On April 1, 2016 a new campaign was announced by the National Council of Catholic Women.
Council members are doing good deeds, serving those in need, and praying for others every day. It is who we are. It is our call and our mission, every day—in big and small ways.
Cathy Donn will be our coordinator for this project (All information to contact her is listed on the form).
Our trip to Tallahassee included 32 delegates from the Archdiocese of Miami. What a great and wonderful session we had this year. The Red Mass was beautiful as always and again this year was standing room only. This 2 day event is the best opportunity for Catholics to put into action the Church’s call to political responsibility and to strengthen the presence of Catholic values in the public square. In total we were close to 300 strong from all 7 Diocese in the State of Florida along with all our Bishops and many Clergy. Thank you to all those who participated.
Council Sisters, please find below the link for the MACCW 58th Annual Convention Registration Package. I know we will see many of you there. Please start planning now to attend. We have great speakers and guests. Look forward to a spiritual, fun filled weekend on May 20-22, 2016 at the Embassy Suites on 17th Street Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale.
Come enjoy the 17th Annual MACCW Scholarship Luncheon being held on Saturday, February 27th at the Embassy Suites on 17th Street Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale. This annual fundraiser supports the MACCW Scholarship Program which provides a scholarship to 8th Grade Girls who wish to continue their education at a Catholic High School. It is a wonderful event and includes a silent auction and Chinese raffle. Please see the following flyer for more information on who to contact for reservations: scholarshipNN11-15mw Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please enjoy reading our December 2015 NewsNotes Edition. Dec2015_Newsnotes (1)
Washington, D.C. October 2015 — National Council of Catholic Women Supports Domes-tic Violence Awareness Month with New Domestic Violence Resource
Nearly 1 out of every 4 U.S. women are the victims of severe intimate partner violence, accord-ing to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85% of domestic abuse victims being women. Violence of any kind—physical, sexual, psychological or verbal—is never justified. NCCW joins other advocates in promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month by announcing our new resource, Women Healing the Wounds, available in both English and Spanish.
“For many years, NCCW has been active in the issue of domestic violence. We are hopeful this new resource will give courage to victims to leave their abuser as well as educate others on the signs exhibited by persons experiencing domestic violence,” explained Sheila Hopkins, NCCW President. “In the Catholic Church, we celebrate Respect Life in the month of October and this is a respect life issue as well.”
Since NCCW’s first Resolution on Pornography in 1970 and the first Resolution on Domestic Violence in 1993, the National Council of Catholic Women has worked to raise awareness about the dangers of pornography and to protect women from domestic violence. Domestic violence affects women, children, the workplace and legal systems; it is a critical healthcare issue and a right to life issue.
The 51-page resource, Women Healing the Wounds, provides everything women need to know about the issue and what we, practically, can do about it. It is available to download free of charge, at nccw.org. Women Healing the Wounds includes a customizable safety flyer, a section on teen dating violence, resources, Church teaching, and more. Please visit the website, www.nccw.org. A copy can be downloaded (under the Commission tab ) or ordered from the online NCCW shop .
For more information, call Laraine Bennett at 703-224-0990 or email email@example.com.