Catholic Women’s League

Our 150 members are of many different ethnicities, ages, professions and backgrounds. We are just a small part of a richly diverse organization with over 80,000 members across Canada; a lay association of women affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations, a world-wide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations and having consultative status with agencies of the United Nations.

We welcome all ladies, 16 and older, to join us for fun, lifelong friendships, and service to our church and community. We meet once a month, with many opportunities for social, spiritual and service activities throughout the year.

How Can You Help? 

Even if you can’t attend meetings regularly, you can still be involved! We send out a monthly newsletter highlighting our upcoming events.

Helping at our events helps many others!

We raise money throughout the year through events like bake sales, catering funeral lunches, and hosting the poor man’s supper on Good Friday. The proceeds of these ventures are then divided up to the many organizations, charities and causes close to our heart to support the following:

  • Cloistered contemplative sisters who pray for the Church and God’s people, particularly in our archdiocese
  • The needy both locally and internationally
  • Children and families through various programs within our parish
  • Upholding the sanctity of life and providing crisis pregnancy options and counselling
  • Women and children who are at risk of violence, homelessness and abuse
  • At-risk youth in our community to ensure their safety and support them through life’s challenges
  • Migrant workers far away from home and assisting with needs such as bikes, suitcases, clothing, etc.
  • Both offenders and victims of crime to redeem, restore and reconcile their lives
  • The reduction of mortality and morbidity rates in maternity care for women in Africa
  • 24 Catholic missions in the territory of Nunavut (eastern Canadian Arctic)
  • Preserving guidelines prohibiting euthanasia and increasing public awareness and access to palliative care
  • University students to live in the fullness of our faith

There are on-going needs too that you can help with individually such as:

  • Extra food: The Cyrus house will gladly accept food that has been unused from special events. Cyrus house, the Warm Zone, and Christine Lamb Residence will accept groceries and always appreciate a pot of soup or baked goods.
  • Sewing/Knitting: The local charities that we support all appreciate mittens, scarves, toques, and blankets.
  • Extra stuff: Drop off items at the parish office such as: cosmetics, toiletries, & women’s clothes, greeting cards, stamps, religious items such as rosaries, prayer books, etc and they will be passed along to those who can use them.

Please contact the parish office for more information and how to get involved. We look forward to meeting you!

CWL Appreciation Dinner for Priests and Deacons

Twelve of our members attended the CWL appreciation dinner for priests and deacons at the Italian Cultural Centre in February. Deacon Larry and our Spiritual Advisor, Father Ajin accompanied us. A wonderful time was had by all!

Important contact information:
CWL-Catholic Women’s League – Bev Katchmer – 604-557-0309