General Registration Deadline: August 15

(Please note that there is no on-site registration.)

Our Mission:

The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

From July 1-4 2017, representatives of the National Council of Catholic women attended the USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders.  There, they participated in inspiring plenary sessions, uplifting liturgies, and engaging breakout sessions.  

Our NCCW representatives were spread out among all of the breakout sessions at the Convocation and  produced write-ups regarding each of the sessions they attended.  Please click here to learn more about the discussions that went on at this fruitful event, and to learn some takeaways for the NCCW.


Plan now to make October Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Call to Prayer

July 27, 2017

 
The Bishops' Call to Prayer

The U.S. Catholic Bishops invite the
faithful to pray and fast for the 
renewal of a culture of life and marriage,
and for the protection of religious liberty.

Learn more at the Call to Prayer website. (Spanish

Catholic Climate Covenant

Calling all NCCW members to raise their voices regarding the EPA budget cuts!

To learn more and see the Catholic Climate Covenant press release regarding this issue, please click here.

2017 Convention


General Registration Deadline: 

August 15

(Please note that there is no on-site registration.)


Save the Date!

NCCW Annual Convention
September 6-9, 2017
Dallas, TX

Room reservations may be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday – Friday, or you may reserve online.


 
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Monthly Member Call



 
Please note: There will be NO member calls in July or August--have a great summer!


June Members' Call: We've got to TALK our WALK

Led by: Jane Carter

Download the June Member Call recording by clicking here!

NCCW Members' Call Information

Call in number for all calls:   (515) 739-1037 - Pin 505816
Times are 5 pm (PT), 6 pm (MT), 7 pm (CT), and 8 pm (ET)
1.  If you join the call after the start time, please do not announce yourself despite the instruction to do so.
2.  When you join the call, please mute your phone by pressing *6.  You can take the phone off mute if you wish to speak by pressing *6 again.

Be the Voice of Catholic Women - from Maribeth Stewart

Dear Friends,


Below, please find 12 questions pertaining to the Church and our Youth. Following these general questions, you will find 3 that are specific to our part of the world.

Kindly provide a response to these questions and return your responses to the Maribeth Stewart by July 30, 2017, to jastewart01@att.net or

Maribeth Stewart
24 Candee Avenue
West Haven, CT06516

This information will be summarized and provided to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and to the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO). The information provided in your responses will help to formulate the working document that will be used at the 2018 Synod called to examine "Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”

This is an opportunity for our women to provide their comments and ideas for this vitally important segment of our Church. Please participate that we might present the strong united voice of the Catholic Women of the USA.

Thank you so much,


Maribeth Stewart
President-Elect, NCCW
Vice President General, WUCWO

QUESTIONNAIRE:

a) Young People, the Church and Society
These questions refer both to young people who take part in Church programmes, as well as those who do not take part or have no interest to participate.

1. In what manner does the Church listen to the real life situations of young people?
2. What are the main challenges and most significant opportunities for young people in your country today?
3. What kinds and places of group gatherings of youth, institutionalized or otherwise, have a major success within the Church, and why?For example:Parish Youth Groups, FOCUS, etc.
4. What kinds and places of group gatherings of youth, institutionalized or otherwise, have a major success outside the Church, and why?For example: Sport Clubs, Scouting, etc.
5. What do young people really ask of the Church in your country today?
6. What possibilities for participation exist in your country for young people to take part in the life of the Church community?
7. How and in what manner is contact made with young people who do not frequent Church surroundings?

b) Pastoral Vocational Programmes for Young People

8. How are families and communities involved in the vocational discernment of young people?
9. How do schools and universities or other educational institutions (civil or ecclesial) contribute to young people’s formation in vocational discernment?
10. How do the cultural changes resulting from the development of the digital world affect our youth?
11. How can World Youth Days or other national or international events become a part of ordinary pastoral practice?
12. In what manner is your diocese planning experiences for the pastoral vocational programme for young people?

Specific Questions According to Geographic Areas
AMERICA
a. How does your community care for young people who experience extreme violence (gangs, prisoners, drug addicts, etc.) and accompany them in various ways in their life?
b. What formation is offered to support the engagement of young people in society and civil life, for the common good?
c. In a world which is greatly secularized, what pastoral activities are most effective for continuing the journey of faith after the Sacraments of Christian Initiation?