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.

Detroit DCCW (Sterling Heights, MI)

April 22, 2024

Lorraine McFee, left, immediate past president, and Sharon DiGiovanni, current president of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Council of Catholic Women, build Easter baskets for families in Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s foster care program.

Greater Meriden CCW (Meriden, CT)

April 19, 2024

On April 1st, two members of the Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women attended the televised Mass at ORTV in Prospect, CT.  Pictured are David and Olga Brandl: Olga sang the songs for the Mass, accompanied on the piano, by her husband David.  Father Dominic Anaeto was Celebrant and also our Spiritual Advisor.  Pat Stasiewski, President of the GMCCW and David Dupuis, Knights of Columbus, was the Lector.  

Madison DCCW (Waunakee, WI)

April 18, 2024

The Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and their parishes participated in the 2023 Box of Joy Project through Cross Catholic Outreach.  The main drop off point was at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Martinsville in the former Catholic school building where 681 boxes were packed on November 11 and 12.  Our northern diocesan parishes collected 327 boxes and took them to an Oshkosh drop off site for a combined diocesan collection of 1,008 compared to 763 boxes in 2022.

Our Lady of Fatima CCW (Alcoa, TN)

April 17, 2024

The Council of Catholic Women Alcoa, Tennessee, invited Jeannie Ewing, Catholic spirituality writer and national inspirational speaker to their General Meeting on April 8, 2024.  She shared with us about How to Declutter Your Life Physically and Emotionally in order to make room for a  more peaceful and spiritual life.

Greater Meriden CCW (Meriden, CT)

April 17, 2024

A long-time member of the Greater Meriden Council of Catholic Women, Nancy Ball is pictured with our Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Dominic Anaeto at the dedication of the Divine Mercy Media Center at St. Joseph campus of Our Lady Queen of Angels parish.  The library was a dream of Nancy and her late husband, John, who donated their many religious books, CDs and DVDs to the Parish for others to enjoy.  It is their hope that the Media Center will grow and continue to provide comfort and repose for reading and quiet meditation and prayer. Two books authored by Father Dominic were presented as the newest books to be added to the library.

South Jacksonville Deanery (South Jacksonville, FL)

April 17, 2024

The South Jacksonville Deanery of the Diocese of St. Augustine met at Christ The King Catholic Parish for our Mass, meeting and dinner on March 21. We had a wonderful group of women in attendance, and are very excited for the future of our Diocesan council.

St. John the Baptist CCW (Winfield, IL)

March 26, 2024

St. John’s CCW took up a collection in January 2024 for the residents of the local nursing home. At the February meeting CCW members assembled the gallon zip-lock bags filled with toiletries, writing materials, greeting cards, crayons, Slipper socks, tissue packs and candy. The bags were given to the 130 residents at their Valentine Party. St. John’s began this project in 2021 and with the generosity of our members and parishioners, the residents have benefitted.

St. John the Baptist CCW (Winfield, IL)

March 26, 2024

The Rosary with Adoration was prayed at St. John the Baptist parish on January 27, 2024. Following our time in the chapel, donuts and coffee were enjoyed and attendees visited with our pastor, Rev. Christopher Lankford, KHS. Fr. Chris offered this idea and we appreciated praying and reflecting together as well as visiting and sharing ideas. About 35 women and men prayed and socialized afterwards. We used the Pray the Rosary with NCCW as a guideline with the Joyful Mysteries – A New Beginning prayed at the beginning of each decade.

St. Jude’s CCW (New Lenox, Illinois)

March 18, 2024

The St. Jude’s CCW in New Lenox, Illinois painted rocks at the March meeting.