CCW – Council of Catholic Women


A Letter from the CCW President

I would like to welcome you to your CCW. The added bonus to being a woman parishioner at St. Giles is that you are automatically a member of the Council for Catholic Women (CCW). There is no need to register and there is no fee to join this wonderful and vibrant community of women!

CCW is a group focused on faith, friendship and fun. This year, although we have had to get creative with the events and their formats, the focus remains the same. We have many opportunities for you to get involved in activities that are of interest to you.

This organization has 3 main aspects to our mission:

  • Spiritual (Providing service within our community)
  • Social (Creating opportunities for fellowship within the St. Giles community)
  • Philanthropic (Finding ways to raise money for worthy causes)

We are always looking for ways to keep in touch with you so that you are informed of the events and opportunities that are around the St. Giles corner. Upcoming events and information can be found on this Parish website, St. Giles weekly school newsletter and through the email correspondence that you will get from us periodically. We strive to include everyone, so if you are not on our email list, your email has changed or you know someone that may be unfamiliar with the CCW, but might be interested in joining, please share the contact information with us at and we will reach out.

Even with the social distancing restrictions, this season of CCW promises to be a great time with a focus on the things that we can do. We can serve! We can connect! We can continue to support communities in need!

Peace Always,
Janette Cortes-Duewel
CCW President 2020-2021

Our “Mission Statement”

CCW responds to the needs of women of all ages within the parish community and beyond. CCW affirms every woman’s unique gifts and talents, providing opportunities to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.

CCW Board 2020-2021

President – Janette Cortes-Duewel
Vice-PresidentOPEN, if interested contact Janette at
Secretary – Peggy Lau
Treasurer – Natalie Connelly
Communications – Kari Harris

BOARD MEETINGS – Meetings are usually every other month on the second Tuesday at 7 pm at the Parish Center. Due to the Pandemic, all the Board Meetings will be virtual at 7 pm until further notice. Officers are expected to attend. All women of the parish are invited to attend. Meeting schedule:

November 10, 2020
January 12, 2021
March 9. 2021
May 11, 2021