Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
The St. Lawrence Council of Catholic Women (CCW) provides opportunities for women in the parish to live out their Catholic faith through:
- Ministries to serve those in need in the greater community;
- Activities and events for members of St. Lawrence to foster parish life; and
- Deepening of prayer and faith education.
Participation in CCW is open to every woman in the parish. Our CCW chapter is under the patronage of Our Mother of Good Counsel.
General meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm in Hammond Hall. Other CCW-sponsored events are held throughout the year.
See our Calendar of Events here: 22-23 CCW Calendar of Events
The pillars of Service, Parish Life, and Faith support our mission:
Ministries to serve those in need in the greater community
- Christ House (providing food to the homeless and low-income households in Alexandria)
- Carpenter’s Shelter (providing meals to people in this Alexandria homeless shelter)
- Share Sunday (to benefit Koinonia)
- Prayer Shawl Ministry (making prayer shawls to be blessed by our priests and given to those who are ill; praying for the recipients)
- Rosary Makers (making Rosaries for the parish and its missions)
Activities and events for members of St. Lawrence to foster parish life
- Annual November Pie Sale (to benefit the CCW Scholarship fund)
- Annual November Coat Drive (to benefit Koinonia)
- Annual Christmas sale of wreaths/greenery, baked goods, and religious items (to benefit the CCW Scholarship fund)
- Christmas Angel Tree (to provide Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the parish)
- Thanksgiving and Christmas food basket assembly and distribution, in collaboration with Share Sunday Ministry
- March for Life Soup and Sandwich Supper for marchers upon return to the parish every January
- Pro-Life Baby Shower at January general meeting (donations for women and children)
- Receptions for the parish, including for those entering the church at the Easter Vigil and those receiving Confirmation
- Annual $1,000 scholarship awarded every April to a high school senior girl in the parish. The scholarship application form is available here:
PDF Version: CCW 22-23 Scholarship application
Word Version: CCW 22-23 Scholarship application
Deepening of prayer and faith education
- Open every general meeting with the prayer to Our Mother of Good Counsel
- Encourage praying the Rosary
- Advent/Lent reflections
- Mary’s Way of the Cross at the first general meeting every Lent
- Speakers on spiritual topics at general meetings
- Brief Catechism discussions at general meetings
- Promote attendance at St. Lawrence Novena on Monday evenings and Adoration on Wednesday evenings
To become involved in any of the CCW’s ministries or activities, please complete this form and drop it off at a General Meeting or drop off at the Rectory office: CCW Volunteer Form
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the “Contact this Ministry” form on the right side of this page.
MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL, PRAY FOR US!