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: Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 following Mass at 7:00 pm. All members are encouraged to attend as this is our Elections Meeting.

SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR: The Bazaar is fast approaching! Join us on Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for fun, food and shopping! Place your bid on one of our Silent Auction items...browse the Christmas Shoppe for gifts...and who doesn't like a bake table! Our raffle this year is a monetary raffle, buy a ticket and win up to $500! More information...


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

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 Josť 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!

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

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


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

 Barb Larmondin    Margaret Barker   Theresa Smith

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


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


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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