Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW)
The Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) is a service organization at MMOC
that promotes spiritual growth, service, and leadership experiences for all women of the parish.
We support our parish through acts of service as well as supporting its organizational and material needs.
Reaching beyond our parish doors, we support initiatives advocating Christian and Catholic values on a local, regional and national level through our affiliation with the La Crosse Area Deanery,
the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW), and the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW).
The PCCW is a mingling of young and old, single and married, daughters, mothers and grandmothers, all working together for the church and community. All women of MMOC are members of the PCCW, so there is no need to "register" or "join." Come to a meeting and see what we are about. Some of our service work includes participation in the Pro-Life Life Chain, church/rectory cleanings, hosting Deanery meetings and hosting parish socials. To assist the parish with some of the material necessities, we raise money in a variety of ways like rummage sales, Brat Barns, Cookie Walk/Craft sale and the quilt raffle. Each year during Advent, warm fellowship and refreshments are shared with our neighbors at Our Redeemer Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran Churches.
Our bylaws were revised in September 2016.
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel
God of heavenly wisdom, you have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus, to be our guide and counselor. Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life and so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come.
O Mother of Good Counsel, patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women, intercede for us, that we may be wise, courageous and loving leaders of the church. Help us, dear mother, to know the mind of Jesus, your Son.
May the Holy Spirit fill us with reverence for God's creation, and compassion for all God's children. May our labors of love on earth enhance the reign of God, and may God's gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come. Amen.
Updated 1 July 2022