|Catholic Women Association (CWA)
|The Catholic Women Association (CWA) is a lay movement with the mandate to empower Catholic women spiritually, morally, socially and economically for the purposes of evangelizing families and society at large. The Catholic Women Association of Holy Family -Utawala Parish falls under the Eastern Deanery in the Archdiocese of Nairobi and started as an outstation of Christ the King- Embakasi parish.
Its main goal is to enhance the spiritual growth of Catholic women and enable them participate effectively in evangelization and sanctification of humanity. The movement brings women closer to God and unites them as they participate in the general development of their church and community. Our patron saint is St. Monica who is our model as a wife, mother and Saint.
MOTTO: Strong in faith.
VISION: To seek and bear witness to Christ, committed to holistic development of Catholic women and families in the parish.
Our charitable activities are sustained through CWA membership and annual contributions; and donations from members, family and friends.
Holy Family-Utawala CWA participates in evangelization at all levels including:
By the grace of God we are growing steadily, and membership increasing year by year, at present membership is 150 women.
The year 2017 marked another milestone in the history of HFU CWA when 90 women were commissioned following a rigorous formation of six months.
COMMISSIONING -JULY 2017
Members operate a simple kiosk within the church compound where they sell fruits after Sunday masses to raise funds for the associations’ activities.
Members meet every second Sunday of the month for important briefings of the association’s happenings at the parish, deanery and archdiocese level. Top of the meetings is bible verses sharing and prayers then other agendas follow.
Other than monthly meetings members are engaged in their growth through
Membership is open to all baptized catholic women who have attained the age of 18 years.