CWLWelcome to Blessed Sacrament Amherstview
Catholic Women's League!

Our regular meetings generally follow 7 pm Mass on the second Tuesday of the month, which is a part of the spiritual portion of our meetings. Please join your sisters at Mass as we pray together. Meetings are cancelled over the summer. Note that in the winter months, meetings will be cancelled if the weather is poor. If in doubt, check this website for cancellations or call Donna Guiney (613-546-9779).

CWL News

NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 7:30 pm, following Mass at 7:00.

CWL Centenary Project: In union with our CWL sisters across Canada, we are working on a project to help Women and Children who seek refuge in shelters and who arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. We invite you to put together packages for distribution to local women's shelters in Kingston. Examples of items: small back packs, purses, toiletries, small travel size items of toothbrushes, tooth paste, soaps, brushes, shampoo, disposable razors, pajamas, slippers, underwear, socks etc. Baby wipes. diapers, teddy bears, children's books, games and puzzles. Gift cards welcome, allowing a woman to choose items that she and her family need the most. We will start the collection of items at our Pot Luck Supper on Tuesday, June 11th. A box will be set out at the Church entrance until June 23rd.

NEW! Our CWL council now has an email address: Members of our council who have provided their email address will now receive CWL news, information and updates by email. This is a great way to follow the work of our council if you cannot attend our monthly meetings. If you are a member and would like to receive email news and information, please send us a request with your email address and you will be added to the list.

2019-2020 EXECUTIVE
President: Donna Guiney (613-546-9779)
President-elect: Kelly Neville (1-613-920-4824)
Past President: Mary Lou Hills (613-384-3547)
Secretary: Shirley McDonald (613-389-9810)
Treasurer: Danna Dobson (613-634-9621)
Membership: Margaret Barker (613-888-6495)
Spiritual Development: Kelly Neville (613-817-7922)
Christian Family Life: Jane Burke (613-767-1024)
Communications: Margaret Wilson (613-389-0722)
Community Life: Carol Daigle (613-634-0586)
Education: Jaime Joyce (613-888-7706)
Health: Bev Lyman (613-634-6318)
Resolutions & Legislation: Danna Dobson (613-634-9621)

CWL Events

Spring Pot-Luck

Our spring pot-luck was held on May 8, 2018. One new member (Wendy MacIsaac) received her pin from the President and Bernadette Burgess received a 45-year pin! We also celebrated Father Shea's birthday and anniversary with a cake. The overwhelming success of the 10th anniversary of the Pennies to Pesos campaign was also highlighted.
 New member Wendy MacIsaac   Bernadette Burgess receives 45-year pin    Loonies to Pesos

New Members
At our March 2018 meeting we welcomed new members:

 Barb Larmondin    Margaret Barker   Theresa Smith

Pennies/Loonies for Pesos
Our CWL celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Pennies for Pesos (now called Loonies for Pesos) campaign with a special collection at mass and at our recent pot-luck dinner. Several members then presented Sister Mary Joseph Mazzerole of the RHSJ with over $2000 to forward on to the mission of San José de Ocoa in the Dominican Republic, where Sister Jo had worked for 42 years.

 Sr. Jo receiving funds    CWL members with Sr. Jo    A Successful Campaign!

2018 Convention
Thirteen of our members attended the recent Convention in Kingston. Several members participated in the Living Rosary.


2018 Snowflake Bazaar

Thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, pie-making bee ladies and everyone who enjoyed our Snowflake Bazaar on November 17th. This was our best Bazaar ever! Special thanks to our convenors: Barbara Larmondin (Christmas Shoppe), Cathy Splinter (Luncheon Room), Kelly Neville (Bake Table) and Shirley McDonald (Silent Auction). We couldn't have done it without you!

New Officers for 2019-2020
New Officers were elected at our November Annual General Meeting. See full listing above. The Officers were installed at our December pot-luck dinner.


Reaching Out...

Our council supports a number of local and national groups and charities:

  • Project Homeland (local military)
  • Food Bank (local)
  • Winter Coat Drive (local)
  • Kingston Street Mission (local)
  • OLMC Grade 8 Graduation Gifts (local)
  • General Assistance Fund (local)
  • Hope Fund (national)
  • Birthright (national)
  • Kenya Help (international)
  • International Emergency Assistance (2015: Nepal Earthquake, 2016: Fort MacMurray Fire Relief)


Approved meeting minutes are available by clicking on the link below*:

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Policy Manual

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Women's League policy manual is now available online. Watch it grow as we continue to develop our council's policies and procedures!

Other Items to Download


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Blessed Sacrament Parish
Amherstview & Amherst Island, Ontario
Saint Linus Parish
Bath, Ontario
3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview, Ontario K7N 1X2
PHONE: (613) 389-2009 ~ FAX: (613) 389-8995