The Christ Child Society is a voluntary organization of members dedicated to improving the lives of children in need. The work is accomplished in a variety of ways. Some members knit and crochet sweater sets and afghans for Layettes or make hats and scarves for the Coat program. Members serve on committees – doing necessary paper and computer work, planning and organizing events, others will arrange shopping trips and delivery of baby items, food, diapers and coats. Members will also serve as a liaison to one of the 27 organizations, agencies or schools that we help either on an “as needed basis” or on a continuing basis. The center of our service is always focused on our spiritual life and the love of the Christ Child. Our meetings and social events begin and end in prayer and a day of Recollection is held annually. Our inspiration and direction has been handed down from our foundress Mary Virginia Merrick. Mary believed: “The spirit of the Christ Child Society is one of personal love for the Christ Child expressing itself in the personal service for the least of “His little ones.” We are a Catholic based organization and we welcome anyone who is interested in serving God’s children in need.

Christ Child Membership

Classification of Members

Active Members
Members who attend meetings, pay the designated dues and serve on a committee.

Provisional Members
Provisional members are members who make application through membership committee, attend meetings, pay designated dues and serve on a committee. They shall attend four meetings prior to being received.

Sustaining Members
Sustaining members are members who do not attend meetings, but pay the designated dues.

Life Members
Life members are members who have been elevated to this distinction as a result of their continuous dedication and unselfish service of at least ten years.

Associate Friends
Associate Friends are those who consistently wish to aid and support the chapter according to their talents.

General Membership meetings are held  September through June on the Second Monday of the month.  Executive Board meetings are held on the First Monday of the month. Meetings are usually held at St. John of God campus hall, St. John Neumann Parish, 680 Townbank Rd. N.Cape May  NJ

For additional information, please call (609) 602-7682 or email

We look forward to seeing you!

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