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.

CWL News

NEXT MEETING: In lieu of a meeting, a potluck dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 following Mass at 5:00 pm. Guests welcome!

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

 Barb Larmondin    Margaret Barker   Theresa Smith

2017-2018 EXECUTIVE
President: Mary Lou Hills (613-384-3547)
President-elect: Donna Guiney (613-546-9779)
Past President: Bernadette Veitch (613-767-2252)
Secretary: Theresa Shanks (613-389-5312)
Treasurer: Danna Dobson (613-634-9621)
Membership: Sue MacDonald (613-389-1711)
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

New Standing Committee Chairpersons
Three new standing committee chairpersons have joined our Executive following the November elections. See below for a full list of the new executive. The executive was installed/re-installed at our meeting this week.


2017 Snowflake Bazaar

Thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, pie-making bee ladies and everyone who enjoyed our Snowflake Bazaar on November 18th. This was our best Bazaar ever! Special thanks to our convenors: Theresa Shanks (Christmas Shoppe), Cathy Splinter (Luncheon Room), Kelly Neville (Bake Table) and Shirley McDonald (Silent Auction). We couldn't have done it without you!


Holy Cross Student Support

At our September, 2017 meeting, former OLMC students currently attending Holy Cross spoke to us about their upcoming trip to Jamaica, to assist with their Jamaican Mission.

L - R:

Cici Siju
Hanna Aikman
Hannah Gibbons
Bernadette Veitch (Past President)
Chris Forster, Holy Cross Pastoral Services


Spring Pot Luck

Our spring pot-luck was held in May, 2017. The new executive was installed and awards were presented. One new member received her pin from the President.
Bernadette Burgess receives the Maple Leaf Service pin
Carol Daigle receives gift as outgoing Membership Chair
Roger Daigle receives Certificate of Appreciation
Marg Beneteau receives
Certificate of Merit
New member Martha Brough
Our 2017 executive

Strawberry Social

A very successful Strawberry Social was held before Mass on Saturday, June 24th, 2017, to celebrate Canada 150. Our ladies provided a wide range of strawberry treats in a festive red and white setting. The social event was well attended and everyone had a great time. Thanks to all who helped with this event!

"Crafty Ladies" - Our Craft Group

On March 22nd and April 5th, 2017 a number of our ladies gathered in the Hall to prepare lap quilts and Christmas crafts. We learned how to make many new Christmas items for the fall Bazaar. Refreshments were provided and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Theresa Shanks for organizing the event and all of the CWL members who participated!


Reaching Out...

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

  • Hope Fund (national)
  • Birthright (national)
  • Project Homeland (local military)
  • Food Bank (local)
  • Winter Coat Drive (local)
  • OLMC Grade 8 Graduation Gifts (local)
  • General Assistance Fund (local)
  • 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


Blessed Sacrament CWL
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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