Dates for Personal Development Training in Northern, Southern and Central Deaneries are currently being scheduled for Fall of 2021 and will be posted as soon as the dates are confirmed.
Here is the 2021 VDCCW Calendar!
BISHOP FRANK DEWANE of our Venice Diocese, Florida; Our moderator, Father Joe Connolly, Ladies of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women including Junior CCW's from Wauchula are pictured above at the Cathedral in Venice, FL. Ladies are from parishes from Naples to Sarasota, SW FL. Come and join us anytime!
Recipients of the Golden Rose Award. Parishes submitted the name of a girl from their parish that exemplified the VDCCW Mission Statement of Spirituality, Service and Leadership.
The Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women recognized them with an award, yellow roses and a membership in the National Council of Catholic Women. Epiphany Cathedral CCW hosted the event under the leadership of Fran Frederick. Bishop Frank Dewane gave a wonderful message to the girls and presented them with the Golden Rose Leadership Award.
NCCW CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
"Women of Courage, Women of Hope," celebration from the pandemic last year! Iris Gomez , Mentor, and Junior CCW'ers from St. Michael in Wachula, FL. Young women receiving the award were
Isabella De la Rosa, Vannesa De la Rosa, Tatianna Mier, Adrianna Mier (not pictured) and Linda Flores.
Iris said, " The event is in recognition of the young ladies that show Courage and hope during the Pandemic time 2020. They were the only ones that participate on all our activities and projects. We named the award "Women of courage, Women of Hope". Congratulations to all on an award so well deserved!
THE NEXT LENTEN RETREAT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP RETREAT GROUNDS IN VENICE, FL Scheduled for October 16, 2021
VDCCW RETREAT 2020
PROVINCE MASS AND LUNCHEON CELEBRATION
rescheduled to JUNE 10, 2021
in ORLANDO. More information posted as available.
Questions: Myrna Wong- 772 335 5160 or [email protected]
RELIGIOUS VOCATION FUND
Cornelia Zanetti hails in charge of the Seminarian Fund (formerly Gladys Fox) Memorial Cards for Spiritual Masses that now support Religious Education for men and women as well as Birthday and Anniversary celebrations.
Her email contact information is [email protected]. Why not remember your favorite pastor or priest with one of our celebration cards? Kudos to Cornelia who presented Bishop Dewane with a check for at least $10,000 a year just from from the Gladys Fox Memorial Fund cards .(2018)
VDCCW LENTEN RETREAT
ALSO GIVEN IN SPANISH
Ladies of Wachula participated in Mary's Way of the Cross
Iris Gomez and ladies from Wachula
Open House at Citrus County Pregnancy & Life Center, Beverly Hills FL.
Ana Rybicki started this picture several months ago and worked on it sporadically, it is done gluing dot by dot. She didn't know what she would do with it when it was finished so she was taking her time. Then she received an invitation to attend an Open House from the Citrus County Pregnancy and Life Center in Beverly Hills, FL. At this dedication, Stephanie Bell, Director, said "Everyone who is here today is here for a reason.!" She immediately knew that this was where her painting belonged. The Arbor Lakes Women's Club hosted a baby shower/luncheon on May 5th at the Lakeside Restaurant in Inverness and we concluded with my special presentation to the new life center. It truly was a labor of love! Kudos to Anna!
VDCCW BOARD MEETING AND CELEBRATION OF BISHOP DEWANE'S 33 YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD
JULY 25, 2020
Brenda Dolan and Ellen Bachman, Co-Presidents of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW) present Bishop Frank Dewane with a check for ($9K) for the Seminarians from the VDCCW Vocations fund. The women have supported this fund for over 20 years. The check was presented at the VDCCW Board meeting where the women celebrated the 33rd Anniversary of Bishop Dewane’s Ordination to the Priesthood.
Brenda Dolan and Ellen Bachman, Co-Presidents of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW), presented Bishop Frank Dewane with checks for Hugs ($7,517.82), Seminarian ($9,014.30), and the NCCW Vocation Fund ($1,772.50) was mailed to NCCW.
BOX OF JOY
Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW )
BOX OF JOY
SERVICE PROJECT for 2020:
BOX OF JOY
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HUGS FOR HOMELESS
We want to congratulate the Epiphany CCW for their annual Hugs For The Homeless Campaign success. They raised over $4,800.00 in one weekend for our Hugs For The Homeless Campaign. Wonderful work ladies on behalf of the homeless population in the state of Florida. Remember, these funds are combined with all of the other Dioceses Hugs monies and then split evenly between all seven Diocesan CCWs. Marianne will be sending out more information on this year's campaign very shortly. Please let us know what great ideas all of your affiliations have for this fundraising opportunity. As we move into the Lenten season, we find this is a wonderful time to raise funds for some of the most vulnerable people in our area. With the on-going and lingering effects of COVID, there is more need now than ever.