Thursday, February 01, 2018

League Objectives and Goals 2018





League Mission

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.

League Objectives

To unite Catholic women of Canada:

  •  to achieve individual and collective spiritual development.
  • to promote the teachings of the Catholic church.
  • to exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life.
  • to protect the sanctity of life.
  • to enhance the role of women in church and society.
  • to recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere.
  • to uphold and defend Christian education and values in the modern world.
  • to contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony.

TOP TEN REASONS FOR BELONGING TO THE CWL
1. The CWL deepens my faith life, enhancing my spiritual journey.
2. The CWL is a supportive sisterhood that enjoys having fun.
3. I get to know the women in my parish community and develop friendships.

4. I am part of the largest national organization of Catholic women.
5. I am part of the united voice for Catholic women when representatives meet with the provincial and federal governments.
6. I receive The Canadian League magazine three times per year.
7. The CWL is the heart of the parish and works on many projects in the parish and community.
8. The CWL provides an opportunity for leadership development and education on issues of concern.
9. The CWL is open to women of all ages and embraces many traditions.
10. I can attend diocesan, provincial and national conventions.



St. Francis Xavier CWL

The Catholic Women's League of St. Francis Xavier is an organization open to all Catholic women sixteen years of age and over. It is a National organization, which meets in convention each year in a different province. The Mission Statement is fully described on their homepage http://www.cwl.ca.

St. Francis Xavier’s CWL Council has a membership of approximately 176 members. Our meetings are held in our church hall at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month except June, July, August and December. The meetings begin with approximately 30 minutes of a spiritual/educational program followed by a business meeting and a time for socializing.
We speak out through personal letter writing and formal resolutions on issues needing moral direction, which may extend beyond our national borders. These resolutions are advanced to the National Council, which presents them to the government for action.

You will find our members active in all aspect of parish life. The money realized through a variety of fundraisers allows us to support various charities as well as needs within our own parish. We also serve at funeral receptions, with the assistance of our parishioners. Guest speakers at our meetings keep us abreast of local, national and international issues.
We continue to welcome new members to join us as a group of ladies experiencing “fun, faith and fulfillment”! 

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY CWL IN OUR PARISH 

·         Prayer Warriors
·         Retreats
·         Conventions
·         Seniors Event
·         Youth event
·         Catholic Girls League development &events
·         Development Day
·         Mother’s day flowers
·         Annual Dinner & Dance
·         Various other fund raisers

OUR VISION/GOALS FOR 2018

·         More spirituality
·         Homelessness Project
·         Visits to sick/old(age) members(with permission) at their home/Senior’s home
·         Hosting new immigrants oath ceremony
·         Speaker from prison Fellowship Canada Ministry