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The Carmelite Community of the Word will celebrate

a Memorial Prayer Service

honoring the life of Sr. Celeste Ciesielka,

who died from Covid-19 on December 15, 2020. 

Sr. Celeste served in many roles and touched the lives of many throughout the diocese. 

Family, friends and co-workers are invited to join in this celebration to be held at

the CCW Incarnation Center Motherhouse,

394 Bem Rd, Gallitzin, PA on Sunday, August 1, 2021. 

An outdoor prayer service is planned for 2 pm with a reception to continue until 4 pm. 

Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair if possible to compliment seating within a tent. 

RSVP’s are requested by July 28, 2021 by emailing communityofficeCCW@gmail.com.



As you know, due to the circumstances of Covid-19, we made the decision to cancel our golf tournament last year.   

The good news is that this year we will hold our golf tournament but because of the circumstances, things will be done a  little differently .

We want to provide a fun day of golfing and but in as safe a manner as possible.  

For 2021, we are going to offer an “Endless Summer” golf tournament.  Rather than everyone congregating together on a single day,

you will now have the chance to pick your day to golf with your friends/family at Scotch Valley Country Club!

The dates of our tournament will begin on Monday May 17th and end on Friday September 17th

Below you will find the details of how to sign up, fees, etc.  

Any further questions can be directed to communityofficeccw@gmail.com.


Endless Summer Golf Tournament 2021

Prices are as follows:

Foursome: $350.00           Threesome: $300.00                   Twosome: $250.00

*No individual tickets will be sold for this year’s tournament.  Also, teams of 5 are not permitted.

Pricing includes green fees and cart rental.  Also, each golfer will be given a food voucher to use at Scotch Valley.  The coupon is good for either 1 cold sandwich or 2 hot dogs, 1 bag of chips and 1 fountain drink.

How to sign up:

First, you will need to complete and mail us your team information with payment. If writing a check, please make it payable to Carmelite Community of the Word.  We also take Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.  We will then mail you a postcard noting we received your information/payment for our golf tournament.

Secondly, you will need to determine a date between May 17th and September 17th to golf.  You and your team may golf Monday-Friday only.  Weekends and holidays are not included.  When you decide on a date, call Scotch Valley at 814-695-1478 to set up your tee-time.  Be sure when you book to mention you are golfing in the Carmelite Community of the Word Golf Tournament!

After you are done golfing, be sure to hand in your scores.  There will be prizes for 4 teams this year like we have done in the past!  Also, you may golf as many times in our tournament as you want!  It is not limited to one time.   Simply mail us another payment and schedule with Scotch Valley.

 If you do not want to golf, we always welcome monetary donations.

Team Information Needed:


Name 1:_____________________________________________________________________

Name 2:_____________________________________________________________________

Name 3:_____________________________________________________________________

Name 4:______________________________________________________________________

*Please include at least 1 phone number/name if you would happen to be one of the 4 teams who won in the tournament. __________________________________________________________________

 Credit Card info needed:

Name on card                   Card Number

Expiration Date               Amount to be charged

Donation Only

I would like to donate to the Carmelite Community of the Word in the amount of $_____________

Cash, checks, and credit cards are welcome for donations only.

Donation by credit card information needed.

Name on card                   Card Number

Expiration Date               Amount to be charged

Devotion to St. Joseph

Teresa of Avila teaches us that wisdom and spiritual fruitfulness come from a spirituality rooted in total dedication to the Incarnate Word. (CCW Constitutions #12)  As members of the Carmelite Community of the Word, we are inspired by the response of Mary to God’s invitation to participation in the mystery of the Incarnation.  Teresa teaches us that St. Joseph, protector of Carmel, is likewise a powerful model for us in our desire to live lives of prayer, penance and service.  As daughters of Teresa our spirituality follows her lead and recognizing St. Joseph as one who is always ready to guide and intercede on our behalf as he did for Mary and Jesus during his life on earth.

Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection Honoring St. Joseph (Outdoor gathering grounds of Incarnation Center)

Sunday, September 19, 2021              2-5PM

Tentative Plan for the afternoon

            Prayer & Reflection on the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde

            Rosary of St. Joseph

            Private Prayer Opportunity