Four ACCW women to be feted

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will honor four women who have been involved in the organization during the 80th Biennial ACCW Conference May 3 at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis.

The 2012 ACCW Lay Women Awards winners are: Belva Brown from St. Patrick in Shieldsville, Camille Curtiss from St. George in Long Lake, Maria Schloesser from St Patrick in Inver Grove Heights, and Carrie Theisen from St. Henry in Monticello.


Belva Brown has served in every CCW position at St. Patrick. She has taught religious education classes, serv­ed funeral lunches, is a eucharistic minister and participates in the annual Passion play. The mother of eight, who has been married for 52 years, is a member of the American Legion, KC Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society.


Camille Curtiss has served in various ministries at St. George for more than 20 years. She attends weekly eucharistic adoration, has taught confirmation and served with the choir and the youth group. She is on the parish council and facilitates the Virtus Training Program. She was married for more than 33 years, raised a family and worked outside the home.


Maria Schloesser is a charter member of St. Patrick’s CCW and currently serves as its secretary. In the parish, she is a eucharistic minister, hospitality min­ister, adoration minister and more. A single, retired woman, she takes projects to her 90-year-old father to give him an opportunity to help with the parish faith formation program.


Carrie Theisen is a past CCW officer at St. Henry and a former Northwest Deanery  officer. She is a eucharistic minister, a parish council member, a sacristan at the local senior care center and a Cursillo sponsor. She has served on the community education board and helped start the local Birthright program. She has been active in her son’s hockey association and hosted foreign exchange students and other groups.

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