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Ripe with Anticipation and Expectation

Happy New Year in the Year of Our Lord 2017! I pray that God may bless all of you and your families by providing the necessary graces for your state in life. I am sure all of you took a moment at the close of 2016 to reflect on how GOD and Our Blessed Mother have been present in your lives and those you are close to and thank HIM for all of HIS generosity.

I am using the “Woman at the Well” to be the inspiration for my servant leadership role over the course of the remaining time as MCCW Worldwide President and boy oh boy has she led me to these thoughts for all of you for the upcoming year.

Like the Woman at the Well the Samaritan woman was searching for happiness, but she also allowed me the opportunity to see where JESUS was seeking her salvation. In this Year of Our Lord, MCCW is affording all of you to drink from the “Well” of Divine life through our Regional Retreats in 2017 that have prayerfully been orchestrated through devoted and committed women who are relying on the Holy Power of our Lord to orchestrate and execute them in all the regions. The swamp of sin can take over quickly so stay close to the WELL. Our Journey of Faith Spiritual Leadership and Development encounters will provide enhancement to your journey of faith in your communities by assisting in living for Christ and through Christ. We look forward to visiting you at “YOUR WELL” and providing for your thirst.

The Woman at the Well desires peace and the happiness that the things of this world cannot provide, the LORD promises better, JOY true JOY it cannot be robbed.

The Samaritan Woman becomes a true apostle once she encounters the LORD JESUS, for who HE truly IS. Here, in this encounter like so many other parts of the Gospels, we see that the TRUE disciple of the LORD will always be a passionate apostle.This year like so many others we get to make choices and say YES to invitations. Jesus

This year like so many others we get to make choices and say YES to invitations. Jesus surprises us in encounters where we may never expect! Every day we are faced with choices and challenges that affect our relationship with the LORD. It is not easy to stay faithful or faithfilled. God’s grace makes discipleship not only possible but a real adventure.

Conversion is change and who in 2017 would not benefit from change we are always in need of change, thank goodness for LENT, yes I said it the other great time for conversion, and LENT is fast approaching.

We pray with anticipation and expectation for all the benefits that the LORD will provide in 2017. I don’t need to share with all of you the way that we as a military catholic worldwide community celebrate in different time zones with different customs and all very different but one golden thread remains the same , we all share a common HOPE! New beginnings!  Ripe with anticipation and Expectation!

On the first day, of the New Year, Catholic Christians celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of the Mother of God, this is not a liturgical accident but a very intentional one at that. “She who beheld the face of the Savior, invites us to hear the words of HER SON and our Savior Jesus Christ, “Behold I make all things New!” (Rev. 21:5)

I look forward to meeting YOU at the WELL in this 2017 year and all the encounters that we will share in our Journey of Faith along “THE WAY.”

In His Service Always,

Humbly,

Michelle Nash
President, MCCW Worldwide
2016-2018

Cast Out Your Nets

Greetings my Sisters who have joined me at the WELL! Our 2016-2018 MCCW Worldwide board has had several conference calls, and our first in person board meeting in the beautiful ‘Mission” city of San Diego. We gathered for three full days of prayer, work, and recreation to be led by the Holy Spirit.

All this to ensure that our WOMEN around the WORLD will be transformed through our Journey of Faith Encounters and Regional Retreats. We will also provide a 2018 Worldwide Faith Formation Forum that will be nothing less than a meeting with Christ through Sacramental Support and Key Note Speakers. This intentionality will excite all our disciples to lead by love and become apostles of action. We are very blessed to have had Fr. Joe Deichert and Bishop Buckon with us for the entirety of the board planning meeting. “Blessed are they among women!”

“Blessed are they among women!”

The reality has sunk in now, and I am so very humbled and honored by the support and prayers, and trust and confidence, that I personally have received, and that our entire board has received over these very critical months. Please be assured that as President and Servant Leader, I will do my best to live up to this trust. It is my prayer and hope to fulfill my own FIAT to the Lord where I will strive to continue to be a CHEERFUL GIVER always. I will work to provide a spirit of Unity, Charity, and Prayerfulness to the members and priests around the globe. I cannot do this alone, but only with your added prayers as WELL.

The tasks ahead of us are very clear. We are committed to “casting out our nets” where we have not tread before, to increase our visibility as a presence of Christ for our military chaplains in all branches. WE are ready to undertake this task with the Tools of our Mission by providing the Journey of Faith Encounters to all military installations and Regional Retreats, and to promote ‘witnesses” for Christ and NOT just speakers. Our Website and The Well will be changed to be more accessible and provide easier access to enhance the mission we have been commissioned with. Change is never easy, but as a Catholic Christian it is inevitable. The First thing as a board we were reminded of, is that in order to be SUPERNATURAL LEADERS we must be SUPERNATURAL FOLLOWERS of CHRIST, which implies we must MOVE Forward, no looking back.

As “Women at the Well” we are all about conversion, change and transformation. Please be assured of our prayers for all of you with renewed energy and hopeful guidance. We are so excited about the upcoming future of MCCW Worldwide and the positive potential changes in the future. With your prayers, the decisions of the board will be fulfilled to GLORIFY our LORD!

In His Service Always,

Michelle Nash

President ~ MCCW Worldwide