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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!

2018 Service Awards

2017-18 Board, Committees, etc.

2017 Bylaws

What is St. A’s Council of Catholic Women


Upcoming Events

Salad Supper/ “Foods from the Bible”/ Service Awards: Thursday, September 13, 2018; 6;30pm Gathering Space

Crafters’ Holiday – our 42nd! one of our most popular events:  SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, October 27! for sellers who want to participate, here is the application  2018 Crafters’ Holiday Invitation 

Recent Events 

Our annual Lunch was held this year at the Diplomat West Banquet in nearby Elmhurst   We honored our 2018 Woman Of the Year, Kathy Drinkwater, enjoyed a great meal, the company of good friends, and the chance to acquire one of the many fabulous baskets of goodies; for a list of all the winners, 2018 Spring Luncheon winners.

We enjoyed an ‘Angels with Wings’ event: a very BUSY night at which we had ‘Angel’ hair pasta, 4 flavors of boneless wings, introduced our 2018 Woman Of the Year, Kathy Drinkwater, listened to stories of angels interacting with us, and electing our Council’s 2018-19 officers.

Our Mardi Gras/Bunco night was a HUGE success; though the weather was terrible, we had several tables of enthusiastic bunco players, who had a great time not only with learning to play the game of Bunco, but also enjoying the great Mardi Gras hats, beads and other décor!

Our Parish again participated in the DAILY HERALD Pro-Life classified to publicly show our support for an end to abortion!

Sunday, January 14, after the 8:30am Mass, the women of the parish enjoyed the not-so-light breakfast.  Then all were glad to hear Deacon John Horan give a very interesting talk on his visit to the Holy Land, and his journey to the priesthood.  John had served at St. Alexander’s about 2 years ago, and was asked to speak at the Communion Breakfast that year, but his seminary class was going to be in the Holy Land at that time, so he declined.  Thus, when asked to speak this year, he was happy to oblige.

Our Christmas gathering featured our very popular Cookie Exchange, but we also heard a lot of trivia about Christmas from our Community leader, Ray Rupp-Srch

Ongoing Ministries, Programs and Projects:

BlanketPrayer 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  stasprayerblanket@gmail.com

  • Mary’s Circle is the afternoon group of the CounMary's Circle - bluecil of Catholic Women. They meet on the last Thursday of the months from March through October. For detailed information contact Mary Tomaso at craftlady6@sbcglobal.net
  • Elizabeth Ministry is a prayer program of support for women who Elizabeth Ministryare 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 mmjribbit@sbcglobal.net

Statistics:  Monthly viewers to this page in 2018*: January, 45; February, 30; *we have further statistics back to May, 2015, when this new website came on line.

By Laws, 2017

Archives:  Our original website (mOriginal website mastheadasthead 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.