Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW)

The mission of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) is to support, empower, and educate women in spirituality, leadership, and service to Christ and service to the Catholic Church and American society. ACCW programs respond with gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women has a rich history that began in 1920. Today, there are over 100 affiliate parishes in the 12-county area. We are affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) and Province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, which includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota.

Programs Include:

  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Appalachia and Shoe Box Program – Christmas Program
  • Madonna Plan
  • Our Lady of Peace Home
  • Naomi-Ruth Prayer Partnership
  • Mental Illness Prayer Connection
  • Religious Award for Girl and Boy Scout Troops
  • Life Links: Supporting Life from Conception to Death
  • Vocation Calendar: Pray for a Seminarian Each Day on Their Journey
  • On the Road: Training Program for Parish CCW Groups
  • Advent Retreat
  • Legislative Day
  • Annual ACCW Convention
  • ACCW Recognition Sunday to Acknowledge Priests and the CCW members
  • Latino Day
  • Hospitality 101

Did you know?

  • The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women was established by a pastoral letter and with the leadership of Archbishop John G. Murray on March 25, 1933.
  • There are ACCW affiliates active in over 100 parishes in the 12-county area.

2017 CSAF Goal Amount: $25,585

ACCW Fall 2016 Board Meeting
ACCW Fall 2016 Board Meeting

The source of the Council’s funding are parish and individual dues, fundraising, donations and the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation.

For most ministries, CSAF funds only part of their annual budget. Some ministries have other sources of funds, such as participant fees and direct donor gifts for some of their programs.