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Join the Celebration

Announcing the Launch of the 2019 Mini-Grant Program!

Following the success of the National Catholic Sisters Week 2018 Mini-Grant Program, the NCSW organization is enthusiastic to announce that we will, again, be offering our program in 2019!

We plan to award over $85,000 in mini-grants, available in increments up to $1,000, to organizations across the country that host celebratory events during National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8 – 14, 2019. The NCSW mission is to honor women religious through a series of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women.

Organizations that wish to hold a local NCSW event can develop programs that are tailored to the types of sisters, communities, and resources available at hand.

We are interested in supporting events that focus on the lives of women religious today: their lives of prayer and spirituality; the charism of religious communities and how that is being lived out today; their varied ministries; their commitment to those who are poor; their work for justice; etc. Events that focus on the history of their congregations and traditional ministries are also important. They help the public to see how sisters have contributed to American society as leaders in the Church, in education, in healthcare, and many other arenas. We welcome events of any type, and encourage organizations to think about creative ways to celebrate sisters for the entire week.

For more information, as well as grant timing and deadlines, please download the application form.

Everything You Need to Celebrate

Looking for resources to plan your NCSW event? Look no further—this page has everything you need to plan and promote your event.

Looking to attend an NCSW event? Check out our events calendar to find an event near you.

Has a sister impacted your life? We encourage you to reach out to her and connect with her during NCSW. Take her to lunch or out for coffee! If you don’t know a sister, get to know one! You won’t regret it!

Get Involved

Celebrate and be inspired by the work of Catholic sisters during National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW). Get involved – host an event, coordinate a service day, meet a sister for lunch, produce a Sister shout out,” dedicate a prayer to sisters around the globe, contribute by participating in our hashtag # campaign, and engage with NCSW on social media.

Individuals, schools, parishes, colleges and universities and religious communities are encouraged to get involved in this national celebration of sisters.

Meet a sister. Celebrate their work. Be inspired.

Create an Event

We’ve made it easy for you to plan your own event by providing a plethora of event ideas and all the resources you’ll need to coordinate and promote activities during NCSW, including:

Event Ideas
Event Planning Q & A
Event Planning Checklist
Social Media Guide for Events
Event Invitation Copy (Template)

Post your local event on our national event calendar so it can be promoted to the larger community. Mention NCSW in your posts on social media – before, during and after your event – and we’ll engage and share your content to increase visibility for your event.


Dedicate prayers to sisters by incorporating intercessions into your service.