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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.
Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God's Call
Below are the contacts for Holy Family CWL Council for 2017 – 2019
Co - Presidents
Margot de la Gorgendiere
Christian Family Life
Fr. Deyre Azcuna
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm every second Wednesday of the month.
Standing Committees help us to divide the work into areas of interest as well as need. Priorities are set each year since we can’t do it all. You may help with the committee of your choice when you are ready. Contact the chairperson above. On the following page are descriptions of each committee followed by what the committee does.
Spiritual growth of members
- Study of Catholic teachings
- Role of women in the church
- Evangelization and mission assistance
- Lay ministries
- Ecumenism and interfaith endeavors
- Recruit members and maintain membership
- Leadership development
- League resource material
- Annual reports
- Life membership
Christian Family Life
- Marriage and family
- Sanctity of life
- Ministry to: youth, seniors, widowed, separated, divorced
- Dignity and rights of persons
- Social and economic justice
- Refugees, immigration and citizenship
- Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)
- Developing countries
- Liaison and cooperation with pastoral councils and parish assistance
Education and Health
- Catholic education
- Catholic schools and catechesis
- Rites of Christian Initiation
- Literacy and continuing education scholarships and bursaries
- Wellness and sickness/disease
The Canadian League magazine media:
- For evangelization
- To promote the League
- Evaluation and promotion of good content in newsletters and bulletins
- Media relations
- Efforts against Pornography Website: www.cwlsk.ca
- Research and preparation of resolutions and briefs in areas of interest and need
- Study and implementation of resolutions passed by other levels at provincial and national levels
- Presentation of resolutions to government
- Monitor and study legislation at all levels of government
- Prepare briefs and position papers on where we stand on proposed legislation
WHAT WE ARE DOING
This chairperson usually prepares the prayer for our meetings/Liturgy of the Hours. A few members lead the rosary before the 9:00 a.m. mass on Sundays. Holy Yoga classes are offered at the church for participants to better their health spiritually and physically. Members are also involved in Theology of the Body course, World Day of Prayer, Honor Guard and masses for deceased members, Twilight Evenings at Queens House, and Stations of the Cross.
This committee keeps track of members – collecting membership dues and circulating a membership list.
Christian Family Life
Under this committee the needs of our senior members are being met.
-Senior members receive birthday and anniversary cards as well as sympathy cards. These are provided and sent by the Corresponding Secretary.
-Seniors are offered a ride to Mass, meetings or events.
-CWL members are part of the pastoral team that takes communion to shut-ins on a weekly basis.
-Several of our members are part of the team that takes the residents of Sherbrook (Level 3-4 care facility) to the chapel for Mass every Friday.
-We are members of the Resurrection choir that provides the music at funerals and, for members, provide an honor guard.
-We help with the communal Anointing of the Sick at the parish church.
-Members make prayer shawls and blankets and others deliver them to the seniors and the sick.
-A visiting/calling committee has “adopted” seniors to phone or visit.
Members provide babysitting for the “Moms Morning Out” group. As well, some of our members have provided workshops or reflections at their meetings.
We offer a Bursary for a graduating student from St. Josephs High School.
“The Little House” in the Welcome Area of The Cathedral was constructed as a collection drop off for donated items for the CWL Clothing Depot. Members also volunteer to sort on certain months and work in sales at the depot.
Our council members help out once a year at the St. Annes Senior Citizens Home for their monthly “Birthday Party”.
We offer our services by serving lunch at funerals.
A fine of $1.00 for a member who does not wear their CWL pin at meetings is collected and then directed to Development & Peace.
Education and Health
Articles of interest are highlighted or summarized from the Canadian League Magazine, the Prairie Messenger and the Star-Phoenix. Members, some years, attend the Catholic Health & Education Convention.
All bulletin news items are submitted by this chairperson. Monthly prayer intentions are also included. Members are always encouraged to read the League Magazine and to make use of the CWL website. (cwl.ca) This chairperson also submits items to the “Be League” section of the website.
Resolutions and Legislation
National resolutions and recent legislation information is brought to our attention. We are then free to write letters or email our government representatives on these matters.
This member is a liason with pastoral council and informs us in regards to activities that are parish sponsored. She sometimes is responsible for recruiting volunteers for these special events.
Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic, family, fraternal and service organization of men. Father Michael J. McGivney initially founded the organization focused on supporting families, initially the orphans and widows of men in New Haven Connecticut in 1882. Now there are more than 1.8 million members. Members donate more than $155,000,000 and over 70 million hours of community service worldwide.
Dennis Mahoney Council 8215 of the Knights of Columbus meets in the Cathedral of the Holy Family on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM. All men 18 years of age and over are encouraged to join. Our Council was founded in October 1982 and celebrated 30 years of service October 27, 2012.
Individuals in our Council performs volunteer services and fundraise to make contributions in our community that include, support of our Pastor Fr. David Tumback, Associate Pastor Fr. Deyre Azcuna, Cathedral Administrator David Polzen, Pastoral Associate Garth Horn, Faith Formation Minister Andy Kovermaker, Youth Minister Amanda McQuaid and Facilities Manager Jim Nakoneshny.
