Council of Catholic Women

The Ascension Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) is affiliated with the Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the National Council of Catholic Women. Our parish group is involved in many aspects of life for women and families. As an organization, we work diligently to:

  • promote spirituality, service, personal development and a social atmosphere,
  • support our parish and all of its other ministries and organizations,
  • hold fundraisers to finance scholarships, charities, our operational expenses and leadership training,
  • invite interesting and informative guest speakers to our meetings,
  • seek to be inclusive in all that we do.
  • We are proud of our diverse membership of professional women, married and single women, mothers and grandmothers. We invite all women of Ascension to join us!

Monday, November 18 – 6:45 pm

Please join us for this special evening beginning with refreshments and social at 6:45 pm followed by our meeting at 7:30 pm. Our speaker will be Sister Joan Dawson, Episcopal Delegate for Religious in the Diocese of Palm Beach who will tell us about the early history of religious sisters, their present ministries and a look into their future.

All women are encouraged and invited to attend, and bring a friend along!

Come meet, learn, share and grow in community!

ACCW meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month in the Family Center.

Call for details: Barbara Anderson, ACCW Leadership Chair, 561-997-5486

Sat., Dec. 7 – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Take a Sister to Lunch is a way to thank and honor our religious sisters of the Diocese. Please join the Ascension CCW along with sister affiliations for good food and a fun afternoon spending time with our Sisters in Christ. This annual event will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at St. Matthews Catholic Church:

6090 Hypoluxo Road

Lake Worth, FL 33463

The cost is $30.00 pp. Checks should be made to PBDCCW and dropped off at the Information Booth or Church Office to the attention of Lu Ann Leonard.

For more information contact:

Stevie Davenport, ACCW Spirituality Chair

CLICK HERE to visit the Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women website.

CLICK HERE for information around the nation at the National Council of Catholic Women website.


  • REQUIREMENTS:  Love of God and neighbor.
  • EXPERIENCE:  Your current skills are sufficient!
  • WORK LOCATION:  Ascension Church and your community.
  • WORK HOURS:  Every 3rd Monday of the month @ 6:45 pm and as many volunteer hours as you desire.
  • START DATE:  Monday, September 16 – 6:45 pm in the Family Center.
  • BENEFITS: Fabulous friendships, spiritual growth, fantastic food & drink always provided.
  • CONTACT:  Lisa Venegas via the parish office at 561-997-5486 or Email.


The Ascension Council of Catholic Women was formed to support, empower and educate women in leadership, service and spirituality.


Our monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (September through May) in the Family Center. We begin at 6:45 pm and often have a guest speaker. Refreshments and snacks are served after the meeting.


The list below includes many of the projects that we have sponsored and/or supported over the years:

  • Education of Seminarians
  • Take a Sister to Lunch for Diocesan Religious
  • Back to Basics Angel Program at Christmas
  • Scholarship funding for parish students
  • Annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Group
  • Christmas Tree Trim and Children’s Party
  • Baby Shower for Birthline
  • Marian Day Retreat
  • Advent Retreat
  • Leadership Training
  • Legislative Action
  • Leadership in Deanery, Diocesan and state levels of Council of Catholic Women
  • International Works of Peace
  • Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt and Bake Sale


We welcome new members to the A.C.C.W. throughout the year. Membership dues are $20 annually. Please make your check payable to Ascension Council of Catholic Women. You can complete the membership form and drop your dues off at the parish office or you can also become a member by mail. For mail in registration, please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Home Phone
  • Email Address
  • Occupation
  • Business Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • List of Other Interest/Clubs

Mail this information and your check to:

Ascension Catholic Church
7250 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487