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.


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 General 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.

 Membership Inquiries and for Further Information Call Suzanne at 780.418.1001


$500 Scholarship Application

The Catholic Women’s League is a national organization and has the largest representation of women in the country.

The objectives of the league are:

  • To achieve individual and collective spiritual development.
  • To promote the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • To exemplify the Christian ideal in the home and family life.
  • To protect the sanctity of life.
  • To enhance the role of women in church and society.
  • To recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere.
  • To uphold and defend Christian education and values of the modern world.
  • To contribute to the understanding and grown of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony.



The members of the Catholic Women’s League of Holy Family Parish will annually award a scholarship of five hundred dollars ($500.00).


The purpose of the scholarship is to assist the Grade 12 applicant to further his/her education in a tuition-based program of an institution of higher learning (e.g. college, university or trade/vocational school) in either September 2018 or January 2019


 All applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be a Catholic student practicing his/her faith as a parishioner of Holy Family Parish and attending either St. Albert High School or Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marguerite D’Youville School.

  1. Be enrolled in a tuition-based program of an institution of higher learning (e.g. college, university or trade/vocational school).
  2. Provide confirmed proof of registration in a post-secondary institution for either September 2018 or January 2019.
  3. Complete in full the attached application form.
  4. Write a 500 word English essay describing how he/she has put their faith into action, through service to others; and, what he/she has gained or learned from this experience.
  5. Supply a letter or reference attesting to their service work.

Deadline– June 15, 2018

The application, essay, letter of reference and supporting document to confirm post-secondary enrolment in either September 2018 or January 2019 must be received no later than June 15, 2018.

Completed application and supporting documentations should be forwarded to:

 Mailing Address:

                                  Rosaleen McEvoy

                                    3 Westview Place

                              St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3J8

RE:   CWL Council – Scholarship Committee

E-mail Address:



All applications will be reviewed at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee of the Holy Family CWL. In the event that no applications are received, or the applicant(s) do not meet the criteria set out in the guidelines, the scholarship will not be awarded for this year.

Holy Family Catholic Women’s League Scholarship

Application Form – Due: June 15, 2018


Name: ______________________________________________________

                        First                                                    Middle                                                                                       Last

Address: _____________________________________________________

                                                            Street Address


                                        City                                                    Province                                                                Postal Code

Telephone: _______________E-mail:  _______________________



Institution of Higher Learning for which funds are sought: ____________________________________

Proposed Area of Studies and Description: ____________________________________



How many years have you or your family been a parishioner of Holy Family Parish? ______

Describe your volunteer activities with Holy Family Parish: _____________________________________________________

Activity/Committee _______________________________________

Role ________________________________________

Date of Service ______________________________


Academic Achievements and/or Educational Volunteer Activities

Activity _____________________________________________________

Role ________________________________________________________

Dates of Service _______________________________________________


Community Volunteer Service

Volunteer Service _______________________________________________

Role _________________________________________________________

Dates of Service _________________________________________________



List all schools attended:

Elementary: ___________________________

Junior:           ___________________ _______

Senior High: _______________________  ___

Applicant’s Signature        _________________       Date  ________________


Essay Assignment:

Write a 500 word English essay describing:

How you put your faith into action, through service to others.

What you have gained or learned from this experience.

Also, what others have gained.  Guidelines:

 Clearly identify what service you do; community service; volunteer work; church youth group activities, etc.

Discuss not only what you have gained from your service; but also, what others have gained.

Essay must be typed, double-spaced, in 12 pt Times New Roman or Arial font.


CWL Scholarship Committee Evaluation:

The essay assigned will be reviewed by the CWL Scholarship Committee; and, will be scored based on an Essay Rubric:

Focus – the thesis is clear, fully developed, insightful; and, it clearly and effectively responds to the assignment.

Structure Organization –The ideas presented in the essay are clearly and logically organized in relation to one another and to the essay’s focus.

Evidence (support) and Explanation—Each body paragraphing has a clearly stated topic sentence that is supported by evidence (examples, facts)

Style & Voice—Introductory hook, tone, syntax, vocabulary.

Originality & Insight—Thought process, Connections.

Conventions—Spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, indentation and appearance.


Thank you for completing the application form. 


 CWL Essay Poster

Flyer Coordinator Needed



- June 4th,  CWL Mass and Pin Ceremony 

- June 15th CWL Scholarship Due

- July and August - Summer Break

- September 7th - General Meeting

- October 1st - General Meeting

- November 5th - General Meeting

- Saturday, November 3rd Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

- December 3rd, Advent Dinner (Mass and a Catered Dinner) Donations Collected for Refugees

 CWL National Conventions - details on CWL national website


Membership Inquiries and for Further Information Call Suzanne Clemens 780.418.1001



 Executive 2018 - 2019

President - Suzanne Clemense

Past President - Deb Ruetz

Secretary - Vacant

Treasure - Wendy Serbin

Organization (Membership) - Sandra Larock

Spiritual Development - Marieta Paul and Sister Jean Elder

Christian Family Life - Anne Wansink and Gemma Cerminara              

Community Life -  Anne Wansink and Gemma Cerminara

Resolutions and Legislations - Sharon Ryan

Parish Activities:  Liaison with Parish Council - Ginny Blerot

Health and Education -  Vacant