You are here:  Home > Other Topics > Myths and Truths
CWL Crest

Mission Statement
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.

Send your comments
Comments, questions and suggestions

Hamilton Diocese CWL
CWL Myths and Truths

1 I'm not old enough! I have to be at least 40 years or older, don't I? You only have to be 16 years of age, and you'll never be too old to join us!

2 Don't I have to be married with children before I can become a CWL member? We only need you! We are not biased against single or married women.

3 I'm not Catholic or a parishioner, surely I can't become a member! Being Roman Catholic or a member of the church would be great, but not necessary.

4 My schedule may not permit me to get to every meeting, and I really don't have a lot of time to give. We meet the first Tuesday of every month immediately following the 7:00 Mass. We are grateful for any time you can give.

5 I'm not really interested in being a leader. Do I have to participate in the executive board? You need to do nothing! You only commit to those things you want to.

6 Money is tight right now, and I can't really afford to get involved with anything. The cost is $nn per year. If you can't afford it, we can help! Just speak with [name here], our membership convener.

7 I don't know any of the women in the CWL, also I am shy and don't make friends easily. What a great opportunity to meet women. We've spent years building our friendships.

8 I don't bake, and I am not crafty. I just won't fit in. Kitchen skills not necessary. We can use any of your talents.

9 It's just another clique! No, we are not! We welcome every woman to join us.

10 I'm just not sure if the CWL is the right thing for me! Come to a meeting and try us out!

We might be more right for you than you think!

By Susy Leach,
St. Luke Parish, Hamilton, Ontario

top of page | Executive | Home