Holy Trinity CWL installs executive, prepares for Lent

A formal installation ceremony of the 2015-2017 Holy Trinity CWL executive was held Feb. 3 at that church.

A formal installation ceremony of the 2015-2017 Holy Trinity CWL executive was held Feb. 3 at that church.

Spiritual Advisor Fr. Bart van Roijen blessed President Marjorie Nutini and her 18 executive members as they promised to serve God and Canada through the League.

At the General Meeting which followed, Spiritual chair Marlise Gattafoni advised that the current League magazine has an insert matching each member with a prayer partner.She announced that World Day of Prayer service is March 5, 1:30pm at the Anglican church.Women of the Bahamas have prepared this year’s service.

Fr. Bart read excerpts from Pope Francis’ Message for Lent, which focuses on the “Globalization of Indifferance to God and each other.”

Christian Family Life co-chairs Bunny Dallas and Selma Nutini reported that the acclaimed film “Drop Box” will be shown at the Royal theatre March 4 and 5. It’s a documentary about Korean Pastor Lee Jong-rak, who provides a safe haven to abandoned babies in Seoul.

Activities for Catholic Schools’ Week, Feb. 1-7, were outlined by Education chair, Rosemarie Catalano. Liz DiVito, Resolutions chair, noted that WUCWO (World Council of Catholic Organizations) passed a B.C. initiated resolution on Human Trafficking at their fall meeting in Fatima, Portugal.

Communications chair, Connie Makse, reminded members that February is Catholic Press Month in Canada. The LEAGUE magazine has information on the National CWL Convention to be held in Vancouver this August.

Community Life co-chairs Sister Norma Gallant and Anne Pisacreta explained the valuable relief and community-building work done by the Development and Peace organization Two short videos were shown, “Haiti-A Year Later” and “Vandana Shiva Family Farm”. Parish Activities co-chairs Linda Zol and Lorna Perri noted that donations from Lenten Soup and Bun lunches are given to Development and Peace.

Sandra Stajduhar, Organization chair, distributed registration forms for the Nelson Diocesan CWL Convention to be hosted by Holy Trinity April 30-

May 2.Two local speakers, Louise McEwan and Jackie Drysdale, will be among the presenters.A Mardi Gras Fun(d) Raiser will be held Feb. 17 to support convention costs.CWL members will enjoy a Jambalaya and King Cake meal followed by Mardi Gras themed games.

CWL members will organize pledges and donations to support a parishioner in the March 5 Hospice Swim-a-thon.

President Nutini congratulated member Elizabeth Cytra on her appointment as Communications Chair for the Nelson Diocesan CWL.

Members joined in a closing prayer, “You Did Not Choose Me, I Chose You.”

Next CWL General meeting is Tuesday, March 3, with enrolment of new members.