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 [email protected].
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 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:
|Vice President||Joan Farnham|
|Recording Secretary||Rosita Rooney|
|Corresponding Secretary||Beverly McCarthy|
|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.
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.