We are involved in Special Olympics, Youth Parliament, Wheelchair Foundation, Indoor Games, Blackstrap Youth Camp, In support of Life projects, Keep Christ in Christmas projects, Food Bank drive, Christmas hampers and more. We offer mutual support to one another and share our spiritual, fraternal and service energies.
We are involved in the KC FPB “Knights of Columbus Famous Pancake Breakfast”. We are involved in tending the bar for activities in the Bishop Leggat hall. We coordinate the free-throw challenge, soccer challenge, hockey challenge, proficiency and scholarship awards for students and encourage poster and essay activities in schools.
We are involved in the Knights of Columbus Carol Festival and have members involved in a Knights choir.
We are open and supportive of projects in the community including the facilitating of candidates form prior to elections, facilitating the forum for interesting speakers such as Dr. Peter Kreeft.
Many individuals also attend a 2T BKB “Second Tuesday, Brother’s Keeper Breakfast” which currently takes place at Queens House Retreat Centre from 7:00 am to 8:00 am on the second Tuesday of each month. At the 2T BKB we discuss themes, share and have discussions on a more spiritual level with other men.
The current executive of our Council include:
Pastor - Fr. David Tumback
Grand Knight -Allan Ronellenfitsch
Deputy Grand Knight - Roland La Fleche
Financial Secretary - Gary Maier
Treasurer - Francis Noonan
Recorder - John Deptuck
We welcome all to join. To join one simply needs to ask a current member to present an application to the membership for approval with information including one’s name address, purpose for joining and confirmation that one is a practical catholic which can be confirmed by Fr. David.
For more information, visit our website at http://knightsofcolumbus8215.com/
2017 Mission Project to Peru: The Holy Family Mission Project will be supporting 15 local missionaries to do service projects in Lima, Peru this August. Please come and join in on some of our community fundraisers this year!
Junior Youth Group: For children in grades 3-5, happening on 1-2 Tuesdays of each month from 6:00-7:30pm.
Intermediate Youth Group: For children in grades 6-8, happening on 1-2 Tuesdays of each month from 6:00-7:30pm.
Senior Youth Group: For students in grades 9-12 and young adults, happening once a month at various times/ locations. Follow the Youth Ministry account on Instagram to find the next senior social!
The Youth Ministry Team: We are always recruiting young adults, adults, parents, and grandparents to be a part of our Youth Ministry Team. Team members assist Amanda with various Youth Group functions. Some Team roles include: Kitchen Organizer, Prayer Leader, Craft & Activity coordinator, Music Ministry, and Small Group director. If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the Youth Ministry team, please contact Amanda ASAP!
The Role of Parents in Youth Group: Parents, we need your help too! You are a crucial part of Youth Group. Your help is needed in the following ways:
Drop off/ pickup times: at least one parent (or responsible guardian) must come into the Church at the end of YG to sign out their youth and pickup any announcements from the Team.
Volunteering: Parents need to volunteer for 1-2 youth groups per semester as a small group leader. Contact Amanda for the dates and roles you will be filling this school year!
Volunteers are needed!Contact our Youth Minister, Amanda McQuaid, to find out how you can be involved in something great at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.
Forever in Motion Fitness Classes: These free classes for older adults combine stretching, cardio and resistance exercise on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 am in Holy Family’s Hall. For more information call Sally at: (306) 249-2029 or Diane at: (306) 668-1085.
Friendship Inn: Once a month, a group of parishioners from Holy Family Cathedral volunteers for a shift at Friendship Inn. Please contact the parish office for more information or to volunteer: (306) 659-5800.
GOLDEN AGE CLUB: The Golden Age Club meets every Thursday at 1:30 pm for an enjoyable card game of Whist. All are welcome. Contact Alice Molle at: (306) 373-0450 for more information.
Holy Family Craft Guild: The Craft Guild meets on Thursdays at 9:30 am and new members are always welcome. The objective of the Craft Guild is to raise money for our parish as well as for charity by producing a variety of crafts mostly from donated or recycled materials. Please contact Anna Hartman at: (306) 249-0071 or Teresa Field at: (306) 249-3764 for more information. Donations of fabric, quilt batting, old jeans, yarn, etc. can be dropped off at the parish office marked for the Craft Guild.
Mom’s Morning Out (MMO): The goal of our group is to gather new and experienced mothers and their children in a safe, loving and welcoming environment to create new friendships and promote healthy family living. Our group gathers every Tuesday morning from 9:30am -12 noon (except during July & August). Your first session is free to check it out. You can participate regularly or choose to drop in when it works best for you.
Priest, Prophet, King (PPK): Is a monthly gathering for men of all ages. We meet for an evening of adoration, reconciliation, food and drinks, a talk, and fellowship. For more information visit: www.priestprophetking.org.
SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY PRAYER: Meets on Thursdays at 10:00 am to break open the Sunday readings and share our journey. Call Diane at: (306) 668-1085 or feel free to drop in.