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94 years old
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