Catholic Women’s League
ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL COUNCIL
OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA
100 years of Faithful Ministry across Canada
… under the guidance of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Congratulations to our own Vi Zucchiatti who celebrated her 101st Birthday on November 1, 2022
A Message from Colleen Martin
You are invited to the Cathedral auditorium to participate in a virtual pre-advent retreat hosted by the Toronto Archdiocesan Council of The CWL of Canada Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00pm EDST. The Saints of Advent: Guides and Companions on the Journey to Bethlehem will be presented by Christine Way Skinner, B.A.,M.Div, lay minister and doctoral student at Regis/St. Michaels’ College at the Toronto School of Theology. If you plan to participate, please rsvp to Colleen by phone 628-3875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter by the side door or handicap entrance on Donald Street.
The Thunder Bay Diocesan Council of The CWL of Canada invites you to a virtual advent retreat Mondays Nov 28, Dec 5, 12 and 19 hosted by Colleen Martin. The themes are watchfulness, preparation, nearness and Emmanuel. You may join any or all weeks. Each night will begin at 7:30 pm EDST and end at 9:00 pm with the last ½ hour virtual adoration. Please RSVP to Colleen by email email@example.com to receive the zoom link or join via the posted link at www.cwlthunderbay.org.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Colleen Martin)
cell: (807) 628-3875
A Message from Joleene Kemp ….
Good day everyone:
Hard to believe we are approaching the middle of November!!!!…oh my goodness.
You will find the latest edition of our monthly updates as well as a poster pertaining to a ZOOM Advent Retreat being hosted by the Thunder Bay Diocesan Council.
We are so excited to have our November gathering happening this coming Sunday the 20th immediately following the 10:30 Mass…Msgr. Pat has prepared a most wonderful reflection/presentation helping us to focus on the upcoming season: Advent…
We will be going into groups to make 3 posters demonstrating the what, the why, the are sure about the League…these will then be ready to be put up and used during our January membership drive…so much fun…bring a friend, bring your favourite scissors, your ideas, your laughter…we will set up plans for what we can do during membership drive time…lots of fun…something for everyone.
Hope to see you all there on Sunday
OUR NOVEMBER GATHERING: November 20th
Our November Gathering will take place on Sunday, November 20th immediately following the 10:30 Mass. Msgr. Stilla will share a reflection/presentation helping us prepare for the season of Advent.
We will also be busy creating posters sharing the League story and continuing our talks on projects to be worked on.
All are invited and welcome to attend.
(as discussed at last Sunday’s Gathering)
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.
This year, our Parish C.W.L. has set aside dates for our monthly gatherings so that our members can mark their calendars and plan to attend.
Topics and Programs will be developed as the members indicate their interests to us.
All Gatherings will take place after the 10:30
am Sunday Mass on the following dates”
October 23th – “Our priorities for this year”
November 20th – Msgr. Pat’s “Presentation to
prepare for Advent and Christmas”
~~ 2023 ~~~
May (date to be determined)
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.