Seven Sisters Apostolate

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Mission: The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop – a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ.

Structure: A core group of 7 women (each taking one day of the week) with one as the anchoress (coordinator) who respond to the call to pray for their parish priest.  Additional women may make themselves available as substitutes.  The Holy Hour can be prayed at any time during your assigned day – when possible, prayed in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord.  Initial commitment is made for one year, discerning the call to continue or invite a replacement to maintain core group of seven.

Seven Sisters Apostolate

Seven Sisters Overview Flyer

 

Diocesan Convention 2017

67th Annual Superior Diocesan Convention will be held May 5, 2017 at Saint Patrick Church, Hudson.

Printable 2017 Convention Flyer: 2017 Convention Flyer

Printable 2017 Convention Registration: 2017 Convention Registration Form

I stand at the door and knock” – rev 3:20

Keynote: Dr. Ann Marie Klein – Visiting Professor, Department of Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas – will share insights on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

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Janette Howe – Founder of Seven Sisters Apostolate will introduce her initiative for our diocese

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Mission: The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop – a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ.

 

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Adoray Home Health & Hospice will be speaking on their mission of providing care and comfort at home to the acutely, chronically and terminally ill.

Since 1995, Adoray Home Health & Hospice has been a not-for-profit, community-based health care agency dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families through the stages of serious illness. Over the past 20 years, Adoray has served over 12,000 patients and is recognized for the comprehensive hospice, palliative care, home health and rehab therapy services provided in patient’s’ homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout the St. Croix River Valley of western Wisconsin.

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Adoray Treasures From The Heart® stores help raise funds in support of Adoray Home Health and Hospice patients in our communities. Treasures from the Heart in Baldwin (two stores) and River Falls, Wisconsin offer quality clothing for women, men and children; collectibles, antiques, household goods, toys, furniture and a variety of other desirable items for sale.

Parking at Saint Patrick Parish:

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Women’s Lenten Retreat: The Last Seven Utterances

SDCCW hosted a Women’s Lenten Retreat on March 11, 2017 at St. Peter the Fisherman in Eagle River with featured speaker Elizabeth Kelly.  Click here  for pictures and a beautiful description of the day.

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Elizabeth Kelly is an award winning speaker and the author of five books, including Reasons I Love Being Catholic. She is trained as a spiritual director in the Ignatian exercises and leads retreats with a particular focus on helping women to flourish in their faith. She teaches in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (MN).

NCCW Convention

2017 NCCW Annual Convention: September 6-9, 2017,  Dallas, TX

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2017 NCCW Convention Schedule: 2017 NCCW Convention Schedule

Paper Registration Form: 2017 NCCW Registration Form Final

Register Online: 2017 NCCW Convention Online Registration

Hotel Registration for the 2017 NCCW Annual Convention is open: Hotel Registration Information

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The 96th Annual NCCW Convention was held in Indianapolis in September 2016.  The Superior Diocese and other Wisconsin Dioceses came together to celebrate.

Pictures from the 2016 NCCW Convention: 2016 NCCW Convention

2016 Convention Resources: 2016 NCCW Convention Resources

2016 NCCW Convention Pictures

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Sr. Donna Markham

Sr. Donna Markham is the first woman president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA.  She is an Adrian Dominican Sister with a doctorate in clinical psychology.  The topic of her presentation was “Catholic Women as Witness to and Ministers of Mercy.”  Her presentation was based on the parable of the Good Samaritan: the Samaritan helped by 2 other people who instead crossed the road to avoid him.  The Samaritan did not just take the person to the Inn but stayed overnight with him then paid the innkeeper to keep the person until he was healed.  The Samaritan went further than just getting initial help, he arranged for after care. 

 Sr. Donna said we must all do more than acts of mercy.  We must plan ways to help until help is not needed.  She gave the example of donating to a food pantry then going one step further and developing community gardens.  She said, “God might be calling you to stretch yourself in mercy.  There is hope from God for being loved forever despite ourselves.  You and I are to mirror the face of God.”

The launch of the World Apostolate of Fatima’s U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to our Diocese!

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The historic tour, marking the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, will feature the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years.

The tour runs through all 50 states and will be an extraordinary occasion of healing, hope, and grace. Any who have been in the presence of this special Statue (created in 1947 based on Sr. Lucia’s description of her encounters with Our Lady) know that. Continue reading The launch of the World Apostolate of Fatima’s U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to our Diocese!

Conscience Protection Act of 2016

NCCW urges all members and concerned parties to contact their legislators and urge them to pass The Conscience Protection Act of 2016! Please use this form to contact your legislators today!

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On June 21, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared, contrary to the meaning of current federal law, that the California Department of Managed Health Care can continue to force all health plans under its jurisdiction to cover elective abortions. We, the National Council of Catholic Women, urge Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act (H.R. 4828, S. 2927) and stop further discrimination against people of faith and against all who respect unborn human life. The Conscience Protection Act will protect health care providers from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions, and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action”, such as nurses threatened with the loss of their job if they do not participate in an abortion, to defend their rights in court. For years, the Weldon Amendment was supported by all. This new interpretation is contrary to what has been the accepted standard.