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Tuesday at 12:10pm
Saturday Vigil 4:30pm
Sunday 7am, 9am and 11:30am

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Enrichment & Outreach Council of Catholic Women

The purpose of St. Philip Council of Catholic Women is to unite women of the parish through spiritual, service, and social activities and to assist the pastor in meeting the material needs of the parish through our gifts of time and money. It is also our intent to respond with Gospel values to the needs of our youth in the Catholic schools and religious education programs, as well as to various outreach programs in our local community and the world through works of charity or financial assistance.

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Saint John Paul II Circle
Saint Symbol Dark Red
St. Elizabeth Circle
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St. Martha Circle
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St. Philomena Circle

Any woman interested in fulfilling the purpose of the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is eligible for membership. Currently, our organization has close to 200 members. Some ladies belong to Circles which meet monthly. Some are general members only, some are supporting members, and some are honorary members. Active members endeavor to further the purpose of the CCW at all times and take part in at least two projects during the year, including at least one fundraiser. Supporting members may not be able to be actively involved but support the organization with their prayers and financial contributions. Honorary membership is extended to those women who support the purpose of the CCW but are unable to be either active or supporting members.

St. Philip CCW members actively support our parish by helping with parish sponsored activities such as Superfest, by hosting receptions for First Communion and Confirmation, by cleaning the church and altar linens, and by praying for the intentions of our parishioners through a prayer chain. We also assist with the purchase of new vestments and/or other new liturgical attire when needed.

St. Philip CCW members support the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools by contributing funds for subscriptions to the Scholastic Newsletter, the purchase of Bibles for students, the National Honor Society Thanksgiving Breakfast, by hosting a breakfast and reception for graduating high school seniors and other projects upon request.

St. Philip CCW members support our local and world community by making financial donations to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, by collecting food and clothing for area agencies, by participating in the operation of a local Food Pantry, by hosting a Valentine Day party at a local senior citizen residence, and by making a financial donation to a designated cause or project in other areas of our nation or world.

The St. Philip CCW sponsors several fundraisers throughout the year to earn money to subsidize these services. Our major fundraisers include: Saturday Thrift Shop sales, a Phantom Ball, a Spring Card Party, a Spring Plant Sale, a Fall Fashion Show, a Fall Bake Sale, and a Christmas Wreath & Swag Sale.

All CCW members and all women of our parish are invited and encouraged to attend a "Day of Spiritual Renewal", hosted by the Kalamazoo Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, which is held three times a year at various locations within our Diocese.

The St. Philip CCW strives to be a vital presence in our church, family, and community by developing and sharing an enthusiastic Christian attitude, thereby bringing a true spirit of joy into the lives of its members and the lives of others.

If you would like more information and/or to join the St. Philip CCW, please call the parish office for the current CCW contact person.

Read the May-June 2015 CCW Newsletter

Read the March-April 2015 CCW Newsletter

Read the Fall 2013 Kalamazoo Diocesan CCW Newsletter

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