Who is the Des Moines Diocesan Council of Catholic Women?

The Des Moines DCCW was founded in 1929. It is one of four Diocesan/Archdiocesan CCWs in Iowa. It operates under the direction of a board of Directors which reports to the Bishop.

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The DCCW holds an annual conference at a rotating site in the Diocese which:

  • Provides education and empowerment through its speakers
  • Honor Women nominated by their local parishes for outstanding service to their parish and their community
  • Provides for collection and services to various organizations that help families and their children, improve communities, and protect life from conception until natural death
  • Networking opportunities with other Catholic Women
  • Mass with the Bishop

We offer fall retreats which include:

  • Education and empowerment
  • Spa activities for fun and personal enrichment
  • Networking opportunities with other Catholic Women