Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


All women of archdiocese invited to AACCW’s 60th convention

Published August 18, 2016

ATLANTA—“Women of Faith Showing Mercy” is the theme for the Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 60th anniversary convention to be held Friday to Sunday, September 16-18, at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, Atlanta. All women of the archdiocese are invited to attend.

The organization sends the message that now is the time for the women of the archdiocese to come together to pray, to challenge their minds and hearts, to grow in their faith and to share God’s love by answering his call to serve his church, their families and their communities. The convention also offers an opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones.

Registration starts on Friday, Sept. 16, at 2:30 p.m. The convention begins with a Mass of celebration at 7 p.m., followed by a reception.

The recitation of the rosary at 7:15 a.m. will begin the activities for Saturday, Sept. 17.

The business meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by the service workshop where Andi Worley, of Georgia Cares, will be the speaker. She will talk about child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Georgia Cares serves any and all youth who have been victimized in the state of Georgia.

Sister Mary Francis, of the Eudist Servants of the 11th Hour, will speak on the convention’s theme at the spirituality workshop.

A video presentation on the history of AACCW will be shown at the Saturday luncheon.

The district meetings will be at 3:45 p.m. followed by adoration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The banquet begins at 7:30 p.m.

The closing Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. The brunch follows Mass, with Father Desmond Drummer as the guest speaker.

For more information and to register, contact Fern Bergeron at or 706-885-9388 or Julie Pardo, AACCW president, at 770-321-9831 or Gwendolyn Scott, president-elect and convention coordinator, at 770-786-1429.