ACCW Meetings for 2017

American Martyrs Retreat House in Cedar Falls

The National Council of Catholic Women Convention
Sep 6 – Sep 10 all-day
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


We are blessed to have 2 wonderful women as our guest presenters for the day, BARBARA HEIL and MARY PEDERSON.

Barbara Heil, From His Heart Ministries, has spent numerous years traveling the U.S. and the world over conducting worship seminars, retreats, and conferences, leading mission trips, offering prayer and counseling, and seeing thousands healed and set free inside and out, equipping lives for the Glory of God. A widow for eight years, she has remarried. Today, she resides in Laurel, Iowa with her husband, Jeff, and ministers to Protestants and Catholics alike. She is the joyful mother of four, grandmother of two; and together with Jeff, they have eight children and eleven grandchildren.                                                                                                                                                  Barbara’s faith story will captivate you! You will feel a renewed sense of pride in your Catholic faith and confident in spreading the Gospel message with joy!

Mary Pederson, joyfully proclaims Jesus Christ as a wife, mother, grandmother, and minister of the Church. Mary, Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Dubuque, holds a Masters of Religious Studies from Loras College and Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. She writes a bi-weekly column for The Witness and speaks nationally on topics of spirituality, parenting, grandparenting, and more. Mary may be reached through her website, Naming Grace in the Domestic Church.

For more information contact Sheila Rassman ACCW president, 563-569-8387 * 563-419-1200 email:


Call to Order: 9 a.m.

Business meeting – refer to convention booklet of annual reports.

11:00 a.m. Mass Archbishop Michael Jackels, Spiritual Advisor Daniel Rev. Knipper, & guest

priests. Dinner: –

ACCW 85 th Birthday Blessing – Group photos Speakers:

Barbara Heil – From His Heart Ministry – Mary Pederson Director of Adult Faith Formation

Remembrance Service: – Honoring past ACCW members

3:30 p.m. Closing remarks, Final blessing and send off.

Click here for Registration form



All Executive Committee meetings begin with 5:00 p.m. Mass meeting to follow.
All Board of Directors meetings: Registration begins 8:30 a.m.
Meeting begins 9:00 a.m.
Meals: $17.00 per person staying overnight includes breakfast, lunch and continuous beverage service. $9.00 per person includes the noon lunch and continuous beverage service for the day.
Please make lunch reservations 48 hours prior to attending the ACCW meetings. The Retreat House will charge for the number of meals reserved.
AMRH – Phone 319-266-3543
Email: DBQAMRHsec
The Board of Directors meeting includes the Executive Committee and all Deanery Presidents and Presidents elect. A commission will be featured at each meeting. That commission chair is invited to attend. Priests are always invited and welcome. When we have special guest speaker(s) invited the general public is invited to attend. We ask that you contact the AMRH so they can accommodate the numbers. 
Dubuque Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women
1229 Mt. Loretta – Dubuque, IA 52003
ACCW President
Sheila Rassman
ACCW Vice President
Yvonne Kisch
Dates that article are due for the 2017 issues of The Link:
Winter Nov. 20
Spring  Feb. 20
Summer  May 20
Fall   August  20
Convention year end report are due September 1