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November Monthly Meeting



November 17

Pope John Paul II Preparatory School

9:30 AM Arrival

Cost: $25

Meeting only: Free

Join us on Wednesday, November 17 at Pope John Paul II Preparatory School! Come learn more about this school and the recipient of our annual scholarship fund. 

This will be a morning meeting at the school featuring a continental breakfast, a program led by Director of Advancement Michelle Barber, and a campus tour.



Time:  Arrive by 9:30 a.m. 

 Address:  117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075

 Parking:  Please park near the flag pole (with signage directing you to overflow parking)

 Meet:  In the lobby of the front office (doors located behind the flagpoles)

 ID:  Please bring your identification to enter the building

 Cost:  $25, which will be donated to the school to offset expenses associated with hosting us


We are supporting two causes this month: our annual Christmas Gifts for the Retired Sisters and this season's Support to the Afghan Refugees.

Every year, we ask the local retired sisters what they'd like for Christmas, and we work to make their wishes come true.

This year, the Dominican Sisters are requesting a new blood pressure machine that costs $500. This will be used by the nuns living in the Infirmary of the Dominican Motherhouse.

The Sisters of Mercy asked for:

•   Postage stamps

•   Sets of blank note cards

•   Thank you cards

•   Gift cards to Michaels, Joann Fabric or Hobby Lobby (they have knitters and crafters)

•   Towel sets

•   Chocolates

Afghan Refugees: How to Support

Over the course of the next six months, CATHOLIC CHARITIES will help resettle

150 Afghans into local communities as part of the effort to help them escape Taliban rule.


“We serve people because we can address their needs, and addressing the humanitarian needs of refugees has been part of the mission of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Nashville since its founding in the early 1960s,” said Rich Musacchio, diocesan director of communications.


Amy Fabian, refugee resources specialist for Catholic Charities, is coordinating this effort. At the October meeting, she spoke briefly about the resettling of Afghani families and has asked us to consider donating to support their efforts.

The families are in need of the following:

  • Towels

  • Full & Twin blankets and sheet sets

  • Pots & Pan sets

  • Dishwasher detergent

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Trash bags

  • Bathroom trash cans

  • Bathroom and kitchen cleaner

  • Shower curtain, liner, and hooks

If you would like to contribute, please bring your donations to our upcoming monthly meetings in October and November.  You may also mail a check to help pay for all of the requested items. Please make your check out to NCBWL, specifying “Christmas Gifts” in the memo, and mail to PO Box 50994, Nashville TN 37205.


For more information, contact Claudia Weber at or


Upcoming Events

  • April 2023 Annual Meeting and Induction of New Board Members
    Wed, Apr 19
    Catholic Pastoral Center - Bishop's Hall
    Apr 19, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Catholic Pastoral Center - Bishop's Hall, 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
    Come join us on April 19, 2023 at Catholic Pastoral Center from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for the 2023 Annual Meeting, Installation Ceremony of New Board Members, and Blessing of New Members. Mass at 4:30 PM Meeting & Dinner: $25 RSVP by: Apr. 16
Cancellation Policy


If you need to cancel your reservation, please notify us by email at by the REGISTRATION DEADLINE provided in each meeting notice. (Check each month for the date of the cut-off). After the registration deadline, we sign a contract with the caterer for the number of meals reserved. Cancellations made after the registration deadline will be subject to paying for the reserved meal(s). The same policy applies to no-shows for pay-at-the-door RSVPs. Thank you for your cooperation!

A gentle reminder: Per CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask; unvaccinated people should continue wearing masks in public.

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