Structure


Parish Representative

ACCW strives to serve primarily the woman in her parish. In each parish there is an ACCW Parish Rep appointed by the pastor. She is the base of our organization and we are very fortunate that pastors have appointed women of high caliber to fulfill this position. The Parish Rep stays closely connected with the president of her District and posts notices of District Meetings and other pertinent ACCW news in her Parish Bulletin. If the District Meeting is in her parish she helps co-ordinate it.

District

ACCW is divided into 14 Districts covering the entire 8,762 sq. miles of the Archdiocese. Each District is placed in one of the five Pastoral Regions and further separated within the Region by Deaneries (including one or several). Each District has 3 or 4 meetings a year held in one of the parishes or a Catholic site in the District, e.g. hospital, school, retreat house, etc. A priest Moderator is assigned for each District.

The District Board consists of

  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Third Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Moderator

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors form the General Board and meet the first Thursday of every month (except July) at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center. The membership includes the District Board Officers, the Committee Chairs, the Executive Officers and the Executive Moderator.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the top leadership of the Council and meets the first Tuesday of every month (except July), and consists of:

  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Third Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate Past President
  • Parliamentarian
  • Moderator

Moderator

A priest moderator is assigned by the Cardinal Archbishop to be a direct link to the Archbishop and to guide, advise and serve as a chaplain for the organization. In 1994 Fr. James Gehl, pastor of St. Euphrasia Parish, became our Moderator. Prior to being named a pastor, he served as the Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Family Life. This background enables him to be a tremendous asset for our organization as well as, personally, he is very caring, enthusiastic, charismatic and displays a strong interest in promoting the work of the Council.

Episcopal Moderator

The Council was instituted in 1923 by Bishop John J. Cantwell and has always stayed under the direction of the hierarchical episcopate who today is Archbishop José H. Gómez. He is the Episcopal Moderator and through him the Council (ACCW) is provided an office and telephone in the Archdiocesan Catholic Center (ACC).

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By-Laws

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Standing Rules

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Los Angeles ACCW

3424 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine

Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241

Phones: (213) 637-7394 & 7395

Fax: (213) 637-6394

accw-info@la-archdiocese.org