A People Called to Know Jesus, To Love Jesus, To Serve Jesus
Greetings my Sisters in Christ! Wow, what a whirlwind 2017 has been and I could not allow for the close of this year to pass without expressing my utmost appreciation and gratitude to all of you, our board members and friends and supporters and Priests and Bishops and Archbishop and anyone who contributed in small or large ways, your contributions have made a difference to MCCW Worldwide and to me personally in this position of service.
We begin our Advent Journey with the feast of the Immaculate Conception and this is a timely and wonderful reminder that while listening to the prophecies and promises, we too should pause and give “thanks” for all that God’s love has bestowed on us.
MCCW is grateful for the regional retreats that were held and the miracles that took place not just spiritually but physically for so many of our retreatants, and installing regional discerned boards. The continued blessings and outpouring of love and prayer and support for our co-sponsored seminarian program and the relationships that are being established with chapel groups and seminarians “the hope of the flock.” The encuentro program that is moving forward in strategically planning an outreach to our military catholic communities that is relevant and joyful. The Forum that will be held in April of 2018 in San Diego that will be filled with prayer and mission.
On this occasion may we all engrave in our hearts the values of simplicity, honesty, and faithfulness just like the Virgin Mary , who never failed to show her deep devotion to the Almighty. Let us continue to stand united as a military catholic community of women who protect the blessings bestowed on us. MCCW is the most excellent way to connect to other women-of all ages-much wisdom (and stories) abounding in our experiences and encounters that no other women’s group can share like this one.
May God Bless all of you and I prayerfully HOPE with certainty that 2018 will be a year filled with love and laughter and many answered prayers.
Joyfully In His Service,