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Updated February 18, 2023
Next Meeting: Tuesday March 14 - Twilight Lenten Retreat - Mount St. Francis
*St. Paul's CWL President contact information*
Your St. Paul's CWL president, Michelle Goyer, now has a dedicated email for St. Paul's CWL business. If you need to contact her, please email email@example.com with any comment, questions or concerns that you may have.
News and Events:
February 1, 2023 - Membership Renewal
CWL National membership renewal deadline was February 1, 2023, but as always, late renewals are always accepted. Envelopes labelled CWL Organization can be put in the offertory basket or in the CWL slot with the attached membership form and the $35.00 membership fee. Alternatively, to save paper, you can also fill out the Google form found here: CWL Membership form Membership fees can be e-transferred to firstname.lastname@example.org . Cash and cheques (payable to St. Paul's CWL) are also accepted. Please do not mail cash. Contact Shannon Pearson, Organization Chair, for any questions you may have or if you want to help. Your help is always appreciated. You can text her at 403-618-7574 or through the email in this news item.
Friday, February 24 - Sunday, March 18 - Purdy's Fundraiser - Link to the page on this site
Now, who doesn't like receiving chocolates for Easter! Our Spring Purdy's Fundraiser kicks off on Friday, February 24. Spread the word and get your orders in. Only online orders will be accepted; however, any CWL member can put in an online order for others who do not have access. The link is found below. You will need to put in an email address before creating your order.
Pick up is just in time for Easter: Saturday, April 1 in the St. Paul's Parish Hall from 10 - 12. If you can help with organization and distribution, please contact our Purdy's Fundraiser Coordinator, Donna Pittman.
You can use the link above to share in social media as well. So share, share, share and let's make this our best Purdy's Fundraiser ever!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 10:30 AM, Rosary at Bethany Care Centre
Dolores Mac Gillivary, our Faith Chair, has organized an opportunity to lead the Rosary for residents of the Bethany Care Centre every third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am beginning on Tuesday, February 21. Needed are 4-6 CWL volunteers to help with this project. Two CWL members would lead the saying of the Rosary. If you are able to volunteer please contact Dolores: email at email@example.com .
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - Coldest Night of the Year Walk
P.O.W.E.R. is doing a coldest night of the year walk in Nose Creek walk, a 2 or 5 k walk. With a light meal after. St Paul’s is providing the venue, hall, kitchen, and bathrooms.
Please keep your continued prayers for Lita Cortez, Jean Drouin and Maria Ricci's sister-in-law as they find God's strength in healing.
If you or anyone you know is in need of prayers, please contact any one of your CWL executive.
Meeting Minutes - Jan 10 2023
Agenda - Feb 14 2023
President's Message February 4, 2023
DDear Sisters in Christ,
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. - 1 John 4:8
I am so excited for our first Galentine's Day Tea. With games, drink, and food, it promises to be a great evening for you and for those whom you want to bring with you. Remember to wear red or pink as we celebrate St. Valentine's Day CWL style. So spread the love. It is a great day and I am smiling. Perhaps it is anticipation of Valentine's Day or the sun as it shines brightly through my window or the big hug I got from my daughter when she came down the stairs or all three. Whatever it is, I am blessed. I hope you find something to smile about today. See you at our Galentine's Day Tea.
Calgary CWL Diocesan News:
Domestic Violence Webinar
To educate and inform, the League is pleased to host a webinar titled “We Can Do Better! Domestic Violence in Canada.” Saturday, February 11, 2023, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm CST. This webinar is open to everyone. Refer to the attached poster for complete details.
The Canadian League – Winter 2023
The League Magazine is now available on the national website at https://cwl.ca/the-canadian-league-winter-2023/
Alberta March for Life Rally
The March for Life is May 11, 2023. The rally is at the Alberta Legislature. As an organization that supports Pro-Life, the CWL should be present at this function. Please read the memo attached, from the Provincial Chairperson of Social Justice, Denise Blackstock, for details about volunteer opportunities.
Strategic Plan – Year 5 Working Groups Request for Volunteers
The implementation committee is looking for members for five working groups. They need members who are passionate about the League’s future and who bring with them the skills and commitment that will ensure the success of all strategies. Please find enclosed Year 5 Working Groups Summary. The application process has a deadline of March 20th. Members can find the application and additional information at cwl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Year-5-Working-Groups-Summary-final.pdf
Reminder – Weekly Rosary with ABMK
The weekly rosary at 7:00 pm with ABMK continues. The link can now be found on the new provincial website: https://www.cwlabmk.ca/ . Scroll down and click on the picture of the rosary.
Instructed Vote - Proposed Amendment to Constitution & Bylaws
Notice of Motion is hereby given that an amendment to Part XIV, Sections 2, 3 and 4 has been proposed as follows:
- Replace Section 2(f) with “The parish executive and parish council may meet virtually when circumstances preclude meeting in person.”
- Replace Section 3(d) with “The diocesan and provincial executives and diocesan and provincial councils may meet virtually when circumstances preclude meeting in person.”
- Delete Section 3(e) - Replace Section 4(d) with “The national executive and national council may meet virtually when circumstances preclude meeting in person.”
- Delete Section 4(e)
The motion will be voted on by voting delegates at the 103rd national annual meeting of members of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada in Saint John, New Brunswick on August 15, 2023.
Every member has the right to cast a vote on the matter with her parish council. Members are urged to seek out and attend their local parish council meeting where their vote may be cast in favour or against the proposal.
Collect for a Cause
We collect the following in boxes under the CWL display in the church foyer: POP CAN TABS - donated to the Calgary Kiwanis to raise funds for kids' wheelchairs; CO-OP & SAVE-ON GROCERY RECEIPTS - donated to Airdrie Catholic schools as fund-raisers. The following are collected at monthly meetings for special projects at two of the Catholic schools: YARN & LOW-TECH ITEMS such as corks, bottle caps, glue sticks, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, dixie cups, shot glass-sized cups and other clean recyclables.