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.

Founded in 1920 by the U.S. Catholic bishops to provide all Catholic women a common voice and an instrument of unified action

2018 -2019 Theme: NCCW Reflecting God's Joy: Caring for God's Creation

Ignite Our Mission With These Current Events

We are now accepting submissions for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Award! Please click here to access the submission packet.

2019 Call for Resolutions

Call for 2019 Resolutions

NCCW Bylaws require that any resolutions offered by members for consideration at the Annual Business Meeting must be submitted six (6) months prior to the opening date of the Annual Meeting. This year that date is February 23, 2019. Please submit resolutions to yvonne.pygatt@aol.com to arrive by the submission deadline of February 23, 2019.

2019 Resolution Form and instructions please click here

Monthly Member and Rosary Calls

Next Monthly Member Call: October 17, 2018
Monthly Rosary Call - 13th of each month
Call in number for all calls: (515) 739 - 1261 - Pin 703993#
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.
Click here to access recordings of past "Member Calls"

Click here to learn about the Holy Land Pen Pal Exchange program!


Click here to see some example letters from students!

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism was developed by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Summary of WUCWO General Assembly 2018

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Universal Prayers for California Fires

  • For the thousands of people affected by the devastating fires in California, may God’s grace strengthen and sustain them as they work to rebuild their lives and communities, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For the dedicated and tireless people serving in emergency, relief and recovery efforts, may God grant them wisdom and courage and keep them safe as they work together to rescue and care for the displaced, injured and grief-stricken, let us pray to the Lord

  •    For all who have died in the California wildfires, and other recent natural disasters around the world, may they rest in the eternal peace, let us pray to the Lord.


Praying with the NCCW

NCCW Prayer Requests

Have your prayer request displayed on the NCCW website for other members to pray for!

Submit your prayer request to nccw01@nccw.org (request must be no longer than 10 words to be included on the site).
Your prayer request will remain online for 30 days.