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Cheyenne Bishop's Guild

Bishop's Guild is associated with the Cheyenne Deanery, an affiliate of the Wyoming Council of Catholic Women (WCCW), associated with the Denver Province, and affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW).

Meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month, unless the Bishop requests otherwise. Dinner begins promptly at 6:30 p.m., September - May.

Patroness: Our Lady of Lourdes

Spiritual Advisor:

Chaplain: Fr. August Koeune

Bishop's Guild History

Bishop's Guild began as an organization for social contact among young Catholic women. Bishop Newell agreed to sponsor the group, and the first general meeting was held May 13, 1953 at St. Joseph's Hall. Ellen Crowley was elected first president and Our Lady of Lourdes became the patroness. Meetings were scheduled the second Thursday of the month, September-May. The obectives for the new group were as follows:

- to serve as a medium through which Catholic women can further their personal understanding of Catholicism;

- to inform members of current matters relating to Catholicism; and

- to promote spirituality among members. Programs, special events, and mothly spiritual development talks are planned to meet these objectives.

Today's membership with the Bishop's Guild provides Bishop Ricken with prayers of intercession, financial, and social assistance each year.

Bishop's Guild Officers

President: Theresa Ward

President Elect: Maria Kidner

Secretary: Lori Raya

Treasurer: Donna Schroeder

Bishop's Guild Objectives

The objectives and purposes of Cheyenne Bishop's Guild of Catholic Women, here in after called Bishop's Guild, are:

To promote Catholic spirituality among the members through prayer, study of Catholic teachings, personal Eucharistic adoration, retreats, personal testimonials of faith in the Lord;

To pray for the Bishop and his intentions;

To assist the Bishop in special projects as requested by him;

To build a working relationship with the Casper Bishop's Guild;

To build fellowship among the members through regular dinner meetings and to provide spiritual growth through talks by guest speakers at the dinner meetings.

Committees

Standing Committees

Arrangements - Martie Harbick
Church Committee - Martie Harbick
Community & Family/Vocations Committee - Flossie Vance
Membership Chairperson - Carey Hartmann
Programs - Maria Kidner
Public Relations - Linda Corso
Telephone - Charlene Jonart

Heart to Heart Fund

Recipient: To be announced at the Fall WCCW State Convention

Mary's Fund

Recipient: To be announced at the Fall WCCW State Convention

Mary's Fund (formerly Madonna Plan) was founded in 1958 to serve mothers and children in undeveloped countries through Catholic Relief Services. It supports primary health care clinics, classes in hygiene, baby care, nutrition, and clean water projects in 24 countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The Wyoming Council of Catholic Women has been participating since 1959. Contributions will be solicited from all members at each meeting and forwarded to the Cheyenne Deanery.