Women of faith gather for fellowship

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lucy Johnson, ACCW president  welcomes participants to the Thursday morning sessions.

Lucy Johnson, ACCW president welcomes participants to the Thursday morning sessions.

Sue Vanyo, a member of St. Casimir in St. Paul, pauses after a song during the Mass May 1.

Sue Vanyo, a member of St. Casimir in St. Paul, pauses after a song during the Mass May 1.

More than 200 women gathered at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton for the 82nd annual convention of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women April 30 and May 1.

Participants heard several speakers — including Judy Cozzens, on how to raise a bishop, Kate Soucheray, a marriage and family therapist on everyday holiness, and Dr. Theresa Deisher on human trafficking in biomedical research.

Bishop Lee Piché was on hand to celebrate Mass, install new officers and present the organization’s Lay Woman Volunteer awards.

New Officers

  • Betty Berge – 1st vice president
  • Carol Rusinko – ACCW treasurer
  • Laurie Otte – Southeast Deanery president
  • Judy Beaudry – Northwest Deanery president
  • Lucy Baumbach – West Deanery president

Lay Woman Volunteer Awards

  • Geralyn Clasemann, Holy Childhood in St. Paul
  • Karen McCann, Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul
  • Lorraine Nelson, Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale
  • Joan Schultz, Sts. Joachim and Anne in Shakopee

Learn more about the winners.

Lay Woman Volunteer Award winner Lorraine Nelson from Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale accepts the award from Bishop Lee Piché.

Lay Woman Volunteer Award winner Lorraine Nelson from Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale accepts the award from Bishop Lee Piché.

Jakki Ross from St. Vincent  de Paul in Brooklyn Park listens to Kate Soucheray’s presentation.

Jakki Ross from St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park listens to Kate Soucheray’s presentation.

 

 

 

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