Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal organization, founded in 1882.  The purpose of the organization is to provide charitable service, Catholic education and to promote and defend the faith. 

Membership consists of four degrees, each one exemplifying a principle of faith.  Adult men who are practicing Catholics are encouraged to seek membership.


John Milsap

(209) 614-2174

Young Ladies Institute (YLI)

The Young Ladies Institute is an organization of Catholic women 16 years and older whose purpose is to serve God, our church, and our community.  Through fund raising efforts, Y.L.I. has supported many causes including but not limited to support for seminarians, our CCD program, scholarships for high school students and the maintenance of our parish.  All Catholic women who hold dear our values and principles are encouraged to join.

Contact Nicole Gregoris

Helping Hands

The Helping Hands program is managed by the Y.L.I. to provide reception lunches in the Parish Center for families and friends grieving the loss of a loved one.  Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

Contact Patty Dillon

Seniors and Friends

Seniors and friends organizes a social and lunch gathering for seniors held on the third Thursday of each month in the Parish Center.  There is no charge but everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and donations are welcome.

Contact Patti Dillon

Carol Fried

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a movement of lay people under the leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all graces.  They form a "legion" dedicated to being Mary to the world through evangelization, prayer and service to our parish.  While there are many ways to accomplish these goals, we take our message directly to the people face-to-face by visiting them in hospitals, care centers, and in their homes, particularly shut-ins.

Contact Maureen Mousseau

Our Lady of Fatima Society

Our Lady of  Fatima Society was started by Portuguese parishioners of St. Mary's to celebrate and share with others their long-time traditions.  Among their traditions is to assist those in need and to provide support in various ways to the church.  The Society has several fund-raising events throughout the year to raise the funds necessary to continue their charitable works.

Contact Joe & Yvette Bento

Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee

This Committee works to keep alive the Mexican tradition of honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.  They hold fund-raisers throughout the year to provide for the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December.  This special feast is preceded by a 12 day novena, Mananitas, festive Mass and dinner following the Mass.  In addition to the celebration, the Committee assists needy people in special circumstances.


Miguel A. Barajas


Cub Scouts

Cub scouting is a fun organization of young boys 7 to 10 who meet to learn new skills, particularly related to outdoor activities such as knot tying, setting up a tent, archery and campfire building.  They also visit local agencies such as fire and police stations.  Boys are assigned to dens (within a Pack) of approximately 8 boys within their same age or grade.  Awards are granted to the boys when they learn new skills.


Darryl Toepfer

(209) 605-0890