WESTERN NEBRASKA

A VOICE FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN

About Our Council

The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women has been active in the Diocese of Grand Island since 1933 and is affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women.  The GIDCCW is an organization that acts through its affiliated organizations to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. Inspired by our patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, DCCW women respond with Gospel values to the needs of the church and society in the modern world.   

The mission of GIDCCW is carried out through the work of three Commissions:

Spirituality

The Spirituality Commission reinforces faith and supports service to the Church and to the world through discipleship and spiritual growth; and encourages legislative advocacy at the local, state, and national levels, guided by Catholic social teaching.

Leadership

The Leadership Commission provides organization development, opportunities for training, as well as public relations resources, and publications to strengthen leadership. The 2023-25 focus is on membership.

 

Service

The Service Commission engages the members of NCCW, and all people, in working to address the needs and concerns of their individual communities; and supports and enhances family life within the Church and society.