C.W.L./ K.C./ Men’s Group
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA
ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL COUNCIL
“Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pray for us!”
A REQUEST… From Pauline Krupa
I want to finalize the Diocesan CWL June newsletter this week. To date I have only received two submissions from councils and executive members. I’m asking that you please consider sending something to share by Friday of this week (June 18) so it can be published by the weekend.
So wonderful that our churches have re-opened. Blessings to all. Cheers and ttfn.
CONGRATULATIONS: Alyxandra Lyght
St. Patrick’s C.W.L. would like to congratulate this year’s recipient of our Award, Alyxandra Lyght. Alyxandra received this year’s Cathedral Graduation award, as well.
We wish her blessings upon her graduation from St. Patrick’s High School and hope she will enjoy much success in her future.
NEW!!! …… NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ON ZOOM
On Sunday, June 20, the diocesan team invites you to gather in prayer via zoom for a time of prayer on the National Day of Prayer for Indigenous Peoples.
TOPIC: Prayer and healing and reconciliation – Indian Residential School
Time: 2:30 pm (EDT). 1:30 (CDT)
The link is posted below, and is also on the Diocesan CWL website homepage. These days we are all searching for answers to a plethora of questions. Let us begin with prayer.
The Link is:
Meeting ID: 987 7451 3607
MONTHLY ZOOM RETREAT OF ST. JOSEPH
On Saturday, June 26 please join the Diocesan C.W.L. team in our monthly Zoom Retreats celebrating the year of St. Joseph. Our facilitators for this retreat are our St. Patrick’s very own Linda and Deacon Derek West. The theme is: “Family”.
A SPECIAL C.W.L. INITIATIVE: July 3/4
The CWL is excited to share an opportunity to help others during this strange year. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Dew Drop-In as they are experiencing higher than normal numbers of people using their services. They will provide a list of suggestions each month for us to collect. We will also be collecting cleaning supplies for the Regional Food Distribution Association. The R.F.D.A. has been providing hampers for people who have had to isolate during this pandemic and have had requests for cleaning supplies from families that can not leave their homes and have no one to shop for them.
The Donation weekend will be July 3/4th . We thank you in advance and as stated the lists will follow.
Next week we will send you a list of suggestions from the Dew Drop-In and some cleaning supply ideas.
The week of collection we will thank and provide a last suggestion that they could drop it off by noon for this month’s collection.
submitted by: Jackie Rink
If you are a family member or close friend of one of our special ‘long time members’ of the League and know that your loved one is no longer able to attend church, have you considered honouring her by paying the annual dues of $25 for her. What a priceless gift!
If you haven’t already done so, you are still in time to renew your 2021 League Membership. Place the $25. dues’ amount in an envelope and deliver it to the Church or Parish Office. For questions call: Joan Joubert – 622-4754.
WEBSITE WEDNESDAY … by Pauline Krupa : June 2, 2021
Greetings to all….I’m sitting here wondering where Wednesday went!....it just slipped past me, I am sending out this reminder a day later than usual….
We are all feeling an overwhelming sadness as we try to make sense of the news from Kamloops…
..The Holy Spirit made sure that we got right to planning for a special prayer day yesterday.. ..Colleen and I are working on a zoom gathering for Sunday, June 21 at 2:00 pm.. ..It is the National Day of Prayer for Indigenous People, so it seems fitting that we gather in prayer that day. Please watch for more details as they unfold. The link will be posted on the home page of our Diocesan Website. During our chat last evening Colleen mentioned she has been in touch with National President, Anne Gorman with a few ideas for how we can reach out to Indigenous people in our own communities. Keep watching for that as well. There might be something for members to do in Ontario. We will continue to send updates as soon as they come our way.
Mark your calendars for the June St. Joseph’s Retreat. (June 26). Our facilitators of Deacon Derk West and Linda West. The theme for the retreat is family.
Please send items for the newsletter as soon as possible. I would like to post it around the 15th…thanks….
Be sure to check out the June ON-Line newsletter from our provincial council (on this web page, above). This month Ottawa Diocese is featured as well as Organization Standing Committee. Lots of good stuff!
As we start phase one of re-opening it is good news for us to have churches re-opening for weekday masses. Check with your parish to find out when and how this will take place…..keep safe, stay healthy…..cheers and ttfn…
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
“Blessed Michael McGivney, Pray for us!”
THANK-YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1447!
This past week, Wayne Murphy called together a selected group of parishioner Knights from Fort William Council 1447 to begin a thorough cleaning of our Cathedral in preparation for its reopening for Mass in July. In only one day of dedicated hard work by the seven volunteers, all our pews and kneelers were restored to their original beauty. In the following weeks, the group is planning to refurbish our altars and Stations of the Cross and to scrub and polish our Church floors. We thank Wayne, Bill Vass, Deacon Derek West, Dave Bragnalo, Larry Pankuch, Joe Salini and George Romick for their commitment to clean and beautify our Cathedral!
CATHOLIC MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP
“St. Joseph: Pray for us and guide us”
Open to Catholic men from across the city and beyond, this group comes together each month to celebrate their Faith by praying together, by listening to notable guest speakers and by socializing and enjoying each other’s company around a prepared luncheon. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at the DaVinci Centre, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm. No membership registration is required.
Coordinator: Doug McClure: email@example.com or 708-4143.
NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT: Our Monthly gatherings are currently cancelled until the Ontario Emergency Measures due to the COVID-19 Precautions are lifted.