Gatlinburg parishioner installed as NCCW province director

Sevierville resident Amelia Sweeney was recently installed as the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) director for the Province of Louisville at the NCCW national convention in Salt Lake City.

The NCCW acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. There are 27 province directors in the United States. The Province of Louisville includes seven dioceses in Tennessee and Kentucky: the dioceses of Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis in Tennessee, and Lexington, Covington, Owensboro, and the Archdiocese of Louisville in Kentucky.

Ms. Sweeney is a member of St. Mary Parish in Gatlinburg and has served as a volunteer in numerous leadership positions for her parish and the Knoxville Diocese, as well as many within the local community.

Ms. Sweeney, as province director, is a representative and liaison for the Province of Louisville, serving on the NCCW board of directors and providing an important link between the national, diocesan, and parish councils of Catholic women in the area.

“I am humbled by and excited about the opportunity to represent the strong and faithful Catholic women of our area who do so much to serve so many in our communities, our nation, and across the globe,” Ms. Sweeney said of her new role.

“As women of faith, we are the hands and feet of Christ, and we do not take that responsibility lightly. St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, ‘I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.’ I look forward to working with the women of the Province of Louisville to do great things,” she added.

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