Welcome 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: Our next general meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 following 7:00 p.m. Mass.

2017-2019 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: Bernadette Burgess (613-766-2934)
Christian Family Life: Jane Burke (613-767-1024)
Communications: Margaret Wilson (613-389-0722)
Community Life: Carol Daigle (613-634-0586)
Education: Donna Guiney (613-546-9779)
Health: Mary Lou Hills (613-384-3547)
Resolutions & Legislation: Danna Dobson (613-634-9621)

CWL Events

"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!


Advent Wreath Making

On Sunday, November 27th, 2016 the Catholic Women's League provided materials for parish families to create their own Advent wreath. Eighteen families took part in this event, with parents and children putting their own designs together with the help of our CWL ladies. Father Tim blessed the wreaths and sent the families on their way with Advent prayers in hand to share in their homes. Refreshments were provided and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Bernadette Burgess for organizing the event and all of the CWL members who participated!

Snowflake Bazaar

Thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, pie-making bee ladies and everyone who enjoyed our Snowflake Bazaar on November 12th, 2016. Once again, the Bazaar was a huge success, despite the change in date to the second Saturday in November. 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!

Strawberry Social

A very successful Strawberry Social was held after Mass on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. Our ladies provided a wide range of strawberry treats to a group of about 60 people. The social event was relaxed and there was plenty of time to chat with friends. It was a great way to move into summer! Thanks to all who helped with this event!

20th Anniversary Dinner

On May 10th, 2016 our Council continued its year-long celebration of 20 years with an anniversary pot-luck dinner. The event was well attended with lots of food, fun and sharing of our council's history. New members were welcomed, our founding members were honoured and milestone awards were presented. The evening ended with viewing of an anniversary movie prepared for the event. DVDs of the movie are available for $5.00.

WDPWorld Day of Prayer

A very successful World Day of Prayer was hosted on March 4, 2016 by Blessed Sacrament CWL, coordinated by Carol Daigle. The World Day of Prayer was written by an ecumenical group of women in Cuba with the theme, Receive Children. Receive Me. The day was a huge success with approximately 175 participants. Thanks to the CWL members who worked so diligently to make this Day of Prayer a success. We were also fortunate to have women from 8 churches as readers. The music was provided by Bernadette Burgess. Our Guest speaker was Doris Thomas who has been sent on 4 missions to Cuba from Cataraqui United Church. Since the theme was about children, it was wonderful to have the cooperation of Miss Cain, the Grades 4/5 teacher, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel school. We had three students as readers, as well as the Grades 4/5 class attending the service.

Following the prayer service, a "Taste of Cuba" was held in the church hall. The reception was well attended. Refreshments were set up in stations with the different foods and beverages of Cuba. The offerings at the service totalled $847.00 and has been sent to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. In Canada the offerings provide grants for projects in our own country and throughout the world.

20th Anniversary Launch

At our November 10th, 2015 meeting we enjoyed cake and social time before the meeting, to share memories of our 20 years as a Council. Over the next year we will continue to celebrate our anniversary with special events, such as the November 29th breakfast, hosted by the Knights of Columbus in honour of the Catholic Women's League. We hope as many members as are able will join us in these events, to help us celebrate our year!

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)
  • Food Blitz (local)
  • Winter Coat Drive (local)
  • Vacation Bible School (local)
  • OLMC Grade 8 Graduation Gifts (local)
  • General Assistance Fund (local)
  • Assistance to our Foster Family
  • 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