Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
The Holy Spirit Parish Catholic Women’s League was inaugurated in November 2009 and began its first council meetings in January 2010.
The Catholic Women’s League offers Catholic women over the age of sixteen an opportunity for faith, fun and fulfillment in the service of God and Canada, as women of peace and hope. We serve by volunteering our time, skills, energy, and prayers in a spirit of community. Our Council.
Some of our Council’s activities include monthly meetings, hospitality Sundays, a bazaar and bake sale in November, Mary’s Way of the Cross during Lent and donations to various charities. We also lead and coordinate a Prayer Shawl Ministry.
The Holy Spirit Parish CWL meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm in our church hall from September to June. There are no meetings in July or August.
Our 2023-2024 Executive:
- President: Claire Moore
- Treasurer: Allison Adam
- Secretary: Vacant
- Past President: Marilyn Foote Pollock
- Faith: Barb Denis
- Social Justice: Louise Beggs
- Service: Elsie Lafontaine
We welcome new members.
CWL Mission Statement: The Catholic Women’s League of Canada calls its members to grow in faith, and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service.
3 PILLARS OF THE CWL
FAITH: To evangelize, promote spiritual growth, and encourage all levels to
- pray, individually and communally
- uphold the sanctity of life
- study Catholic teachings
- stress the importance of the role of women in the church
- foster vocations
- advance ecumenism and interfaith endeavour
SOCIAL JUSTICE: Guided by Catholic social teaching, to encourage all levels to
- uphold the life and dignity of the human person
- advocate for the poor and the vulnerable and their inclusion in society
- advocate for the dignity of work and the equal rights of workers
- care for God’s creation
- educate members and keep them informed of relevant social justice issues
- initiate resolutions on relevant issue
SERVICE: To encourage all levels to
- promote activities in service to members, the parish and the community
- advocate for and support services that include but are not limited to homelessness, human trafficking, poverty, bullying and racism
- educate members about charitable needs, especially mission assistance at home and abroad