The LDCCW is the Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, an organization of all Catholic women in the Diocese of Lincoln. The LDCCW enriches the lives of Catholic women by pursuing projects designed to further spiritual and family life in all parishes and communities in southern Nebraska. Organized in 1932, the LDCCW has undertaken dozens of projects which fulfill the corporal and spiritual works of mercy as outlined by the Church. More than 22,000 women undertake to fulfill the Gospel mandate by becoming involved in their parishes and towns in humanitarian, religious, pastoral and educational endeavors. The work of the LDCCW directly effects not only the local parish and each family, but also impacts on the state and national legislative scene as well as on the needs of the missions and the poor around the world. The vision and scope of the LDCCW is at one and the same time local and global. The LDCCW is a member of the National Council of Catholic Women, NCCW.org.
Mission Statement: Performing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy in the service of God and His Church.
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LDCCW Officers 2018-2020
The Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women officers were installed Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the 61st Biennial Convention at St. Patrick Catholic Church in McCook.
Back row: Rev. Thomas Lux, Spiritual Advisor, Pastor All Saints, Holdrege; Rev. Thomas McGuire, Assistant Spiritual Advisor, St. Joseph, Beatrice
Middle Row: Donna Havlat, 1st Vice President, Sacred Heart, Crete; Kay Wessel, President, Sacred Heart, Crete; Teresa Koch, Financial Secretary, St. Mary, Odell
Front Row: Valerie Able, 2nd Vice President, St. Clara, Peru; Christine Cooney, Treasurer, St. Joseph, Harvard; Linda Schaben, Recording Secretary, St. Germanus, Arapahoe; Jackie Kassebaum, Auditor, St. Michael, Hastings
Not pictured: Kathy Rowell, President-elect, All Saints, Holdrege; Carolyn Mazour, 3rd Vice President, Holy Trinity, Blue Hill
For the LDCCW Biennial Convention April 13-14, 2018 in McCook, Becky Deaver shared a wonderful message that tied St. Therese with St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and spoke of the story of Mary and Martha. A truly inspiring message of what 'we' think God expects of us and what He actually expects of us.
Video for LDCCW 2016 Convention