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 Bereavement 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 and the parish youth group, and gives a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from the parish, as well as other worthwhile projects.

For additional information about CWA please call Jacque Lewis at 941-704-2198 or email



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



The meetings are on the first Thursday of the month from 3:00 until 4:30 in the Monsignor Moretti Center. The meetings for 2017-2018 are as follows:

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3

(Please watch the Parish Bulletin for details on upcoming meetings and events.)


January 25 - Flower Show Luncheon - Diane Clark


President Jacque Lewis
Vice President Joan Farnham
Secretary Rosita Rooney
Treasurer Pat Caravetta
Immediate Past President Judy Scott


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



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




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


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

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.

SPIRITUALITY – Melissa Quiming

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


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