About Us

The Chicago Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW), an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), is an inclusive community of Catholic women who seek to empower and educate its members in spirituality, leadership, and service. The ACCW unites women of the archdiocese, inspiring them to join together to spread the Good News and impact parishes and local communities. The ACCW encourages women to become more ingrained in their faith and offers an opportunity for members to connect with women from all walks of life.

What is the ACCW?

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women is the umbrella association of Catholic lay women's organizations giving a voice to every Catholic woman in the Archdiocese of Chicago, whether through...

  • A parish group of women
  • A vicariate or deanery organizing and supporting councils
  • Local women organized for a specific purpose
  • Associate organizations
  • An alumna group

If you have questions or would like to learn more about what we do, please contact us.