The Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women held its 65th Annual Conventio on June 15-16 2015 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Rhinelander, WI.
The event began with the annual board meeting on Monday afternoon. Sharon Thomas was re-elected Treasurer for another two year term. Every two years, one woman from alternating Dioceses is elected as Director of the Province of Milwaukee which consists of the entire state of Wisconsin. LucilleBrandner from Holy Rosary Parish, Medford was elected Province Director-Elect for the Province of Milwaukee representing the Diocese of Superior.
The banquet was held at the Days Inn with a delicious mean served to fifty-seven attending. Entertainment was provided by the Trillium group.
Convention Day began with hospitality served by the women of Nativity of Our Lord Parish. We were welcomed to Rhinelander by Mayor Dick Johns.
Keynote speaker was Jane Carter the NCCW Leadership Commission Chair. Her presentation “Share the Good News” was informative and lively and based on the “New Evangelization: We are Called to Witness” program.
She shared with us that as Council of Catholic Women we are sisters united in faith and mission. We are called to actively participate as members. Each act of service is vital to the success of our organization. Together we can do more than any one of us can do individually.
There are nine words that describe the members of the Council of Catholic Women; we say them so often. Six of these words are Support, Empower, Educate, Spirituality, Leadership, Service. Every time we recite the Mission Statement we are saying them.
We speak the other three when we pray the prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel: Wise, Courage, Loving. We are wise, courageous and loving leaders of the church.
Mass was celebrated by Very Rev James Powers, Rev. Gerard Willger, Rev, Michael McLain, and Rev. Pat Hardy. Rev Powers presented the Pax Christi Award to Carol Landry of St. Patrick’s Hudson and Scholarship Awards were presented.
In the afternoon, Jane led us in an interactive workshop: We Are Called to Witness.