Past Events

St. Mary’s Lindsay- November 21, 2019 – Remembrance Service for Deceased Members

A moving Remembrance service was held on Thursday evening in memory of several members who have passed away since November 2018. Following the service and Mass, the monthly meeting was held. Two  members gave short presentations on the topic of Alzheimers and Ideas About Extending the Use of your Sunday Missal. A free will collection was taken for the local Alkzheimers AssociationBoth presentations were well received.



St. Mary’s Lindsay- November 17, 2019 – Presentation by Belinda Wilson

Our Lady of the Assumption/St. John’s Keene – November 2nd – Snowflake Bazaar

Snowflake Bazaar

Saturday, November 2nd

Our Lady of the Assumption Hall

                 Thank you to everyone for your support!

Peterborough Diocesan Council Officers and Life Members – November 4, 2019 – Annual Retreat Luncheon 

The afternoon was a great opportunity for fun, celebration and fellowship. Three members celebrated birthdays! Thank you to Donna and Margaret for all their leadership and preparation.




St. Joseph CWL Bowmanville – CWL Bazaar – November 2, 2019

Bazaar Poster 2019

St. Alphonsus CWL, Peterborough – Great Idea- Chicken Supper- June 2019

St Al's Awards

The ladies meet for a  chicken supper in June to end their season before summer.Wonderful fun was had by all and several ladies were awarded pins from initiation to 60yrs.


St.Mary’s CWL, Lindsay – Presentation of the Maple Leaf Pin



St. Alphonsus Liguori CWL, Wooler -80th Anniversary – June 2nd

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St. Alphonsus Liguori CWL, Wooler -80th Anniversary – June 2ndThe actual anniversary is November 26th.



Good Times at the Provincial Convention 2019


Ontario Diocesan Convention – July 14-17, 2019



St. Mary’s CWL, Lindsay – Awards and Pins Presentation – June 19, 2019



Peterborough Diocesan Convention – April 28/29. 2019



Wooler CWL 80th Anniversary – June 2, 2019

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St. Mary’s CWL Lindsay -Leadership Workshop-May 11, 2019

Flyer leadership Course 2019

Our Lady of the Assumption / St. John the Evangelist CWL

Step into Spring

Step into Spring



Women’s Fashion Show

Wed, May 1st 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall

Admission $5.00

Featuring Fashions from Alia N’TanJay

Refreshments & Door prizes

Sponsored by Our Lady of the Assumption / St. John the Evangelist CWL

Proceeds to Hospice Peterborough

Tickets available by contacting

Joanne at 705-313-6750 or Anna Marie at 705-742-8249


St. Mary’s CWL, Lindsay – World Day of Prayer

As this year’s theme was ~ Come, Everything is Ready ~ a procession started off the prayer service bringing up to the prepared table at the front of the church, the articles needed for our Agape meal which included dishes of a mixture of milk and honey, bread, grapes and olives.

Our choir led the hymns, prayers were offered, and stories of Slovenian women were told.  Our knowledge of the country of Slovenia and the women’s hardships was broadened in scope with Donna Moore, Peterborough Diocesan Spiritual Chair as our guest speaker .  How blessed the Roman Catholic Slovenians are, (approximately 60% of the country) for their strong faith in our Lord.

All the attendees were invited for refreshments afterwards for a social time, with discussions of the Slovenian Prayer Service encouraged amongst the hundred or so women.

Let us show continued support to one another on the path of freedom, justice and peace.  Watch for next year’s prayers to be written by the women of Zimbabwe.

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St. Mary’s CWL – Lindsay – Homeless Teens -Speaker


The members and friends of St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League of  Lindsay gathered and donated over 1100 personal items as a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Teen Centre. This donation was part of Project H.U.G. (Helping, Understanding, Giving) where the Catholic Women’s League councils across Canada are hoping to raise 2019 packages this year as part of their upcoming 100thAnniversary celebrations. At their January 16th meeting, the packages were presented to guest speaker Carly Veitch of the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes who enlightened us about the many services they offer for homeless youth and teens through their warehouse program. A financial donation was presented to Carly in support of their programs.


Our Lady of the Assumption -Huntsville – Day of Reflection

image001On Thursday, September 6th, the CWL of St. Paul’s in Gravenhurst invited fellow members from nearby parishes and women from other churches in town for an Ecumenical Service and inspirational presentation by Maureen Basnicki whose husband Ken perished in 9/11. Over 100 women responded and a wonderful morning of fellowship ensued.


