CWL: Monthly meeting of the Trail Catholic Community Council

May meeting called to order by President Teresa Mandoli with 30 members in attendance.

May meeting called to order by President Teresa Mandoli with 30 members in attendance.

Opening: Prayer to Our Lady of God Counsel

Committee Reports:

Spiritual: Ruth Guercio and Maria Burkholder, reading an article by Father Robert Warsey, it emphasized Purity, True knowledge of God, Humility and Desire when receiving the Eucharist

Organization: Marjorie Nutini, reported there are  146 paid members; catch the Fire Training August 23 Kelowna, workshops: August 24 Kelowna, September 7 Sparwood, September 21 Nelson, October 19, Penticton.

Christian Family Life: Marlise Gattafoni , memo from National re quotes from Dr. Lickona and principles for raising good children;  A K of C Prayer for families was circulated; prayer for adult children from “Living Faith” was read; vocation Sunday (4th Sunday of Easter); life Chain, Oct. 5 in Trai; national March for Life May 9 in Ottawa.

Community Life: Silver City Garden’s lunch was served to 26 residents. Thanks to those who helped; Video   “As We Forgive” will be shown on October 7th; visit someone or call and report in September; Pope Francis is calling us to be witness to our faith.

Education: Selma Nutini; Crowe Margaret Bourgeois Scholarship criteria, must be an active Catholic, interested in Humanities and contribute to school life; Book about Scams was circulated.

Communications: Elizabeth Cytra, wear a white ribbon between November 25 to December 6 in support of the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC)  preventing  violence against women and to support the efforts to fight against pornography.

Resolutions and Legislations: Connie Makse; National CWL delegation met with Federal leaders on March 25/26; Update on Motion 408: Motion abandoned. Replaced with Safe at Home bill which would prevent sexual offenders from serving house arrest terms near home of the victims;  Bill C400 Refer to article in spring 2013 League magazine; Re: Communiqué #5 , 2 action Plans,  Human trafficking (Shirley Bond’s office) and Dementia action Plan (Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid’s office) can be found on BC government website.

Parish Activities: Linda Zol, Citizen of the Year ceremony tomorrow May 7 at St. Michaels’ at 7; Confirmation: May 19 at 10am OLPH; First Communion,  June 2 – 12; Info re: Food banks in area;  Church fall tea: October 26, 2013 at St. Michael’s; please contact Linda if interested in helping. Holy Trinity Dinner May 26 at Riverbelle  $35 each, celebrating new church name, Holy Trinity.

Past president: Sandra Stajduhar; Warfield Family Day – May 31 -Please contact Sandra if you can help; Members were asked to consider holding an office at the next election -either at the parish level or diocesan level.

Old Business: • Our Lady of Good Counsel Luncheon on April 25 – 58 members in attendance.

During OLPH (Holy Trinity) renovations, funerals will be at St. Anthony’s

New Business:  June 4th will be a dinner meeting;   To be discussed whether to hold the 2015 Diocesan Convention in Trail; Vote on name change to Holy Trinity.

OTHER:  Happy birthday was sung to Vicki Bisaro and to Marlise Gattafoni.

Next general meeting Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Location to be announced. Next executive Meeting: Tuesday, May 28 2013