Catholic Charities Auxiliary is composed of volunteers who support Catholic Charities of Orange County.

The Auxiliary sponsors fundraisers, such as the Annual Benefit Luncheon honoring Diocesan Catholic Volunteer Women, to help underwrite the Agency’s programs.

For more information, please contact:

Kathie Benoe, CCA President

Phone: 949-500-5915


The 2017 Catholic Woman of the Year Luncheon will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa. Nominations and Event Reservations are now being accepted. If you would like to nominate an outstanding Catholic Woman for this prestigious award you have until April 7 to do so. Download the forms using the button below. Using the Event button you may reserve tables, secure an event sponsorship or contribute a Silent Auction Prize.

For more information regarding Catholic Women of the Year nominations, please contact Joan Doyle at 714-609-2048.

Catholic Women of the Year Nomination Packet

Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon Reservation Form   

Catholic Women of the Year Advertising Form

Catholic Women of the Year Underwriting Form 

Catholic Women of the Year Silent Auction Donation Form   

Catholic Women of the Year Credit Card Form

Thank you in advance for your support of the Catholic Charities Auxiliary!


2016 Catholic Woman of the Year, Patricia Doyle  

For over 18 years Patricia Doyle has volunteered in the RCIA program at her Parish, San Francisco Solano; and for the past 8 years has been director of the program. Her focus during the past 5 years has been assisting three cancer patients with care, meals and coordinating their special needs. She is also the SFS Parish Representative for Cursillo and has given talks during five Cursillo Women’s Weekends. In addition to be a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Coordinator for Communion Services to adults in Assisted Living, Patricia also is part of a Moms in Prayer group and hosts a weekly Cursillo Prayer group. Patricia was a leader in creating the St. Veronica’s Guild; a project that allows volunteers to do laundry for homeless families which makes attending school regularly easier for children without a permanent residence. She has worked on several house builds in Mexico and has hosted Foreign Exchange students. Patricia also opens her home to Catholic Singles and has hosted several events for Singles to meet and explore new options for their time and talents. Patricia is a Real Estate Broker, an avid tennis player and has a passion for travel. She has 2 children and is the proud “Gigi” to grandchildren Gracie and Connor.