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Catholic Women's Association

 


CWA Ladies: We are creating a new membership directory that includes members' pictures. President Jacque has provided photos of several members. If she did not take your picture, please send a good picture of yourself to: [email protected] or text to Cindy at 765-617-3550 by Nov. 1. Thank you! 

Click Registration form above for printable version

Mail your membership registration form and dues to: LouAnn Mossien, 4222 OvertureCircle, Bradenton 34209. Dues are $20; make check payable to: Ss. Peter and Paulthe Apostles; in the memo line write: CWA Dues.Questions? Call or text LouAnn at 941-448-8344


What we’re all about

Our CWA motto is "Faith, Fellowship & Service."

We seek to learn more about our beautiful Catholic Faith, with inspirational programs throughout each year, and with a Women’s Day-Long Retreat every other year.

We seek Fellowship by working alongside each other and getting to know each other through our entertaining and friendly meetings and many projects. Wonderful friendships have developed over the years through CWA.

We provide Service in many ways, including receptions, special events, flower planting and bereavement luncheons. We provide financial support to many organizations and endeavors, including: SOLVE Maternity Homes, Feeding Empty Little Tummies (FELT), the St. Vincent DePaul Society, our parish religious education department, the St. Joseph Food Pantry, a Christmas Giving Tree for families, a luncheon for parish high school seniors, St. Joseph School, Knights of Columbus golf, Ss Peter and Paul Communion Class Gifts and Ss Peter and Paul Confirmation Class Gifts.

We have monthly meetings which 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.

MEMBERSHIP

CWA encourages all women in the parish to join. Membership dues are $20 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. To be sure you receive our news, prayer requests and updates, please add our email address, [email protected], to your email contacts/address list.

MEETINGS and EVENTS

Meetings are regularly on the first Thursday of the month, 3:00–4:30 pm in the Msgr. Moretti Center. If there is a conflict with a Holy Day or event, the second Thursday is chosen. Find information about upcoming meetings and events here on our website, in the Church Bulletin and via the WeConnect Parish App. (click here for App information).

For additional information on the CWA, you may call the CWA President Jacque Lewis at 941-708-2198 or email [email protected].


Celebrating our parish's high school graduates

Members of CWA hosted graduating seniors and their families for a luncheon of delicious salads and desserts.  

Annie Class was awarded the $500 scholarship for her excellent essay.  She is graduating from St. Stephen's in May and will be attending Harvard in the fall. Jake Platko received the second-place award and a $100 prize.  Click here to read Annie's essay.

Thank you Seniors and the very best to you next year! Thank you, Fr. Mark, and families of the graduates for joining us! Thank you, also, to our CWA members for making and providing the luncheon delectables!

 


Click here to help cheer persons living in facilities

We appreciate donations of cheery note cards and envelopes for us to send to shut-ins and residents of facilities in the area.


A photo collection about CWA activities

Women and men of the parish were invited to the February 2021  retreat, "A Feast for Hungry Souls," presented by author Susan Muto.

Susan Muto spoke at the retreat "A Feast for Hungry Souls: Spiritual Lessons from the Church's Greatest Masters and Mystics.

SOLVE Maternity Homes serves area women needing support during and after pregnancy. CWA was able to make a monetary donation to SOLVE during the 2020-2021 program year.

Parishioners chose tags from Giving Tree and provided those items as gifts to brighten the holidays for families served by the St. Vincent dePaul Society.

Our CWA members continued beautifying our Memorial Garden, just to the east of the Parish Office and Chapel.

CWA members baked and gave away cookies on the Ss. Peter and Paul Feast Day.

CWA members donated hundreds of hygiene items to be distributed to the homeless by St. Vincent dePaul Society.

CWA was able to make a monetary donation in support of the St. Joseph's Food Pantry.

We were so happy to be able to provide a lovely new vanity when the Msgr. Moretti Center ladies' room was renovated.

CWA gave a donation to St. Joseph Catholic School which serves so many of our parish's children and families. 

Stillpoint was the destination of gallons upon gallons of clothing detergent donated by CWA members.

 

 

OFFICERS 2021-2022

President Jacque Lewis
Vice President Vickie Hunter
Recording Secretary Judy Scott
Corresponding Secretary Jeanette Wozniak
Treasurer Phyllis McGuire
Immediate Past President Jacque Lewis


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.

COMMITTEES, CHAIRPERSONS and DESCRIPTIONS

COMMUNICATIONS – LouAnn Mossien

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

FUNERAL RECEPTIONS – Joelise Jandric

The Funeral Receptions Committee, 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 – LouAnn Mossien

The Membership Committee keeps 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 Parish as requested

SPIRITUALITY – Tony King

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