This past weekend, a good group of women from around the state gathered in Green River for the annual Wyoming Council of Catholic Women conference.  A real sign of hope for the future of this organization was the 40 first-timers that attended.

The outgoing President of the WCCW was probably the one who was most relieved after the two-day gathering.  Poor Phyllis had to put up with me as a rookie Bishop during the majority of her term of the WCCW.  I wish to thank her for her dedication to the WCCW and especially for her past two years of leadership.

Phyllis Coleman thanking her outgoing board. Photo courtesy of Connie Patterson.

After a day full of activities, the women had a very nice banquet.  The ladies from Green River did a fine job decorating and coordinating the space and activities.  At the end of the evening, there was a good bit of entertainment, with an outstanding presentation on a recent medical mission trip to Zambia by one of the ladies from Green River. 

Sunday morning, the ladies gathered for Mass with the community at Immaculate Conception parish.  With the 150 or so members of the WCCW added to the local community, it was a packed church.  After Mass, the new officers and chair women were installed for their two-year terms.  Following Mass, they returned to their meeting area for the rosary and final meal together before closing this year’s conference.

NCCW Denver Province Director, Marcella Redmond (right) installs new WCCW officers. Photo courtesy of Connie Patterson.


New WCCW officers and Chair Women...some proxies. Photo courtesy of Connie Patterson.

Congratulations, ladies.  We are glad to have such a dedicated group of faithful women in our local Church.  God bless you and your efforts in the coming years!