Catholic Women’s League

CWL Ponderings Newsletter June 2018

Women Helping Women Tea – THANK YOU!  (Includes Pictures)

CWL Hosts a Women Helping Women “The African Connection” Tea and Dessert Fundraiser  CLICK HERE

for more Details!

CWL Ponderings April 2018 Newsletter

CWL BURSARY 2018 CRITERIA  and  APPLICATION

CWL Ponderings Newsletter January 2018

Click here for pictures of our 2017 Parish Bazaar!

 

Investing in the Future

On Sunday, October 8 Diane Carmichael (centre), Past President of the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL), presented a cheque in the amount of $400 to John McParland (right), this year’s CWL Bursary student recipient at the Thanksgiving 11 a.m. Mass. Looking on, Monsignor Dave Tramontini, Rector of the Pro-Cathedral and Spiritual Advisor of the Pro-Cathedral CWL.

John, son of Peter and Antoinette (CWL member of the Pro-Cathedral), is attending a two-year business course at Canadore College. An active member of the parish over the years as an altar server, he is recently more recognized as the Sunday cantor.

“We recognize the importance of investing in the youth of our community as they represent the future and life-blood of our faith,” explained Maudena Farnsworth, CWL President. “Our members wish John blessings in his future endeavour.”

Each year, the Pro-Cathedral CWL awards up to two bursaries in the amount of $400 each to students entering first year post-secondary education who have obtained reasonable academic achievement. Applicants are daughters or sons of members of the Pro-Cathedral Catholic Women’s League. Where the mother is deceased, consideration will be given to granddaughters or grandsons of a member in good standing.

 

 

On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, during the General Meeting, seven new members were welcomed to the Pro-Cathedral CWL raising membership numbers to 213.  During the ceremony, Shirlene Condie, Council President Elect and Organization & Membership Chairperson stated, “We welcome all new and current League members and visitors.  We pray that your membership will be most enjoyable and fulfilling.

 

We relayed for family. We relayed for friends.  We relayed for our sisters.  That is why eleven members of the Pro-Cathedral CWL and a member of St. Peter’s CWL formed the ‘Inspired by the Spirit’ team.  Then, on Friday, June 23rd, 2017, the team relayed for five hours at the CFB North Bay Athletic Field.  Working tirelessly, the team raised close to $2,400.

 

Suzanne Goulais-Deering, Evelyn Riddell-Gruber and Julie Dalgliesh at the Ojibway Women’s Lodge during the cheque presentation.

 

Brenda Quenneville (left), Executive Director of Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre, receives a cheque from Gerri Reid.

 

 

Janine (right)  Executive Director of Nipissing Transition House, receives a cheque from Gerri Reid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ponderings Newsletter  –  September 2017

Ponderings Newsletter ~ June 2017

Ponderings Newsletter ~ April 2017

Catholic Women’s League “Women Helping Women” Tea & Dessert Fundraiser May 13 – See Here for More

Check out our latest newsletter “Ponderings January 2017” for all our latest news!

(Left to right)  Leah Pierce, Evelyn Ridell-Gruber, Annette Dutrisac, Barb Foubert, Sister Shannon Hickey, Shirlene Condie, Maudena Farnsworth, Diane Carmichael, Vicki Doucette, Mary-Lynn Truchon, Dawn-Marie Duffy, Monsignor Dave Tramontini and  Louise Defonzo.

Absent are Gerri Reid and Elizabeth Delarosbel.

Photo by:  John Pierce

 

 

 

It came with ribbons!  It came with packages!  It came with boxes and bags and yummy tea and goodies!  The CWL celebrates another successfully Christmas Bazaar!

 

“Those who belong to Christ will be known by what they do”

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, during the General Meeting, seven new members were welcomed to the Pro-Cathedral CWL raising membership numbers to 236. During the ceremony, Diane Carmichael, Council President stated, “We welcome all new and current League members and visitors. We pray tcwl1hat your membership will be most enjoyable and fulfilling. As members of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, we are guided and inspired by our Mission Statement. ‘The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God’” The President lit each new members’ candle as a symbol. “You have been given lighted candles as a reminder of the candle you received at your baptism. Let your light shine before all, so that your good works may give glory to God.”

cwl2(Left to right) Rose Mackie and Dawn Marie Duffy pose with CWL membership candles after being inducted into the Pro-Cathedral CWL. Absent were: Alyssa Atchison, Kathalee Dudson (transfer from Holy Name of Jesus), Sr Betty Mitchell, Nancy Pitre, Erin Richards and Sr Marlene Roy. Photo credit: Leah Pierce, CWL Communication Chairperson

September 2016 CWL Ponderings Newsletter – Click Here for All our Latest News!

