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The monthly meeting of the St. Boniface Catholic Women’s League was held on Thursday, May 9 in the Edward Halter Home.  Mass preceded the meeting at 6:30 p.m. by Father Ron Voisin for the Intentions of the Living and Deceased members of the CWL council.  This was immediately followed by the praying of the Rosary in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary Statute.

The meeting was opened with the League prayer followed by president Fran Vegh welcoming the ladies.

CORRESPONDENCE  – A thank you was received from the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) for supporting the  Campership Fund which sponsors  Camp Brebeuf and Camp Marydale in the Diocese of Hamilton.

Newsletters were received from K-W and the Guelph Right to Life Associations.

A letter was received from Harold Albrecht MP  sharing his support on Bill  C-418.  The protection of Freedom of Conscience Act by David Anderson’s Private Members Bill. This Bill Amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence to intimated medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacist or any other health care professional for compelling them to take part, directly or indirectly in the provision of physician assisted suicide.  He “ will continue to promote a culture of respect for life to ensure that human life at all stages – from conception to natural death – is protected and valued”

CONVENOR REPORTS – CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIFE CONVENOR – Maria O’Drowsky passed information on “Eye on Legislation” to monitor and encourage our members to contact their government representative with respect to Bills: Bill 13 – Time to Care Act (Long Term Care Homes Amendment), Bill 58 – Family Caregiver Day Act, Bill 59 – Caregiver Recognition Act, Bill 63 – Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children and Youth Act.

Maria will also be purchasing the video “Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death” and it will be shown on Saturday Oct. 19th at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre at 10 a.m.  A free will offering will be asked. Other parishes will be invited as well.

COMMUNITY LIFE & COMMUNICATION CONVENOR – Diane Strickler – Grade 7 / 8 teacher, Henry Bink will be retiring in June after 22 years at St. Boniface.  An Open House will be held for him on Thursday, June 20th from 4-7 at Golf Steak House in Kitchener.  RSVP by June 10th to the school (519) 648-2832.

Best Friends of Big Sisters are holding their 8th annual card party at Conestogo Place on Thursday, May 23rd at 12 noon.  Tickets are $25.

The ladies were reminded of the Right to Life Walk for Life which will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 9 a.m. in the Maryhill Heritage Park.

SPIRITUAL LIFE CONVENOR – Barb Nosal spoke on the “Divine Mercy Sunday”, which is the Sunday after Easter.  She is hoping it could be promoted more in our church to attend the churches which are hosting these celebrations.

OLD BUSINESS: Each branch of the CWL has been invited to take part in H.U.G. (Helping, Understanding, Giving) Centenary Committee Project.  It was decided a collection of items will be given to a Women’s Shelter in Guelph.

Fran also spoke on the CWL Convention which will be held in Guelph with the Open Mass at the Basilica at 7:30 p.m. and the closing Mass at Holy Rosary at 3 p.m.

Fran will be hosting the June Potluck.  Mass will be at 6 p.m.

A social followed the meeting.

Henry Bink

Best Friends of Big Sister’s Card Party

The monthly meeting of the St. Boniface Catholic Women’s League was held on Thursday, May 9 at the Edward Halter Home.  Mass preceded the meeting at 6:30 p.m. by Father Ron Voisin for the Intentions of the Living and Deceased members of the CWL council.  This was immediately followed by the Crowning of Mary.

The meeting was opened with the League prayer followed by president Fran Vegh welcoming the ladies.

CORRESPONDENCE  –

A letter was received from the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) for supporting the  Campership Fund which sponsors  Camp Brebeuf and Camp Marydale in the Diocese of Hamilton.

K-W & Guelph Right to Life newsletters  were received.

Bill C-418 – The protection of Freedom of Conscience Art. By Brd Trost, Memer of Paeliament for Sadkatoon.   Amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence ot intimated medical practiioners, murs, pharmacist or any other health care profession for compelling them to take part, directly or indirectly in the provision of physican assisted suicide.  Also a letter from Harold Albrecht MP regarding this bill

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