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Women's Ministry

Information on several organizations dedicated to supporting and educating Catholic women.

Christ Child Society - Milwaukee Chapter

The Milwaukee Chapter of the Christ Child Society is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization of volunteers that welcomes and embraces members of all faiths. The organization is dedicated to expressing love of the Christ Child through service to all God's children regardless of their race or creed. The Society's primary focus is clothing the newborn and providing additional services to follow the child and nurture the youth in the greater Milwaukee area. 

 

deChantal Society

The de Chantal Society is a group of women who are passionate about supporting the Catholic Church, raising their children and grandchildren in the faith, and supporting vocations within their families, the Church and the community. For more information please visit 

 

Elizabeth Ministry

Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement designed to support women and their families during the joys, challenges and sorrows of the childbearing years. The Elizabeth Ministry mission is to cherish children, encourage families and build community. We offer support, mentoring, educational materials, spiritual nourishment and inspirational resources. Elizabeth Ministry Chapters exist across the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia and Central American countries. For more information please visit their website at

Many parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee currently have active Elizabeth Ministries. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the Nazareth Project at 414-758-2214.

 

Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women)

Is a private juridic person of the Catholic Church, established in the Archdiocese of Denver. As a Catholic educational program, Endow brings women together to discover their God-given dignity and to understand their role in humanizing and transforming society. Endow utilizes small study groups, conferences and retreats to cultivate faith, fellowship and formation.

 

Firstfruits

A day at Firstfruits offers sessions designed to nurture your personal relationship with God and inspire you to live more intentionally as the person He created you to be. Grounded in Catholic Christian tradition,Firstfruits welcomes all women. 

 

Milwaukee Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women (MACCW)

We are an organization united to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, in leadership, and in service, consistent with the teachings and tradition of the Catholic Church. Founded on December 8, 1920, our membership consists of parishes or individual women of faith and action. You can become deeply involved or just enjoy the benefits of membership and know that you support an organization that is working to make a difference in an indifferent world.

We are women of action. Our goals are to help women to be a presence in their parish and community and to offer an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth; to stimulate the work of existing Catholic women’s organizations to greater service in meeting the issues of the day. This is accomplished through seminars, workshops, conventions and opportunities for spiritual formation. Join us for one of our many upcoming events such as, days of reflection, church tours, Layette dinner, annual convention and service opportunities. Watch the website for details.

Through our National Affiliation we bring the values and voice of American Catholic women to meetings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations, the United Nations Department of Public information, Catholic Relief Services, and other national Catholic organizations serving the needs and interests of women and children.

Contact Jean Kelly for more information at  jeanakelly@hotmail.com

 

Women of Christ

The Women of Christ story began in 2007 after the overwhelming success of the Men of Christ conference.  A hunger exists amongst the lay faithful that needs to be fed, especially for women.  Society tells us to be something so much different than what God calls us to be.  Our hope is to clear the fog and bring to light the authenticity and truth of God’s gifts just for women. 


 

 For the calendar of upcoming Women's Ministry programs and events please visit the Marriage and Family Life website
 

 

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE CONTACTS

 

Rich Harter, M.T.S.
Director
414-758-2215 harterr@archmil.org

Emily Burds
Associate Director
414-758-2213
burdse@archmil.org

Tori Pohl
Program and Events Coordinator, NFP Consultant
414-758-2241
​pohlt@archmil.org

Merridith Frediani
Administrative Assistant
414-758-2201
fredianim@archmil.org

 

 

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