Council of Catholic Women (CCW)

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 2017-2018 Five Goals:

*Donate to Southwest Deanery and ACCW Events
*Fundraisers for other groups (Community/Cancer Home/MCCS)
*Help Liturgy Committee (receptions/flowers).  Donut Sundays
*Give back to the PREP and School Programs

Click here for CCW Constitution and By-Laws


2019 OLP CCW Masses for Volunteers

Click here for a link to the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

Click here for a link to Women in the New Evangelization

Click here for a link to the Catholic Spirit

Officers for 2017-18

President:  Georgine Gansen
Vice President:  
Secretary:  Janice Teal
Treasurer: Maureen Daly


Council of Catholic Women Recognition
Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

click here for Archbishop Proclamation
click here for CCW Proclamation

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.  Time Commitment:  As needed or up to once a month.

Chairs:  Loree Heinkel, Georgine Gansen and Sue Halloran

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.)

Events Coming Up Are:

Bake Sale for Cancer Home on Sunday May 20th, 2018

Southwest Deanery Clergy Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Patrick Church in Shieldsville (click here for details).

June 25-26, 2018 Biannual Province Conference at St. John Vianney Church in Fairmont, Minnesota.  More information coming.

Southwest Deanery Presidents Supper July 12 at St. Anne in LeSueur

All are welcome to come and see what fantastic things are happening with the CCW.

Thank you and God Bless,

Georgine Gansen


ACCW Spring Image
Appalachia Christmas Mission and Shoebox Mission Thank You

CCW Meeting Minutes

October 2018 minutes
August 2018 minutes
May 2018 minutes
April 2018 minutes
February 2018 minutes
November 2017 Minutes
October 2017 Minutes
August 2017 Minutes
May 2017 Minutes

April 2017 Minutes
February 2017 Minutes