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Hamilton Diocesan CWL

... a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the People of God.


April 2018

Dear Sisters in the League,

God’s awesomeness shines in the flowers that bloom, in sunlight that warms us and in days that renew the Spirit and awaken the heart to the wonders around us. May your world shine brightly with the beauty of springtime and the gifts we received at Easter.

12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care will be held again this year during the week of May 6-12, the week designated by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. It is suggested we all reserve May 4 as our designated day of prayer. The Palliative Care kit which includes a poster, Physicians Way of the Cross, prayers and resources is available at https://www.cwl.ca/12-hours-of-prayer-for-palliative-care-2018. I hope that all councils and members will find some way to pray in a special way this week. ”Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.” (Pope Francis).

Mental Health Week is May 7–13. The topic of mental health through lifespans: nbsp;children, teens, midyears and seniors will be this year’s National focus. One in five Canadians has a mental health issue. “There isn’t anyone who goes untouched. If it doesn't happen to us or in our families, it happens to somebody that we know and care about. It affects us all.” (Donna Bowyer, Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan)

Catholic Education Week is May 6-11. Check with your local schools and Boards of Education for various activities happening and try to make the Catholic Women’s League visible during this time.

Our 98th Annual Hamilton Diocesan Convention is quickly approaching. Why not consider joining us for one day, the Mass celebrations or the full weekend at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre? It runs from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27. Complete information including the convention brochure, registration forms, tentative agenda, convention meals and credential forms are here on this website. Registration is due April 24.

Have you considered nominating one of your wonderful women for the Francis Lovering Award — these nominations are due April 20 to myself? Nomination forms are included with the convention package, and are available on this website.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our Convention — a weekend of fun, fellowship and fulfillment!

May Our Lady of Good Counsel guide you and may God of mercy bless all your good works.

Joan Schurter
Hamilton Diocesan President


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