Catholic Women's Association

What we’re all about:

Our motto is "Faith, Fellowship & Service." We seek to learn more about our Catholic faith, build fellowship and friendship among our members, and perform a variety of services for the parish. Monthly meetings are a combination of fun and learning, beginning with refreshments and social time, with the opportunity to meet new friends, followed by a general business meeting and a speaker or activity to inspire us to live for Christ. For example, meetings in the fall of 2011 included a lively presentation on the importance of Rome to Catholics by Katie Powers, who served as a volunteer during the Jubilee Year and has been to Rome many times. We also celebrated the Blessed Mother's Birthday with cake and a presentation on several of her appearances

 The CWA assists the parish with numerous functions such as Receptions, Special Events, and Funeral Luncheon Requests. The CWA also sponsors several annual events, including a Floral Show. The CWA provides financial support to a variety of organizations, including SOLVE Maternity Homes, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the parish youth group, as well as other worthwhile projects.

For additional information on the CWA you may call Jacque Lewis at 941-708-2198 or email cwa@sspeterandpaul.org.

 

MEMBERSHIP:

CWA encourages all women in the parish to join.  Membership dues are $20.00 for the current CWA calendar year.  We make special arrangements for a partial year and financial hardships.  Dues are used to fund projects throughout the year.   Come join us to eat, laugh, and learn.  We’re sisters in Christ. 

MEETINGS:

Meetings are usually on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00pm – 4:30pm in the Msgr. Moretti Center.  If there is a conflict with a Holy Day or Event, the second Thursday is chosen.  Please watch the Parish Bulletin for dates and details on upcoming meetings and events.   Meeting and Event dates are as follows:

September 6
October 4
November 8 
December 6
January 3
January 24 - Afternoon Floral Show 
February 7 
March 7 
April 4 
May 2

OFFICERS:

President Jacque Lewis
Vice President Joan Farnham
Recording Secretary Rosita Rooney
Corresponding Secretary Beverly McCarthy
Treasurer Amy Lewis
Immediate Past President Judy Scott


EXECUTIVE BOARD:

The Executive Board consists of the Officers and the Spiritual Advisor.

 

ADVISORY BOARD:

The Advisory Board consists of the Executive Board and all Committee Chairpersons.

 

COMMITTEE, CHAIRPERSON and DESCRIPTION:

COMMUNICATIONS – Pat Caravetta

The Communications Committee maintains a current email list of members and distributes CWA information.

FUNERAL RECEPTIONS – Joelise Jandric

The Funeral Receptions, at the request of the grieving family, assists with a brunch, luncheon, or reception after the Memorial Service or Funeral Mass.

HISTORIAN – Shirley Sullivan

The Historian maintains all documentation for the current CWA calendar year.

HOSPITALITY – Carla Grimardi                                  

The Hospitality Committee ensures that tables are set and refreshments are available for each monthly meeting.

MEMBERSHIP – Maria Vitola

The Membership Committee CWA member data current and provides greeters and name tags for each monthly meeting.

PUBLICITY – Sherree Parker

The Publicity Committee prepares the parish bulletin and other publications needed for CWA activities.

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR - Diane Clark

The Special Events Committee arranges events and volunteers for the CWA and Parrish as requested

SPIRITUALITY – Tony King

The Spiritual Committee arranges the Annual Retreat for the CWA and Parrish and provides spiritual information to benefit the CWA.