CWL Newsletter 2022 Mar-Apr
2022-2023 Executive Team
Fr. Oliver Iwuchukwu CSSp.
Membership & Organization
Maria Sol Tellis
Christian Family Life
Education & Health
Resolution & Legislation
Marla Tanuan & Kim Deans
Lead me, Guide me
Lead me, guide me, along the way.
For if you lead me, I cannot stray.
Lord, let me walk each day with Thee.
Lead me, Lord, lead me.
As we journey though life, we experience times of darkness: loneliness, sickness, frustrations, anxieties, fears, doubts, worries.
Do remember, always turn to Jesus.
“This is my Son, the Chosen. Listen to Him.”
Focus on Him. Trust Him.
Let our Lenten journey be grace-filled and fruitful
A Day of Lenten Recollection
March 19, 2022, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm at St Joseph Parish
A time of prayer to listen to God’s message through Fr Arinze Onwuzulike
St Joseph, Foster Father of the Son of God
St Joseph, Spouse of of the Mother of God
St Joseph, Head of the Holy Family
St Joseph, Protector of the Holy Church
St Joseph, Model for Workers
St Joseph, Hope of the Sick
St Joseph, Patron of the Dying
St Joseph, Terror of Demons
From the President's Desk
Greetings of Peace Fr Oliver and Sisters in the League,
I am pleased to share with you that we had been blessed for the past two months with our ongoing interactions as a League within our ownParish Council and with other CWL Councils.
Some of us attended a number of CWL events and meetings virtually Zoom: training sessions, prayer services, monthly meetings, Development Day, Parish Executive Trainings.
In person, some of us continued to serve at StJoseph’s as Lectors. Eucharistic Ministers, andUshers.
Truly, we are a blessed community of dedicated and committed Catholic sisters serving God andCanada, in our own little way.
With this year’s theme, “Catholic and Living It”,we are fully embracing our Catholic faith through our actions, the way we live, so others can see truly that we are indeed members of the Catholic Women’s League.
Let’s continue to inspire others – our family, friends, colleague, and our fellow parishioners.
Our membership challenge is sill ongoing! Have you invited someone yet to CWLand have been told, “Not interested”?Never give up! Be persistent and have patience. In God’s time, they will also be called.
Matthew 22:14: “For many are invited, but few are chosen”.
Please join me, along with many otherCWL sisters on April 28-29, 2022 for the in-person 101th Toronto Diocesan Convention in Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel. Our Council will pay for your registration fees and banquet dinner. If interested, please let us know by March31, 2022.
We continue to pray for each other, specially what is going on in Ukraine.
Looking forward to another fruitful months ahead!
God bless you and your families.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 a
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Good Shepherd Centre
St Joseph’s Outreach Refugee Committee
CWL Members who are ill
CWL Members who lost their loved ones
CWL Members who are sick
2022 Lenten Drive for Sisters of Life
CWL Ukraine Relief Fund
Message from the Past President, Marla Tanuan
Our Dear Sisters in the League:
What Should We Give Up for Lent?
This year, March 2 was Ash Wednesday which marked the beginning of Lent. If you really want some serious spiritual growth, don’t just go for the bare minimum of abstinence from meat on Fridays. Here are some suggestions you can meditate upon to help you decide. But before you even read the questions, ask the Lord in prayer what He wants you to give up for Lent.
- What is the one thing stopping you from improving your relationship with God?
- Name one spiritual discipline you wish you were good at.
- Name something that takes up way too much of your time.
- Name something that you find difficult to let go, but would if you absolutely have to.
- Are there sins you need to confess or habits you need to let change?
Ordinandi Dinner 2022
Our Council contributed to the prayers for these seminarians with the following
- Masses 15,654
- Rosaries 800
- Stations of the Cross 52
- Prayers 565,920
- Other 720
- Total of 583,146
Thank you for your prayerful contributions.
Recipe from Maria Sol
Fast and easy, go wild with the brightest red jello you can find for Valentines Day.
16 oz. box of flavored gelatin
1cup boiling water
1 bar of butter, 8 tablespoons
1 can evaporated milk
2 tablespoon condensed milk( optional) but you won’t regret it
Prepare gelatin according to Instructions omitting1cup of cold water
Add liquid gelatin to blender with butter and evaporated milk and blend well.
Empty to large mold or individual molds (I chose individual dessert glasses)
Place in fridge until it sets then serve.
National – TO INSPIRE – Youtube
The National has created a new portion to their website called TO INSPIRE – take a look at the new section on the National Website www.cwl.ca
Called TO INSPIRE – https://cwl.ca/to-inspire/ A new way of introducing what the League is all about and to reaffirm why you are a member.Take a look at all the Youtube videos at the bottom of the page.
To learn all about The Catholic Women’s League and the reason as to why you are a member. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7AvXpLoMjQIIZsSaeFuSA/featured
You can follow the CWL updates onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
CWL Websites as your resources
REMEMBER to view these websites on WEB WEDNESDAY!
