Summer walks in the park

CWL members will meet once again during the summer months to enjoy walking at Rocky Point Park. This is a great opportunity to stay connected by having lots of fun, casual conversation and a little exercise in our beautiful city. We gather at the Church and then head to the park as a group. Walks will be cancelled if there is heavy rain.

Please feel free to join us on the following dates:

Wednesday June 20th 2018       7:00 –   8:00pm           Rocky Point Ice Cream

Saturday July 14th 2018            10:00 – 11:30am         Lunch at Pajo’s

Tuesday August 14th 2018        1:00 – 2:30pm             Coffee at Divano’s

See you there!

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Vancouver Diocesan Convention 2018

The 95th Annual Convention of the Vancouver Diocesan Council took place this year April 26th – 28th at St. Bernadette’s Parish, Surrey. Anne, Erin and Diane attended all three days and enjoyed the various speakers and workshops as well as good food and lots of laughs. This was the first convention for Erin as resolutions chair on the diocesan executive.


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Popular Fundraisers

The altar looked beautiful this year again at Easter with many lilies on display. They were purchased by parishioners in honour of loved ones whose names were placed in a basket nearby. This was the first CWL fundraiser of the year and tickets go on sale this coming weekend for the very popular “pamper you mom” basket” which will be raffled on Mother’s Day.



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Thanks Louanne

A small celebration was held at our CWL meeting in January to say goodbye and thanks to Louanne who has now stepped down from the position of past president of our council. We enjoyed many fond memories of our seven years together and welcomed Valerie to her role as our new past president and Anne as the president.


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2017 – CWL Activities

  • 2017 - A year to remember

It is time again for our annual membership drive and as we look forward to another year filled with faith, fun and fulfillment we remember fondly some events of the past year. 2017 got off to a good start with members attending The Mass for Migrants and Sisters’ Appreciation Dinner. The Easter Lily sale, Mother’s Day basket raffle and Surprise Spring Bulb Sale fundraisers generated money for our working fund, youth mental health services and the Parish building fund. We took part in the Twelve Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care, celebrated Our Lady of Good Counsel Feast Day, Five Year Memberships and took part in the Diocesan Convention. We participated in the Marian procession and Parish picnic, held a Strawberry Tea and handed out Dad’s cookies for Father’s Day. We enjoyed summer walks in the park, making wrist Rosaries and Mark Norbury speaking to us on the History of the Rosary. The year came to a close at our Christmas social where we collected socks for the homeless and finally with many members participating in and attending the most wonderful Christmas Concert.


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Christmas Fun

The annual Christmas party this year was held in early December at Anna’s house. It was a great success as usual with lots of fun, laughter and friendship, good food, a gift exchange which involved lots of moving and swapping of presents but most importantly a collection of socks for the homeless. The socks were delivered recently on a very rainy afternoon to a local homeless shelter and were greatly received.

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5 Year Anniversary

The CWL at St. Joseph’s Parish was established seven years ago in October 2010 and many members who joined at that time are still active today. In April of this year certificates and pins were handed out to those who have been members for at least five years. Janet who was travelling at the time received her certificate at a recent meeting.

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Sunday October 29th – A Special Day

To honour blessed Mary, the CWL will join with the Knights and members of the Parish before both the 9:00 and 11:00am Masses to pray the Rosary. Then at the monthly meeting, 12:30pm in the portable, they will welcome Mark Norbury to speak on The History of the Rosary. The ladies will also make lovely wrist rosaries to keep or give to someone special. Please plan to join your CWL sisters on this day for some reflection, fun and friendship.


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Divine Mercy Sunday – Encountering Mercy

On Sunday April 3, 2016 St. Matthew’s in Surrey with Pastor Reverend Tien Tran opened its doors in a 4 hour afternoon of Encountering Mercy through prayer, song and inspirational speakers. Anne Deheer, Erica Penner and Louanne Richards attended the event.

Sr. John Mary Sullivan, FSE, spoke to families on bearing wrongs patiently (this is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy).  Psychologist Denis Boyd talked to grandparents about nurturing guidance and listening to our grandchildren. Before the celebration of Mass with Archbishop Michael Miller, the choir from St. Matthews sang the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the congregation participating. It served as a powerful witness.

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Lilies of the Fields in Remembrance

St, Joseph’s Parish CWL Council annually has an Easter Lily Sale. Parishioners have an opportunity to purchase a Lily plant in remembrance of a loved one, while serving a twofold blessed purpose of decorating the sanctuary and altar for Easter.

Jesus Has Risen! Alleluia!


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