Women’s Society

St. Pius X Women’s Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Pius X Women’s Society is to develop spirituality, friendship and support while advancing the interests of the St. Pius X Parish community.

St. Pius X Women’s Society welcomes all women of the parish to come join us.  Women of all ages are invited to experience one of our meetings and meet our ladies.  Make new friends, help the parish and grow in spirituality. See how together we can serve God and community.

Mrs. Claus and Cookie the Elf coming to St. Pius X Church Christmas Fair!!

You’d better watch out, you’d better be good because Mrs. Claus is coming to town.
She will be attending the St. Pius X Church Christmas Fair. She’s not telling Santa because she’ll be working at the Fair with her faithful friend Cookie the Elf. Mrs. Claus will be helping children attending the Fair to write letters for Santa. Cookie will be handing out candy canes and homemade cookies.

This is the 21st year for this event at the church. Our Noel Café will be open for breakfast treats, bagels and muffins at 8:30 am to 10:00 am and then will open at 11:00 am for lunch.
We have new menu items, so come check it out.

Our many booths include Jingles Jewelry Corner, The Holly Tree Bakery with home baked delights,Kris Kringles’ Crafts, North Pole Knitted Items, Elves Elegant Evergreens, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen with homemade jams, jellies, baked beans and more. Rudolph’s Rada Boxed Knives make great gifts! We also have our Christmas Tree Lottery Ticket raffle.

Don’t forget Santa’s Silent Auction with gifts valued at $50.00 or more and Santa’s Sack of Treasures for gently used items!

It’s all happening on Saturday, November 17th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the St. Pius X Parish Life Center on 25 Barbara Street, South Yarmouth.

The Christmas Fair is sponsored by the St. Pius X Women’s Society.

Dates To Remember

11/13 – Members Meeting 6:30 pm PLC
11/17 – Christmas Fair – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Parish Life Center

Announcing The St. Pius X Women’s Society Updated Website on the Parish Website

We are pleased to announce that the updated version of our Society website is up and
available as part of the Parish website. Society Calendar and newsletters will be there
very soon.

Christmas Fair News

It’s that time of year when the Women’s Society starts planning and working on the Christmas
Fair. We always need your help. This is truly a parish endeavor.

Without your donations we just couldn’t do this.

Jewelry in any condition will be appreciated. It may be dropped off at the Religious
Education building Monday through Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm or call Dorothy at (508)-398-5372
to make arrangements to pick it up. Boxes will be clearly marked in Narthex after all Sunday
masses for any donations as well.

Silent Auction We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction. The value of the item should
be $50.00 or more. Items could be new or antiques. Antiques should have the value attached and
any other information for the item. Other suggestions are artwork, services, and gift certificates.
Call Sue Eastman at (413)388-3498 with questions or to arrange for pick-up of donations.

Scratch Off Lottery Tickets

We also need scratch off tickets for the Christmas Lottery Tree. They will also be collected
at all the meetings prior to the Christmas Fair. You can also make a donation and we will
purchase the tickets.

Baked Goods

We are looking for volunteers to bake for the Christmas fair. Cookies, cakes, pies, cupcakes
and breads are all top sellers. Remember we need a list of all ingredients with your donations.
Please contact Mary at 508-771-8434 to volunteer.

Cape Symphony Christmas Concert

Any member who signed up to attend the Christmas Concert will be able to pay
at this meeting. If you can’t attend the meeting, you can send checks to Parish Office
in envelope marked “Christmas Concert “ on the outside. Tickets are $46.80 each and
checks should be made payable to St. Pius X Women’s Society. Checks only will be accepted.
Final payments must be made by the October 9th meeting.


Food Pantry
We will be collecting items for the Yarmouth Food Pantry at our monthly meetings.
Paper Towels, bathroom tissue, detergents and personal care items are always

Executive Board

Mary Petruzzi – President

Eileen Starbird – Vice President

Past President- Madeline Manchuk

Treasurer – Mary Ellen Clisham

Recording Secretary – Kathy Swann

Corresponding Secretary –  Jacqueline Christensen

Membership – Carolyn Barnes



Hospitality- Jane Fuery, Marie Hamilton

Outreach – Ginny Lewis, Mary Price, Marguerite Ruel

Publicity – Betty L. Barsch, Annette Fiscina

Programs – Carol Bogdan, Barbara Midura

Ways and Means – Sue Eastman, Mary Powers




Hospitality Committee

This committee arranges to have members provide and serve refreshments at our monthly meetings.

Outreach Committee

This committee works to “reach out” to members of the Society, members of the church and members of our community, through various spiritual, ecumenical and charitable endeavors.

Its activities are only limited by the energy and imagination of its members and those willing to help.  The possibilities are endless and we encourage you to come to our first meeting which will be held in late September.  We look forward to an exciting year of “reaching out”.

Programs Committee

This committee arranges topics of interest which are presented at our monthly meetings. 

Publicity Committee

This committee is the communications network of the society.  We are responsible for the Society’s Newsletters, Newsflashes, Membership Brochure and information appearing in the Weekly Parish Bulletins.  We do media placement and creation for the Christmas and Summer Fairs. 

Ways and Means Committee

This committee is responsible for all the fund-raising activities of the Society.  Our two major projects are the Christmas Fair in November and the Summer Fair in July.



Crafters/Mission Group

This group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Religious Ed Center from 8:30 am to Noon. Their purpose is two-fold:  preparing items for sale at our Society Fairs and making items for charitable causes. Some women knit and crochet Baptismal blankets and prayer shawls, decorative items, greeting cards and sewing projects for the fair.

New members are welcome at anytime.  Stop in and visit us from September to the Summer Fair in July.


If you like to bake, we will give you many opportunities.  We also share recipes in our monthly newsletters. We would love for you to join us!

Our Country Cupboard makes jams, jellies and fudges for the Fairs.  No experience necessary,we’d love to teach you how to do it. It’s lots of fun!

Contact info

General information. Mary at maryrx71@gmail.com
Membership information. Carolyn at Lucky7698@icloud.com