The Sons of Mother Seton Auxiliary #9847
Mary Gintz, President
Congratulations Newly Installed Officers! L-R: Rebecca Shigekawa (Sentinal), Mary Scott (Treasurer), Mary Gintz President), Ann Cool (Vice President), Sally Sears (Past President), Martha Mahlke (Secretary), not pictured, Marge Benes (Financial Secretary).
Who are the Columbiettes?
The Columbiette organization is a Catholic women's Auxiliary of the parish's Knights of Columbus Council. Working closely with the Knights, the Columbiettes enjoy the challenges and satisfaction of making a difference. We can do more for our church, family and community as a Columbiette. We become a more effective Catholic by actively working toward goals of unity and understanding. We establish these examples through works of charity, devotion and promotion of our Catholic faith and values. We have fun and make new friends and join others in events that bear fruit. We can and DO make a difference to our church, our families and to the young people of our parish. Our Patronesses are the Blessed VIrgin Mary, Saint Theresa the Little FLower, and Saint Joan of Arc.
Show us you care. Share your talents with us. Consider becoming a Columbiette.
Click on the link below to fill out an interest form. Hit submit, and a Columbiette will reach out to you with information.
Columbiette Interest Form
About our Auxiliary:
The Sons of Mother Seton Auxiliary #9847 was founded on September 11, 1999 with the support of the Knights of Columbus Council #9847 and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Fayetteville, NC. We are a vibrant service organization of Catholic women age 18 and older who are willing to make a difference in today's society. By conducting a variey of programs, we bring women together enabling them to strengthening their bonds of friendship with other women within the parish community. Columbiettes are committed to the preservation of family life. We address the religious needs of the Church and community where we live, worship, work and play. Columbiettes participate in church, community, family, youth and Knights of Columbus activities.
How to join the Sons of Mother Seton Columbiettes:
Membership in the Columbiettes is open to women 18 years and older who are practicing Catholics in union with the Holy See. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the Precepts of the Church. The first step to joining the Columbiettes would be to contact one of the officers and/or attend one of our open meetings (scheduled in February and September). After attending one of the open meetings and you wish to join the Columbiettes, you will take your First Degree at the next month's meeting. The next and final step to becoming a full member of the Columbiettes is to take your Major Degree.
Make your gift giving easy and donate to a good cause at the same time! Purchase your gift cards through the Columbiettes. You receive the full value of the card, and a percentage is donated to the Columbiettes. Proceeds from their sales are used to benefit the youth of our parish. There are hundreds of retailers to choose from-something for everyone. Contact Pat Adams at 717-821-1913 for information or to order gift cards.
Click on the following link for participating retailers. SCRIP List of Participating Retailers
We sell gift cards through the SCRIP Program. You receive the full value of the card, and the retailer gives a percentage to the Columbiettes. There are hundreds of retailers to choose from! Proceeds are used to fund a scholarship for a graduating senior from our parish. Consider the Columbiettes if you need to purchase gift cards.
The Columbiettes host a variety of activities throughout the year. When requested, our Auxiliary assists the Knights of Columbus with various functions. Some of our activities include: a baby shower for Catholic Charities, a Father's Day event, Parents Night Out, Operation LAMB, Living Rosary, Right to Life Drive and March, and Project In-As-Much.
*Executive Board Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the parish hall. These meetings are for officers only.
*General Membership Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the parish hall. These meetings are for members only. Note: there are no meetings in the month of July and December.
*There are two open meetings a year; one in February and the other in September. These open meetings are open to all Catholic women 18 yrs. and older who are in good standing with the Church. A representative will explain what the Columbiettes are all about. A short presentation and refreshments will follow.
Sons of Mother Seton Auxiliary
President- Mary Gintz
Past President- Sally Sears
Vice President- Ann Cool; 469-951-3884 (cell)
Financial Secretary- Marge Benes
Secretary- Martha Mahlke
Treasurer- Mary Scott
Sentinel- Rebecca Shigekawa