Strengthened by Grace

How often do we rely on God’s grace and God’s strength to get through the many challenges, both routine and extraordinary, in our lives? Or maybe the question is, how often do we forget to call on Jesus to give us that grace? MCCW hopes you will join us for one of our seven 2019 regional
retreats to explore those questions together. Inspired by 2 Timothy 2:1 – “Be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus…”– we will look at the role grace plays in our lives, explore the times the grace of Christ was apparent in our lives, and reflect on the many ways we can be strengthened by that grace. Watch for registration details for the Pacific, Western, Central, Southeast, and Northeast retreats in December, and details for the fall Europe and Asia retreats after the new year!

Fall Greetings from the MCCW President

Dear Sisters in Christ,

Fall greetings to you this month! During this busy time of year, November offers us the opportunity to take a deep breath and recall all that for which we are thankful.

MCCW has so many things to be thankful for this year – an amazing Forum in San Diego, a wonderful European regional retreat, the creation of our seventh region – Asia, and the “yes” given by so many new board members and volunteers who have come forward to help MCCW grow and thrive.

Most of all though, MCCW is grateful for the opportunity to connect, unite, and inspire you – our military sisters around the globe every day. In the hopes of reaching even more women in 2019, MCCW is offering a special gift to anyone who makes a donation to MCCW in this month of giving thanks. Read more about it in this newsletter — you don’t want to miss this!

Personally, I am grateful for the earlier sunsets which cause my family to gather in our cozy home a little sooner each day. I am going to take full advantage of every minute of it because I know that once the days start growing longer, life will get even busier, especially with all the exciting MCCW retreats being planned! Stay tuned in the coming weeks and in the December Well for exciting announcements about your region’s retreat! In the meantime though – cuddle up with your family and take a moment to recall all the blessings heaped upon us by our loving Father.

In humble service,
Kim

Texas Seminarian in the Spotlight

Currently attending St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA, Carlos Warfield has been adopted by the CWOC ladies from JBSA Randolph in Texas. Focusing on the beautiful scripture passage from Jeremiah
29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for
evil, to give you a future and a hope,” Carlos has dedicated himself to serving our Lord and will one day be an United States Army Catholic Priest. In his free time, Carlos enjoys gardening, running, swimming, following the Dallas Cowboys, and watching the San Antonio Spurs. Pray for Carlos on Nov 16, his birthday, and pray for all of our Co-Sponsored Seminarians every day of the year.

European Team Recognized as Outstanding Volunteers

For November 2018, MCCW is recognizing the 2017-2018 European Regional Team as its volunteers of the month! Sarah Zeola, Amy Vedra, and Amber Wusterbarth (the three ladies on the left side of the photo) planned and hosted an amazing four day retreat for more than 120 women from across Europe during October.

The retreat, with a theme of God’s divine love and mercy, was a beautiful time of prayer, reflection and fellowship. Sarah, Amy, and Amber were well-prepared, gracious hostesses and were a blessing to all who attended.

Thank you, ladies!

Giving Tuesday – Giving You A Community

Every year after the madness of Black Friday and the craziness of Cyber Monday, our country engages in a more charitable tradition known as Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a day when we are asked to make donations to nonprofit organizations and causes we support. We ask you to prayerfully consider making that gift to MCCW this year.

“Why does MCCW need my support?” you might ask.

MCCW connects, unites, and inspires thousands of Catholic women affiliated with the US military — and it does all this with a small, donation-based budget.

Your support allows MCCW to continue to provide:
• The MCCW Worldwide Forum
• Regional Retreats in the Northeast, Southeast, Central, Western, Pacific, European, and the newly created Asia regions
• Pilgrimages
• Digital resources and connectivity through our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube

To thank you for your generosity, MCCW would like to give you a gift in return. For any gifts over $50 made during the month of November, you will receive 5% off one 2019 retreat registration (non transferable). For any recurring, monthly gift over $15 set up during the month of November, you will receive 10% off one 2019 retreat registration (non transferable). To make your gift, visit www.mccw.org/giving.

MCCW thanks you for your generosity and for putting your trust in our ministry to continue connecting, uniting, and inspiring our sisters in Christ to grow in their faith.