CWL

 

What do we do?

Holy Family Parish CWL is a vibrant, caring group of women who share a spiritual connection and are dedicated to preserving Christian Family life and the sacredness of life.  The League is involved in charitable work at a local, national and global levels.   Collectively, we support over 20 charities with monetary donations including organizations dealing with issues of social justice, pro-life and catholic education.

We have an active Prayer Shawl Ministry where members knit shawls, blessed by our priest and given to those in need of comfort.  Our Mary’s Hand is an outreach to members where we send cards to fellow members for happy occasions, illnesses or just to keep in touch.

We provide funeral lunches for parishioners throughout the year.  Volunteers prepare food dishes, setup, serve and cleanup after the luncheons.  This ministry provides much comfort for family members and friends.

Membership

We have over 200 members.  Our Council is made up of members of all ages whose level of activity varies greatly and we value the support of all members. 

Membership in CWL adds your voice to the largest Women’s group in Canada and has the ability to influence legislation in our governments.  The League offers members the opportunity to develop and learn new skills, enabling them to fulfil their mission of service to one another, to their parish and to the church.

The Catholic Women's League is open to all women of the parish.  We welcome new members 16 years or older.

How often do we meet?

Our meetings are held on the first Monday of every month except for July and August.  We meet in the Parish Hall with fellowship social starting at 6:45 p.m. spiritual reflections and then our business segment at 7:15 p.m.  

Could the Catholic Women’s League be for me?

Yes!  The League has a positive voice for good in the Church today and you could be a part of that. As a member you will find fresh interests, make new friends and discover opportunities that will enable you to make a real difference and play an important role in church and society.

 

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On Saturday, October 14th, Holy Family Parish, St. Albert will be hosting a session called "Aging Gracefully."  The session focuses on the process of aging, its stereotypes, nutrient and health.  It is open to both men and women.  Our speaker is Sandra Prather who just received the NTC's Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award, so it promises to be an inspirational one! 

The tickets are $15 each which includes both morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch.  

If anyone would like to purchase a ticket they can call Gemma at 780.459.8694.  Deadline to purchase a ticket is October 7th.

 

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 STATEMENT ON OPIOID CRISIS AND DRUG ADDICTIONPlease take the time to read and share the

CCCB’s statement on Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction

It includes areas where we can help, also a section on Marijuana Legislation and Alcohol Abuse. 

Pope Francis is referring to these issues as “a new form of slavery’.

Provincially What is Hapening

-2017-

Fri/Sat Sept. ?-?, 2017---CWL ABMK Fall Executive Meeting (St. Albert AB) 

Sat. Sept. 23, 2017---CWL Calgary Diocesan Fall (Executive Meeting &) Workshop (Medicine Hat)

 2018 -

Fri-Sun Jan. ?-?--CWL ABMK Mid-Winter Executive Meeting (Leduc AB) 

 CWL National Conventions - details on CWL national web

 -August 11-14, 2018 Winnipeg MB -

-August 18-21, 2019 Calgary AB

-August 09-12, 2020 Montreal QC

Raffle Tickets Available NOW only $2 each.   For further Information please contact Suzanne Clemens at 780.418.1001 

Membership Inquiries:  Suzanne Clemens at 780.418.1001 or 

Flyer Coordinator Needed 

CWL 25

 Executive 2016 - 2017

President - Suzanne Clemens

Past President - Denise Clarke

President Elect-Deb Ruetz

Secretary - Judy Humeniuk

Treasure - Wendy Serbin

Organization (Membership) - Sandra Larock

Spiritual Development - Sister Jean Elder and/or Liliane Peddicord

Christian Family Life - Gemma Cerminara              

Community Life -  Cathie Sarafinchan

Resolutions and Legislations - Sharon Ryan

Parish Activities:  Liaison with Parish Council - Ginny Blerot

Health and Education - Deb Ruetz and/or Suzanne Clemens