Dates to Remember
All CWL Members, Spiritual Advisors, Catholic Girls League and Guests are invited to attend and share in a celebration of our achievements.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
6:30 a.m. Breakfast (Hotel options)
7:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Opening Eucharistic Celebration
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 am Business Session – Call to Order
12:00 noon Lunch Break (Hotel options)
1:15 p.m. Business Session
2:15 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. 100th Anniversary Closing Celebrations
4:15 p.m. Deceased Members Prayer Service
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Hotel options)
7:00 p.m. Poetry & Essay Awards
7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Catholic and LivingIt! We Rise Again
8:30 p.m. Entertainment
10:00 p.m. Closing Night Prayer in Prayer Room
Friday, April 29, 2022
6:30 a.m. Breakfast ((Hotel options))
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. Business Session – Call to Order
9:15 a.m. Resolutions 10:00 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. Instructed Votes
12:00 – 1:15p.m. Lunch Break (Hotel options)
1:45 p.m. 2022-2024 Diocesan Elections
2:45 p.m. Official Close of Business Session
3:30 p.m. Closing Eucharistic Celebration &2022-2024 Executive Installation
5:00 p.m. Photo Booth: Event Imaging
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. Closing Banquet
March 23, 2022, 7 pm
Joint General Members’Meeting; Peel, Toronto,Scarborough Councils
April 26, 2022
Feast Day of Our Lady ofGood Counsel
Every last Wednesday of the month, 7 pm, via Zoom
April 11-17, 2022
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 24, 2022
Monthly Virtual Rosary andChaplet of the Divine Mercy
March 22 via Zoom
Support our Fundraiser
CWL St Josephs Parish Council
The Easter Gift Baskets
Support our 2022 Charities
Buy your tickets
1 x $5.00 or 3 x $10.00
Call Lucia at 416-283-3536 or
etransfer payment to
The draw will take place at our
CWL General Meeting
on Monday April 11, 2022, 7 pm
Thank you all for your generosity! May God continue to bless you all
Learn more on the Two Proposed Resolutions for the Toronto Convention
TDC 2022.01 – Promoting a Holistic Parish-Based Theology of the Body Lifestyle and
1 Resolved, that the Toronto Diocesan Councilof The Catholic Women’s League of Canada inits
2 101st annual convention assembledadvocates for establishing a collaborativenational dialogue
3 with the Canadian Conference of CatholicBishops (CCCB), Catholic Organization forLife and
4 Family (COLF), and pertinent CatholicHealth organizations, services andindividuals to develop
5 and promote a holistic Parish- Based modelof Theology of the Body (TOB) andProcreation
6 (Natural Family Planning-NFP) that can beimplemented in all Canadian Parishes and beit
8 Resolved, that this resolution be forwardedthrough the Ontario Provincial Council of the
9 Catholic Women’s League of Canada in its75th convention assembled to the nationalcouncil of
10 the Catholic Women’s League of Canadafor consideration at its 102nd annual national
11 convention assembled
Gifted by St. Timothy Council, North York,North York Region
TDC 2022.02 Canada Needs a National Strategy to Address Loneliness
1 Resolved, that the Toronto DiocesanCouncil of the Catholic Women’sLeague of Canada
2 request that the Ontario ProvincialCouncil of The Catholic Women’sLeague of
3 Canada to urge the provincial and federal governments to develop a national
4 strategy to address loneliness, and be it further,
5 Resolved, that this resolution be forwarded to the Ontario ProvincialCouncil of the Catholic
6 Women’s League of Canada for consideration at its 75th AnnualConvention in
7 July 2022.
Gifted by St. John Fisher Council, PeelRegion
Patricia Beattie Annual Memorial Mentoring Award
The Patricia Beattie Mentoring Award is an award to honour all those special dedicated women of The League who have, through their knowledge and active encouragement, promoted growth in other members in TheLeague.
Awards to be announced at the 2022 Toronto DiocesanConvention, nominations must be received by March 31, 2021.
For further information and forms go to this link https://www.cwltoronto.ca/index.php/forms
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
NOVENA APRIL 18 TO APRIL 26
Feast Day, April 26, 2022
Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring the true and the good, we cast ourselves at thy feet and invoke thee under the sweet title ofMother of Good Counsel.
We beseech thee: come to our aid at this moment in our worldly sojourn when the double darkness of error and of evil plot our ruin by leading minds and hearts astray.
Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the victims of doubt and of error so that they may not be seduced by evil masquerading as good; strengthen them against the hostile and corrupting forces of passion and of sin.
Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us our most urgent need:
(here mention your request)
and secure for us from thy Divine Son the love of virtue and the strength to choose, in doubtful and difficult situations, the course agreeable to our salvation.
Supported by thy hand we shall thus journey without harm along the paths taught us by the word and example of Jesus our Saviour, following the Sun of Truth and Justice in freedom and safety across the battlefield of life under the guidance of thy maternal Star, until we come at length to the harbour of salvation to enjoy with thee unalloyed and everlasting peace. Amen
Say the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be three times each
Pope Francis has launched the Synod on Synodality, an ambitious two-year global process of listening to the faithful.
With the Synod on Synodality, Pope Francis is asking every Catholic to help discern what the Holy Spirit is telling us at this moment as the Church enters its third millennium.
The first phase of the Synod on Syndodality will last through the first half of 2022 and will see the world’s faithful sharing their thoughts at a diocesan level. All those diocesan-level responses will be collected and summarized. Then the bishops of Canada will meet to discuss what they heard in their respective dioceses, followed by larger multinational meetings and, ultimately, culminating in a synod of bishops in theVatican in 2023.
Your participation is incredibly important for the success of the Synod on Synodality, so we kindly ask you to complete the survey below. Thank you and God bless.