Martha Mary Guild Meeting


Collier Youth Services is quite familiar to most St. Mary’s Martha Mary members, for it is on their annual list of contributions benefiting women and children. There are several factions of Collier Youth Services, which Sr. Debra Drago, executive director, will discuss at the next guild meeting on Wednesday, April 19.

Some of the wonderful programs offered by Collier include: Collier School serves students with behavioral and mental health issues whose needs cannot be met within a public school; Collier Residential Program serves vulnerable young women who have survived abuse, trauma, and neglect; Kateri Day Camp is a seven-week camp that serves 200 children from Monmouth County’s poorest neighborhoods; and Caramore Farms is a community-supported agricultural farm where students work the land to learn and help manage their own challenges and anxieties.

Come on April 19 for the rosary in the Spiritual Center at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own lunch is at noon, with refreshments provided by the guild. Sr. Debra’s program will begin at 12:30 p.m. At this meeting, the guild will be collecting gently used or new books for children ages 5-13 to donate to Kateri Day Camp.