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
CWL Scholarship Update
2018 Holy Family Catholic Women’s League Scholarship winner will be formally announced in October 2018.
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.
2018 CWL YEAR AT A GLANCE CALANDAR
- 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