November 19, 2016  –  Annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea  (see our Poster Here)grinch

June 2016 Issue of Ponderings Newsletter

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On Sunday, April 24th, 2016, during the 11 a.m. Mass, our CWL Council honoured our patroness Mary, whom God chose to make mother of His Son, in the Feast for Our Lady of Good Counsel. Wearing CWL scarves and pins, members were ushers, lectors, and ministers of the Eucharist.  “Our Lady of Good Counsel … pray for us!”

April “Ponderings” Newsletter – Check it out and see what’s happening!

 

Meet the Executive!CWL Exec

Left to right front row:  Leah Pierce, Debbie Laframboise, Sister Shannon Hickey, Brenda Passmore, Vicki Doucette

Left to right back row: Lisa Henry, Maudena Farnsworth, Patricia Fassl, Diane Carmichael, Elizabeth Delarosbel  and Shelby Sharpe.

Absent is Wilda Beaupré

The CWL welcomes all female members of the parish sixteen years and older.  The League is affiliated with the provincial and national groups bearing the same name.  The C.W.L. works to enhance the spiritual development and individual development of its members.  It is a vehicle for communication and development of Christian fellowship among Catholic women everywhere.  Guest speakers are frequently invited to assist in educating or involving members in community resources.  Meeting times and locations are advertised in the parish bulletin.

The CWL works to enhance the spiritual development and individual development of its members.  It is a vehicle for communication and development of Christian fellowship among Catholic women everywhere.  Guest speakers are frequently invited to assist in educating or involving members in community resources.  Service to the community involves support and participation in many activities including:  Catholic Charities, the Gathering Place, post-secondary student bursaries, breakfast programs at three schools and visits to 416 Lakeshore, a 20-unit housing facility run by the Canadian Mental Health Association Nipissing, for the mentally ill.  Support is also provided to the North Bay Food Bank, VON Meals on Wheels, Right to Life and Birthright.  Financial support is given to several provincial and national programs.  Our members serve in many areas of our parish community, and their generosity and spirit lives out our mission statement.

 

 

January 2016 Ponderings Newsletter    

Catholic Women’s League Bazaar 2015  –  A Great Success!  Christmas Joy Was in The Air!! 

Check this out:   CHRISTMAS JOY WAS IN THE AIR article

 

 

Parish Catholic Women at Work and Play:  Check it out by clicking here:      CWL at WORK            CWL at Work & Play

Click Here to see our Second Edition of our Newsletter – September 2015 Ponderings

Click Here to see our First Edition of our Newsletter  –  Ponderings Volume 1 Summer 2015

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The C.W.L. welcomes all female members of the parish sixteen years and older.  The League is affiliated with the provincial and national groups bearing the same name.  The C.W.L. works to enhance the spiritual development and individual development of its members.  It is a vehicle for communication and development of Christian fellowship among Catholic women everywhere.  Guest speakers are frequently invited to assist in educating or involving members in community resources.  Meeting times and locations are advertised in the parish bulletin.

 

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Noelle Sharpe, Maudena Farnsworth, Shelby Sharpe (L to R)

On Sunday, February 1st, 2015, The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption held its Installation of Officers ceremony at the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  Among the officers were three generations of CWL members (left to right) Noelle Sharpe (daughter of Maudena and mother of Shelby), Maudena Farnsworth (mother of Noella and grandmother of Shelby) and Shelby Sharpe (daughter of Noella and granddaughter of Maudena).  Together, these women represent forty years of service to the CWL, the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption parishioners and to the North Bay community. 

 

The CWL works to enhance the spiritual development and individual development of its members.  It is a vehicle for communication and development of Christian fellowship among Catholic women everywhere.  Guest speakers are frequently invited to assist in educating or involving members in community resources.  Service to the community involves support and participation in many activities including:  Catholic Charities, the Gathering Place, post-secondary student bursaries, breakfast programs at three schools and visits to a ward at the Regional Mental Health Centre.  Support is also provided to the North Bay Food Bank, VON Meals on Wheels, Right to Life and Birthright.  Financial support is given to several provincial and national programs.  Our members serve in many areas of our parish community, and their generosity and spirit lives out our mission statement.  Along with the national organization, the CWL of the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption celebrates its 95th year in 2015.

 

Photo credit:  John Pierce

 

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