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Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC)
Catholic Women of the Chapel is designed to open our hearts and minds so that we can more fully bring God into our lives, our families' lives, and into our community. We provide an opportunity for women to unite in prayer, to learn, share, and grow together in their knowledge of God, their Catholic faith, and the Church.Inspired by the Holy Spirit, CWOC reflects a visible presence of Christ in military communities by fostering and nourishing women in spirituality, leadership, and service.
 
Welcome Program

If you missed our Welcome Event, join us for an Upcoming Event listed below and see what CWOC is all about! Bring a friend!

 
CWOC West Point Executive Board CWOC West Point Apostolates
​President: Nicole Jones, 845-913-8506 Book Club: Kathleen Dacunto
Vice President (Faith Study): Lisa Miklos ​Hospitality: Valerie Drobenak
Vice President (Programs): Kathleen Mitroka, Rebecca Tiffany ​Holy Hands Outreach: Position Vacant
​Secretary: Michelle Knox Prayer Circle: Julie Cuthbert
​First Fridays: Melissa Siry
​Mercy Meals: Michelle Knox
​Publicity: Donna Schlegel
Activities
Morning Fellowship and Faith Study  Faith Study resumes on Thursday, August 28th from 9am – 11am and continues on Thursdays throughout the year. We meet in the Main Post Chapel. Free childcare and breakfast is available!
 
Join us as we study “Catholicism 101”. Learn the beauty of what the Catholic Church teaches and why. This exciting study will help you learn more about the Catholic Faith and answer the question “Why do Catholics do that?” There is no video for this study, allowing ample time for discussion.  Come and dive deeper into the Catholic Faith.
 
Programs
We have some exciting programs lined up for this year!  Our Kick-Off Event is August 17th at 7 PM in the Cloister Room. Join us for a yummy dessert social. Additional events include a wine and paint night, a Q and A evening with Fr. Nielson, an evening about Natural Family Planning, and so much more!
 
First Friday Masses – The First Friday of every month, (September through May) CWOC meets at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel to say the rosary at 11:40am and then stays to attend Mass at 12:05pm. Afterwards we will meet up for lunch. Our First Friday mass is September 5, 2014, Rosary at 11:40am and Mass at 12:05pm. We will then head to Subway to eat lunch. Children are welcome to join!
 
Prayer CircleIn order to live out our calling to “pray without ceasing” (First Thessalonians 5:16), the prayer circle lifts prayers of our members to heaven. Current and former members of CWOC pray individually for each request. We send out a weekly email of prayer requests. To submit a request, email wpprayercircle@hotmail.com.
 
Book Club – We meet monthly and alternate reading nonfiction and fiction with a fun, open, and analytical approach to each work and how it relates to our faith. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Chapel Rectory.
  • September 18: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
  • October 16: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

POC: Kathleen Dacunto

 
Holy Hands Outreach Ministry – Holy Hands is a visible presence of Christ in our community. We serve the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, the West Point Community, and our local community.  Come be the hands of Christ to others!
 
Mercy MealsCWOC shows our love for each other with abundant hospitality. Mercy Meals is a service project in which members provide meals to families in the parish who are celebrating new babies, suffering a loss, coping with a deployment, or who need a little assistance.
Upcoming Events
  • Thursdays: 9 - 11 AM - Faith Study and Fellowship - Post Chapel Basement
  • 12/5 11:40 AM - First Friday Mass with rosary
  • 12/7 5 PM - Family Bowling Night - West Point Bowling Center
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel
Patroness of the Catholic Women of the Chapel

Lord of heavenly wisdom,
Who has given us your own Mother Mary
To be our guide and counselor in this our lives,
Grant that in all things we may have the grace
To seek maternal instruction and
To profit by it in humility and love.
O Mother of Good Counsel,
Patroness of the Military Council
Of Catholic Women,
Help us to understand and fulfill
The mind and will of your Divine Son,
Jesus Christ.
Under the blessing of the Father,
And by the power of the Holy Spirit,
May we be responsible and intelligent
Daughters of the Church.
May we labor in the spirit of renewal
To realize more perfectly
The Kingdom of God here below,
As the only true preparation for our share
In the Kingdom of Heaven.
Amen.
 
This prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel was composed by the Most Reverend Robert J. Dwyer, D.D., Bishop of Reno for the occasion of the 33rd national convention of the NCCW.