Faith in Action
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Nanaimo has a new CWL Council! The members of the executive at Trinity Catholic were installed on May 26, 2019, and on June 8, 2019, they held their first function…
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Ascension CWL Pot Luck dinner, Maureen Dawson, Bursary Chair, awarded the $1000 Bursary prize to Anet Scaria, who graduated from Ballenas high school in Parksville.
The 2019 – 2021 CWL Executive at St. Patrick’s Victoria were installed by Fr. William Hann on June 4, 2019, with the help of Past President Paulina Scherr. We are a faith-filled group of dedicated women who truly enjoy being a part of the Catholic Women’s League.
Enjoy some photos from the Annual Hats & Heels High Tea!
This bursary of $750 is awarded to a child or grandchild of a member of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Victoria and has been in effect since 2005. We received a total of six applications from Victoria, Parksville, Courtenay, and Campbell River. Each student’s narrative essay told their ‘story’: specifying interests, extra-curricular activities, revealing future dreams and aspirations, and showing involvement in church and community.
St. Mary’s CWL recently celebrated their 85th Anniversary at their Spring Tea. There were several tables set up with archives and memorabilia for new and long-time members to peruse. They enjoyed a luncheon of fancy sandwiches, dessert dainties, and—of course—tea!
“I thought that all the preparations the Christa and others are doing are a bit like Jesus on the shore cooking breakfast and making sure everything is ready to greet the disciples as they get off the boat. Then I thought how the CWL members attending the convention were there to try to improve the society we live in.”
Over the years Canadian activist Mary Wagner has spent half a decade in jail. Driven by her passion to save lives and to change minds and hearts, Mary walks into abortion clinics and calmly tries to influence patients to make the choice for life.
On April 25, 2019, St. Patrick’s Council in Campbell River celebrated two long-serving women of the CWL during their Our Lady of Good Counsel Dinner.
The Newcomer Committee of Ascension Parish bade farewell to Toma, Sahar and three-year-old Angel on Easter Sunday at a brunch at Qualicum Beach Inn.