The Leadership Commission focus this past term has been on educating and mentoring women and on building relationships with women of all ages. Communication is KEY with every woman in the Parish.
We learned from past surveys in our diocese the women yearned for more spiritual growth. Thus the Sisters of Apostulate, Lenten retreats and past speakers at assemblies provided enormous growth in our faith journey. We hope you were able to attend them!
We continue to encourage CCW groups to pay a $30/yr subscription for their Parish Priest of the Catholic Women magazine so the Priest in every parish will be more informed and supportive of all Councils throughout the diocese. Please follow up with your ladies’ groupwhether it’s the funeral dinner committee or whatever their ladies group is called. This needs to happen so they will see and hear about the 100 years of dedication to these amazing projects and services NCCW helps us provide.
Following the resolutions from our last 2018 biennial convention, the Fall Institutes were held on Mentoring At Risk Youth and also on the DCCW’s support of Mission II Haiti organization for the past several years.
This commission is continuing to work on instilling the resolutions in our parishes to reuse and recycle as each woman at our 2019 Spring Assembly received a “Latte Joy” mug to bring back to future events. Our Proposed 2020 Resolutions of Walking With Moms and Passing On Our Faith will help our communities grow stronger
The Board of Directors voted to include DCCW Scholarship Winners AND the Alternates to receive NCCW memberships college ladies at $10 per year and helping educate these young women as they become the future generations of Council. We continue to reach out to the youth in Calling All Catholics Passing On our Faith to the Next Generation, which is available to all members on the www.NCCW.org Members Only Resources.
Remember to ‘like’ the Grand Island DCCW Facebook page and share your wonderful news on it with the group. We continue to provide DCCW newsletters that are emailed to every parish representative, and our website www.gidccw.org lists updated Bylaws & current events.
Please make a difference & become an Individual Member of NCCW! Many Parishes celebrated the 100th Centennial of NCCW before the pandemic closed all church services and events. Please continue the celebrations as the nation begins to open up. Be bold and be proud of the hard work that’s been done to keep programs flourishing and making a difference for 100 years! Christ is counting on you!
Sherry Weatherly, Leadership Commission Chair 308-530-1474
Christine Lousias, Co Chair