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The Catholic Women’s League of Canada calls its members to grow in faith, and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service.

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Hamilton Diocesan CWL

Celebrating 100 years of service in 2020

CWL Ontario Provicial Council
The Annual Report Book of the Ontario Provincial Council (OPC) is going digital. It will be available to everyone free on the provincial website ( one week prior to the convention. It will also be available in hard copy for purchase ($5.00) at the convention by pre-ordering on the registration form.

Dear Sisters in the League,

A belated Happy New Year to all!

A fresh new year is once again upon us. It is the perfect time to be thankful for the blessings of the past year and to take stock of all our achievements. At the same time, 2019 is a time to start fresh, to start strong and consider all the things we would like to accomplish this year. Set positive goals and be excited for what you can achieve in 2019.

Our updated mission statement ...

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada calls its members to grow in faith, and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service.

National’s new theme Care for our Common Home became effective on January 1. There are wonderful resources available on the National website, which include the theme logo (right), a beautiful placemat (which includes the updated Mission statement, League Prayer, Objects of the League and traditional Grace before Meals), as well as a brief Power Point Presentation. I encourage you to incorporate the prayers that touch on our new theme at your meetings.

With this change, we have updated our Diocesan letterhead. It is available through the Resources webpage of this site.

Our Diocesan theme prior to and post convention is Welcome Home. You will be hearing more at the regional meetings and during convention.

Mark your calendars for the spring regional meetings:

  • March 9 — Kitchener Region, St. Anthony Daniel, Kitchener
  • March 23 — North Region, St. Joseph, Port Elgin
  • March 30 — Hamilton Region, St. Raphael, Burliington

Planning is well underway for our 99th Annual Hamilton Diocesan Convention, May 24-26 at the Delta Conference Centre, Guelph. What a wonderful opportunity to come together to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate members.

Elections will take place at our Diocesan Convention.

I invite you to take the time to pray and discern as you make your decision. Be willing to open your heart and listen to where the unique gifts that God has given to you can be best shared, as you respond to your call to service in The League in Hamilton Diocese. Pray to our patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, asking that she intercedes for us to the Holy Spirit, who will guide your thoughts so that you will chose to do what He is asking of you at this time.

May Our Lady of Good Counsel keep you safe in her loving arms.

Joan Schurter
Hamilton Diocesan President

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