Sunday September 30th 2018, CWL meeting in the portable CANCELLED!
Instead we will participate and pray in the Life Chain event
12:00 – 1:00pm along Moody St.
Please plan to attend and wear your scarves.
Our beautiful, vibrant and beloved CWL sister Teresita Drexler passed away peacefully at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody on the afternoon of Friday 27th July 2018. It was of great comfort that her devoted sister Teo was by her side in the last few weeks and that many friends, CWL members and extended family were able to visit, pray and offer support. Teri was courageous and graceful at all times in her fight against cancer, still smiling, and talking with us in the final days.
Teresita and her sister Teo liked to keep us fed by providing delicious soups and goodies at many functions and meetings. She always had kind and positive words for others and was deeply faithful. Teri was a very social person who travelled and worked as a trained nurse in many countries and liked to participate in fun events and fundraisers closer to home. She was on parish council and organized the flower arrangements in church for many years, now very sadly missed and fondly remembered by all of us.
Funeral to be held on FRIDAY AUGUST 10TH 2018 at 11:00am
Viewing at 10:00am followed by the funeral Mass
Reception to follow in the portable
On Wednesday 6th June 2018, CWL members gathered at the Coquitlam Grill to say goodbye and offer best wishes to Valerie. She moved with her husband the following week for work in Fort St John and we have heard that they are now well settled and enjoying their new surroundings.
Valerie was president for almost two terms with our council and past president since January this year. We miss her energy and beautiful smile here but are thankful for the time we had together and hope that life up north brings their family endless joy and fulfillment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
~Sunday October 28th 2018, 12:30pm, CWL monthly meeting in portable.
~Friday October 19th 2018 7:00pm. CWL will host a screening of the movie FATAL FLAWS in the portable.
~Saturday/Sunday October 20th/21st 2018. CWL bulb sale @back of Church.
~Saturday/Sunday October 13th/14th 2018. CWL bulb sale @ back of Church.
~Saturday Oct. 13th 1:00pm, High Tea @ St. Patrick’s Parish, Maple Ridge hosted by CWL to celebrate their 85th anniversary.
Saturday October 13th 2018, 9:00am – 1:00pm Catch the Fire Workshop @ St. Peter’s Parish, New Westminster.
~Sunday September 30th 2018, CWL meeting in portable cancelled. Members will participate in Life Chain event instead.
~Saturday September 29th 2018, 9:00am. Vancouver Diocesan CWL meeting @ St. Francis De Sales Parish, Burnaby
~Thursday September 27th 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm. All Saints Parish, Coquitlam. Anti-Human Trafficking Committee from Archdiocese of Vancouver hosting an information and Q&A session. Register for this free event. http://rcav.org/event/reduce-the-demand/
~ Saturday June 16th 2018, Knights of Columbus, Dinner Dance Gala Fundraiser.
~ Wednesday June 6th 2018 6:00pm, farewell dinner for Valerie @ Coquitlam Grill.
~ Sunday May 27th 2018, Marian procession after 11:00am service.
~ Sunday April 29th 2018, procession during 11:00am Mass to honour Our Lady of Good Counsel.
~ Sunday April 29th 2018, CWL meeting 12:30pm in the portable.
~ Thursday April 26th – Saturday April 28th 2018, Vancouver Diocesan Convention @ St. Bernadette’s Parish, Surrey.
~ Saturday March 24th 2018, Vancouver Diocesan CWL meeting 9:00am @ Christ the Redeemer Parish, West Vancouver.
~Sunday March 18th 2018, pot luck for St. Joseph’s Feast Day after 11:00am Mass in the portable.