Monthly happenings at the CWL

The monthly meeting of the St. Boniface Catholic Women’s League was held on Thursday November 10th

Mass was celebrated at 7 p.m. in church by Father Ron Voisin for the Intentions of the Living and Deceased members of our Council meetings are now held in the Edward Halter Home directly after Mass.

CORRESPONDENCE CONVENOR – Judy Kittlel received the Good Work News from the Working Centre in Kitchener, a flyer from Development and Peace.   Information was received from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. A thank you card received from Nancy Zuzinjak’s grade 4 class for their bibles.

Marg Drexler is a part of the Woolwich Township Historical Committee and she mentioned they will be working to have the “Old Walled Cemetery”, Church, Rectory, and Edward Halter Home designated as Heritage buildings.

COMMUNITY LIFE & COMMUNICATIONS – Diane Strickler spoke on the Maryhill Heritage Park annual general Meeting on the 15th of November at 7 p.m. in the Edward Halter Home.  A reminder was also made of the annual general meeting of the Historical Society on Sunday November 20th at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre at 2 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Karen Ball-Pyatt, librarian of the Grace Schmidt room at the Kitchener Public Library who will speak on the library’s Soldier Card Project and Remembrance.

EDUCATION CONVENOR – Judy Kittel spoke on the Sanguen Health Centre.  They operate a van that spends 2 nights per week in Kitchener and Cambridge and hoping to add a 3rd night going into Waterloo and Elmira.  The van, working in partnership with some amazing people, brings necessary services to anyone who requires them.  Judy asked for our ladies to collect toiletries: sanitary pads & tampons (individually packaged), deodorant, lip balm, shampoo, nail clippers, toothbrushes, tooth paste, mouthwash, disposable razors, denture adhesive and cleaner.  Hotel / travel size are easiest for them.  The ladies were asked to bring to the December 8 Christmas Party.

ORGANIZATION – Mary Campagnaro reminded the ladies that memberships are now due.  Cost will remain at $20.  Collection will begin the last weekend in November after the Masses.

SPIRITUAL LIFE CONVENOR – Barb Nosal mentioned that the 1st Sunday of Advent is November 27th.  We should be preparing ourselves spiritually.

FUNDRAISING –  Helen Peacock spoke briefly on the gift card fundraiser. It seems to be going quite well.  The cards  will be received the beginning of December.

NEW BUSINESS – Each Catholic Women’s League is asked to plant a white rose bush in their church’s garden and invite a neighbouring Lutheran Church’s Women’s League to a planting ceremony and a time of refreshments and fellowship.  It is a simple gesture, a permanent gesture and hopefully a beginning of relationship between the churches.   This will be looked into more fully in the new year.

The Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, November 12th at the 10 a.m. Mass.  A Community Brunch will take place immediately following at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre.

A reminder of the Ham Roll on Saturday November19th at the Bridgeport Rod and Gun at 8 p.m.

The ladies present made beautiful table centre pieces under the guidance of Fran Vegh.

Thank you to Fran Vegh for convening the meeting and for the beautiful and delicious lunch.

In front of some of the lovely creations the ladies had made Helen Peacock, Jackie Peacock, Mary Campagnaro, Barb Nosal, Fran Vegh, Pat Runstedler, Marg Drexler Sitting – Ann Bolger & Judy Kittel



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