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 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.

St. Mary’s CCW (Sleepy Eye, MN)

May 20, 2024

St. Mary’s CCW in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, held an evening of Wine, Women and Worship on May 3. Guest speaker Emma Oglesby shared how infertility and miscarriage played a part in her faith journey and challenged us to view any of our struggles as an invitation to dive into our relationship with God more fully.

Our Lady of Fatima CCW (Alcoa, TN)

May 20, 2024

Our Lady of Fatima CCW in Alcoa, Tennessee held its end-of-year Social/General Meeting on May 13th. We celebrated a successful year with tasty tacos, ice cream sundaes, and a fun ice breaker. In honor of the anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, we prayed the rosary together for our priests and in coming new bishop, accompanied by music from our harpist, Kim Adamson.

Diocese of Pensacola Tallahassee CCW (Tallahassee, FL)

May 7, 2024

Recipients of the 2024 Golden Rose Award in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee were presented with certificates and roses by NCCW Spiritual Advisor Most Rev. William Wack and coordinated by NCCW Past President Sheila Hopkins.

New Ulm DCCW (New Ulm, MN)

May 6, 2024

For over a decade, the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota has been blessed with the presence of the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus. The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity CCW in New Ulm hosted a spring ‘bridal’ shower for the Handmaids, giving numerous kitchen utensils and products that will be well used for this growing order of young sisters. “

St. Paul-Minneapolis ACCW (St. Paul, MN)

May 6, 2024

The 91st St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention was a success! Thirty-four first time attendees joined us to hear our dynamic speakers. Angelina Amerigo, Miss Minnesota 2023, a young Catholic Woman whose initiative is ‘One bottle, One straw, One bag at a time.’ Jessica Bartholomew, director and founder of A.C.T. United – Anti child trafficking spoke to us on the plight of young people lured into trafficking. We honored four women with the Lay Woman volunteer award.  

St. Joseph CCW (Norris, TN)

April 30, 2024

For the past 30 years St Joseph CCW, Norris, Tennessee has set up a St. Joseph Altar. Parishioners are invited to bring grocery staples, homemade items, or donate funds. The children of the parish participate in the custom of the Holy Family and the Saints searching for food and shelter. Fr Dennis Kress blesses the donations. All donations are given to Crazy Quilt Food Pantry, an outreach program of East Tennessee Catholic Charities.

Joliet DCCW (Joliet, IL)

April 29, 2024

The Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women held their annual Woman of the Year Mass on Saturday, April 20th. The Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Ronald Hicks, Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet. Forty-five women from diocesan parishes were honored at the Mass with the theme Full of Grace. These women have answered the call by saying Yes, as our Mother Mary did. They are living out the mission of the Council of Catholic Women in their works to serve others in the name of our Lord. We thank them for giving of themselves with humility and love.

Holy Rosary CCW (Owen, WI)

April 25, 2024

The Holy Rosary CCW (Diocese of Superior, Province of Milwaukee), along with Walking With Moms, extends a big thank you to those who participated in the March Baby Shower! We were blessed with many donations and appreciate the generosity of members of our four-parish community. A check for $395.00 was also presented to the Abiding Care Pregnancy Resource Center. Donated items were taken to the Abiding Care Pregnancy Resource Center and the Aspirus Birthing Center . Pictured: Service Commission Chairs: Mary Werner and Deanna Hartman and Emily Niggemann, Walking With Moms representative.

Savannah DCCW (Savannah, GA)

April 23, 2024

The Savannah Diocesan CCW recently held its 85th convention in Warner Robins, GA.  The theme of the convention was “We Belong To Each Other”.  Fr. Steven Pavignano (a Franciscan friar  and Spiritual Advisor of the Macon CCW Deanery) and Frank Mulcahy, Executive Director of the Georgia Catholic Conference, were two of the featured speakers.  Other speakers included Tiffany Johnson, Director of a residential re-entry center run by Dismas Charities, Inc. and Fr. Brian O’Shaughnessy , Vocations Promoter for the Columbus Deanery.  Marlene Watkins, author of Everyday Miracles of Lourdes, also spoke about her journeys to Lourdes. Bishop  Stephen Parkes officiated at the Saturday evening Mass along with the SDCCW Spiritual Advisor Fr. David Koetter and other local clergy.