The officers of the Sacred Heart CCW would like to welcome each woman of our parish as a member of the CCW. Please examine your heart and consider becoming an active member of our organization to sustain our strength and build a stronger community. It takes a village to build a community.

Every woman, by virtue of being Catholic, is a member of the Sacred Heart CCW and of the Winona CCW, which is an extension of our parish organization. As a member of the CCW, we ask that you would attend the quarterly meetings to take part in the church and social concerns of our organization.

The Sacred Heart CCW strives to uphold the mission of the National CCW in providing leadership and coordination of activities of our parish, working together as children of God, and sharing concerns which reflect current issues of the church and society. We hold quarterly meetings and offer fellowship and opportunities to broaden your faith through activities and presentations.

The Sacred Heart CCW is comprised of three guilds. Each guild consists of our church members, who are randomly assigned to a guild. The guilds’ purpose is to assist in implementing the activities of our church. Each guild is led by two volunteers who serve a two year term as Guild Chairs. The guild chairs initiate phone calls to seek food for funerals, remind parishioners of upcoming activities and recruit help for activities. Anyone interested in taking on the position of a guild chair can contact the Sacred Heart CCW President or a guild chair.

Sacred Heart CCW Officers

Collette Diemer
Vice President
Mackenzie Erickson
Carmen Rasche
Kathi Haberman
Sunshine Secretary
Joyce Pelzel
Parish Coordinator
Carmen Rasche

Commissions of the Council of Catholic Women:

The Sacred Heart CCW is working together with all catholic women to share common concerns about current issues in the church and society. There are seven commissions of the CCW, and each one has an appointed chair to report to the council the latest topics of concern and discussion.

Leadership Organizational Service
Judy Anderson - Chair
Service Family Concerns
Kathi Haberman - Chair
Service Community Concerns
Eva Rostomily - Chair
Service International Concerns
Elaine Stenzel - Chair
Spirituality Legislative Concerns
Celia Henkels - Chair
Spirituality Church Concerns
Barb Hussong - Chair
Spirituality Respect Life/Anti Pornography
Colleen Freking
Judy Stenzel
Patti Schneider

Sacred Heart CCW Meeting Dates:

All meetings are held in the Sacred Heart Church hall, unless otherwise stated. Reminders are posted in the weekly church bulletin, prior to the meeting. Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and are generally kept to 1 hour in length. The meeting consists of an opening prayer, reports, correspondence, commission reports, unfinished business and new business. There is time for fellowship before and after the meetings.

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November 8, 2016 - Click for Minutes

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Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women Quarterly Meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Sacred Heart CCW was held on November 8th, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Rectory. Seven members were in attendance.

The meeting was called to order with an opening prayer entitled “Thoughts from St. Teresa of Calcutta”. The secretary’s report was read and Judy Anderson made a motion and Rhonda Damm seconded the motion to approve the minutes. There was no correspondence. The secretary’s report reported a total expense of $3412.10 with an income of $250 from a funeral. The current balance on hand was $4102.00 Collette Leopold made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report and Mackenzie Erickson seconded the motion, motion passed. An outstanding bill was discussed regarding the WACCW dues that will be due in the future. The bill has not yet been received. The NCCW dues of $100 are due now. Carmen Rasche made a motion and Judy Anderson seconded the motion to pay these bills, motion passed. The CCW received a request to donate to the Seminarian Burse as well as a request to donate to the Annual Appeal. A motion was made to make a donation for $1000 for the Catholic Ministries Appeal and $500 for the Seminarian Burse by Mackenzie Erickson and seconded by Marsha Edwards, motion passed.

Organizational Reports

  • Leadership: Judy Anderson reported on how to sign up for e-news from Connecting Catholic Women. She also discussed the importance of involving more women in your local chapter of CCW.
  • Church Concerns: October is the month of the Holy Rosary
  • Unfinished Business

  • There are additional copies of the Parish Directory at the back of the church. Thank you to all who participated in CCW Sunday. $1180 was raised during the baby bottle campaign. The public square rosary was held near Pat Bonnell’s store, no report was given. Two members attended the WACCW meeting. A report was given on the WCCW Fall convention. Discussion was held regarding the 51st Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on November 20th at 2pm at Sacred Heart. St. Catherine’s guild will provide lunch. All of the area churches will rotate years with assisting with decorating and serving lunch.
  • New Business

  • Father Ahrens plans on doing Adoration on Saturday afternoons during Advent. He expresses his gratitude for all the CCW does for the parish. Judy Stenzel is working on the Angel Tree program and will make an announcement during mass. Discussion was held regarding Fun Sunday. It will be held on February 26th 2017. The theme was discussed with the ideas of spring. The committee meeting will be held on December 7th, 2016 at 6pm to discuss the guild jobs and theme. The Lakeview Assisted Living Christmas Party will be held on December 14th at 2:30 pm. The World Day of Prayer will be held on the first Friday of March and Sacred Heart will host. Discussion was held to survey parishioners during Fun Sunday to assess what the church would like to do in the future.
  • The next WACCW meeting will be a newsletter so members will not need to travel. Discussion was held regarding purchasing a pew card for the prayers during mass. Collette Leopold made a motion to adjourn and Carmen Rasche seconded the motion, motion passed. The closing prayer was read of Our Lady of Good Counsel. The next CCW meeting will be held on February 14th, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

    February 14, 2017 - lunch by St. Bernadette's
    May 9, 2017 - lunch by St. Catherine's
    August 8, 2017 - lunch by St. Ann's

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    Area CCW Meeting Dates and Locations:
    All ladies of the parish are encouraged to attend the Area CCW meetings for faith development and fellowship.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7 p.m. @ Adrian
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7 p.m. @ Lakefield - Mass for Deceased members
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7 p.m. @ Luverne
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7 p.m. @ Brewster