Catholic Women’s Fellowship of Pittsburgh exists to gather, equip, and unleash women to live boldly as disciples of Jesus Christ and His Church.
Who We Are
For twelve years, Pittsburgh has been abundantly blessed by the work and overwhelming success of Catholic Men’s Fellowship Pittsburgh (CMF). CMF has been a conduit through which so many men have met Christ, returned to Christ, and found true community with God, the Church of Pittsburgh, and one another. We – their wives, mothers, daughters, siblings and friends – are grateful for the work of CMF. We are also grateful that the Holy Spirit is always moving, and that He is continuing the good work He has begun through something new: Catholic Women's Fellowship!
To that end, "Who we are," is still unfolding. To continue to unpack what the Holy Spirit has in store for us, we need YOU. Connect with us today!
What We Are
Inspired by the call for a New Evangelization and the efforts of On Mission for the Church Alive, we started CWF to create new opportunities for women in our diocese to meet Christ, and grow in relationship with Him while in community with other women. This initiative has the blessing of Bishop David Zubik and the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Taking the Blessed Mother as our Model of Faith, we seek to incorporate into our organization her virtues of: Ardent charity, Divine wisdom, Lively faith, Profound humility, and Heroic patience.
St. Joan of Arc
A model of holy strength and courageous femininity, St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of CWF. Her ardent love of God and desire to do His will, along with her passion and bravery, are virtues that we plan to seek collectively as CWF. Read more about St. Joan of Arc here.
Meet the Conference Team
(Top, from left) Theresa Sullivan • Clare Giuffre • Nancy Jarocki • Kate Kelly • Theresa Buettner • Alicia Hartle • Erin Stuvek (Bottom, From left) Mary Beth Gawaldo • Ellen Mady • Eileen Fratangelo• Katrina Buchko Megan Ostronic • Katie Sweeney Not pictured: Elizabeth Jarocki • Kayla Faherty • Jessica Tucek • Merritt Donoghue (Special appearances by Gianna Elizabeth Gawaldo and Emma Thérèse Buettner!)
The Holy Spirit brought us together in 2017 to create the conference we've always wanted. We're so excited to attend it with you!