Lord, We Come To Do Your Will


The SDCCW Fall Retreat:

Catholic Women Learn How to Become Missionary Disciples

     Sixty-one women gathered at St. Peter’s Church in Cameron, WI., on Saturday, October 26th to learn how we as Catholic women are called to become missionary disciples of the church. The event was sponsored by the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and featured Danielle Hendricks. Danielle’s presentations, based on chapter 4 of Ephesians, vs. 11-16, laid the foundation for her presentations. She explained how using the gifts of the Holy Spirit enables us to grow in faith, come to know Jesus more deeply by forming an authentic relationship and friendship with Christ. We as Catholic women need to have a unified voice as Catholic women in our churches and reach out to bring Christ to others in a way that models the example of Christ and the disciples: acceptance, humility, love, and service. She likened the awareness of our relationship with Jesus to the act of “Breathing In,” being filled with His love and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. How we perform those acts, “Breathing Out” is the service and love we share with others. Remembering and loving others, respecting their dignity and self-worth will do much to combat loneliness – one of the greatest poverties in the world today.

     The day was spiritually filled with Reconciliation and Mass celebrated by Spiritual Advisor Fr. Jim Brinkman and concelebrated by Fr. Balaraju Policetty. All joined in praying, A ROSARY FOR LIFE: THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES, developed by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

Jane Schiszik, SDCCW President-elect

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MORE from National Convention

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. August 2019— Nearly 700 Catholic women from around the nation gathered in Atlanta to celebrate 99 years of service to the Church.

This year’s theme, Caring for God’s Creation, showcased NCCW’s continuing efforts to address important needs of our times through spirituality, leadership and service.

Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., was awarded the first Honorary Lifetime Membership Award of the National Council of Catholic Women, given to a distinguished American Catholic woman.  As a young woman, she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount’s 1957 film Loving You. After starring in several Hollywood feature films and Broadway productions, she stunned the world with her decision to enter cloistered religious life.  Now prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut Mother Dolores remains a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

Keynote speaker, The Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford discussed women’s response to Pope Francis’s plea to save Mother Earth. Other speakers included Kim Michael Polote, Matt Holzmann, and Dan Misleh, founding Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant.

NCCW Commissions of Spirituality, Leadership and Service presented their efforts to combat human trafficking, their work on ways to respond to Pope Francis’s call to care for creation, and their new resources such as retreats for those mourning the loss of a family member to suicide.

2019-2021 NCCW President Jean Kelly was installed at the Closing Mass, along with 2019-2021 President-elect Patricia Voorhes, Secretary Tracy Janis, and the Leadership, Spirituality and Service Commission Chairs.

The Most Reverend Joel Konzen, Auxilliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, presided at the Opening Liturgy and The Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee, presided over the Closing Liturgy. Also present at the daily liturgies were the Most Reverend William Wack, CSC, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahasee and the Most Reverend Peter Rosazza, DD, Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Hartford. 40 spiritual advisors were also present at the daily liturgies and attended the annual NCCW Spiritual Advisor luncheon.

The 100th anniversary of the NCCW will be celebrated at the 2020 NCCW Convention to be held August 26-29 in the Washington, D.C. area.

Founded at the direction of the US Catholic bishops in 1920, NCCW’s mission is to act through its members to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world. To request an interview with NCCW President, Jean Kelly, please contact lbennett@nccw.org or call 703-224-0990. Visit nccw.org for more information.

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Call for Volunteers for Commissions and Committees 

As a member benefit you have the opportunity to submit your name for consideration to serve on an NCCW Commission or Committee.  All members applying must be current NCCW Individual Members and have the ability to meet via conference calls and to communicate via email.

A description of each Commission and Committee is explained in the attached link.  Please submit your application by September 30, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please email Jean Kelly at jeanakelly@hotmail.com 

Please watch the “We Are NCCW” Promotional video that was shown at the 2019 Convention.  This can and should be used as much as possible!



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Arlington , VA 22203


SDCCW Fall Retreat 2019

Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women


Saturday, October 26, 2019

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“Lord, We Come to Do Your Will”


St. Peter’s Church

1618 20th St.

Cameron, WI 54822


The Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is proud to announce Danielle Hendricks, as the presentor for the 2019 SDCCW Fall Retreat being held in Cameron, WI., October 26, 2019. Danielle is an enthusiastic and energized woman, truly inspired and in love with Our Lord! The days events will include two presentations by Danielle centered on – how we as Catholic women are called to live our faith and carry out God’s Great Commission. A time for Reconciliation will be provided and Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Bala. The ladies of St.  Peter’s Altar Society are graciously hosting the days activities. 

