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Women of St. Edna (WOSE)

The Women of St. Edna (WOSE) are a group of women from various walks of life — young and old, married and single or divorced or widowed, women employed outside of the home, homemakers, and retirees.

Upcoming Events

Golden Rose Awards Banquet

Saturday, December 2

Come join us at the Golden Rose Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 2!  The event begins at 9:00am at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090.

Sponsored by the ACCW Vicariate I, this breakfast with Vicar General, Rev. Ronald Hicks, will honor high-school girls from parishse all over Vicariate I, including one girl from our own parish (TBA)!  Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by mail to Evelyn Getty at 1120 E Olive, Arlington Hts, IL 60004.  Reservations must be made by November 15.

Advent Evening

Thursday, December 7

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

Yes, you’re hearing Christmas jingles everywhere, and the commercials are in full force.  Christmas will be here before you know it!  Why not start out your own Christmas season by joining the Women of St. Edna’s Advent Dinner on Thursday, December 7.   We will start the evening with Mass at 6:00pm, with dinner immediately following in the Doherty Center. Besides dinner, we will be having entertainment and many lovely baskets for you to bid on.  Tickets are only $25.00 each and will be sold after all Masses the weekends of November 18-19, 25-26, and December 2-3.  We hope to see you all there!

Morning of Reflection

Saturday, March 3

Come join us for our annual "Morning of Reflection" on Saturday, March 3!  We will begin at 8:00am with Mass and wrap up by noon.  We will be featuring a great speaker, and reflect on the season of Lent.  More details to come!

Spring Event - Garden Party

Saturday, April 28

Come join us on Saturday, April 28, from Noon-4:00pm for a "Garden Party" at our annual Spring Event!  Featuring speakers who will be discussing differenet aspects of gardening as well as some hors d'oeuvres, we are bound to have a great time!

Still Want to Join Us?

We're Always Looking for New Members!

If you are interested in joining WOSE at any point throughout the year, Membership Chairwoman Nancy Mieszala is more than happy to meet you!

Please contact Nancy at 847-565-1834 if you would like to attend.

Who We Are

Although our differences can be clearly seen, there is a common thread that links us all together. In addition to sharing our faith, we provide friendship, comfort, kindness, support and often times help to members and others who may be in need.

We invite all the women in our community to become part of our organization.  We generally meet in small groups (guilds) monthly in the morning, afternoon or evening.  Several times a year we have events for which all groups gather together.  These can be spiritual or social.  Membership is open to all women and new members are welcome to join at any time. 

Monthly Guild Meetings
  • Guild 1 (St. Martha) meets 9:30 AM on the first Monday
  • Guild 3 (St. Monica) meets 1:00 PM on the first Thursday
  • Guild 4 (St. Theresa) meets 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday
  • Guild 5 (St. Anne) meets 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday
  • Guild 6 (Mother Cabrini) meets 7:00 PM on the third Thursday
 
Where Our Money Goes

Funds raised from our events help to support a variety of ministries, including the St. Edna Building Fund, St. Edna Outreach, St. Edna Community Table, St. James Social Care, Catholic Heart Work Camp, St. Edna's Maintenance Staff, St. Edna Community Table, St. Edna's Knit & Crochet Ministry, St. Edna's Prison Ministry, St. Edna's Respect Life Ministry, St. Edna's Domestic Abuse Ministry, and St. Edna's Office Staff.

New Members

Please contact the Parish Office at 847-398-3362 for more information.

To join or to learn more about the Women of St. Edna, please contact the parish office at 847-398-3362.