Catholic Women's League
Welcome to the homepage of the Resurrection Parish CWL. The Catholic Women's League of Canada, or CWL, is a national Catholic women’s organization. Here at Resurrection Parish, the CWL is actively involved both within the parish and out in the community.
CWL meets the first Tuesday of every month, September to June.
All women of Resurrection Parish are invited to share their time and talents, by joining our CWL! Our members enjoy fellowship at our monthly meetings, connecting with other Catholic women and taking part in our spiritual programs. Others like to do service in the greater community through CWL, volunteering to help with birthday parties and resident activities at our long-term care facilities. Our Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale is a popular parish event that is coordinated by the CWL. There is something for everybody in the CWL – take the opportunity and come find out what CWL has to offer you.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact our CWL President, Anna Mae Stainbrook, by telephone at 306-584-9080 or email. For more information about the CWL, who we are, and what we do, please visit our national homepage at www.cwl.ca
The Resurrection Parish CWL was founded in December 2006, with members signing the organization’s charter in Regina, SK. Our CWL is now celebrating its 10th anniversary of service to our parish and community.
“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” (CWL, 2012, Our Mission, ¶1). The Resurrection Parish CWL offers the women of our parish an opportunity to connect with others and make a difference, both within our parish and out in the greater community.
The CWL Executive as of February 2016:
- Anna Mae Stainbrook(President)
- Audrey Patrick (Past-President)
- Heather Duczek-Reynolds (Secretary)
- Joan Zylak (Treasurer)
- Virginia Okudolo (Spiritual)
- Sharon Mayor (Archives)
- Sandy Clancy (Membership)
- Donna Thome-Rubio (Communications)
- Wendy Moroz and Joanne Zatylny (Correspondence)
- Marg Engel & Mary Fohr (Resolutions & Communications)
- Lila Giesinger (Pastoral Council Representative)
- Father Stephen Bill (Spiritual Advisor)
The Resurrection Parish CWL meets on the first Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m., at Resurrection Parish. All women of the parish are invited to join us for these evenings of fun, fellowship and service. In addition to conducting CWL business, our meetings regularly feature spiritual programs and guest speakers. Additionally, our CWL Executive meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, at 7:30 p.m., at Resurrection Parish. A CWL bulletin board is located in the main entrance, displaying information about our council and its activities.
While meetings are important, they are only a small part of what the CWL does at Resurrection Parish. Our CWL is very active, both within the church and out in the community. CWL members volunteer their time and talents in many ways.
- Members take part in spiritual programs at our monthly meetings
- Members enjoy fellowship at our annual Christmas party and year-end celebration
- Many members attend Regional and National CWL conventions, meeting and networking with members from other councils
- Our CWL council organizes and operates the Annual Resurrection Parish Bazaar & Craft Sale, a popular parish event which has now finished its 6th year
- CWL members serve in the Liturgical Ministries at Mass for CWL Sunday, several times throughout the year
- CWL members help prepare and serve refreshments at various parish events
- A CWL representative sits on Pastoral Council
- The CWL sponsors Mondays for Moms, a chance for young mothers to gather with their children for social interaction
- The CWL sponsors a monthly Women's Faith Study
- Members volunteer for various events, including a bingo and birthday party, for residents at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home
- Members help host a birthday party for residents at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre
- CWL members volunteer for different activities at Transition House, Sofia House and the Marion Centre
- CWL members participate in World Day of Prayer services across the city
- CWL send knitted items to children in northern Saskatchewan communities in the winter.