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
Families Foster Vocations
Caring for God's Creation
Ignite Our Mission With These Current Events
NCCW Novena Prayer for the February 21-24 Vatican Meeting on Clergy Sex Abuse
To be recited once daily for the nine days preceding the meetings February 12-20, 2020
Our Lady of Good Counsel, spread your mantle of wisdom and love over those meeting with Pope Francis to address the clergy sex abuse scandal. May the Holy Spirit enlighten their minds, make free their hearts, and inspire in them the words and actions needed as they take this step along the path to face the actions of the past, compassionately encounter the innocent victims, and accept the need to achieve a complete global reform that ensures the safety of all children and vulnerable persons going forward in our beloved Church. We ask this in the name of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
Please recite the Doxology (Glory Be prayer) x 3.
NCCW Statement on Late Term Abortion
It is with profound sadness that the National Council of Catholic Women contemplates the passage of the late term abortion legislation in New York now being promoted in other states of our country. The act of killing a child at any stage of life is unconscionable but killing a baby about to be born into the world that could even be in the birth canal or partially delivered can be considered as nothing more than a barbaric act unworthy of this great nation; a nation that noted the right to life in our Declaration of Independence. We pray that our legislators will understand the sacredness and extraordinary gift of life and that abortion is not a political issue but that there is a moral imperative to preserve and cherish life at all stages.
We believe that there is always forgiveness for those who have chosen abortion and we know that God loves them as He does all His children and hope they find the healing they will come to need. There are wonderful options for those who carry a child but do not feel they can parent a child. With medical advances, there are few cases where the choice must be made of one life over another.
The National Council of Catholic Women, deeply shocked and saddened by abortion legislation and by late term abortion, wishes to register our opposition to these laws that destroy rather than preserve that most precious gift, life itself.
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 email@example.com to arrive by the submission deadline of February 23, 2019.
Monthly Member and Rosary Calls
Next Monthly Member Call: February 20, 2019
February's Call Topic:
"History of the Associates of NCCW" Learn about the history of the Associates organization, what they are about, and how to get involved.