Nominations are now open for the 2009 Catholic Women of the Year. The Closing date for nominations is 25 April. The annual Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon honours the 'unsung heroines' of the Church. Any Catholic woman can be nominated: all that is necessary is to send a letter with some brief details. The organisers are looking for women who serve the Church and the community in homes and schools and parishes, in prison visiting or in fund-raising for charity, in public life or in commerce and industry, in teaching children or caring for the elderly or sick, or being active with some community enterprise. There is no financial or other award - the four chosen as Catholic Women of the Year simply come to the Luncheon and are honoured as representing the service given by women to the Church in Britain. It is always a wonderful occasion, which last year marked its 40th anniversary. Nominations - accompanied by brief supporting information as indicated above - should be sent to the Chairman, CWYL, 22 Milton Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0PZ. Joanna Bogle Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon Committee
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