Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

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We cordially invite you to attend the 95th Annual Convention of the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on Saturday, April 17, 2021 virtually.

It is fitting that our theme for this year is “Rejoice and Be Thankful” as we host our 95th Convention during the Easter Season. 

This has been a challenging time for everyone. It might be hard to count our blessings this past year. However, if we look deep inside, we have a newfound joy in the little things. The challenge is to be joyful amid this challenging time.

So, what is Joy? Joy does not mean always laughing and smiling and socializing. True joy comes from within, as we encounter Jesus, present in our lives. We find joy commanded throughout the Bible. In Psalms 97:12 and 32:11 we hear “rejoice in the Lord” and “be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.”

Come celebrate with your mother, grandmother, daughter, or that woman in your life that has been there for you.  Join us, as we “Rejoice and Be Thankful” for all that we have today and always.


We are looking forward to your virtual attendance.  May God Bless you and Our Lady of Good Counsel keep you!  Please stay safe and healthy. We will be together again soon!


The schedule for the day:

9:00–9:30       General Business Session

9:40-10:15     Keynote Speaker- Sarah Christmyer – “Rejoice and Be Thankful”

10:20-11:20   Mass- Main Celebrant, Bishop Ronald Gainer

11:25-1:05     Workshops:

                           Donna Giberti- “Finding Forgiveness on the El Camino.”

                           Kelly Gollick (Contact Helpline)- “Active Listening Basics.”

                           Tina Kowalski- “SHINE”-Faith Based Exercise Program

1:10-1:30      Closing Prayer Service  

Your convention packet will be emailed to you a week before the convention.

We will be accepting monetary donations for the HDCCW Scholarship, Migrant Ministry/Hispanic Apostolate, and the Baby and Toddler Gift Card drive. If you would like to donate, please make a check payable to: “HDCCW”, with a note in the memo indicating the ministry.

Mail checks to:

                                     Nancy Bauer, HDCCW Treasurer

                                     422 Mulberry St.

                                     Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Please click on the link to complete the registration form or complete the form below.  Check out the following invitation from Bishop Gainer to join us at the convention!!


Convention Flyer                    Word     PDF
Convention Registration         Word    PDF

Registration Form:

Thank you for registering for the 2021 HDCCW Convention. We are "joyful and thankful" you will be joining us.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17th. The program will run from 9AM to 1:30PM.

About a week before the convention, you will be sent a convention packet and a link for the convention. There will be no special programs to download the convention. Just click on the link emailed to you and you'll be taken directly to our convention program. This link will be personal to you, please do not share it.

Attendance is free and would encourage you to have others who are interested in attending to register via the HDCCW website, mailing me a registration form or calling me directly (1-717-991-1605).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or at [email protected]

God Bless,
~Diane Roskos
Convention Treasurer
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