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.
  • 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.
September
Toast of the Town Style Show & Dessert Party!
Styles by Chico’s, Greenway Station, Middleton
Monday September 20, 2021
 
St. Francis Xavier Parish (barrier free)
2947 Thinnes St.
Cross Plains, WI
 
Seating begins at 11:00,
Dessert served at 11:30
Style Show begins at 12:00
 
CLICK for ONLINE reservations!!
For a mail-in form, click HERE!
October
IMAGES OF HOPE
2021 Day of Spiritual Renewal
Our time to regroup, re-member and rejuvenate prayer and reflection.
Tuesday - October 5, 2021
9:15-1:30 PM
 
We'll meet at the beautiful St. Luke's Church in Plain, WI for a day to feed our hearts, souls and minds. Time to visit with our club sisters, quietly contemplate, celebrate mass, take in a reflection from Fr. Garrett Kau (pastor of St. Luke's), share lunch, then choose a prayer activity or finish your day! 
ALL THE DETAILS HERE
 
St. Luke's Catholic Church
1240 Nachreiner Ave
Plain, WI 
 
Cost is $20, register HERE or print your mail-in form HERE. Registrations must be in by September 29!!
November
Annual Memorial Mass for our deceased members and their families- Tuesday, November 9, 2021
 
Greet & gather, 9:45 a.m.
Mass at 10:00 AM
 
Saint John the Baptist Church
209 South St. Waunakee WI 53597
608.849.5121
 
Con-celebrated by Msgr. James Gunn, pastor of St. John's, and our Spiritual Director Rev. Brian Wilk.
 
This event will include collection of gift cards for St. Vincent dePaul's Little Drummer Boy Program.  Please bring a gift card for any amount from Walmart, Target or Burlington Coat Factory.  A new stuffed animal can also be included if you wish.  These special gifts and cards will be delivered to families participating in the Little Drummer Boy Program so that they are able to provide their children and family members with Christmas gifts.
Thank you all for your generosity!
 
Event is free but for planning please REGISTER online HERE or by calling or emailing Gail Yellen-Shiring. 
 
608 577-0131, mcwomansclub@gmail.com
 
     
 
December 2020
2021 MCWC Annual Christmas Luncheon & Show
 
December 14, 11:30 - 1:30
Nakoma Country Club
4145 Country Club Rd, Madison, WI 53711
 
Drinks/Seating at 11:30; Serving at Noon, Lessons & Carols at 12:30 presented by the talented singers of Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Oregon, WI. 
 
St. Vincent de Paul Little Drummer Boy Program: Members of the society will be there to collect cash donations and/or Walmart or Target Gift Cards of any amount. The pop-up store will also be there!
 
February
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 ggys@sbcglobal.net (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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