                                                                Danielle Hendrick‘s Bio

Danielle is passionate about ministry and evangelization alongside her family in Rice Lake, WI. She has been married for six years to her wonderful husband Aaron, and they have four beautiful children, Isaac (5), Kolbe (3), and twins, Christopher and Catherine (1). Danielle grew up in Massachusetts, and after graduating from St. Anselm’s in New Hampshire with a degree in Theology, she worked for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students for 5 years, both on campuses and in the Mission Trip Department. After marrying her husband and spending some time working for the Diocese of Syracuse in NY, they moved to Wisconsin where she worked for a few years as the Assistant Director for the Pregnancy Help Center of Rice Lake. Aaron and Danielle are part of a growing community in their parish, and Danielle is excited to talk to you about what it means to be a Catholic woman in your church and community, and how to bring others to Christ through discipleship.

                          Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women  FALL RETREAT

Registration Form – Updated October 6!!

This retreat offers something for all women in the Diocese of Superior. The days events will offer spiritual renewal and provide the opportunity to connect with Catholic women from the Diocese of Superior. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cameron, WI

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:30 – 9:00 Hospitality: St. Peter’s Catholic Church Fellowship Hall

9:00 – 9:10: St. Peter’s Church – Welcome & Opening Comments

9:15 – 10:15: Presentation by Danielle Hendricks

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30: Reconciliation Fr. Bala / Quiet Reflection Time

11:00: Mass Fr. Bala

12:00: Lunch: Fellowship Hall – St. Peter’s Altar & Rosary Society

1:15 – 2:15: Afternoon Presentation by Danielle Hendricks

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:00: A Rosary for Life: The Joyful Mysteries – USCCB

3:10 – 3:15: Closing Comments & Evaluations


The cost of the Fall Retreat is $20.00, please make checks payable to SDCCW and mail to Denise Anderson, SDCCW Treasurer, 458 River Road, Hudson, WI. 54016. Email: anderson.marc6@gmail.com  phone: 1-715-377-0140

Deadline for registration October 18, 2019




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Women’s Retreat 2019

Lenten Retreat Sr Anita             Lenten Retreat Sr Marla

Women’s Lenten Retreat


God graced the North woods with sunshine and warmer temperatures as 51 women gathered at Holy Family Parish in Woodruff, WI., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Women from all parts of the Diocese of Superior, Diocese of Madison and Diocese of La Crosse attended the Lenten Retreat sponsored by the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

Morning hospitality was provided by members of the Diocesan Board serving a delicious display of homemade breakfast breads and muffins.

The Lenten Retreat was a day designed for contemplation, reflection and quiet meditation. Sr. Anita Beskar, FSPA, and Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA, from the Marywood Spirituality Center, were the presenters for the retreat. Both presenters helped broaden our understanding of who we are in relation to Mary, Our Blessed Mother. Mary, who had human struggles just like any one of us.

Sr. Anita started the morning scripture readings reflecting on ‘Mary as Parent’ with the words of Simeon from Luke 2:33-35 “sword shall pierce,” “a sign of contradiction”, the Boy Jesus in the Temple: Luke 2:44 &45, 48 – 51, “Why have you done this to us?”  and the Feast in Cana: John 2:1-5, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Attendees were asked to contemplate and reflect on how and what Mary felt when she heard these words.

Sr. Marla presented the second presentation for the morning, ‘Mary: Mother at a Distance’ with readings reflecting on how Mary felt with Jesus’ Rejection at Nazareth from Luke 4:16-22 & 28 to the end. “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?” with Jesus and his brothers in Luke 8:19-21 “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the Word of God and act on it,” and with Peter’s denial again in John 18:25-27. “You are not one of this man’s disciples. Are you? “Peter said, “I am not.” Sr. Marla focused on the words from the prophet Isaiah that Jesus read in the synagogue on the Sabbath day.

Sr. Anita presented the afternoon program with scripture readings and discussion centering on ‘Mary in Grief’ with readings from Luke 23:48 & 49: “All his acquaintances stood at a distance, including the women who had followed him from Galilee and saw these events.”, John 19:26 &27: “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother: “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “Behold your mother.” And John 19: 30, 33 &34: “One soldier thrust his lance into his side and immediately blood and water flowed out.”. Attendees were to reflect on times when they experienced grief in their lives keeping in mind, death is not the final end, but reflecting on the realization death has the potential for new life.

The day culminated with discussion of Mary, how she continues to be a witness to every woman today. Mary a model of compassion and a woman of the Gospel, as she helps us become true disciples of Christ. Participants were then invited to pray together the Litany of Mary of Nazareth and if possible, take part in reconciliation and attend Mass celebrated by Fr. Aaron Devett.

Jane Schiszik, SDCCW President-elect