NCCW 2015 Annual Convention - Be the Voice of Catholic Women: Sowers of Hope

The NCCW 2015 Annual Convention was a great success! Thank you to all our attendees - members, spiritual advisors, sponsors, exhibitors, and guests for making our 95th birthday unforgettable. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year in Indianapolis! 

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2016 NCCW Convention
Sept. 7 – 10, 2016
Indianapolis, IN



Pope Francis Brings Faith to the Public Square

Justice, Peace and Human Development/USCCB

"The need to resolve the structural causes of poverty cannot be delayed, not only for the pragmatic reason of its urgency for the good order of society, but because society needs to be cured of a sickness which is weakening and frustrating it, and which can only lead to new crises."

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Photo courtesy of Karen Hurley of The Apostolic Lady


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Media: What is the Message?


A program of the National Council of Catholic Women designed to help members and affiliations learn about various forms of media and to provide a guiding resource about the positive and negative consequences of media. 

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One Member - One Chance


Want to attend next year’s convention for free?

Every member who signs up a new individual NCCW member, gets a chance to win a full registration including banquet and hotel (4 nights) for the 2016 Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana plus up to $400 to cover your expenses for travel. The more new members you sign up, the more chances you have to win! This is your chance to share your love of NCCW with other women and have a chance to win a fully paid registration for the 2016 NCCW Convention. MUST use this form for the contest and be sure to put your name and email as submitted by.

Send payment and form to NCCW by May 15, 2016.

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One Member - One Chance Form
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September 18, 2015

The Bishops' Call to Prayer
The U.S. Catholic Bishops invite the 
faithful to pray and fast for the 
renewal of a culture of life and marriage, 
and for the protection of religious liberty.

Click here for more information.

2015 Election Results are in!

Click HERE to see your newly elected officers!

2014 Accomplishments

NCCW accomplished a great deal in 2014. Check it out!

NCCW Resources, Programs, and Partners

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WUCWO Prayer for Dialogue

We are all members of His holy body, the hands, the feet, the voice and face of Jesus. As we dialogue with our sisters and brothers in Christ, let us be open to them, sharing their joys and sorrows. Guide us as we learn from the wisdom of each other. Help us to accept others and their differences. Pope Francis tells us that dialogue is necessary for peace in the world. As women of hope and sowers of peace, in Jesus’ name, we pray for that dialogue.  

Historic 2015 National 54 Day Rosary Novena

August 15 through October 7, 2015

Join hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in prayer across America

Mark your calendars & spread the word

A Message of Hope in response to the spiritual crisis in our culture and nation


Pray the rosary for 54 straight days for the Novena Intentions
27 days in petition from August 15 through September 10, 2015
27 days in thanksgiving from September 11 through October 7, 2015

Where: Pray the rosary individually or as a family in your home or as part of your parish community

Primary Novena Intention: “For the Family & Marriage” including for peace, human life and religious freedom

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A Hearts United Campaign of the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate

Join your Council Sisters on a Pilgrimage to France,
April 2-10, 2016

This once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey will visit holy sites in France beginning in Paris and ending in Lourdes.

Price of $2,995 includes round trip airfare from New York JFK, hotels, baggage handling, bus, tour guide, daily breakfast and dinner as well as daily Mass with the NCCW Spiritual Advisor Fr. James Stembler. Gratuities total of $125 will be added. Space limited to 40 participants who should be able bodied as European countries are usually not handicapped accessible. Download the brochure or request a copy by emailing Questions? Contact Sheila Hopkins at 

Congratulations and Prayers for NCCW's Episcopal Liaison, Most Reverend James V. Johnston, Jr.

Today, on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, NCCW Episcopal Liaison, Most Reverend James V. Johnston, Jr. was appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis as the Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri. Below is the release issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Those attending the NCCW Convention last week in Orlando enjoyed the presence of Bishop Johnston for two days including his celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. We offer our congratulations and prayers for his transition to a new diocese. Best wishes may be sent to Bishop Johnston at 601 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806.

USCCB Press Release