Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel
God of
heavenly wisdom,

You have given us Mary -
Mother of Jesus -
to be our guide and counselor. 
Grant that we may
always seek her motherly help in this life
and so enjoy her presence in the life to come.

O Mother of
Good Counsel - patroness of the National Council of  Catholic Women - intercede for us -
that we may be wise, courageous and loving leaders of the church. 
Help us,
dear Mother,
to know the mind of Jesus, your Son. 
May the Holy Spirit
fill us with reverence for God's creation and compassion for all God's children. 
May our labors
of love on earth
enhance the
reign of God;
and may God's gifts
of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come.


About Us

The purpose of St. Francis Xavier Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) is to develop, enhance and strengthen the spiritual and social needs of the women of the parish and provide opportunities of service to both the parish and community.

The SFX PCCW is an affiliate of the NCCW, the Harrisburg Diocesan CCW, and Conewago District CCW. The organization conducts a business meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, September to May.

The programs and projects of the

Saint Francis Xavier Parish Council of Catholic Women

are defined and developed through its Commission System:

Spirituality, Service, and Leadership

Click on the Commission Areas below to learn about current PCCW Programs

Church - to assist women in their journey to greater faith, hope and charity.

Retreats - to have time to be alone with God to pray, reflect and study to include

Eucharist Adoration and HDCCW Annual Retreat
2023/2024 Chairperson - Cheryl Guy


Community Concerns -
to support, sustain and introduce programs focused on areas of needs and concerns of our community.
2023/2024 Chairperson - Terri Gelles

Family Concerns-
to support, protect, and enhance the importance of family life and preserve Christian values within families.
2023/2024 Chairperson - Joyce Lawn

Hispanic Outreach -
to promote a greater understanding of the Hispanic people and Migrant farm worker.

2023/2024 Chairperson - Suzanne Landis 

International Concerns
to promote a personal responsibility for our world community through the support of one or more works of peace and justice.
2023/2024 Chairperson - Kay Walters


Legislation / Respect Life -To show concern for human life and dignity and the integrity of our environment by educating and encouraging participation in the political process through communication of concerns on current and pending issues.
2023/2024 Chairperson - Harriet Glass

Organization -
To promote organized meetings, clear communications at Parish, District, Diocesan levels, and participation in conventions, workshops and programs.
2023/2024 Chairperson - 

Public Relations -
To seize every opportunity to promote our public image by communicating and publicizing our organization, programs, and events.
2023/2024 Chairperson - Nancy Newbold