Nationwide Day of Prayer

November 3, 2020

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Commit to praying with us on election day! As a people of faith, we turn to God and are inspired to ask Christians to increase their prayers and fasting for the intention of Tuesday’s election. In as much as it is possible, we encourage churches to open wide their doors for prayer on election day, Tuesday, November 3! So far, over 425 churches nationwide have answered the call.

Will you join us during this critical time as we push back upon the forces of evil and unite with thousands of Christians in prayer for our country?

“This election is of paramount importance. Please vote for life this election and be a champion for our preborn brothers and sisters! Consider fasting this Tuesday. Gather with family and friends to pray or spend some extra time in personal prayer. May God’s hand pave the way for life and liberty to prevail,” says Dan Miller, State Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin.

Sunday, September 27 is priesthood sunday!

   Like Father’s Day, let PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY be the one day when we make it a point to make priests feel truly appreciated and special.  It is a day to pray for our priests, in praising God for their courage and their generosity.  A simple note, a smile or a phone

call to assure him of your loving care and gratitude for his presence in the life of your local church will go a long way to serve the greater good of our wonderful and growing Catholic Church.

From the Province of Milwaukee, I am sending Ministry Appreciation cards to each one of our WI bishops and the priests who serve on the Province Board thanking them for their continued spiritual guidance of our organization.  You may want to send a card to your own parish priest. 

Can’t find an appropriate card?   I would like to share with you two other ways in which to remember our priests that have enriched our lives on Priesthood Sunday.

A Rosary for Priests

The rosary is a powerful intercessory prayer, and our priests need our prayers now more than ever.

Pray the first decade of the rosary for the priests who baptized you.

Pray the second decade for the priest who heard your first confession and gave you first communion.

Pray the third decade for the bishop who confirmed you.

Pray the fourth decade for the priest who witnessed your marriage vows.

Pray the fifth decade for the priest who will give you anointing of the sick.

Daily Prayer for Priests:  St. Therese of the Child Jesus

O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests;

for Your unfaithful and tepid priests;

for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields.

for Your tempted priests;

for Your lonely and desolate priest;

for Your young priests;

for Your dying priests;

for the souls of Your priests in Purgatory.

But above all, I recommend to You the priests dearest to me:

the priest who baptized me;

the priests who absolved me from my sins;

the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;

the priests who taught and instructed me;

all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.

O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart,

And bless them abundantly in time and in eternity.  Amen.

From NCCW …










Select Catholic Organizations


Greg Schleppenbach, Associate Director

Anne McGuire, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach


July 17, 2020


Invitation to Webinar on Walking with Moms in Need



Last year, you directly received or were forwarded a request from Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He was seeking information about current and needed resources, within or related to your organization, for assisting women in difficult circumstances who are pregnant or parenting young children.


Many thanks to those who were able to fill out the National Catholic Pregnancy Help Resources survey, and additional thanks to those who were able to designate a point of contact for continuing the conversation!


We write to briefly share some exciting updates that have transpired since then, and to invite you to learn more during a webinar next Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 PM (EDT).


When the U.S. bishops gathered for their annual meeting, Archbishop Naumann presented an exciting, parish-based initiative focused on assisting pregnant and parenting women in need. And he invited all U.S. bishops to invite their parishes to join this nationwide effort from March 25, 2020 to March 25, 2021 .


Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service helps Catholics walk with and “in the shoes of” local women who need a warm and helping hand. The USCCB equips parishioners with easy-to-use tools to go through a process of assessing, communicating, and possibly expanding help available in the local area.


Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many dioceses and parishes to pause or postpone their local launch of Walking with Moms in Need , the effort was always intended to be adaptable to local needs and timelines. Enthusiasm from the parish and diocesan levels remains high, and the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities continues to provide diocesan and parish staff and volunteers with resources to adapt.


And while the focus of this initiative is largely at the parish level, the services and expertise of Catholic organizations like yours are a critical component of this initiative.


We would love to share more with you about this year of service and some ways you could continue to participate.


The one-hour webinar on July 23 at 2:00 PM (EDT) will give an overview, unpack the background, inspiration, and goals, and explore how organizations like yours can expand their outreach through this year of service.


Will you join us in working towards a day when any pregnant or parenting woman in need will know she can turn to the Catholic Church for help?


Please join us next Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 PM (EDT)!


God bless you!


Greg Schleppenbach, Associate Director

Anne McGuire, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach

Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities | |








National Council Of Catholic Women

200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 725

Arlington , VA 22203


Looking for Catholic Women Willing to Serve In the Areas of Leadership, Spirituality and Service on the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women


Any ladies 18 years of age or older / Be able to attend 3 meetings a year / Be able to write short articles for a newsletter

Be willing to work with other women / Prior involvement with Council Women helpful, but not mandatory



Provides opportunities to be a Witness to Your Catholic Faith / Allows women to grow in faith, hope and love and become missionary disciples /

Meet awesome women through-out the Diocese of Superior / Form lasting relationships / Make a difference in someone’s life


Pay Scale: God’s Rewards Are Great and His Generosity Cannot Be Outdone!


Description of Specific Areas of Service

Leadership                                                     Spirituality                                       

Help develop leaders                          Reinforces faith and Service to the Church          

Build membership                              Discipleship, Spiritual Growth                        

Maintain a Directory                         Legislative Advocacy                                  




Address the needs of communities/groups

Concerned with issues affecting Family Life:

Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking



Jane Schiszik at or call 715-748-5240

2020 Annual Convention CANCELED

With profound disappointment, we have to CANCEL our 2020 SDCCW Annual Convention due to the uncertainty of conditions surrounding the CoVid-19 pandemic. The SDCCW Board will meet on Tuesday, June 16, with Bishop Powers attending and installing our 2020-2021 officers. Please keep the SDCCW Board in your prayers as we move forward.

Prayers for continued recovery from this pandemic!



Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Why is this such an important day? It gives everyone, young and old the opportunity to do something to help sustain our earth! I encourage everyone reading this to do something to celebrate the day!

  • Go for a walk – smell the freshness of the air
  • Look for signs of spring – new growth of plants, spot some daffodils
  • Pick up one cigarette butt
  • Pick up one plastic bottle
  • Recycle * Reuse * Reduce our use of plastics


God provided us with a beautiful landscape rich in color and life – it was a gift for all of us. Our gift back to Him can be helping care for His beautiful creation!


Jane Schiszik

SDCCW President-elect