Council of Catholic Women
Mission Statement: The Council of Catholic Women of Saint John Paul II acts through its membership to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. CCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church, the local community, and society in the modern world. Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Good Counsel, is our patroness.
All women of St. John Paul II are members of CCW; each member is encouraged to participate in any way they are able. Annual dues are $10 which help us to accomplish our mission throughout the year.
CCW meetings are held each month (September-June) on the second Monday. Coffee social begins at 9:30 a.m. with call-to-order at 10:00.
Our next business meeting is February 10, 2020
President: Jill Scott
President Elect: Cindi Biedermann
Secretary: Karen Trepanier
Treasurer: Karen Bach
Monday, January 20 - Parish Office closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 28 - St. John Paul II volunteers at Bigfork Food Bank, 8:30-1:30
Tuesday, January 28 - KofC-sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive, Brady Hall
Tuesday, February 25 - Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Family Pancake Supper sponsored by CCW; 5:30-7:00, Brady Hall
Ash Wednesday, February 26
Fridays during Lent - Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m., followed by soup supper in Brady Hall. CCW will host two suppers: March 6 and April 3. Valda Kuhlman is Chairwoman of this Committee
Julie Moffitt and Pat Hawley will lead an 8-week Bible Study on Romans, beginning Thursday, January 23rd, following Mass and Adoration (approximately 10:30). See the Bulletin for more information or call Julie at 406-837-2520.
Volunteers are needed to support the Catholic Journey Experience Retreats (Women's retreat January 30-February 2; Men's retreat February 6-9) held at Christ the King in Missoula. For more information, please contact Darinda Huntley-Venters of our parish at 406-471-2144.
Ann Wohl has helped arrange a free-will benefit concert with Wai Mizutani for Bigfork Food Bank, Farming for the Future Academy, and Homeward for Heroes, Sunday, February 9, at 4:00 p.m. at St. John Paul II.
Our Parish has a Sunshine Committee. If you know of someone in our parish in need of a card for an illness, birthday, thinking-of-you, sympathy, or something else, please call Committee Chair Geneva Curran at 303-929-5912.
Our Annual Rags to Riches fundraiser will be May 15-16 this year. Please remember us during your spring cleaning! This huge event is being co-chaired by Mary Lambert and Karen Bach.