St. Michael’s CWL – Cobourg – Newsletter

Lots of news and ideas to share!

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St. Mary’s CWL, Lindsay  – Christmas Luncheon


St. Mary’s CWL, Lindsay   November 28, 2018

Everyone enjoyed a visit with shut-ins in preparation for Christmas.


St. Mary’s CWL, Lindsay   November 22, 2018

Monthly Meeting in St. Mary’s Church, St. Joseph Chapel.

Members instructed the group about the construction and meaning of two Advent customs, the Jesse Tree and the Advent Wreath. Great focus for the weeks to come!



St.Peter-in-Chains CWL, Peterborough November 24, 2018

Christmas Bazaar

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Peterborough Diocesan Officers and Life Members

November 5,2018

Members met in Peterborough for Retreat. Advent preparations included a presentation about the Jesse Tree. Members made Advent Wreaths to take with them. Birthdays for the President and Life Member Liaison were celebrated. Great fellowship -a good time was had by all!



Baskets Galore, St. Mary’s Lindsay Council  November 3, 2018




Our Lady of Assumption, Huntsville Annual Bazaar

October 27, 2018

A great time was had by all!

Draw prize table for the Hospital Foundation. Parish and diocesan past president on the  jewelry table.



Peterborough Diocesan Fall Meeting – October 20, 2018

Thank you to Huntsville for hosting the Council!


Wendy Tedford is Thanked for Her Two Year Service to the Peterborough Diocesan Council as President




Icon for the Diocese of Peterborough

The Icon for the Diocese of Peterborough is taken from the Gospel of John (Jn. 6: 68).   “Vitae Aeternae Verba Habes.” – “You have the words of eternal life.”

The icon was commissioned in 2018 and the iconographer is Marysia Kowalchuk from Madonna House in Combermere, ON.
You have the words of eternal life  by  Marysia Kowalchyk     2018


Ecumenical Retreat – Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada-September 29, 2018




Members of several churches throughout Ontario attended a day of reflection.

Guest speaker, Anne Taylor, the Cultural Archivist for Curve Lake Reserve presented a very interactive workshop for attendees including a Blanket Exercise. She educated everyone in respect to the journey of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The exercise was very moving and everyone was able to participate.

Cathy MacNeil, Executive Director of the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, addressed the attendees in respect to the Anniversary and the history of the organization which had it’s early roots in Lindsay, Ontario.

Several short videos and power point presentations were very informative.

Glenda Klein and Donna Moore were congratulated for their organization of the Retreat Day.

St. Michael’s CWL, Cobourg September 13, 2018

St. Michael’s CWL celebrated members service awards on Sept. 13th.  Pictured are from l-r pin recipient Frances DePalma, 40 years, President Lynda, and Veronica Batchellor, Maple Leaf service pin.  Pins were also given to the following:  10 Years:  Gladys DeLong, Charlotte Lynch, Hilda McPhee, and Gail Richards; 25 Years: Brenda Butchart and Delia Caldwell; 40 Years:  Beryl Bridges, and Huguette Keeler; 60 Years:  Marg Boyle and Mary Meade.Parish


St. Michael’s CWL transforms the Parish Centre Library.  The painting crew were Treasurer Susan Douglas and husband, John and President Lynda Macpherson and husband, Richard.  The sewing duo were Secretary Carol Lawless and Spiritual Chair Therese May. Many thanks to all the Parishioners in their support thru the CWL HARVEST  FEST.




Powassan CWL 75th Anniversary – September 9, 2018


75th Anniversary - Powassan -September 9.2018

Kirkfield CWL 85th Anniversary Celebration – July 29,2018





Thank You…Together We Make a Big Difference!

Members of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada donate $15,154.50 in gift cards to the homeless.

At the Ontario Provincial Convention of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, held July 8 – 11 in Toronto, delegates were invited to donate $5.00 Tim Horton or McDonald’s gift cards, to be distributed to the homeless.  The response has been overwhelming with $12,044.50 in donations brought to convention.   Prior to convention, an additional $3,110.00 in gift cards was distributed locally by councils, in their communities.  Also donated by delegates were toiletry items which were distributed to Covenant House and St Vincent de Paul Shelters.

Take a Look! Pictures from the Provincial Convention!


Annual General Meeting St. Alphonsus Liguori Wooler


Congratulations to Wendy Miron who received 40 yr Pin and Sheila Hill (daughter of Margaret Van Meeuwen) 20 year Pinang Margaret Van Meeuwen.

