The Catholic Women's League of Canada is an organization that contributes to the life and vitality of the church, family and community, both at home and abroad. We support our members, parish and community in a number of ways.
In 2020 we celebrated 61 continuous years of service in Corpus Christi parish by having CWL members serve at each of the weekend Masses on our anniversary weekend in October. Since we were unable to have our own meetings, we gave our 2019 service awards after the Masses with a blessing from Fr Paulus. Even though we were not able to use the church for in-person meetings, our Executive met throughout the fall to plan and deal with business matters, and communicated with members through email and telephone fan out.
Our Spiritual Development Chair organized outdoor walks to pray the rosary for several weeks in the spring and early summer.
We supported one another through email and telephone calls. We shared prayer requests from our members.
We contributed to the Diocesan spiritual bouquet for our Bishop.
We encouraged our members to participate virtually in the CWL Mass for the Intentions of Honorary Life & Life Members
During Advent we posted daily reflections and action items on our website calendar
We also supported other organizations with financial and in-kind donations. These included:
We presented our second annual bursary, and covered the 2021 membership fee for the recipient.
We conducted two fundraisers in November: sale of Purdys Chocolates and raffle of an Advent Wreath made and donated by one of our members. These brought our members together and gained support through the parish.
|1 year pins||Beryl Rodrigues
|5 year pins||Betty Ann Crawford
|15 years||Margaret Oleri|
|20 years||Shivaun Miele|
|25 years||Donna Czechowsky|
|30 years||Ave Hoeper
|50 years||Jessie Wallace
|55 years||Kay Chudleigh|
Our members are active in various parish ministries and we supported parish activities as much as we were able during COVID. We were instrumental in re-instating Masses in our Parish by organizing the sanitation teams to sanitize after each Mass. We supported our parish financially and though in-kind donations such as face masks. One of our members coordinated the 40 Days for Life day for our parish. Please read the parish's 2020 annual report on other ministries.
We look forward to 2021 and your continued support with the upcoming Textile Drive and other activities.
Rose Salhab is coordinating this service to members. Contact her if you are going through a difficult time (anything where you could use some comfort, support or prayers). Please also support other members who are going through tough times by contacting Rose on their behalf.
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