Director: Teresa Farr
Contact: Call Parish Office
St. Margaret Mary Women’s Fellowship began in 1991 to help women develop a deeper and more personal relationship with Christ and bring scripture into our daily lives with prayerful and practical application.
Our ministry is comprised of 15 groups, each having a facilitator and co-facilitator. We also have leaders in charge of hospitality and music. Leadership is voluntary but may sometimes be appointed when leadership skills are recognized and needed.
We meet for 6 to 8 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the winter-spring. Currently there are 200 women registered for this winter’s session, coming from 16 different parishes in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County. They range in age from 19 to 85. We encourage women to invite mothers, daughters and friends to participate and we welcome women of all faiths to join us.
We meet in the parish hall on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This winter we are doing a bible study called Becoming a Woman of Faith. During the time we meet women are encouraged to voluntarily participate in an outreach to Mary’s Table in San Bernardino that feeds and clothes the needy in our community by contributing clothing, rice, beans and tomato sauce that is taken to Mary’s Table weekly. Women from our ministry yearly participate in the Pro-Life walk during the spring and the Pro-Life fashion show in the fall. We also have a yearly retreat in October held at Mission San Luis Rey and make shoe boxes for the homeless at Mary’s Table/San Bernardino for Christmas.
Women from our ministry are actively involved in many parish ministries in churches they belong to: Eucharist Ministers; lectors; decorating the church for the holidays; participate in the choir; on the parish and financial council; in rosary prayer groups; Pro-Life ministry; religious education – all enhancing the spiritual and community life of their parishes.
Jesus is more known and loved by every woman who participates and they are greatly blessed by the prayers, support and friendships made.