Events Listing & Details

MCWC events are planned each year to help us put our faith into action. We meet most months of the school year for some nourishment and a program. These gatherings are the time to nurture relationships with long-standing friends and build new ones with women we're meeting for the first time. All events are open to guests, and all require advance registration. (To register, click the link in the Events tab on the navigation bar above.) See below for a description of each month's focus, and click on the boxes for more detailed information on that month's program.
** While we operate under the Covid-19 restrictions, our concern is for the safety and health of all our members and guests. Thus, our present goal is to create valuable content to deliver virtually. These challenging times require that we not only think "outside the box" but that we throw that box away and find the best way to achieve our goals!  We appreciate so much your support and patience as we navigate this new normal together, and look forward to your comments and suggestions in the Members Messages!
  • September - We kick our year off with a fundraiser for the charities we support. Typically a style show with a dessert, monies are raised through raffles and cash donations. Our thank-you's are drawings for door prizes. Donations taken for St. Vincent de Paul of gently used clothing.
  • October - Renewing our Spirit! This has taken the form of a day retreat and includes lunch, with a speaker to help us replenish our spiritual reserves, mass and a rosary.
  • November - recently added, we meet to remember and pray (mass or a prayer service, rosary) for our club sisters no longer with us. Light pastries and coffee after. Donations requested of food products to fill the shelves of Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • December - A Christmas luncheon with entertainment; Christ Child Circle committee collects donations of children's Christmas gifts (toys, and winter outerwear - scarves, mittens, coats) for St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  • February - This is themed as a baby shower, with a frequent focus on education with it's proximity to Catholic Schools Week. Includes a rosary, mass, luncheon and speaker. Donations of diapers, baby necessities of all sorts (items needed identified by the charities), and monetary donations, all currently collected for Pregnancy Help Line and Woman's Care Center.
  • March - Honoring our Religious (and St. Patrick!) we offer rosary, mass said by the Bishop when available, luncheon and a speaker, often with a focus on an aspect of our justice system or civic responsibilities. This luncheon we invite the pastors, priests, and staff from our parishes to enjoy a lunch on us to thank them for their dedicated service.
  • April - With a focus on evangelization beyond our state lines, we invite another charity to come and share their work with us. Includes rosary, mass luncheon and speaker. 
  • May - A celebratory end of year luncheon at which we present the Annual Christian Achievement Award to a recipient selected by a vote of the Board who has earned the distinction of exceptional Christian service and achievement. Also at this luncheon we recognize all new members from the year, and enjoy an entertaining and engaging speaker.
9/21/20 Virtual Style Show Annual Special Projects Benefit
Virtual Spiritual Renewal Event:
Our Call to Evangelizing Our Families, Communities, and World
Tuesday - October 13, 2020
9:30-11:00 AM
Go Make Disciples: Our Call to Evangelizing Our Families, Communities, and World! featuring Most Reverend Bishop Donald J. Hying, followed by a question and answer segment with Michelle Nielsen from the Diocese of Madison, is our time to renew our spirit and our commitment to spreading the Good News. It will be our time for prayer, our time to recharge, our time to learn how we can commit to this most basic tenet of our faith.
Annual Memorial Mass for our deceased members and their families- Tuesday, November 10, 2020
In-person and Virtual Live Stream
Rosary at 10:40 AM
Mass at 11:00 AM
Saint John the Baptist Church
209 South St. ~ Waunakee WI 53597
Presider is Fr. Bart Timmerman,
our Spiritual Director
No reservations required.
Please feel free to participate in person following proper social distancing or by watching the LIVE Stream on your device.
Click HERE to view Live STREAM beginning at 10:40 on the St John the Baptist YOUTUBE Channel
December 2020

Join us as we prepare our hearts with an Advent mini-retreat - more details to come!
Then, as we offer some festive preparation tips for making the most of more intimate Christmas celebrations at home. Just one? or two? Festive is NOT for groups only!! Bring your own suggestions to share with the group!
Please REGISTER today for this virtual Zoom event online by December 6!
While we cannot gather in person, we are still supporting SVdP Drummer Boy with financial donations. These monies will buy gifts for the needy families currently working with our parish SVdP groups, and help give them a festive Christmas! Make a Drummer Boy Financial Donation on our website by clicking HERE
or send a check made out to MCWC with "Drummer Boy" in the memo line,
to Judy Theobold, 5 Huegel Ct, Madison, WI 53719.  
Donations need to be received by December 1, in order to allow enough time for the SVdP volunteers to purchase and distribute gifts this year.  If you have any questions, please give Judy a call. 
As always, we thank you for your generosity and look forward to spending time with all of you on December 8!  
Gather for three sessions weekly on Tuesdays at 1 pm, beginning February 23, for the "Anima" series featuring Bishop Hying.
Register by email, by calling, or by postal mail, submitting your name, address, phone number, email address to Gail at (do not click, send from your own email please!). Gail’s mailing address is 2222 Hillington Green, Madison, WI, 53726; her phone number is 608-577-0131.
ANIMA - Respond to Christ's sacrifice & carry out his mission
Three sessions, with Bishop Donald Hying. This series was made before he became our Bishop. Here is the description from FORMED, the website offering this series:

We are all longing for a sense of greater meaning in our lives. In the ANIMA series, Bishop Donald Hying leads us through an inspiring account of how God's plan for the world gives each of us great dignity and purpose. He recounts that through Christ's Incarnation, Resurrection, and the Institution of the Church, God reveals the meaning of all life. Accompanied by stirring music, stunning videography, and insightful narration, this three-part series will instigate further meditation on how you can respond to Christ's sacrifice and continue carrying out his mission in his Church.

We will gather over three weeks to watch the video, then pray about and discuss together his inspiring account of how God's plan for the world gives each of us great dignity and purpose. These videos, titled Crux, Kenosis and Blaze, will explore signs in our lives that point us to God's plan for the world, how the incarnation is God's answer to our longing for God, and how the fire of the Holy Spirit continues to be a light for the world today.
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