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.

Mattoon Deanery Council of Catholic Women, Mattoon, IL

August 8, 2022

The MDCCW Mission Project was The St. Mary’s House in Mattoon, IL.  This is a transitional place for women and children.  The house will host three families at a time while they work on regaining their independence. We presented a ceremonial check to Father John Titus at our August 4, 2022 deanery meeting at St. Mary’s Annunciation in Shumway, IL.  We raised $3,635.00 in four months to purchase the kitchen appliance package consisting of a refrigerator, stove and microwave! Our offertory at Holy Mass collected $526.00 for a grand total of $4,151.00.  We concluded the meeting with a “White Elephant” auction which raised $1,257.00 for the Seminary Fund. Submitted by MDCCW President Jody Secondino-Crandell, 8/8/22

Province of Omaha Omaha, NE

August 4, 2022

The province of Omaha celebrated their 50th anniversary July 18, 2022, in Grand Island, NE. Speaker Angela Copenhaver endeavored to move middle-minded pro-abortion individuals to the mindset of protecting ALL humans. Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt encouraged praising God for 50 years, looking for ways of renewal, going forward with hope as there is more to be done, and trusting the Lord’s providence. Province Director Theresa Pavlik and past Province Directors Marylin Ericksen, Agnes Anderson, Deanna Reardon, Darleen Schulte, Jo Ann Messing and Susan Johnson shared stories about their two-years as PD. The day concluded on a sweet note—a 50th anniversary cake. Submitted 8/4/22 by Theresa Pavlik

St. James the Greater Altar Society Oklahoma City, OK

August 3, 2022

School supplies collected for the clients of Catholic Charities by St. James the Greater Altar Society, affiliates of the OKC Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. A great idea to share! Submitted 8/3/22 by Mary Ann Schnitt, Service Chair

Stella Maris Parish Door County, WI

June 2, 2022

Stella Maris Catholic Parish in Door County, Wisconsin held a Women’s Tea to support Faith Formation Students’ trip to World Youth Day in Portugal.  Twenty-five ladies attended to listen to Lynn Church of Tea Thyme speak on the many varieties and benefits of drinking tea.  All had a good time and we plan to make this an annual event. Submitted 6/2/22 by Pat Gureski

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Macon, GA

May 18, 2022

Holy Spirit CCW hosted a baby shower to benefit The Kolbe Center.  The Kolbe Center serves to both assist women in crisis with an unplanned pregnancy in adherence to Catholic teachings, as well as, provide education and expertise on Catholic Pro-Life Activities. Their services are based on Catholic teaching and belief in the sanctity of the human person and the dignity of human life. Submitted by Melissa Wacter 5/18/22

Savannah DCCW Brunswick, GA

May 9, 2022

At the Savannah Diocesan CCW Convention held in Brunswick, GA, Ms. Yoshi Jones (top left), Director of Operations at the House of Hope Refuge of Love, spoke about the young women who are referred by Department of Family and Children Services and Georgia Cares. The goal is to graduate the young women by age 18. They are taught time management and other skills to help the graduates avoid being homeless. The Hope House is not an institution – it is a home for young women. For more information go to Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes (bottom right), Bishop of Savannah, also accepted a check in the amount of $1,000 for the Msgr. Bourke Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund supports seminarians studying for the priesthood. Pictured next to the bishop is Alizon McLaughlin, President of the Savannah Deanery CCW (and President-Elect of SDCCW) and GiGi Lacanilao, SDCCW Treasurer. Submitted 5/9/22 by Yvette Carr  

Detroit Province Frankenmuth, MI

May 4, 2022

The Detroit Province held their “Beacons of Light” Convention April 29 – 30, 2022 in Frankenmuth, MI. The Mass collection, well over $1000.00, will be given to Emmaus House, which supports homes for women coming from jail or rehab. We also held a drawing for two hand-blown, decorated eggs. These eggs were hand painted in the Ukraine. Thanks to the generosity of our attendees, $850.00 will go to Catholic Relief Services for the Ukrainian people. Submitted 5/4/22 by Kathleen Penno

Our Lady of Fatima CCW Alcoa, TN

May 3, 2022

The CCW affiliate at Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, TN held a bake sale to benefit the annual scholarship awarded each year to 2 high school seniors. The ladies of the parish were very supportive with providing baked goods and parishioners were extremely generous with purchasing and giving. Submitted 5/3/22 by Mary Cooper

St. Mary’s Christian Women Elm Grove, WI

April 27, 2022

The St. Mary’s Christian Women in Elm Grove Wisconsin held their annual Salad Supper to a sell out crowd. Members from 25-96 were present. An inspiring speaker and delicious salads were enjoyed by all. Paper purses were on each table for donations to the NCCW Purse Club. Over $1,000 in donations were sent to NCCW. Submitted 4/27/2022 by Jean Kelly