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St Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women



St. Raphael Catholic Church

1376 Snell Isle Blvd NE

St. Petesrburg FL  33704


IMPORTANT        We will be electing our St. Raphael’s Officers  for the 2017 – 2019 term at this meeting.   Please attend to vote and show your support for  those who have stepped out to serve our Council  




St. Raphael's Council of Catholic Women (CCW) has been in existence since 1962. Its objectives are to promote the spiritual welfare of the women of St. Raphael’s Parish, to cooperate with the National, Diocesan, and District Councils of Catholic Women in carrying out the works entrusted to them by the Bishop of St. Petersburg, to work with our pastor to promote the welfare of our parish and school and to contribute to the financial obligation of the parish and school.


For more information about CCW, please contact President Denise DeBord through the parish office at (727) 821-7989 or

General Meetings are the 1st Saturday of the Month after the 8:00am Mass.  Rosary begins at 7:30am.

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How do I join CCW?

It is easy to join St. Raphael's Council of Catholic Women. Simply drop an envelope marked CCW in the weekend collection. We need your name, address, phone, email address, birth day and birth month and a check for $15 payable to St. Raphael CCW.

What does membership do for me?

Membership gets you to be part of a great group of women whose job it is to serve God in our family, parish, community and world. We have a Mass intention said for our members monthly. You do what you can, when you can and this way, with over 280 members, we get a lot done for St. Raphael's.

Who are CCW members?

Women of all ages, professions, interests and talents are welcome and urged to join.

When does CCW meet?

We meet the first Saturday of each month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Rosary is at 7:40 a.m. 8:30 we share a Continental Breakfast followed by our CCW Meeting

Where can I read CCW newsletters?

Usually CCW newsletters are published each month CCW meets. We are always looking for more news to share with our members.
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What is the Handmaiden of the Lord?

The Handmaiden of the Lord Award was established in July 1985 by Our Lady, Star of the Sea District Deanery formerly known as Lower Pinellas Deanery of the St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) to give each of their Affiliations, with the approval of the Pastor, the opportunity to honor a member who demonstrates by life and action some of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The award is presented at by Our Lady, Star of the Sea District Deanery Spring Conference Meeting
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