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Council of Catholic Women (CCW)

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St. Petronille's Council of Catholic Women (CCW) provides opportunities to gather in the Catholic Spirit for fellowship, service, and spiritual enrichment. The women of CCW sponsor philanthropic activities like Adopt-a-Family for Christmas, dinners and bagged lunches for PADS, and help facilitate donations to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry from parishioners and students. We are responsible for honoring the Woman of Year, and choosing scholarship recipients for Catholic High Schools. CCW also coordinates Donut Sundays, Men’s Trivia Night and the annual Christmas Soiree. We have a Board of 12 that meets monthly during the school year, and we host a Kickoff meeting each September where our members have the opportunity to sign up for activities throughout the year. New members are welcome any time! Please take this opportunity to join CCW or renew your membership online now!

 2018-19 CCW Registration 

For more information, please contact Kristen Dowd ( or visit our Facebook page: St. Petronille CCW


2018-19 CCW Board 

President: Kristen Dowd 

Co-President: Noreen Schaetty 

Vice President: Megan Breen 

Co - Vice President: Tara Campbell 

Treasurer: Maggie Rebman 

Corresponding Secretary: Susanne Riley 

Recording Secretary: Katie Anderson 

Hospitality Chair: Reagan Irving 

Hospitality/Soiree Lead: Colleen Hindman 

Hospitality/Adopt-a-Family Lead: Nell Bochenek 

Hospitality: Rachel Stoughton 

Hospitality: Katie Deutsch


 St. Petronille Council of Catholic Women (CCW) Events and Activities:

  • Adopt-a-family: Wide-range of opportunities available in the largest drive of its kind in DuPage County
  • Blood Drives: Welcome donors during the drive and ensure they are well enough to go home
  • Food Pantry Delivery: Deliver collected goods from coat closet to Grace Lutheran Church
  • Homebound Visits: Quarterly visits including delivery of simple, child-made projects to homebound in Parish
  • Thanksgiving Baskets: Supplement the Food Pantry Thanksgiving Baskets wit additional grocery gift cards.


  • Luminary Sale: Volunteers are needed to help promote, sell and distribute luminary kits

  • Flower Sale: Annual fundraiser - Usher in spring by sorting flowers!

  • Men's Trivia Night: A night out for our husbands and the men in the Parish to test their knowledge of sports.

Parish Fellowship:

  • Donut Sunday: All are welcome! Pour juice or shop for milk to support this Parish fellowship tradition.

  • Easter Egg Hunt: Provide a fun morning for children in the Parish as they hunt for eggs on the Parish lawn.

  • Family Fun Night: A night of family fun, pizza, children's entertainment and adult conversation.

  • General Meetings: Thanks to all who volunteer to provide refreshments to our monthly meetings.

  • High School Scholarship: Review essays to choose the winner of the $1,000 scholarship.

  • Post Mass Receptions: Provide and serve light refreshments after All Souls Mass and/or St. Patrick's Day Mass

  • Woman of the Year: Honor dedicated women in our Parish on April 10th with Mass intentions and a reception

Spiritual Enrichment:

  • Book Club: Join in monthly discussion with women of CCW based on short, accessible, spiritual reading

  • Christmas Tea: A beautiful evening of spiritual fellowship for all parishioners - December 6, 2010

  • CCW Sponsored Mass: Annual Mass celebrating women.