The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women is an organization for all women in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. We serve as the link between the Archbishop and the women of the Archdiocese “to support, empower, and educate Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. The ACCW responds with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society.”
In this day and age it is difficult to remain faithful to our church and family and difficult to raise children, let alone raise them as faithful Catholics. The ACCW with its affiliates aims to help women help each other in these tasks.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our events or perhaps at your parish or Archdiocesan event. If you wish to contact me, please feel free to do so. My contact information is on the “About Us” page. I would love to discuss with you any problems you are having with the women's group you are a part of or if you would like to start a group. I can help you whether it is a Young Mother's Group, Altar and Rosary, Daughters of Isabella, Women of Grace, Endow, or just a small bible study.
Yours in Christ,
Susan Draftz, President ACCWKCK
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Opportunity for networking!Our workshop on March 28 at Our Savior Pastoral Center will have several local speakers regarding topics that matter to all women. We have people talking on how to protect your children and grandchildren from pornography and human trafficking (a bigger threat than you may realize). Other topics include help with taking care of aging parents, spotting domestic abuse victims, what to do to get your children back to church, other creative projects your church can do. There will also be time to discuss with other women involved with their women's ministry to share what works and doesn't work. To register or get more information for the first click here. Or go to Eventbrite.com and type in Kansas City Catholic Women and it will be listed. Please check out the NCCW website. They have recently updated it and it is full of wonderful information including a calendar for Lent and links to other websites. As usual I will close with my offer, if you need help revitalizing your group, starting a new group, or just need an idea for a program, feel free to call or email me anytime. If you know someone who wants to join, have them visit our website by clicking on ACCW. But speaking of which, I could really use someone who has an extra hour a month to keep the website updated and maybe 2 hours a month to do the newsletter. If you have questions about the NCCW, please call me.
Come Network with Us
Several leaders from successful womens groups will be present to share with you what works and doesn't work for them. Need to inspire the membership? Start a new circle. They've done it. Get notes from them, share what hasn't worked for you, what has worked for you. March 28 at Our Savior Pastoral Center. Details and registration, click here. A list of current groups and their contact information will be made available as well. Also available will be lists of speakers and local service groups. To be put on any of these lists, please contact Susan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel
(Patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women)
God of Heavenly Wisdom,
You have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus, to be our guide and counselor. Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life and so enjoy her presence in the life to come.
O Mother of Good Counsel,
patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women, intercede for us that we may be wise, courageous and loving leaders of the Church.
Help us dear Mother,
to know the mind of Jesus, your son. May the Holy Spirit fill us with reverence for God's creation and compassion for all God's children.
May our labors of love on earth enhance the reign of God and may God's gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come.
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women of Kansas City Kansas is faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church