In order to be cautious and keep our attendees safe and well, our G.I.F.T. team is deliberating about in-person fall events. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. Know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Be comforted by your faith and know that God is taking care of us.

~ Your G.I.F.T. Planning Team

About Gift

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) is a ministry for the women of St. Mary's and their guests. Each year we host three speaker events, giving women the opportunity to share their faith in a fun and relaxed setting. Our guests enjoy wine, finger foods, coffee and desserts and have the opportunity to gather with old friends and make new ones.


Since 2012 GIFT events have offered a variety of speaker presentations designed to inspire our guests and build our community of faithful women.

Our Planning Team:


Michele Alexander

Joan Anguillo

Betty Baldo                         

Diane Barber                     

Nancy DiBenedetto        

Kathy di Girolamo        

Eileen Gaus                        

Rachael Leberstien           

Mary Tigani                        

Our Mission

To gather women together in a relaxing environment, as we listen, discuss, and share Christian topics that will enrich a greater love for Christ and the Catholic Church.

Our Vision

The women of GIFT are a faith community bound together by a shared commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ. We host powerful, faith filled speakers who touch the hearts and minds of women to ignite a greater love of God and sense of faith. We support one another emotionally through the bonds of Christian love. We connect socially through breaking bread and lively conversation in a safe, relaxing and beautiful environment. And we embolden each other to go forth and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel.

Getting to our Events

GIFT events are held in the St. Mary Room at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware. There is ample parking space available in our lot and signs are posted which direct you to the entrance to our event. 

A Special Thank You to our Sponors and Donors

The Columbiettes

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (Limestone Rd)

DiBenedetto Family Real Estate at Patterson Schwartz

Mexican Table Restaurant in Hockessin

Knights of Columbus at SMA

Redfire Grill (Lantana Square)

Friendly's (Lantana Square)

and All of our wonderful guests who make donations during our events

Would you or someone you know like to sponsor an event or make a donation to help fund our speakers?


Mail checks payable to:

"St. Mary of the Assumption GIFT"

Betty Baldo, GIFT Treasurer

St. Mary of the Assumption Church

7200 Lancaster Pike

Hockessin, Delaware 19707

or donate online HERE

For more information about G.I.F.T. please contact Eileen Gaus at 302-981-2950 

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