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.
Tracy CCW- Tracy, MN
Southwest Minnesota has a council of Catholic women (CCW) sponsored event that draws people from a three state area. Starting in 2015, the Tracy CCW began hosting a unique event that combines gardening and quilts. The event allows people to view beautiful gardens and quilts within a short driving distance from each other and end the afternoon with homemade pie from St. Mary’s. The pie project started 21 years ago and their pies are sold year-round. The event has been a huge success and the 2022 garden and quilt tour was even featured on an episode of Pioneer PBS’ “Prairie Yard and Garden”.
St. Mary Magdalen CCW- Altamonte Springs, FL
As long-time members found it difficult to attend meetings, we wanted to keep connected and honor them. Thus, the once-a-month Serendipity gatherings began. Held in members’ homes, each attendee brings a dish to the luncheon. They share life and are brought up to date on CCW Doings. This is a form of thank you, mentoring, and support to our members who have been supportive of CCW for years. The bonus is it is keeping them involved and young! Submitted by Mary Ann Scotchie
Guardian Angel Parish CCW- Oran, MO
Guardian Angel Parish CCW of Oran, MO developed a monthly calendar to pray for our priests in the Diocese of Springfield – Cape Girardeau. The names of priests both living and deceased are listed on each day of the month. Printed prayers are provided as a guide to pray for the priests on the date that they are listed. Member Doris Eftink organized the program and provides a calendar for each month as it is prepared. We encourage each PCCW in our Diocese to share this prayer calendar with their PCCW members and other parishioners to show our love and appreciation for our priests!
Harrisburg DCCW- Harrisburg, PA
Last year, we began the Spiritual Adoption Program on Mother’s Day and celebrated the end of the program on February 4, 2023 with a baby shower at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. We celebrated the 52 babies that were saved! The HDCCW Community Concerns, Family and Legislative Commissions would like to thank those who participated in the program.
St Martin de Porres Rosary Altar Society/South Carolina (Charleston) DCCW
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, women from across the state joined together to advocate at the State House. We toured the capitol, learned about the legislative process, met with Catholic legislators, including Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, spoke with our elected officials, and watched the House debate H. 3447: the Human Life Protection Act, which was passed by the House on 2/16/23. Submitted by Yvonne Pygatt, Chair Service Commission NCCW
Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Macon, GA)
Holy Spirit CCW collected individually wrapped snacks. We made Valentines and Appreciation for service baskets for the Firestation and Police Precinct that serve our church.
St. Francis Xavier CCW, Brunswick GA
St. Francis Xavier CCW’s December Service Project was to help the Skylark Crisis Pregnancy Center. We used money raised from the Fall Crafter’s Bazaar to purchase big ticket items; 3 car seats, 4 pack and plays, and one movable crib all brand new. The members were asked to bring smaller baby items to the meeting as if attending a baby shower. We filled a truck bed with baby supplies like onesies, diapers, wipes, towels, lotions, baby bottles, etc. Skylark is so thankful that our parish is helping to support their missions to help women, men, and children in our community.
Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women
The Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women Knitting Club had a special visitor today. The Parish cat, King, came to visit and play with some yarn. He honored us with his presence and we gave him plenty of lovin’!! Submitted by Pat Stasiewski Co-President, Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women
St. Bernard CCW (Tulsa, OK)
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.