Council of Catholic Women

Welcome to St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women


CCW is the women's group of our parish.  It is a parish, diocesan and national group, recognized  to be a great dynamo in the life of the local Church. Our commissions include Family, Church, International, and Community.

All women of the parish, 18 years and older, are automatically considered members of St. Mary's CCW, and are welcomed and encouraged to attend our monthly meetings, programs, and events.   Programs and meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from September through May, at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center. 

Each month's meeting includes a program, business meeting, and fellowship. An active member is one who pays dues and participates in events.  Yearly dues are $5.  Please pay at any CCW meeting or drop an envelope into the mass collection basket.  Dues are taken as an indication of an active interest and support,and as a qualification to vote in any election of officers.   Regional meetings and diocesan activities are also held each year.  Please check the calendar for upcoming events.

CCW regularly participates in service projects, which include helping those in our parish, community, and globally. These projects include the Christmas Giving Tree, donating to the St. Mary's High School Scholarships and donating to Catholic Relief Services. Our main fundraiser is the Fall Bunco Party. 

We also like to have fun! Each year, we host a Christmas party for our members, participate in pilgrimmage trips, and participate in special masses for our group. 

The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) joined together to help "Turn the Town Teal" for September 2019 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Jillian Munsell an ovarian cancer survivor was able to join them.

Annual BUNCO Fundraiser * November 3rd 2019





CCW 2019-2020

President: Jeanne Rapp

Vice President:  Robin White

Recording Secretary: Kathy Williamson

Corresponding Secretary:  Alice Matula

Treasurer:  Kathy O'Hagan

E-mail Secretary & Prayer Requests:  Peg Francisco


Church:  Shirley Deutsch & Jean Jun

Community: Marie Moretti & Jane Spray

Family: Carolyn Healy & Nancy Skwarczynski (2020/2021), Peg Furto & Cathy Glover (2021/2022)

International: Pam Harvey & Jan Harris

 Virgina Guertin is CCW's 2020 Woman of the Year!

Virginia Guertin was born and raised in Chicago, married Bob in September 14, 1963. They moved to Morris in August, 1970 and became parishioners at St. Mary’s Church in Minooka. They have a son, Carl and daughter, Claudine. Bob and Virginia’s hobbies include International travel and golf.  Virginia also enjoys gardening, card and game playing.  Special interests are her membership in St. Mary’s CCW, Minooka Women’s Club, volunteering at Morris Hospital and the Helping Hands Food Pantry housed at the Minooka United Methodist Church and co-sponsored by St. Mary’s Church.  Virginia enjoys her friendship with all the ladies at the monthly CCW Meetings and volunteering at all the fundraisers and social events. 





Online Giving

Online Giving

Secure and Convenient Donate now!