Dear Ladies of Our Lady of the Prairie Church:
Greetings to you from the president of the Council of Catholic Women (CCW)! The CCW is a vital part of the parish’s support network. All registered women of Our Lady of the Prairie are members of the CCW. Our mission is to unite the women of the parish more closely in the family of Christ through a program of prayer, study and good works. We also care for the altar and sanctuary. It is through the membership dues and our fundraising events that we are able to fulfill our mission.
Our 2019-2020 Five Goals:
*Donate to Southwest Deanery and ACCW Events
*Fundraisers for other groups (Community/Our Lady of Peace Home/MCCL)
*Help Liturgy Committee with receptions, flowers and donut Sundays
*Give back to the PREP and School Programs
Click here for a link to the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women then click on the welcome box. The is the new exciting ACCW Website where you will find the Image Newsletter, Madonna Fund, Naomi-Ruther Prayer Partnership and much, much more.
Officers for 2018-19
President: Janice Teal
Our regularly schedule meetings are six times a year during the months of October, November, February, April, May and August. We meet at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month.
Funeral Service Group, St. Martha Pray for us. The CCW helps serve meals and set up and clean up at parish funerals. Time Commitment: As needed on a 6 month rotation (April-September and October-March).
Chairs: Winter Funeral Circle: Carol Schultz and Jackie Smith
Summer Funeral Circle: Sue Halloran
Altar Needs Service Group, St. Veronica Pray for us. The CCW cleans the sanctuary, decorates for the liturgical seasons, cares for the plants and flowers, and washes the altar linens and altar server robes, clean the Priest Vestments as needed. Time Commitment: As needed or up to once a month.
Chairs: Georgine Gansen and Sue Halloran, Maureen Daly
The Madonna Group: Mother Mary Pray for us. These ladies are lifetime members of the council who are unable to financially/physically/mentally participate in an active Service Group. CCW ladies or a family member may call the President to add their name to this list. A Mass Intention will be paid once a year for the group. (This will be around April 26 th, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Good Council.) Date for this year: April 28, 2019, 6:00 pm Mass.
Events Coming Up Are:
-Monday, September 9, 2019 Blessing of the New Tabernacle in the Chapel. Mass will begin at 6:30 in the Chapel
-Thursday, September 26, 2019 SWD Fall Institute flyer. Registration starting at 5:30 Mass beginning at 6:00 pm at St. Mary’s, LeCenter
-Thursday, October 3, 2019 OLP CCW meeting at 7:00 pm
-Sunday, October 6, 2019 Kitui Partnership Mass at 10:00 am with Bishop Cozzens
-Thursday, October 24, 2019, SWD Mission Event at OLP Belle Plaine starting at 5:30 pm
All are welcome to come and see what fantastic things are happening with the CCW.
CCW Meeting Minutes
Thank you and God Bless,