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RETREAT - Sat, Dec. 9, 2023 - Chapter 1

Catholic Women of Zion - Chapter 1 Retreat Day


YOU ARE INVITED TO CWOZ CHAPTER 1:  The day consists of Mass, Adoration, Music by  Joyful Praise , Speakers, Sharing, Networking and Prayers for Healing.

JoanneLeichte This month’s speaker is: Joanne Leichte , a retired RN of 44 years who worked clinically and then administratively as Director of Community Outreach at Southern Ocean County Hospital for 16 years. Then for 12 years, she served as Manager of Patient Experience at Southern Ocean County Hospital and finally as Human Experience Educator and Coach for the Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Region. In 1997 she co-founded and serves as the President of Interfaith Health and Support Services of Southern Ocean County Inc. She also serves on the board of St. Michaels Help Center serving pregnant women in need. 

Joanne holds an RN, BSN, Degree from the College Misericordia, Parish Nurse Certificate, Nurse Executive Certification, and is a Certified Patient Experience Professional. She is a presenter for various community organizations and ministries, a speaker at a number of national conferences including: American Society on Aging, National Conference on Aging, Orlando Florida, Denver Colorado, Concordia University National Parish Nurse Conference, Wisconsin and the New Jersey Council on Aging Conference, Princeton, NJ. 

Joanne and her husband are members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, LBI, served as members of the Marriage Preparation Team and are currently on the Eucharistic Adoration and Life Ministry teams.

She is married and has 2 married children and 3 grandchildren. 

Joanne invites us to join her as she shares:
“Finding Peace through Intimacy with Jesus”

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mass: 9:00 a.m. in the Church
Fr. Thomas Maher will celebrate Mass

Place: St. William the Abbot R.C. Church
2740 Lakewood-Allenwood Road

Howell NJ 07731

Admission: $20, payable at the door, includes a box lunch

Come and bring a friend! Reservations are necessary.
Please select a Box Lunch from the list on the Registration Form.
(Choice of Sandwiches is listed below - FYI)*

Online Registration for the Retreat on Saturday, December 9, 2023 is now closed.


Call 732-475-7113 no later than Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to register. Leave your phone number and spell your last name.

Since the luncheon is catered, please call 732-475-7113 or email cwoz@cwoz.org as soon as possible if you need to cancel your reservation. Thank you in advance.

*Box Lunch Choices:

Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Vegetables (eggplant, red peppers, yellow peppers, red onion and zucchini) with Fresh Mozzarella & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ham and Swiss, Lettuce & Tomato

Turkey, Provolone, Lettuce & Tomato