Council of Catholic Women




History:  The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) at St. Stephen the Marty was formed under the pastoral leadership of Monsignor Wm. Dendinger (today known as Bishop Dendinger of Grand Island, NE).  Nina Homan was the first SSM CCW president.


Mission Statement


The St. Stephen the Martyr Council of Catholic Women (SSM CCW) carries out the mission of the National Council of Catholic Women locally by supporting, empowering and educating Catholic Women in spirituality, leadership, and service.  SSM CCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of our parish and society in the modern world.


Local endeavors:  support seminarians through Penny and a Prayer Program, KVSS, Project Welcome, attend Omaha Archdiocesan CCW meetings and support Women of the Year Luncheon, annual conventions, St. Augustine in Winnebago projects, etc.


International:  IXIM support, collect greeting cards, support OACCW efforts with CRS and Heifer International.


Parish:  sponsor Bunco, fill pantry and assist in other human needs, prayerful support for our priests


All interested catholic women are invited to attend our monthly meetings, (held first Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 PM in the GPC).  Contact: Gigi Stamp @ 402.895.6818




Trivia:  Gertrude Hill Gavin was the first president of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) from 1920 – 1924).


For over 90 years NCCW has empowered Catholic women to lead and serve their church.  In these busy times it is more important than ever to join with other women to support those in need.  NCCW’s mission is the foundation on which we engage our members and the greater Catholic community.