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Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW)

We were founded in May, 1920 by Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Mullen and Mrs. Louis Nash under the direction of Archbishop J.J. Harty. We are composed of 7 deaneries with about 80 parish affiliations. We are affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). Every Catholic woman in the Archdiocese of Omaha, through her parish affiliation, is a member of the OACCW and NCCW. NCCW individual membership is $50/year. Membership includes a subscription to The Catholic Woman Magazine.

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ANNUAL scholarship

OACCW offers an annual scholarship to a female high school senior in the Archdiocese of Omaha in the amount of $500. 00. This scholarship serves to enlighten, inform, and inspire young Catholic women regarding the OACCW as the major organization of Catholic Women in the Omaha Archdiocese. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school senior woman who resides in or is affiliated with a parish within the Archdiocese of Omaha.

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Congratulations to our 2022 Winner:
Hannah Beran

Hannah Beran of St Patrick’s Parish in Elkhorn Nebraska is the 2022 scholarship winner. She attends Skutt Catholic High School and plans to attend Benedictine College. She is involved with St. Patrick’s youth ministry service group.

MULLEN award

Beginning in 1962, the OACCW began annually awarding one woman from our Archdiocese a medal of “Our Lady of Good Counsel” in memory of Mrs. Mary (Arthur) Mullen.

Mrs. Mullen was the first president of the OACCW and was also active on the national, diocesan, and parish levels of council as well as doing civic and social work in her community.

This Award is presented at the annual convention of the OACCW to a women who is outstanding in her work with and interest in the Council of Catholic Women at the Archdiocesan, Deanery, and Parish levels and is involved in her community in civic affairs, educational groups and groups of other faiths. Some will even be involved in the Council of Catholic Women at the national level (NCCW).

Congratulations to 2022 Mullen Winner: Marcia (Jerome) Engelhaupt

Deserving of this honor, Marcia has printed church bulletins for years, has been CCD teacher, EMHC, Lector, Sacristan, sang in church choir, chaperoned a CCD group on trip, and served as deanery president. Despite having been diagnosed with MS about 10 years ago, she has been active more than 30 years in OACCW by serving as 2012-14 President, board member and attending archdiocesan events.

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Nominate a qualified woman now!

Qualifications and Involvements should include:

Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

Other Archdiocesan Organizations

Deanery Council of Catholic Women

Other Deanery Organizations
National Council of Catholic Women (optional)
Other National Organizations (optional)

Parish

Community
Family / Home

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Leadership

2022-2023 OACCW Officers

PRESIDENT

Kim Estes

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Leonarda Arens

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Vacant

CHAPLAIN

Father Andy Sohm

RECORDING SECRETARY

Karen Funk

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Barb Tassemeyer

TREASURER

Phyllis Camp

HISTORIAN

Carol Armbruster

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Barb Vaughn