Archbishop Jackels' Messages

ACCW Membership Sunday

Dear Catholic Women in the Archdiocese of Dubuque,

Membership Sunday for the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) is held annually near the feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel on 26 April. I encourage all Catholic women over the age of 18 to consider becoming members, if you haven’t already.

The ACCW is an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women (for more information, see their website: The ACCW sponsors the Beauty in Christ Conference each winter for women of the Archdiocese to grow in faith.

The ACCW very generously supports the priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, especially through their good prayers, and gifts of appreciation, such as an ordination gift of a Jerusalem Cross stole.

Their annual archdiocesan convention will be held on 13 October 2018, in Gilbertville.

I am grateful to all the members of the ACCW for all that they do as partners in the Church’s ministry to continue the mission of Jesus. Please consider being a new member, for personal benefit, for the true development of society in justice, peace and love, and for the glory of God.

Sincerely in Christ,

Michael O. Jackels
Archbishop of Dubuque