Events: Retreats, Pilgrimages & Conferences

Kansas City Catholic Women's Workshop

March 28   9 am to Noon    Savior Pastoral Center

What Can a Women's Group Possibly Do?


Does your parish women's group seem to have no reason to exist other than reading the minutes?  Does it need a purpose for meeting or a project to work on to inspire the membership?  Come join us for a seminar to inspire you and your group to get involved in one or all of the following areas of concern for women:  Human trafficking, domestic abuse, hunger prevention, Catholic education, abortion.  We invite everyone who has any position of leadership or wishes to become a leader of a group to come discover the resources and support that we have available to make your group more vital, more involved.  We can provide the basic information (nuts and bolts) for starting, revitalizing and running your group. This will be an opportunity to meet with representatives from every different women's group in the Archdiocese.  This networking event is supported by the Archbishop.

Schedule for the day:

9                            Registration

9:15                           50 Million Names/Brick by Brick         Ron Kelsey               

9 :30                          Project Garden                                     Judy Brose

9:45                           Catholic Charities                               Michel Carstedt 

10                              CEF                                                      Patty Morrisey

10:15                         Respite                                                Patricia Scheibel

10:30                         Break

11                              Protection Against Porn                     Sam Meier

11:15                         Human Trafficking                               KS Street Hope/Exodus Cry

11:30                         Other  Marian Mantle                          Betsy Meunier 

Noon                         Lunch  (Cost $10) (Optional RSVP please)


 Day of Boundless Joy
 October 4, 2014

16000 W. 143rd St.
Olathe, Kansas

8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mass and lunch

Celebrate with women from all over the Diocese the joy of being a women and Pope Francis' letter: The Joy of the Gospel.    Dr. Edward Mulholland speaker.  More information about Dr. Mulholland here.

 Tentative schedule:

8 Registration

8:15 Mass

9 Continental Breakfast

9:15 Opening Prayer and Welcome.

9:30 Dr. Edward Mulholland, Professor, Great Books, Benedictine College

on Pope Francis' letter:  The Joy of the Gospel

10:30 Break

10:45- 11:30 Sister Doris Engeman, Franciscan Servants of the Holy Family speaking on  St. Francis

11:30 Lunch

12:15 Dr. Mulholland 

1:45 Door prizes and closing prayer

Divine Mercy Parish Center
16000 W. 143rd St.
Olathe, Kansas

For further information, call Susan Draftz at 913-674-6172 or 


ACCW Fall Pilgrimage - Fall 2013

 September 14 and 15

On the way to the Abbey, we stopped at the Cathedral in St. Joseph, Missouri,
 had a tour, ate lunch on the bus and still made it on time to the Abbey.
 At the Abbey we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful church and surroundings.
 We also had time for an explanation of lectio divina and had the opportunity to try it.
 Brother gave us a tour of the church and he explained that it was a basilica
 and how it was different from a church.  And that was just Saturday.

Sunday we prayed with the monks, had breakfast, went to Mass,
 had lunch and then left for the Benedictine Sisters at Clyde.
  At the Sisters we had a tour of the Relics Chapel and were
able to participate in Adoration of the Eucharist in the main chapel.