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All women of the parish are members of the Council of Catholic Women, and are welcomed at all of our events, meetings and projects! We try to offer spiritual enrichment programs for the women of the parish, and educational programs and service opportunities in the areas of Church and Vocation support, Legislative Advocacy, Family and Reverence for Life, Community and Environment, and International. We also have occasional strictly social events, through any time we get together it is a social event. Do join us; you can be sure of a warm welcome, and one or more programs suited to your particular interests!
Our annual luncheon on April 16 was a great success! Our Woman Of the Year had some great tributes from her family and friends, and all enjoyed the entertainment by the Trinity Irish dancers, finishing the day with an extraordinary gift basket raffle!
A special Service Event this year was our Poised for Success clothing and accessory collection. By the end of the drive, 6 or 7 carloads of clothing and accessories had been delivered to the shop for women returning to the workplace.
We had a full program Thursday, March 9, starting with our Lenten program, featuring ‘Chicken Soup’ – real and literary! We announced our 2017 Woman of the Year! and we introduced a new service project: Poised for Success.
George Laarveld & Matt Schmidt, tied for 3rd, Betty St. Louis took 2nd, and Jason Schmidt came in 1st! Catch their picture in the Winter-Spring 2017 “Catch the Spirit” newsletter.
Our parish advocated for LIFE, and protested abortions, by participating in the Daily Herald display published the 2 weekends surrounding the anniversary of legislation allowing abortions through all 9 months of a pregnancy; copies of the Daily Herald newspaper ads are now posted on the kiosk in our Gathering Space.
On Sunday, January 22, after the 8:30am Mass, we had our annual Communion Breakfast: after attending Mass as a group, we had continental breakfast in the St. Alexander Room of the Parish Center, along with a Spiritual Reflection by Alexa Sifuentes, a young Director of Religious Education.
On Thursday, December 15, local artist, Jaime Krueger, guided us in creating a unique one-of-a-kind Christmas painting to decorate our home for the holidays. . It was a great evening of fun, creativity and… Chocolate, Cheese and Wine!
Throughout Pope Francis’ 2016 Year of Mercy, your CCW collected individual and group ‘Works of Mercy’ to send as a Spiritual Bouquet to let him know how St. Alexander Parish responded to his call. The National CCW exceeded their goal of 1,000,000 Works of Mercy by another 1/2 million, and St. Alexander Parish exceeded their goal of 25,000, with our final total of 28,000.
On Thursday, November 10, the CCW introduced Pamela Wyatt, who has had years of experience working exclusively with seniors and their families; she shared communication techniques and ideas on making the most of your interactions with people who have dementia.
A short presentation was given by Rhonda Kohlman, a representative for “Poised for Success”, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide – at no charge – interview and business appropriate clothing to women returning to the job market.
2015 CCW Service Awards (biographies)
2015 Salad Supper and Service Awards (slide show)
Ongoing Ministries, Programs and Projects:
International program: Friends of Shalom, see flyer
•Prayer Blanket Ministry makes fleece blankets for ill parishioners and friends as requested, saying a prayer with each knot. When done, it is blessed and presented. The group meets most Monday evenings; confirm with Linette Guare at email@example.com
- Mary’s Circle is the afternoon group of the Council of Catholic Women. They meet on the last Thursday of the months from March through October. For detailed information contact Mary Tomaso at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elizabeth Ministry is a prayer program of support for women who are pregnant, hoping to become pregnant, or to adopt. Roses and cards of explanation are at the rear of the Church by the statue of St. Therese, the ‘Little Flower’, near the confessional. for further information, contact Michele Johnston at email@example.com
Statistics: Monthly viewers to this page in 2015: March, 48; April, 24; May 27; June 54; July. 38; August, 43; September, 44; October, 53; November, 55; December, 31; 2016: January, 42; February, 12; March, 24; April, 24
Archives: Our original website (masthead at left) went online on 1/1/2003; by the time it went down on 2/28/2015. it had received a total of 39,784 page hits.