CCW-St. Columban Council of Catholic Woman

Working together in the parish and beyond

The women of St. Columban Parish are organized as the Council of Catholic Women (CCW), and in that group are part of the Winona (WCCW),  and National (NCCW),  Council of Catholic Women.  WCCW offers women of the Diocese of Winona the opportunity for personal faith growth and promotes Catholic values through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  St. Columban CCW is just  one of more than 100 parishes in the diocesan organization and Bishop Quinn of Winona extends an open invitation to all Catholic women, 18 years and older,  to become a member of WCCW.

The leadership for 2017-18 include Gerrie Daley as chair, and Sue Hyke, Treasurer.

A general membership meeting is held at 6:30PM on the first Wednesday of each month.  All women are invited to join the group in the Parish Hall for the meeting and fellowship.  

The group has collected requested items for the Sacred Heart Mission in Haiti for several years, listing items collected for a month and then reporting on the amount sent on the Mission. The women host  their annual Fall Dinner on a Sunday in October, with a  wonderful crowd attending  to enjoy  their delicious pork loin meal.   The Big Ticket Raffle drawing is held in the early afternoon that day.  The 2017 winners were: 

The Winners for 2017: $500 cash-Tim Walsh; Handmade Oak Chest w/covered seat-Ken Stager; $300 cash-Brian Asleson; $250 gift certificate to Kingsley Mercantile-Erik Zirbes; Two MN Viking tickets-Steven Ramaker; ½ hog (unprocessed)-Joni Clement  and Frank Jaszewski;  Handmade Oak Bookcase-Rita Sackett;  State Quarter Collection donated by First State Bank of Fountain-Sheila Craig; $150 cash-John Bradt; $100 cash-Rick Irish; One night stay at Country Trail Inn & Suites-Ann Sullivan; $100 cash donated by Scheevel & Sons-Kelly Reinecke; $100 cash donated by Blue Ridge Truck Parts & Storage-Angela Conner; $100 Visa Gift Card donated by First SE Bank-Pat Gartner; $100 cash donated by Ron & Lanna Gehling-Muriel Hanson; $100 cash donated by Fountain Blg Center-Dan Gran; Handmade Oak Wall Clock-Chuck Jeffers;  Handmade quilted lap robe-Emily Onsager;  84 pc tool set donated by Preston NAPA-Don Hagedorn; One hour massage from Serenity Within-Jon Nordsvig; $50 cash donated by Valley Design-Valerie Zirbes; $50 cash donated by State Line Const.-Dale Adamek; $50 cash donated by Blue Ridge Truck Parts & Storage-Dave Sikkink; $50 cash (2)-Rita Sackett and Keith Bradt; $50 gift cert. to Preston IGA-Don Sheehan; $50 gift cert. to Branding Iron (3)-Shannon Onsgard, Ted Hammell, Tiffany Peets; $50 gift certificate to McCabe Repair donated by McCabe Repair (2)-Cadin Fitzgerald & Fr. McGrath; $50 gift certificate to Preston Service Plus donated by Preston Service Plus- Wayne Haugerud; $50 cash donated by K&R Equipment-Stefan Nikoloski; Handmade Oak Wooden Cross-Kerry Kingsley; $40 cash donated by Bauer Built-Karen Evers; $40 cash donated by TW Milk Haulers-Curt Bisek; Oil Change donated by Herman’s Service –Bruce Dornink; $25 cash donated by POET Biorefinery-Ted Hammell; $25 cash donated by Drury’s Furniture-Kristie Kayfes; $25 gift certificate donated by Preston Floral-Jameson Lynch;  $25 gift certificate to B&B Bowl-Deb Larson; $25 gift certificate to Cabin Coffee-Travis Muller; $25 gift certificate to Lisa’s Klip & Kurl-Robert Wherley; $25 gift certificate to Preston Equipment donated by Preston Equipment (2)-Fr. Galles and Stan Speer;  Set of handmade oak ornaments-Hannah Vaalemoen; $20 cash donated by  Valley View Campground-Sylvia Slaughter; $20 cash donated by Ross  & Cindy Duckett-Don Besse; $20 gift certificate to Village Square donated by Village Square-Sarah Vaalemoen; $20 gift certificate to Karst Pub donated by Karst Pub-Mike Muller; $20 gift certificate to Blossom Hill donated by Blossom Hill-Joan O’Connor; $20 gift certificate to S&A Petroleum donated by S&A (2)-Robert O’Reilly and Chloe Morem;  $20 Bowling certificate donated by B&B Bowl (2)-Sheila Wemark and Mark Gartner; Finch feeder and seed donated by Preston Dairy and Farm-Derek O’Connor; $10 gift certificate to Los Gables donated by Los Gables-Tracy Christianson


To request a check for payment of expenses for a parish project or event, or for reimbursement for advance of funds for payments, click here for the Check Request Form. Print it out and submit it to the Parish Center Office at St. Mary's to the attention of the Bookkeeper.