Catholic Women’s League
ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL COUNCIL
OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA
Over 100 years of Faithful Ministry across Canada
… under the guidance of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Newest … from Joleene Kemp: September 14, 2023
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2023
Our C.W.L. hosted A Cookie Walk
Our first ever C.W.L. Hosted Cookie Walk took place on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2023.
A great variety of home baked cookies were available to purchase in the foyer at the main Cathedral entrance.
Thank you for supporting the C.W.L.
… submitted by Crystal Tustian
A Reminder to please pay your Membership dues for this year if you haven’t already done so ($35.)
… Joan Joubert
….. submitted by Joleene Kemp
OUR SERVICE PIN RECIPIENTS ON JANUARY 21/22, 2023 — (tap on ‘Recent Events Media’ here to the left to access all the photos taken at the event)
The Catholic Women’s League is proud to announce that the following members received their “Years of Service Pins” for 2023. We congratulate and thank them for their 380 years of collective service to our Parish and to the League “For God and Canada”.
10 Year Pins
Jennifer Fedorus-Lyght Holly Haggarty Rita LeGarde Susan Momot Carolyn Payette Rita Scarcello
25 Year Pins
Dorothy Grant Kathleen Kuoppa-Aho
40 Year Pin
50 Year Pin
Patricia Filipovic Elizabeth Kovacs
60 Year Pin
70 Year Pin
Congratulations to our own Vi Zucchiatti who celebrated her 101st Birthday on November 1, 2022
ATTENTION C.W.L. MEMBERS
As recently announced in our Parish bulletins, the C.W.L. membership fees for 2023 have increased from $25. to $35. annually.
September 25, 2022 after the 10:30 am Mass
OUR C.W.L ANNIVERSARY BLESSING AND FALL GATHERING
Our fall gathering took place on Sunday, September 25th following the 10:30 Mass! Due to the rain, we could not gather outside in the prayer garden so Msgr. Pat blessed the hydrangea bush that Rita LeGarde and Jennette Pyrick planted for us, to celebrate the League’s 100th anniversary, in the Auditorium at the start of our gathering.
OUR RECENT PROVINCIAL CONVENTION: July 13, 2022
1. Colleen Martin was elected “President-Elect” for the Ontario League. This means that she will proceed to C.W.L President for all of Ontario in two years and that the Provincial Convention in that year will be held in our Diocese!
The C.W.L. Provincial Executive for 2022 – 2024
President: Linda Squarzolo
President Elect: Colleen Martin
1st Vice: Wilma Vanderzwaag
2ndvice: Karen McDonald
Treasurer: Mare-Theresa Lamphier
Recording Secretary: Anna Tremblay
Chairpersons: Mary Capobianco, Betsy Currier, Hilarion Mitchell, Emma Rose Rayburn, Joanna Sisk
We congratulate each of these wonderful women, offer them our prayerful support and give our own Colleen Martin a big shout out and showering prayerful support!
2. Ontario will be taking a no vote to raise the per capita to the national convention and a no vote to changing the name of our patroness.
… from Joleene Kemp.
July 11, 2022
100th C.W.L. ANNIVERSARY GIFT TO OUR PRAYER GARDEN
In 2020 the Catholic Women’s League of Canada celebrated 100 years of Ministry in our nation and many League Councils have marked the anniversary in a variety of ways.
Our own Cathedral members decided to memorialize the jubile by
donating a large and beautifully flowering hydrangea bush to beautify our Cathedral’s main Prayer Garden.
Many thanks to our Parish League Council, to Rita Legarde and Jeanette Pyrick for planting it and to Erick Villanueva for taking these photos. The plant and area will be dedicated with a souvenir commemoration plaque and formally blessed later this summer.
CANADIAN LEAGUE MAGAZINE FOR THE SPRING, 2022
(article by Pauline Krupa)
February 12/13, 2022
C.W.L. SERVICE PINS CELEBRATION
… from Joan Joubert, Our Membership Chairperson
Pin Recipients for 2021 …
The following Catholic Women’s League ladies received their 2021 Years of Service Pins on the February 12/13 weekend at all three Masses. We would like to congratulate them and thank them for their 485 collective years of service to our Parish and to the League “For God and Canada”:
10 Year Pin: Laurie Clara, Geraldine Luzzi, Sarah Mammoliti, Maureen McCart, Lorraine Oulette, Monica Prodanyk, Anita Sawchuk.
25 Year Pin: Carol Margarit
40 Year Pin: Fae Lyngstad
50 Year Pin: Mary Ann Gill, Theresa Kabernick, Rosemarie Rabideau.
65 Year Pin: Ruth Mayor, Carmel Sajna
70 Year Pin: Katherine Myronuk
A MESSAGE FROM JOAN JOUBERT
The 2022 Catholic Women’s League Membership is $25. Envelopes for this fee will be found in your 2022 Church envelope box or at all entrances to the Cathedral and placed in the collection basket. Memberships can also be delivered or mailed to the rectory.
New members are always welcome, there is a CWL Welcome Brochure with an envelope at all entrances to the church and on our website: www.stpatrickscathedral.ca You can also access us at www.cwlthunderbay.org www.cwl.on or www.cwl.ca
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS AFTER 80!
When you join the League or renew your membership, please include your date of birth with your information.
If a year of birth is provided, we will send a monthly email asking our members to pray for the “birthday girls” in that month.
We do (and will) send cards to members when they turn 80 and then continue on a yearly basis.