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Spirituality Commission Resources

Click here for this commission’s definition and chairperson, as well as her contact information.

Click here for a handout on the type of work done in this commission and a listing of example projects.

Church Resources

The SCCCW is a group of women working to reflect Christian values and Catholic teachings. We very well can’t do that if we are unfamiliar with what those values and teachings are. But even a well-learned theologian needs constant rejuvenation of his or her spiritual life. Therefore, faith knowledge or faith renewal should be a paramount activity of your affiliate.

Click here for the USCCB’s overview of the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic faith and here for information on prayer and worship, including blessings and devotionals.

Click here for the Vatican’s overall website and here for its Resource Library, including the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Legislative Resources

Catholics need to address and make decisions regarding political and legislative questions based on a well-formed conscience.  To do that, Catholics need to hear, receive, and act upon the Church’s moral and social teachings.  With such a foundation, Catholics are better able to evaluate policy positions, party platforms, and candidates’ promises (and actions).

Click here for information and resources that highlight the role of the Church in the formation of such a conscience.

Click here for the USCCB’s “The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” handout.

Click here for information on USCCB issues and actions on topics such as religious liberty, marriage and family, human life and dignity, etc.

Leadership Commission Resources

Click here for this commission’s definition and chairperson, as well as her contact information.

Click here for a handout on the type of work done in this commission and a listing of example projects.

Organization Resources

Effective leadership is achieved after acting in an honest, straightforward, and loving manner towards one’s fellow members, using communication and organizational skills as tools. After all, “Where there is no leadership—the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18). People work best in organizations with clearly defined rules and expectations, where members are encouraged and appreciated, and in environments that welcome visitors and new ideas.

Click here for information on NCCW’s Leadership Training Development (LTD) Program. To see information on bringing NCCW’s LTD Program to your affiliate or deanery, click here.

To read about “Eight ways that you can live out your call to serve in the leadership style of Jesus,” (a short LTD handout based on the writings of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta), click here .

Service Commission Resources

Click here for this commission’s definition and chairperson, as well as her contact information.

Click here for a handout on the type of work done in this commission and a listing of example projects.

Family & Community Resources

The Diocese of Charleston maintains offices for the following ministries/organizations that are a wealth of information for Family and Community concerns, including—but not limited to—Catholic Schools, Family Life, Education and Catechesis, Vocations, and the various ministries: Campus, Ethnic, Hispanic, International, Prison, Social, Youth, and Young Adult.

International Resources

The following service projects have a global outreach and are endorsed by or conducted in partnership with NCCW.

Cross Catholic Outreach & NCCW “Women Helping Women” http://www.crosscatholic.org/nccw
Fighting Human Trafficking #0500, Protecting and Sheltering Women #0578,
Preventing Mother and Child Mortality #0704, Upholding the Sanctity of Life #0928

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) & NCCW “Works of Peace & Reconciliation”
http://www.crs.org/nccw
Help-a-Child, Madonna Plan, Refugee Women Emergency Fund, Water for Life

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) & USCCB “Catholics Confront Global Poverty”*
http://www.confrontglobalpoverty.org/current-issues
Conflict & Peace, Hunger & Nutrition, International Assistance, Natural Resources
*NCCW is listed as a partner on the website.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) “Fair Trade”
http://www.crsfairtrade.org
Chocolate, Coffee, Crafts

Listing of CRS Programs within the US
http://uspartners.crs.org/domestic-programs/index.cfm


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Helpful Hints


Please don’t think the suggestions listed on the handouts or on this webpage are the only projects or activities allowed—get creative!  The sky is the limit…and so is your potential!


Don’t forget to use other resources available to you, too—for example, visit the library or use the Internet, contact experts within your parish or local community, read print media, follow social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), download apps for mobile devices, and utilize Skype or email to communicate.