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:  phone: 1-715-377-0140

Deadline for registration October 18, 2019




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. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cameron, WI 

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



2019 Timeline



                                            TIME LINE OF EVENTS 2019

January 3    Scholarship Mailing

January  3    Pax Christi mailing

February 1   Accept Scholarship forms

February 2   Advent retreat – Holy Family Parish, Woodruff

February 19  Province meeting – Plover, WI

(February 26 snow date Province Meeting)

March 5        SDCCW Board meeting – Prentice, WI

March 13      South Central Deanery Board meeting – Prentice

March 15      deadline for Pax Christi

March 15      Newsletters due

April     10     Mail Newsletters out

April 13         South Central Deanery OPEN meeting – Stetsonville

April 15         deadline for Scholarships

April 30         Catholics At the Capitol

May 4              South West Deanery OPEN meeting   – St. Bridget, River Falls  

June  17           SDCCW Board meeting – Holy Rosary

June 18            SDCCW Convention Holy Rosary  – Medford, WI


July 9               Province meeting – Plover



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