The first circle of the Order was founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1897, for the purpose of uniting all Catholic women in a sisterhood to achieve the following aims…
“You, as women, have your own gift to offer to the Church – a gift that is very precious and very needed.”
The Fr. Rasle Circle 631 of Madison, Maine, sponsors a 5th Sunday Fellowship throughout the year. Their membership provides the meal with all the fixings to share with the parish community. In July they took the opportunity to extend a special thanks to the interim pastor, Fr. Al Jacques, for tending the flock though July. The circle provides an on-going event that demonstrates their efforts to provide fellowship and gratitude to the parish community. Their efforts are a great example to our circles to be thankful for our parish communities and show appreciation to others.
The members of the Mary & Martha Circle #1403 of Houston, Texas, assembled boxes filled with personal items for the area halfway house called the Angela House. The mission of Angela House is to successfully transition women into society after incarceration. It is a residential facility that house non-violent offenders who are typically homeless or at risk of being homeless. These residents have few, if any, resources with which to begin the process of moving toward stable residency and productive lives. The Mary & Martha Circle members demonstrate our motto of Unity, Friendship and Charity by their willingness to do good works to help others less fortunate.