CWL Council News and Activities
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Antigonish Diocesan CWL
Spring Convention 2018
Back row: Janice Mac Dougall, Doreen Boudreau, Anne
Mc Cormick, Kathleen Campbell,
Earlene Landry, Jessie Parkinson, Brenda Johnson. Front row: Julie
LeLievre, Fr. Dan Boudreau, Cleo Windsor, Wanda Bruckschwaiger.
Missing from photo: Laurena Greencorn and Enis Moss.
Antigonish Diocesan President,
Host council St. Anne’s, Glace Bay
Peggy Mac Neil, Cleo
Windsor and Liz Snow
Members of St.
Marguerite Bourgeoys CWL Council
Irene Antle, Frankie
LeBlanc, Marg Rudderham, Helena Mac Leod, Earlene Landry
World Day of Prayer
Service at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat.
The KOC and CWL took
part in the ministries at the Sunday mass
Message To the Catholic Women's
League of Nova Scotia:
On behalf of The Canadian Federation of Catholic
Physicians' Societies, I would like to invite you to join us for our
annual Conference in Halifax in 2018. We were blessed to have some
representatives of the CWL join us in Edmonton in 2017 and we look
forward to having you in Halifax.
For more information, please see
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, Natasha Gajraj Admin. Asst. CFCPS
Bellelle Guerin Award
National CWL awards presented at
Saint John the Baptist Church
The St. John the Baptist Council of the Catholic Women’s League of
Canada presented the Bellelle Guerin Award to Elaine Sponagle and Joan
MacDonald Feb. 11, 2018.
Named after the first president of the CWL, the Bellelle Guerin Award is
the third highest award in the league, and the highest award presented
to members who have not served at the Provincial and National Levels.
Recipients have been active and dedicated members for at least 25 years.
The award recognizes extraordinary service and love of the League,
demonstrated by words and actions.
Pictured: (Lft to Rt): Elaine Sponagle, St. John the Baptist
President Marion MacKenzie and Joan MacDonald
`` Interview on issues of Religious Freedom, Canada Summer jobs program
and Trinity Western University Law School in Langley, B.C.``
video takes about 20 minutes to watch and is well worth it!!
“Antigonish Diocesan Executive
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys CWL hosted a Standing Committee Workshop on
Feb. 10, 2018. All standing committees were given a thorough outline of
what duties are expected of them as chair.
It was very informative. Thank you to St. Marguerite Bourgeoys CWL.
Officers – OLA CWL
CWL mini-pilgrimage article for diocesan October 2017
Presenters and Organizers
Left to Right: President Marion Mackenzie, Lorraine
Blakeney, Sharon Heighton, Kate Mooney, Debbie Reid, Gill Atwood
The St. Louis Catholic Women's League
annual Anniversary Meal celebrating milestones of 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th
and 60th plus wedding anniversaries. The couples were invited to share
a three course meal, with much discussion on the many memories as we
looked back over the years. A great evening was had by all present.
Standing from left to right: Donna & Gary Sampson
(40); Herman & Therese Linden (50); Eric & Rosalie Day (40); Edward &
Mary Alice Doyle (50); Cletus & Eva Landry (62); Blandine & Raymond
Sampson (60); Sylvia & Jackie Hopkins (50); Clem & Geneva Bates (50);
Sitting: Norma & Desire Boudreau (63); Jeannette & Albert George (65);
Eileen & Narcisse Landry (63).