Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW)


ACCW Mission Statement: As a member of NCCW, ACCW acts through its affiliated organization to support, empower and educate women in spirituality, leadership and service. Our programs respond with gospel values to the needs of the church and society in the modern world.

Through its commissions, ACCW provides programs of spiritual enrichment, support to the Deanery Boards and their affiliated parish women’s organizations, leadership training, offers individual membership, and speakers on a variety of relevant topics.

Commissions Include:

  • Church Commission (Spirituality)
  • Family Concerns Commission (Spirituality)
  • Community Concerns Commission (Service)
  • International Concerns Commission (Service)
  • Organization Commission (Leadership)
  • Legislation Commission (Leadership)

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

2018 CSAF Goal Amount: $25,585


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.