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Our Patron Saint


God of heavenly wisdom, You have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus, to be our guide and counselor.  Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life and so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come.

O, Mother of Good Counsel, patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women, intercede for us, that we may be wise, courageous, and loving leaders of the Church.

Help us, dear mother, to know the mind of Jesus, your son.  May the Holy Spirit fill us with reverence for God’s creation, and compassion for all God’s children.  May our labors of love on earth enhance the reign of God and may God’s gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come.



ACCW Mission Statement

The Chicago Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women, is an inclusive community of Catholic Women who seek to empower and educate its members in spirituality, leadership and service.


2017 Meeting Dates

Board of Directors Meetings:

at Meyer Center at 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 
There will be a meeting in June for the Installation of the New Officers
Date, Time and Location TBD
Executive Board Meetings: 
Conference Calls 
Date & Time tbd



What is the ACCW?

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women is the umbrella association of Catholic lay women's orgainzations giving a voice to every Catholic woman in the Archidocese of Chicago, whether through...


  • A parish group of women


  • A Vicariate or Deanery organizing and supporting councils


  • Local women organized for a specific purpose


  • Associate organizations


  • An alumnae group


What does the ACCW offer?

Suggestions for action in areas of concern to the church and community such as...


  • Charitable fundraising


  • Special interest programming


  • Personal development through leadership training


  • Opportunity for members to dialogue


  • Ecumenical outreaches


  • Service to our church and international communities