Women's Programs

Petawa offers a variety of programs for adult women. These include a Mothers' Exchange, book clubs, holiday celebrations, luncheons, speaker series, spiritual development, faith formation, and retreats. There's something for everyone. Join us!

Upcoming Recollections

Recollections are an opportunity to reflect on your everyday life in light of basic Christian principles. It aims to help you refresh your spirit and strengthen your personal relationship with God.  The recollection includes meditations (guided prayer by the priest), a talk, time for personal reflection, and the opportunity for spiritual direction or the Sacrament of Confession.


Sat., Feb. 10th - 8am-10am at Sts. Peter and Paul in Green Bay

Tues., Feb. 13th - 9am-11am at Petawa

Tues., Feb. 13th - 7pm-9pm at Petawa

Tues., Feb. 27th - 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Maria Goretti in Madison

Wed., Feb. 28th - 9:30am-11:30am at Petawa

Evergreen for Women 55+

Join us February 8th from 10-11:30AM at Petawa

This month we will hear from Mary Magnor, mother of 8 and grandmother of 10.

Mary will be speaking to us about...

  • Empty Nest Parenting:  Six Tips to help you become your adult child's most valued consultant.
  • Parenting adults requires nuance and sensitivity.  Join us for a discussion on life's biggest transition.

*$10 suggested donation*

Join us March 14th from 10-11:30AM at Petawa

In March we will hear from Debbie Mascari, mother of 6 and grandmother of 19.

Debbie will speak to us about...

  • “The Best Things in Life Are Not Things”
  • Communicating with and understanding our grandchildren using our time and wisdom.

*$10 suggested donation*

Welcome to Evergreen 55+, an event series designed exclusively for women aged 55 and older who believe in slowing down for the important things in life. This series is dedicated to bringing pizazz into this new chapter of life through the exploration of new and old friendships, shared hobbies, the joys of grandchildren, the complexities of adult children, and the pursuit of different interests. 

At Evergreen 55+, we believe that one is never too old to live out their dreams, whether it's starting a small business, embracing a new hobby, or delving into the pages of a fun book. 

The series features occasional speakers covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, travel, book reviews, navigating family life, overcoming losses, and accentuating the positive aspects of aging. We emphasize an interactive environment, where attendees are encouraged to be active participants rather than passive listeners. 

For more information contact Ann Knier aknier@me.com   

Art of Living for Women

The Art of Living for Women offers seminars for women of all ages and stages of life open to learning more about culture in all its aspects. These seminars focus on the art of creating a home that fosters human flourishing.

Their modular curriculum combines classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences, giving women the skills they need to care for their family with confidence and artistry.

Here in Wisconsin, we host Art of Living seminars several times a year. 

Upcoming Seminars

Family Enrichment: Matrimonial Love

This professional course uses the Harvard Case Study Method to explore many issues facing spouses and their families. It is meant to give confidence and practical assistance to couples struggling to nurture each other and their children toward a happy, wholesome family life.

When: Feb. 10, Mar. 9 from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Bubon Orthodontics

Cost: $275 for the year

Registration is required.

Petawa Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series is for women of all ages and stages of life open to learning more about culture in all its aspects. This season’s Speaker Series will be held one Thursday evening a month starting at 7pm. There is a suggested $15 donation, which can be paid at the door or by registering online.

Spiritual Devlopment

Faith Formation

Petawa offers faith formation classes to help you explore and deepen your experience of faith, grow in your relationship with God, and integrate your faith more fully and joyfully into your life. Classes include Philosophy, Theology and Catechetical studies.


Petawa offers weekend and midweek retreats for adult and professional women at Wynncliff Conference Center in Cleveland, WI. Retreats are also available at the Shellbourne Conference Center in Valpariso, IN.

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