Here are the highlights of St. Anthony CWL meeting from September 10th:
Great potluck! Thanks to all who contributed.
23 ladies were present for the dinner and meeting.
For our Spiritual Development, Marlene R. gave a stirring talk on the importance of young people to develop a personal relationship with the Lord. Marlene plans to have someone speak, at the next two meetings, on how the Holy Spirit has moved in their lives. Hopefully, we can host a Life in the Spirit seminar in the near future. We concluded with a rosary for our priests.
Minutes from the last meeting: Our June meeting was a visit to St. Joseph Mission House in Marshall. We brought our picnic lunches, shared with one another, and had a good tour from Mother Cynthia and a reflection on “We have Seen the Lord”.
Up-coming Parish 100th celebration and our CWL council’s 90th anniversary on Sunday, September 21st starting with 11 a.m. mass, followed by a social in our new hall. We hope everyone will plan to come out for this!
From the spring bake sale, we cleared almost $600.00 and the Garage sale made just over $1100.00. Thanks again to everyone who helped with these fundraisers.
We provided a CWL honour guard at Elizabeth K’s funeral on August 15th. We also collected funds to present to the family to help with meal planning. We purchased gift certificates from Humpty’s Restaurant, Boston Pizza, Mr. Bill’s and Spiro’s. Thanks to all who helped in these ventures.
We currently have 109 paid members for 2014. 5 did not renew and 1 moved.
We learned about Our Lady, the Un-Doer of Knots (see the article in September’s Word Among Us)!
Life Chain is coming up the first Sunday in October. Watch the church bulletin for more information.
Development and Peace is working on a project to support small family farms.
There will be a special collection to help with the crisis in the Middle East, as requested by our Archbishop.
Support “Nickels for the North” to help our northern CWL members attend CWL functions (some northern dioceses have very few members and it is far to travel to CWL events anywhere) ; and also dimes for “Catholic Mission in Canada”(Again, travel for our priests, religious and missionaries in the northern dioceses is costly and time-consuming) Barb B. will collect your nickels and dimes to help these two causes.
Our next newsletter will be out in October.
Our funeral luncheon committee continues to “wait and see” until the kitchen is ready to resume funeral luncheons, once again, in our parish.
Ann R, as past president, has been working hard on up-dating our council’s history. See her results at the September 21st 90th celebration!
Elections for a new Executive will occur at the February 2015 meeting. We ask all our members to prayerfully consider letting your name stand for a position on the executive. It is a two year commitment – one that will hopefully be beneficial to you!
The Fall Diocesan meeting is coming up on September 27th in Rocky Mountain House.
IMPORTANT: St. Anthony’s Parish needs a CWL member to sit on a Refugee Committee. The parish hopes to sponsor a family, bring them to Lloydminster and help them get established in a home, school and our community. You would help this family with shopping, doctor’s appointments, etc. If you are interested and have the time to commit, please let me know….Edna….306-825-2699. This would be a time commitment of about one year.
Hospitality before mass – we do not have a schedule yet for greeting before mass. If you have the time, and see that a greeter is needed, please just do it! A warm smile and a handshake before mass may make someone’s day!
Watch the church bulletin for our Fall Supper details.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 8th at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish.