St. Charles Coldwater - CCW

Council of Catholic Women

Updated:  Februaru 1st, 2021

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH

 

OFFICERS

Past-president:  Rosemary Hagemyer

Co-presidents: Linda Swantek, Marian Smith

Vice-president:  Carolyn Morrison

Treasurers: Diane Betts, Carol Edwards

Secretary:  Pat Fletter

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN

150 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

 

  On the first Sunday of May 1869, the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was established. Celebrating this 150th year Anniversary milestone, the Council of Catholic Women (renamed in the 1990’s) received from Pope Frances an Apostolic Blessing. Father Mark Vyverman presented the divine favor to Co-Presidents Marian Smith and Linda Swantek.

   From the beginning Catholic women have been an indispensable part of the Church. In the beginning, they paid entirely for a new altar ($92.00). They continue to care for the altars, the Church gardens, the School and Church needs. In addition, they help the Branch Area Food Pantry, Blood Drives, Walk for Warmth, Right to Life, Beginnings Care, Tommy’s House, Coats for Kids, Coalition Against Domestic Violence and make blankets for babies to name a few.

   For 150 years women of St. Charles Borromeo Church have helped inside and outside of the Church. They continue in Faith.