Submission for the Affiliate Happenings page can include a maximum of one photograph (not required) and a paragraph not to exceed 100 words. Please email to the NCCW office at email@example.com. All submissions are subject to approval.
Note: This is not an area to submit an announcement of an upcoming program, rather, it is an area for affiliates to show the fabulous things our women have already done around the country.
The Clairvaux Women’s Club of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, affiliate of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Council of Catholic Women sponsored a family from St. Elizabeth Lodge for Christmas. St. Elizabeth Lodge is a program for single moms and their children who are experiencing a time of transition and need a soft place to fall. Residents at St. Elizabeth Lodge enjoy an apartment to call home, the safety of a secure facility, and the support of others in a similar situation.
We hosted our 10th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk for the benefit of our Youth Programs. This has become a great Holiday Event to foster faith, family and fellowship. Picture is of Joyce Strootman and myself, Sheryl Kaiser. My daughter started this event when she was a senior in high school and eventually the CCW took over the event.
Sacred Heart PCCW Christmas Party in Bolivar MO in the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Province of St. Louis. We had a wonderful evening of dinner, shared in the reading of the nativity story, exchanged gifts, and enjoyed everyone’s company along with dessert. Merry Christmas everyone!
St. Veronica’s Visitors, associated with The Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women, are visiting Nursing Homes to sing Christmas Carols, bringing cheer and happiness to Nursing Home residents.
The Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women held the 2022 October Pro-Life Diaper Drive collecting a total of 166,080 diapers. The photo shows only a portion of those diapers collected.
I want to thank the members of the Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women for their wonderful work to produce over 300 bags of Christmas cheer to be distributed to the elderly in the Meriden nursing homes. Their hard work and dedication was done over several months as we crocheted, knitted, shopped and signed cards and collected rosaries for the bags. Spear-headed by Olga Brandl, we doubled our bags this year. My heartfelt thanks to everyone for their sincere and blessed efforts! Pat Stasiewski and Dr. Loretta Tomasiello, Co-Presidents
The St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women, Johnson City, conducted through their annual baby bottle drive to collect donations through the Respect Life ministry to support the local pregnancy center. The SMCCW ladies along with their Spiritual Advisor, Father Dustin Collins, presented the charity with a check for $2,720.40 to assist with the Pregnancy Help Center’s mission. Carolyn Merriman, chairperson of the St. Gianna Guild/Respect Life ministry, coordinated the parish efforts which contributed to these fantastic results!
The ladies of St. Francis of Assisi in OKC collected donations for Willow Pregnancy Center and their new Rose Home, a beautiful new facility to assist pregnant mother’s before and after the birth of their babies.
The Council of Catholic Women-Archdiocese of Washington hosted a 72-hour Rosary Prayer-a-thon from October 31-November 2 for peace in our communities. More than 140 people signed up to pray the Rosary and other prayers of peace and healing as horrible mass shootings and all violence in our communities tear at the heart of humanity. Participants united in prayer with Mary our Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints to help break the cycle of violence and bring peace to every heart and mind. The prayer-a-thon is one of many initiatives of CCW-ADW’s Peace Builders committee.