The following ladies received their service pins as well:
Giselle St. Jacques 5 yr
Janie Harrison 20 yr
Anne McCauley 25 yr
Catherine St John 35 yr
Rosemary Moran 40 yr
Viola Donaldson 45 yr

This is our final meeting before our summer break, June 10,2018.

Posted: August 7, 2018

Rosary Coast To Coast For Life And Faith

You are invited as CWL members, in fact as church parishes, to join in the Rosary Coast To Coast For Life And Faith.  We begin with the 54 day Novena starting on August 15, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and continue on daily until October 7, the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary.  The culmination of this Novena is when the Rosary will be said around the world.

We have permission to use St. Mary’s Church here in Lindsay on Sunday October 7 at 3pm for a Rosary Hour.  Come and join in.  For those outside our area please consider, with your priest’s permission and joining you on October 7th.  You can join up your church like St. Mary’s Lindsay on the link below (click on the portion of the map for Canada).  There is also a place on the homepage on the link below of The Holy League of Nations to sign up to have the daily Novena prayers e-mailed to your in box so you won’t forget.

By joining in this united front in the worldwide spiritual battle we are defending the dignity of the human person – life, marriage, family and religious freedom.  What has started out as a Rosary Hour for Canada and the US has now become a world wide rolling Rosary on October 7, along the coasts and borders of countries in our churches and other areas for those who do not live near a coast, all around the world preceded by the 54 day Novena.

Together we can make a difference – please join us in prayer.

Dear Lord we pray, that through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our countries and return them to Holiness.  Amen.

Donna Moore
Spiritual Development Chair

Peterborough Diocese

Posted: August 6, 2018


St. Michael’s Cobourg Newsletter…Great Ideas!!!

winter spring news


Preparing Gifts for the CWL Convention 2018

St. Mary’s Lindsay


New Executive for Huntsville -2018


April, 2018 Life Members/Officers Retreat On Homelessness, Lindsay

Back: Helene Lessard, Suzanne Liptay, Anne McKinnon, Laila Etherington, Audrey McLaughlin
Front: Erica Perk, Elizabeth Condon, Joan Gaensbauer



St. Michael’s Parish Council                     The Catholic Woman’s League of Canada     


On Saturday, March 3, 2018 St. Michael’s facilitated a half day Lenten Reflection.  Pictured below at the Parish Centre are a few of the members having a short break before going to St. Joseph’s chapel for further prayers and meditation.

St. Michael’s Homelessness Projects are showcased:  backpacks and milk mats for young adults (ages 14-20) to be put together for the Diocesan Convention and T-shirt sweaters for orphaned children in Nairobi.


At St. Michael’s April General Meeting, Pat Gash from St. Vincent de Paul Society presented historical and current facts to our members.  A cheque, as well as donated items for the St. Vincent de Paul store were presented as a thank you to Pat by Veronica Batchellor.


Celebrating Springtime in Paris at the Diocesan Convention are from l – r Bernice Hache, Carol Lawless, Veronica Batchellor, Susan Douglas, Pat Andersen, and Sylvia Barrett. Also present were Therese May and Lynda Macpherson from St. Michael’s Council.


Lenten Day of Recollection – March 3, 2018

CWL at St. Joseph’s Bracebridge

“Calling all ladies! The CWL at St. Joseph’s Bracebridge will be hosting a Lenten Day of Recollection on the morning of March 3, 2018 beginning with Mass at 9:00am until 3:00pm. There will be a number of activities and workshops. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Ladies are asked to bring their own bag lunch. We ask that ladies please RSVP for this event so that the necessary materials can be provided. Please call Els Vandenberg at 705-645-8802, or email Gloria Rowe at Please RSVP by March 1, 2018.


May our Lady of Good Counsel guide us in all we do.



Marion Majkot

Organization Chair




Mark the Date!  Saturday March 10, 2018

St. Mary’s CWL, Lindsay – Retreat Invitation

Day of Recollection with the Sisters of Life


Please join the women of St Mary’s Parish for a Day of Recollection with the Sisters of Life, a active-contemplative religious order dedicated to the promotion of the sanctity of all human life. The Sisters will give two talks: “Beauty will save the world” (on the dignity of women) and “Prayer”. The day will also include Holy Mass, the Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Confession. Please register by calling the parish office 705 324 4828. The Day of Recollection is free of charge but a donation to cover the cost of lunch is appreciated.

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