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Two months after the hierarchy's December decision to form an organization of Catholic women, (Fr.)Burke was instructed to write to the 114 bishops and archbishops of the United states requesting that they send at least one but not more than three women as diocesan representatives to an initial meeting on March 4, 1920, in Washington, D.C. He also invited each national women's group to send two delegates.
In his letter, Fr. Burke outlined the purpose of the proposed women's council....
1. To give to the Catholic women of the country a common voice and an instrument for unified action in all matters affecting Catholic or national welfare.
2. To ensure proper Catholic representation on, and the proper recognition of Catholic principles in national committees and national movements affecting the religious, moral and material well-being of the country.
3. To stimulate the work of existing Catholic women’s organizations to greater service and usefulness in meeting the needs of our times.
“The Women's Council will not take the place of any existing Catholic society…its aim is to supply what we now lack and to keep and to aid every existing Catholic women's organization.”
From “The First 75 Years” by Ruth O’Halloran, pp 9-10
2014 NCCW ANNUAL CONVENTION
"Be the Voice of Catholic Women: Catholic Women United in Truth"
All Catholic Women are invited and encouraged to attend the NCCW 2014 Convention to be held September 24 -27, 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI, at the Amway Grand Hotel. For registration information click here. For Hotel information, click here. More information is available by clicking on the following links:
Urgent: Call for Nominations
Call for Nominations: President-Elect and Treasurer
Nominations must be submitted on or before March 15, 2014.
We are asking your help in identifying candidates for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) elected positions of President-Elect and Treasurer. You are a vital person in identifying women in your Provinces, Deaneries, and Vicariates who would accept a “Call to Serve.” Perhaps you yourself have heard the call! For more information, click here.
Call for Resolutions
Resolutions are statements of direction for NCCW and members to use for program planning. Resolutions will be discussed and presented to the members for a vote during the Annual Business Meeting at the 2014 Annual Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you would like to submit a resolution, click here.
Our Lady of Good Counsel AwardOur Lady of Good Counsel Award recognizes significant and outstanding contributions made by a council woman in the areas of service to council at all levels, to the church, and community at large. The deadline for submission is June 16, 2014. Click here.
We are One! Fundraiser
We are introducing a fundraising campaign entitled “We Are ONE”. For we are one faith under one God, advocating with one voice. This campaign is asking every Catholic woman in every affiliate or parish to donate $1 to NCCW. I encourage all of you to take this to your affiliates or parishes and have a collection, asking for at least $1 from each member. We do not want to put a financial burden on anyone but if every Catholic woman in the US gave $1, we would raise $34 million dollars. If we had 570,000 women give $1, we would eradicate our debt. Please join us in this campaign and ask your members to support NCCW. Send your checks, notated for the We are ONE campaign to the NCCW office, 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 725, Arlington, VA 22203 by the end of February, 2014. There is a flyer and a script that is available for use on our website. Feel free to use it and share it. I thank you in advance for your support.
Click here for Have Fun flyer - mentioned in November 2013 Connect
Litany for NCCW by Fr. James Stembler
Almighty and eternal God, we give you thanks for the call you have given us to help build up the Kingdom as the National Council of Catholic Women. We are grateful for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us over the years to help us in our mission. Along our journey there have been many challenges for us, but these challenges have been a reminder of the importance of focusing on our mission and continuing to put Gospel values first as we respond to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world. We turn to Jesus the Christ to guide us and Our Lady of Good Counsel to be a model for us so that we will continue to fulfill our mission...... More
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES LOWERED!
(September 2013) The Board of Directors voted to decrease the dues for Individual Members. Click here for application.
NCCW is responding to the outcries of the general membership who felt individual dues where too high.
Support for Catholic Relief Services: A Statement of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops(September 10, 2013) Sadly, in recent weeks some groups have raised questions about this extraordinary witness to the Gospel of life. They have raised allegations about CRS’ adherence to Church teaching and its identity as a Catholic institution. Click here to read full article...
Support NCCW Through Legacy Circle and Hundredth Birthday Club
The Legacy Circle represents an opportunity to provide sustained support to NCCW over a decade. Members of the 100th Birthday Club contribute $1,000 from now through 2020.
NCCW and Cross Catholic Outreach’s Women Helping Women Campaign
NCCW is excited to announce a new partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach. NCCW invites all individual and affiliate members to join in the “Women Helping Women Campaign.” This new series of programs directly address NCCW’s Campaign for Human Dignity and puts into action the resolutions recently passed during the 2010 Annual Convention. Members now have a new opportunity to end human trafficking, build homes and provide maternity care for the desperately poor in Vietnam, Ethiopia and Kenya. Click here for more information.
Catholic Relief Services and NCCW Partner Together
NCCW continues to work with CRS to support the Works of Peace and Reconciliation. Click here to go to CRS website.
|NCCW continues to work with CRS to support the Works of Peace and Reconciliation. Click here to go to CRS website.