Women's Groups

More groups will be added as we receive the information. Contact us below if you would like to request to add your group. 

Ave Maria Women's Society
Alternate between Ave Maria Parish Center 7200 Denissen Road, Lexington 11 am - 1 pm, and Ave Maria - St Mary Center, 7066 Main, Port Sanilac 9 am - 11:15 am
First Tuesdays of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Women come together for prayer, fellowship and outreach.
Donna LaRose, 810-622-8533

Saginaw Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
The SDCCW is an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women.  Our purpose is:  to unite Catholic women’s organizations and individual Catholic women in the diocese, to develop their spiritual growth & leadership potential, and to motivate and to assist them in acting upon current issues in the Church and society.  
The SDCCW is composed of parish affiliates and individual members.  We are part of the Detroit Province CCW, which includes all seven dioceses of Michigan.  The SDCCW conducts an Annual Meeting in September, assists with the Respect Life Mass, provides a Lenten Retreat for all women of the Diocese, and supports Emmaus House as our diocesan project.  The East Region conducts a Spring & Fall Meeting.
For more information, contact Rita Maher, President, at 989-635-7072 or rfmaher48453@yahoo.com.  Joyce Raducha, V.P., Ithaca; Jackie Krzyzaniak, Sec., Pinconning; Sandie Cargill, Treas., Marlette; East Region CCW Pres. Rose Lilly, Lexington; Spiritual Advisor, Sr. Janet Fulgenzi.

Christian Mothers & Women of Holy Apostles Parish
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Women of Saints Peter &Paul of Ruth was formed in April, 1921. In 2013, the name was changed to Christian Mothers & Women of Holy Apostles Parish with the parish merge now serving Ruth and Forestville.
The purpose of our organization is to help each other bring up children in true Christian family life, assist the Pastor in maintaining the altars, provide the necessities of the sanctuaries according to the resources, and to provide programs for the various needs of the parish.
We are members of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) & Saginaw Diocesan CCW.
For more information, contact Linda Schumacher, President at 989-864-3210, Holy Apostles Parish, 7135 E. Atwater Rd., P.O. Box 55, Ruth, MI 48470

Good Shepherd Christian Mothers & Women
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Women of Good Shepherd Parish first started as the Altar Society of St John’s many years prior to 1934.
The first records found were dated 1934 with 34 members.  In 1948, the Altar Society voted to join the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Through the years the Altar Society and Christian Mothers provided care and up keep of the Altars and did many charitable deeds.
In 2013, St John’s merged with the parishes of St Columbkill of Sheridan, St Joseph of Argyle, and St Ignatius of Cumber to form Good Shepherd Parish.
Women from all church sites were invited to join the newly named group of Good Shepherd Christian Mothers and Women.
We are members of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW); Saginaw Diocesan CCW; East Region CCW.
For more information contact Cathy Stacer, President, 989-551-3877, President; Good Shepherd Parish, 1935 Hamilton St., Ubly Mi 48475

St. Paul the Apostle Council of Catholic Women, Ithaca
On June 1, 1952, the first Mass for our parish was celebrated in a downtown building.  Within the following month, the first Altar and Rosary Society was formed.  On November 8, 1953, the first Mass was celebrated in our newly built church. The Altar and Rosary Society donated the Stations of the Cross for that church.  Today, these hang in our current church, completed in 1969.  

In 1976, the ladies voted to change the name to St. Paul the Apostle Council of Catholic Women.  We are members of the Saginaw Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the National Council of Catholic Women.  Our ladies are active participants of SDCCW and NCCW activities and conventions.

Since 1952, our ladies have supported the parish by fundraising dinners, rummage sales, Mother/Daughter and Father/Son banquets, funeral dinners, receptions for new parishioners, leading the rosary before Mass, sending cards to the homebound, sending youth to Catholic camps and Right to Life Marches, providing meals and gifts for needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas, etc.  Purchases by our St. Paul CCW have been processional cross, liturgical necessities, classroom carpeting, kitchen stove, freezer, kitchen utensils and equipment, figures for outdoor nativity scene, etc.

For more information, contact Joyce Raducha, President, at 989-875-2650 or LaWanna Schoenborn, Treasurer, at 989-400-9356.