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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.
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’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.
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
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