The Herald-News continues its long-standing tradition of recognizing women and the valuable contributions they make to their communities.
The women recognized through the Council of Catholic Women will be honored at a Mass on April 21 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.
The Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Brad Baker, cathedral rector, and Rev. John Sebahar, spiritual advisor for the Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
The theme of the Mass, and the reception to follow is, “We Joyfully Believe.”
The following women are being recognized as the 2018 “Woman of the Year” by their churches and organizations.