God's plan.)
Heart of Easter Women's Lenten Lunch Retreat at St. Emma Monastery, April 10, 2011. » Heart of Easter Women
First Sunday of month: September 5, 2010: Hoss's Day at Murrysville Hoss's; get your Hoss's Card in the Bulletin or on Donut Sunday to participate; St. Barbara's receives 20-25% donation when you dine (any time, all day).
Thursday, September 16, 2010: 7:00 p.m. meeting in St. Barbara Center
Sunday, October 17, 2010: Tinkerbell Tea for Young Ladies 4 to 12 years and their Moms, Grammies, Aunties and Friends
Fall 2010: 8 Dinners for Two at Local Restaurants; only 500 tickets available.
Spring 2011: 8 Dinners for Two at Local Restaurants; only 500 tickets available.
Saturday, April 30: Kitchen Swap; we clean our kitchen at St. Barbara's; lunch is served. A second date is selected to clean the kitchen of the Church who joins us.
Sunday, June 12: Mothers & Sons Mini-Golf Date
Saturday, October 15, 2011: Awards Banquet, St. Emma's Monastery; President receives no award.
We have many more events in-planning, accept ideas and questions, and welcome members willing to work to make their ideas reality. For a complete brochure, please contact Judy Shaffer at 724-744-7474.