Cincinnati Catholic Women raised $2393.00 through the Rusty Ball. Congratulations and special thank you to our co-chairs: Pauline Fitzgerald, Michelle Jones, and Suzy Dorward.
With our long and rich heritage that began in 1917 in the basement of Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati Catholic Women has grown to a membership of nearly 150. Providing a nurturing environment, our organization offers an opportunity for women to gather with other Catholic women and share their faith, talents and friendship all while giving back to the community.
Cincinnati Catholic Women brings a long history of service to the community that dates back to 1917 when members met in the basement of Good Samaritan Hospital to provide aid for the war effort. We are a diverse membership of Christian women who wish to share in spiritual growth, personal development, volunteerism, philanthropic endeavors and friendships through personal involvement in projects and activities that benefit women and children in our community. In sharing our faith and talents through philanthropic endeavors and personal involvement in projects and activities, we form lasting friendships and find individual fulfillment.
Cincinnati Catholic Women offer members a way to celebrate their religion, develop and nurture friendships and give back to the community. Our monthly meetings held (September-May) help our members share and explore our faith through discussions and guest presenters (see list of 2013 meetings. Our members are involved in a variety of community activities including: collecting toiletries for a local shelter, delivering healthy snacks to an inner city school, or providing thanksgiving dinners for a women’s shelter, or knitting blankets for young mothers; our members find fulfillment in giving back to the community. Our card parties in the spring and fall also provide financial support to Healing Connections. Our members also assist in fund raising efforts (the Rusty Ball, the Pennies from Heaven raffle, and the Kroger card program) that help us generate money for the Continuing with Confidence scholarship. All these activities bring us together as Catholic Women of all ages, from all walks of life, from all neighborhoods. To accommodate busy schedules, there is no minimum number of meetings you must attend, but we strongly encourage members to take advantage of the spiritual and social opportunities our meetings and activities offer.
"Spiritual Food for Thought...”For the remainder of 2013, Cincinnati Catholic Women will offer a variety of guest speakers both at the monthly meetings. This year we are focusing on the Bible and ask that our members take some time to read in between meetings to better understand the religious documents that guide our lives.
A spiritual organization…our goals are the same today as they were in 1917 - to focus on spiritual growth and offer a welcoming environment where women can gather and enjoy each other’s company and share the common bond of religion. Monthly meetings are on the third Monday of each month September through June. This year, there will be a combination of guest speakers and tours of local religious facilities.
A fundraising organization…we host special events that appeal to a broad audience and help us raise necessary funds for our philanthropic endeavors. We will have two card parties at the CCW House – in the spring and fall and everyone is welcome regardless if you play cards or not! Enjoy an afternoon of games, raffles; lunch and fun. The fall fundraiser is part of the community-wide event hosted by the Rusty Griswolds and is held at the Cincinnati Convention Center. In the spring we host our annual PENNIES FROM HEAVEN fundraiser that is simply a non-event/event. We award $2,500 in CASH prizes and all proceeds go to the scholarships we distribute each year to young women over the age of 25 who want to pursue a post-secondary degree. Email us or request a raffle ticket by calling 513-891-1965 in April. Drawing will be held at our year-end meeting in June.
A social organization…We have Monday Marathon Bridge, weekly craft circles, book club discussions, bunko nights, and special outings at our home in North Avondale.
A provider organization … We reach out and help our community by supporting education and organizations that help women and children in need. Currently our efforts are making a difference with Mercy Neighborhood ministries, Healing Connection, and St. Francis Seraph School as well as providing young women who wish to return to college to earn a post secondary degree the opportunity to do so through our scholarship fund.
A working organization with personal involvement… You can be as involved in a variety of ways and do it when your time permits. We do ask our members to try to support our fundraisers and attend, at least, four meetings per year. If rolling up your sleeves and getting involved fulfills you needs, there are several activities. Like delivering Thanksgiving dinners to shut-ins, providing healthy snacks to a local inner-city school, collecting toiletries for a shelter, or tutoring at a local school.Go back
CCW - why not share your faith with others? Our home is located in North Avondale where we gather for our monthly card party, committee meetings, sewing circle, book clubs, lectures and small special events and social activities. We invite you to join us for a meeting and see if membership fills your individual needs. You can contact Suzy at 891-1965 should you want more information on meetings.
Please feel free to contact Cincinnati Catholic Women.