CCW Corner

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THANK YOU... to the members off CCW that shared their talents, time and donations to the success of the 2017 Christ Child Luncheon. We are also are most appreciative of all those who attended the luncheon. We served over 280 community members. Once again, many shared their appreciation for this Christmas event. All proceeds are split between MCCL, Birthline and Dakota Woodlands.

Upcoming events:

• Legislative Day- Feb.22, 2018 (Note correction of date)

• CCW Social Event- Apr. 15, 2018 “On Golden Pond” in Buffalo

  THANK YOU... to all that donated money, boxes or new items for the Appalachian Christmas Mission Project. Also thank you our Faith Formation students and families that donated 400 pairs of new socks. What a generous and caring parish we have. Julie Sedey, chair of this ministry, sent 26 boxes to two Catholic parishes is Kentucky. How exciting it will be for them to have something new to open for Christmas. We are the hands and feet of Jesus.
Thank you to the members that attended the last CCW meeting.  As planned, we had prayer, education, meeting and social time-all done in about 1 hour. 
• The constitution, by-laws and policies were adopted. 
• Reports from officers and committees from the 3 commissions of SPIRITUALITY, SERVICE and LEADERSHIP were given.
• Ideas for fundraising and a social event in April were discussed.
• Information on FORMED, The Catholic Spirit and new legislative rulings were shared.

*Updated CCW blue books are now available in the Gathering Space.  Rather than send out to all members, it was decided to make these books available to those that want one and will be replenished as needed.   As of now, this is what CCW will use to contact members. 
*If anyone has or knows of phone or email changes, please contact Bonnie.  We really appreciate any information you have as to keep these booklets as up to date as possible.

••The next big event will be the Christ Child Luncheon held on Dec 1.  Be ready to participate to make this beautiful event a continued success. 
Together, we will grow.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has designated Sunday, October 15, 2017, as Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Recognition Sunday. As members of St Ignatius, all women are all included in this recognition! Everyone in some way has contributed to this Catholic group of women. We continue to be a vital organization in the Catholic life of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and have been since the time of formation in 1933. We contribute to the progress and welfare of families, parishes, and our community through the valued programs of supporting women in spiritual, leadership and service roles to our families, parish, community and the poor of the world. We serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. Congratulations and thank you to the entire St. Ignatius community for your dedication and support.

Also Upcoming events
The CCW Deanery meeting will be in Maple Lake on Thursday, October 5. Registration begins at 5. The evening includes rosary, mass, a light supper and a meeting with a speaker. Please let PAm Petersen know if you are available to attend.

The St. Ignatius CCW meeting will be held at the Gathering Space on Thurs., October 12. The 1 hour long meeting begins at 6:30. Everyone Welcome!The St. Ignatius Council of Catholic Women are in the process of working on activities for the upcoming year. The officers are Pam Petersen, Audrey Roth, Jessica Chapman, Kathy Schultz and past presidents Bonnie Polich and Julie Sedey. The meetings will be held on the first Thursday in the months of October, (our October date conflicts with the Deanery meeting in Maple Lake and so it move to, possibly, the second Thursday of October), January, April and July. Each meeting will last about an hour and include, prayer, education, socialization and a short meeting.

Please join us. Together we will grow.

Appalachian Mission Project:
 CCW will again participate in the annual Christmas Drive for two parishes in Appalachia. Boxes for your donations can be found in the gathering space. Only new items please. Cash donations to help with Christmas dinners are also welcome. Please make your checks payable to CCW and we will split the donations between the two parishes, Queen of All Saints Church & Mission in Beattyville, KY. and St. Francis of Assisi Church & Mission in Pikeville, KY. Please pray for a successful Appalachian Christmas Drive.

Meals on Wheels November!
CCW will again be recruiting men and women to deliver Meals On Wheels for the month of November! Please consider this worthwhile task and pick your date(s), then volunteer! Sign up board is located in the gathering space.