THE CONSOLATA GUILD MEMBERS
The Consolata Guild was formed in 1965. From any walk of life, age, race, nationality and gender, the Consolata Guild members, aware of the call of their Baptism, proclaim their faith by means of their lives and participate in the missionary activity of the Consolata Missionary Sisters throughout the world.
- To help the members grown in the awareness and practice of their Christian Vocation in its missionary dimension
- To help and support the mission of evangelization of the Consolata Missionary Sisters by (a) prayer (b) sacrifice (c) social and financial service
PATRONESS: Mary Consolata
MEETINGS: Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM
Consolata Sisters Regional House
6801 Belmont Avenue, NE
Belmont, MI 49306
DUES: Annual dues of $20.00 to be paid between January and March
ADDRESS: CONSOLATA MISSIONARY GUILD
PO BOX 401
BELMONT, MI 49306-0401
PHONE: 874-5836 PRESIDENT 361-2072 CONSOLATA SISTERS
Consolata Missionary Sisters Guild Calendar LINK
The Consolata Missionary Sisters have been in the USA since February 2, 1954, when they arrived at Our Lady of Sorrows in Grand Rapids in response to a request presented by Bishop Francis Haas to the General Leadership of the Institute. They belong to a Congregation founded in Turin, Italy, by Blessed Joseph Allamano on January 29, 1910. Their Center in North America is at 6801 Belmont Avenue, Belmont, Michigan.
In the summer of 1958, the Consolata Missionary Sisters were welcomed by Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish and its Pastor, Msgr. Joseph Podhajski. They staffed the new Assumption School and continued to do so for many years.
The purpose of the Consolata Sisters, as well as of the Consolata Priests and Brothers, is to fulfill the command of Jesus: “Go and proclaim the Good News to all nations.” The Sisters are presently committed to this goal by ministering in several countries in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and in the United States.
Blessed Joseph Allamano wanted the Consolata Sisters to be women consecrated to God for the evangelization of the world. They are serving as catechists, nurses, teachers, social workers and, where there is no priest, they can be responsible for religious services in parishes.
In the United States the Sisters are presently active in the Dioceses of Grand Rapids and Saginaw, Michigan, and Birmingham, Alabama. Here are some of their assignments: In Michigan, Provincial Offices; Mission/Vocation Promotion; Stephen Ministries, Coordination of the RCIA/RCIC and Baptismal Classes at Assumption, Belmont; Teaching at Our Lady of Consolation, Rockford; Regional Coordination of the Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Grand Rapids; Religious Education Classes in parishes. Pastoral Administrator, St. Michael, Wilmot and St. Joseph, Mayville; Pastoral Associate, St. John the Evangelist, Essexville, Diocese of Saginaw. In Alabama, Social Work at the Catholic Center of Concern in Birmingham and Consolata Missionary Apostolate in Eutaw; Coordination of The 91st Kateri Tekakwitha Circle for Catholic Native Americans; Hispanic Ministry in Fort Payne; and Religious Education Classes in parishes, as well as English Classes for non-English speaking people.
For information updates, go to the Consolata Missionary Sisters LINK