From the President:
I can’t help but marvel at the colors this fall. Driving even short distances I am able to take in the splendor of the many trees that are so vibrant with their orange and red leaves. It is also a reminder that fall is here and winter is coming. I love the change of the seasons and thank goodness I live in Wisconsin where we can experience several seasons in one day! The Council year is in full swing. The Commissions and Committees have started working together. The Councils at all levels are holding events they planned last year. It is wonderful to see so many of you sharing the things you are doing on the affiliate happenings page on the website. Newsletters are a great resource for ideas for other Councils. Please continue to share your newsletters by sending them to Tracy Janis firstname.lastname@example.org. She will share them with the Province Directors and they can send them on to their Councils. You may want to try some of these! An e-blast was sent regarding the $30 annual subscription for Catholic Women for Spiritual Advisors which will also give them access to our member only resources. Now is the perfect time to give this to your Spiritual Advisor for Christmas! (Only 54 days until Christmas!) There are many items in our store that make great stocking stuffers especially some of the 100 year logo items like the crystal ornament, the post it notebook (I use a lot of post it notes), the stickers, pin, magnet or even chap stick! There is a special Limited Edition leather bound NCCW history book that can be pre-ordered for you, a friend, your Bishop or Spiritual Advisor. These are available for $100.00 each or the hard cover one for $30. Prices go up on December 31, 2019 so order now! We are going to have back issues of Catholic Woman magazine available in bulk form. These are great for conventions or events to distribute to potential new members. They can be ordered at the NCCW store on the website.
Please remember the National Council of Catholic Women tradition of fasting and praying at home or your parish for an end to world hunger on the Thursday before Thanksgiving which is November 21, 2019. See the Spirituality article in this newsletter for more information.
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones.
NCCW Individual membership:
please consider joining NCCW as an
individual member if you are not already an individual member (the dues are only $50 per year
. Your membership and voice is needed in this
chaotic world that we live in. As an individual member, you would receive your own personal
copy of the NCCW magazine “Catholic Woman”, the NCCWConnect and all mailings from the NCCW office. Join us today!
National Council of Catholic Women continues decades-long tradition of participating in March for Life, the largest pro-life event in the world. Active in the pro-life movement even prior to the infamous Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973, the National Council of Catholic Women has been, since its foundation by the U.S. Catholic bishops in 1920, a voice for the dignity of every human person.
OTHER NCCW RESOURCES AVAILABLE
FOR YOUR USE
We are Called to Witness
A program of the NCCW Leadership Commission designed to helpmembers and affiliations discover and actively participate in sharing theGoodNews, the Joy of Jesus—theNewEvangelization! This program as well as a promotionalbrochure is downloadable. New Evangelization Program and PromotionalBrochure If you would prefer to order a bound copyof the programinstead of printing it, please contact NCCW.org to order. This resource is also available in Spanish.
You can save someone’s life…even future generations!
You may not think you know someone affected by Domestic Violence but you probably do and just don’t know it. It could be a family member, a person in your church, a friend, or your neighbor. Not knowing doesn’t save lives, information can.
This 52 page document is a comprehensive tool including ideas for meaningful projects, education, a
safety flyer and much more. It can be utilized in many different ways, by sections or as individual pieces.
National Council of Catholic Women
Vocation Purse Club Helps Catholic women entering religious life
pay off educational debt or provide required funding to enter.
How You Can Help
We invite all to consider raising funds in support of Catholic women wanting to pursue a religious vocation. These women are eager to answer their call to holiness and to begin their journey with a specific religious community. We, as NCCW, passed a resolution in 2015 to support vocations within the church. Your gift helps remove this obstacle from their process to say yes to God.