A new year brings about new beginnings; the Grand Island Council of Catholic Women has a rich history of service to their respective communities of faith and to the world!

Continuing on with the rich history of Service; GIDCCW will continue the following projects:

♥Catholic Relief Services

♥National Center on Sexual Exploitation—PORN Harms

♥Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research

♥Sewing Dresses & shorts for Haiti

♥National Water for Life & Mission 2 Haiti Water Wells {Best Choice Labels}

♥Family Resources: Parenting & Grand parenting, Women Helping Mothers & Women Helping Women

As service chair I plan to get the word out through the Deanery Presidents and Parish Reps, to advocate for the reduction in the usage of single use plastic items to include drink bottles, cups, plates, silverware etc., @ church, school and home activates.

Now to the heart of Service for the GIDCCW: we plan to focus on Human Sex Trafficking. Yes it is in Nebraska, Yes it is closer than any one of us can image. As we locate safe houses and organizations in our diocese and state, we will get the information out.

Service to God begins where God has planted each one of us. My personal service at this time is to my family. My grandson James Gabriel Benzel was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. He will be admitted to Children’s Hospital of Aurora on Sunday January 27th, to start the procedure for his bone marrow transplant on February 5th. This journey for James started approximately three weeks prior to March 6th of 2018.

In Service to Christ Jesus,

Tricia Ferguson Service Chair & DeAnn Morse Service Co-Chair