Entries by mccwadmin

Transitional Whirlwind: Balancing the Calm and Chaos

Dear Sisters in Christ, It has been a whirlwind since I last wrote to you! We wrapped up the five virtual retreats, held regional and worldwide discernment processes, welcomed several new team members, and kept the gears spinning on many MCCW projects and efforts. MCCW feels a bit like that image of the duck – […]

CWOC Sourcebook: A Great Place to Start!

Is your CWOC getting ready for next year? Spring is the time of discernment, farewells, and excitement about what the year to come will hold. It’s also a great time to brush up on the basics of starting, growing, and leading your women’s ministry.  The CWOC Sourcebook: A Guide to Starting and Growing Catholic Women’s […]

Preparing for Lent

By: Nancy Belmont, Director of Faith Formation Last year, one of my friends commented that we experienced “The Lentiest Lent Ever” due to pandemic closures and isolation measures. This year, we’re weary as we approach “The Lentiest Lent Ever, Part II.”  Anticipating an ascetic season of sacrifice and self-giving can be intimidating because over the […]

One for the History Books

By: Eleanor Gentilini MCCW was established in Europe in 1955 and brought to the U.S. in 1970 by women who had been stationed overseas. One of our “Founding Mothers” was Fran Kelly, whom I met at an MCCW conference in Denver in 1986 and continued to see at conferences and Forums thereafter. When she passed […]

Military Way of the Cross

Though it can be prayed anytime during the year, the Stations of the Cross are especially appropriate during Lent and help us to reflect in a deeper way on Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. This year, consider praying this special prayer using the Military Way of the Cross. Written by Army spouse and MCCW volunteer […]

An Invitation to Discernment

Who: All military-affiliated women (that means YOU!) What: A chance to help MCCW connect, unite, and inspire your sisters in Christ  (also known as Discernment) When: Friday, Apr. 16 @ 11 a.m. EST for Worldwide Board Positions Friday, Apr. 16 @ 2 p.m. EST for Regional Team Positions Where: Worldwide Board Position Zoom Meeting ID: […]

We Need You

Dear Sisters in Christ, In early January, when we sat down to plan out the Well themes and schedule for the year, I was excited to realize that our February issue would be dedicated to preparing for Lent and preparing for discernment.  Maybe at first, you don’t see how these two things go together other […]