Council of Catholic Women
Contact Information: Bonita Sobiech President firstname.lastname@example.org
All ladies of our parish are members of CCW and are invited to participate in CCW activities as schedules allow. All funds received from our fundraiser events assist in supporting the needs of St. Henry, as well as the community of Monticello and beyond. CCW organizes events and activities for St. Henry. We appreciate any time commitment that works for your schedule during any of the listed events and activities.
We have many opportunities for you to get involved with this Fun & Busy group including:
Appalachia Collection – Christmas gifts are collected for Mission in Kentucky
Options for Women/Cornerstone – Gifts are given to Options for Women of St. Michael
Scholarships – CCW fundraisers help provide two $1,000 scholarship to high school graduates
Retreats – CCW, NW Deanery, ACCW provide retreats to grow in faith
Funerals – Prepare food, serve & cleanup for families of our parish
Craft Day/Evenings – Monthly craft days where you can socialize while participating in making crafts for our annual boutique.
Fundraisers – Help make the needs of our parish possible
Holiday Boutique – Help needed in many areas for set-up, event help, tear-down, baking, crafting, etc.
Events – Pizza Suppers, Anointing of Sick Mass, Special Receptions
Volunteer time commitment (i.e. meeting times, weekly vs. monthly time commitment, etc.) Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Room #13.
Meetings are the first Monday of the Month at 10:00 a.m. in the Fireside room.
The following are stories about CCW as published in our Spirit on 7th Street newsletter:
Summer 2015 Sharing Tree
Summer 2015 Scholarships
Summer 2015 Spring Bling
Article from our Spirit on 7th Street Newsletter Fall 2015
The CCW Mission Sewing Group was born out of a vision from one of our long-time parishioners, Carrie Theisen. Her idea was to invite a group of ladies together to sit around knitting, crocheting and other handiwork, along with visiting, sharing laughter, and enjoying the company of friends. As the group began to form, it turns out it has been more of an assembly of ladies bringing their sewing machines, rather than knitting and crocheting. Some members are busy sorting through all the fabric and other materials donated to the group, while still others are cutting out clothing patterns to be sewn. There are also ladies who sew and hand tie baby quilts.
This group has been meeting for approximately four
CCW Mission Sewing Group
years now. They meet at church the second and fourth Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This runs from fall through spring, with summers off. Everyone is invited to come and share in this wonderful mission. There were 27 women initially, 15 remain active. At the end of each meeting they take time to pray a decade of the rosary together, offering it up for people who are ill or in need of prayer. It’s a lovely time sharing our talents for sewing and friendship.
Together they have made and donated many items of clothing, blankets, quilts, sweaters, school bags, pajamas, underwear, wash cloths, caps, scarves, mittens to name a few. These beautifully hand sewn items have reached the lives of many in need. They have sent things to the Duluth Diocese for the Mariners who come into the Duluth Harbor, generally in need of winter caps, scarves, and ear warmers. They have sent clothing to orphanages in Medjagorie and Mexico. They pack boxes of these items to send to the Appalachian Christmas Mission project. They have sent baby quilts and blankets to Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. The VA Hospital has received 10 Twin Quilts from this group. Boxes of have been shipped to a Guatemala Mission including underpants, dresses, shirts, short, blouses, baby blankets, dolls, and more. St. Mary’s Mission in Red Lake has received gloves, scarves, and caps in the past. The Wellstead of Rogers received 8 lap robes knit and sewed by our
Mission Group. A prayer scarf was sent in to the Boston Marathon in March 2014.
As you can see, out of a vision of caring, friendship and love, this group of ladies has generously donated their time and talent to serving those in need with their lovely handmade goods. May God continue to richly bless this group and those who receive these beautiful gifts.