Debbie Keller was installed as President of the ACCW on Friday, April 21st, at the 85th ACCW Convention. Read her testimonial below about this experience and the good work of these women in our Archdiocese!
“The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women recently held its 85th ACCW Convention at St. Odilia’s in Shoreview. The theme, “Catholic Women Telling Our Stories”, was evidenced throughout the scope of the two-day convention. One of the many highlights was a PowerPoint presentation portraying the beautiful array of ministerial works performed by women of all ages. The love, concern and conviction they have to aid the poor, the marginalized and the voiceless in our society is both inspiring and life-giving.
Such faithful and dedicated action is born from our national mission statement: “The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its members to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in Spirituality, Leadership and Service. Our programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the church and society in the modern world.”
The women who comprise our membership are mindful, fun-loving and filled with contagious joy. They have grit, grace and generous hearts. It is a privilege to serve with them!
All Catholic Women’s groups as well as individual women are encouraged to affiliate with the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. Through our combined efforts, we can and indeed have made a difference for the common good of society—locally, nationally and internationally.
We thank the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation for supporting us! If you would like further information on the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, call 651-291-4545 or go to accwarchspm.org.”
Our Lady of Good Counsel, patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women, pray for us!