We are blessed to have a council at Saint Mary Catholic Church!
As an affiliate of the West Central Deanery Council, Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocesan Council, Florida Council and National Council of Catholic Women, we share the same mission statement, “to act through its membership to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, service and leadership through programs that respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.” Our “council year” runs September through May; we come together on these First Fridays to worship at morning Mass, enjoy fellowship, a program and do a little business.
We also have an evening group for women who cannot attend daytime meetings. This small group meets on First Friday evenings. Times vary depending on the program. Information can be found in the bulletin or by calling the parish office, (850) 243-3742
Saint Mary Parish CCW 2021 Scholarship
This annual $1,000.00 Academic Scholarship is available to a young, Catholic Woman graduating from High School who is a registered member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in pursuit of education or training beyond high school in an accredited training, licensing, certification program, or institute of higher education.
Ongoing activities we sponsor:
Weekly Church Cleaning (sacred vessels/holy water fonts)
Spiritual Book Club (growing in faith, knowledge and understanding)
Little Dresses (repurposing pillow cases into dresses)
Hope in Your Hands (crafting)
Comfort Angels (knitting/crocheting prayer shawls)
Bunco Nights (fun, fellowship and FUNdraising–proceeds benefit ministries)
Adopt-A-Seminarian (support of seminarians)
AND MUCH MORE…
Women participate beyond our Council in leadership roles and by attending:
WC Deanery CCW Events: Advent & Lenten Days of Reflection, Fall &
PT Diocesan CCW Doings: Pencil Points E-Newsletter, Annual PTDCCW
Convention, Burse Club www.ptdccw.org
Florida CCW Involvement: Catholic Days at the Capitol, Hugs for the
Homeless Annual Campaign, Biennial FCCW Conference www.flaccw.org
National CCW Endeavors: NCCW Annual Convention, support of Partner
Programs such as Catholic Relief Services’ Water for Life Program
WE Welcome YOU!
For more information, please call the parish office, 850-243-3742