Reports from Holy Trinity Council CWL general meeting

Minutes from the Catholic Women's League November 4th meeting.

The Nov. 4 General Meeting began with a memorial service for deceased CWL members, arranged by Ruth Guercio and Maria Burkholder and assisted by Brother Sylvester. Following the memorial service Brother Sylvester spoke to the members describing his faith journey which included pictures being circulated.

Committee Reports:

Organization: Marjorie Nutini reported that November is recruitment month. After Masses on Nov. 16/17 a table will be set up with CWL information; Members were reminded to personally invite women to join the CWL; Membership dues are $30 cheques to Holy Trinity CWL; Catch the Fire Training August 23 Kelowna, workshops: August 24 Kelowna, September 7  Sparwood, September 21 Nelson, October 19, Penticton.

Christian Family Life: Bunny Dallas; A  table will be set up after Masses on Nov. 16/17 for parishioners to buy a membership in Right to Life.

Community Life: Bunny Dallas, Development and Peace, please sign action card; Dates noted: Nov. 17 Bullying awareness; Nov. 25 International day of Violence against Women, Dec. 10 National day of Prayer  for Human Rights, Dec.12 The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples;  Archbishop Most Rev. Martin William Currie of St. John’s and Grand Falls, Nfld., is asking support for Project Marty showing support for women in Ghana.

Education and Health Mary Billingsley members were encouraged to attend the Catholicism video workshops featuring Father Barron. The 10 sessions will be held in January or February.  Contact Elizabeth Stephens if interested.

Communication: Elizabeth Cytra, Pornography Hurts is replacing CASE (Citizens against Sexual exploitation); There are 2 post cards in Fall League magazine, please read and mail to your MP and Minister of Justice; Passages were read about Violence against women and pornography.

Resolutions and Legislations: Connie Makse; Updated info on Bill 52 The legislation on “end of life care”.  An email was sent to Justice Minister MacKay urging him to prepare a challenge to this bill if it goes to third reading. His email address is mcu@ustice.gc.ca The mailing address is Peter MacKay, 284 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0H8;  Resolutions: 2013.02 Employment Insurance Benefits for Cancer Patients and their Caregivers. Serious need to increase these benefits, contact Connie for more information. She encouraged all to send letters to support this resolution to Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose; Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty and to local MP Alex Atamanenko;  Resolution 2005.01 Christmas postage stamps: This year the stamps depict St. Anne with her grandson (the Christ child) please ask for them at the post office.

Parish Activities: Linda Zol and Lorna Perri; Church Tea was a success of the tea; Linda will check with St. Michael’s for a date for next year; Advent Dinner, date of December 3  location to be confirmed; CWL will cater Warfield Village luncheon  Sunday, Dec.8.

Business arising/Ongoing Business; Annual reports due by December 15; Funeral Committee Grace made a plea for funeral reception leaders, if you can help contact Grace,

New Business; Meetings will be changed when they conflict with the local performance series.

Next executive meeting: November 26 at 7:00 pm; Next general meeting is on Dec. 3, info to follow.

The meeting concluded with the League Prayer.