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Dear Friends, Each parish to which I was assigned as a priest had a CCW group.  I have been at many parish CCW meetings. Over the years, I have attended several large gatherings of the CCW.  I have always been impressed by their spiritual life and by the work that they do for the parishes. Those who belong to the CCW are women who love Our Lord and His Church. They give of themselves unselfishly for the good of the parishes to which they belong. They put their faith into action. The motto of the CCW is “Catholic Women United in Prayer, Study and Service.” I have found that this motto truly summarizes the purpose of the CCW. If the motto appeals to you, then the CCW is the organization where you can place your talents at the service of the Church. In Christ, The Most Reverend John M. LeVoir Bishop of New Ulm


God had created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.  I have my mission – I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.  Somehow I am necessary for His purposes.  I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.  He has not created me for naught.  I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truthy in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandements and serve Him in my calling.  Therefore, I will trust Him. – Adapted from Venerable John Henry Newman for July 14, 2008, the day of the announcement of Bishop LeVoir