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 2020-2021 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 .Click on the Welcome box. The is the new exciting ACCW Website where you will find under Resources like the Image Newsletter, Madonna Fund, Naomi-Ruther Prayer Partnership and much, much more.
Officers for 2020-21
President: Janice Teal
Council of Catholic Women Recognition
Our regularly schedule meetings are six times a year. We will meet after mass on the third Tuesday of the following months 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: 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, 2021, 8:30 am Mass.
Events Coming Up Are:
Appalachia Christmas Mission Shoe boxes Due by October 25th, 2020
All Souls Day Mass Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:30pm.
Collection for Birthright of Mankato Due November 13, 2020
OLP CCW Meetings Tuesdays after the 6:30pm Mass
November 17th, 2020
February 16th, 2021
April 20th, 2021
May 18, 2021
August 17th, 2021
October 19th, 2021
November 16th, 2021
All are welcome to come and see what fantastic things are happening with the CCW.
Appalachia Christmas Mission and Shoebox Mission Thank You
CCW Meeting Minutes
Thank you and God Bless,