Each parish in the diocese is asked to select a "Woman of Distinction" to be recognized by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki during Mass. Following the Mass a recognition luncheon for honorees, family members, friends and clergy will be held at the Northfield Conference Center in Springfield.
Event information letters have been sent to all parishes and parish women's organization presidents so the process of selecting one honoree from each parish can begin. Organizers hope that every parish will participate in the event to honor "women who have actively lived their Catholic faith and shared their time and talents by doing acts of service and leadership in their parish and the community."
The mission of the National Council of Catholic Women is to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.
Deadline for registration is May 10. Registration forms are available from parish rectory offices or from presidents of parish women's organizations. Forms are to be sent to Joyce Knodle, 20345 N. 13th Ave., Fillmore, IL, 62032 by the May 10 deadline. Registrations received after May 10 will be honored but parish honoree's name and information may not be included in the event booklet.