Mark your calendars and join us at St. Stephen’s parish hall on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 pm. Our speaker, Cathy Peters, presents “The New Pandemic – Child Sex Trafficking in BC”. More details in next week’s bulletin. All are welcome.
The CWL would like to express our gratitude to the Parish for the support of our bake sale and raffle. Your generous financial support will enable us to continue to aid the various charities, both locally, nationally and internationally. The beautiful baskets were drawn last evening at our Christmas Dinner, congratulations to the winners and a very Blessed and Happy Christmas to you all from St Stephens CWL.
CWL – October has been designated pornography awareness month by the CWL. CWL national has passed a Resolution 2017-02- Mandatory Age Verification for Adult Pornographic Websites. There are currently no laws in Canada requiring mandatory age verification on adult pornographic websites. Postcards “Pornography Hurts” are available at the back of the church. These must be sent to Prime Minister Trudeau or Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould before the end of October. Thank you for your support.
Our next CWL meeting with be on Wednesday, Oct 4th, at 7 pm. Our guest speaker will be Fr Mark, the topic is “Funerals” from the liturgical point of view. This is a topic that our members were interested in and we thought other members of the parish might find it interesting also. Therefore, the meeting is open to all the parish. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. If you are planning on attending please sign up, so we can prepare hand-outs. For CWL members, a short business meeting will follow.
CWL NEWS- Mark your calendars! Garage sale on Saturday, May 27th – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the hall. Contact Irene – 604-243-9889 to book a table or two for $ 25/table. All are encouraged to support the bake table with donations of baked items. More details to follow. Come out and have some fun! Look forward to see you there.
On the weekend of April 7 – 9, there will be a Monastic Life Workshop for ladies interested in the consecrated life, at Westminster Abbey, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8975.
CWL NEWS – Our first general meeting in the New Year will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7 pm in the parish hall. Our guest for this meeting will be a yoga instructor who will take us through some gentle yoga exercises. All ladies of the parish are welcome to join us and remember to wear comfortable clothing. The 2017 CWL membership is due – We will have the drive the 1st weekend in February at Masses.
St. Stephen’s CWL will be selling Raffle tickets for 6 themed gift baskets after all Masses this weekend and next weekend, Dec. 3rd & 4th. All proceeds collected will go to support all their charitable causes. Draw will be held Dec. 7th. Ticket prices are 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00, 10 for $10.00.
CWL NEWS – Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm in the hall and will include a Memorial Service for our deceased CWL Members.
Please remember to bring shampoo and deodorant items for the gift bags for Mary’s Place and also any new items that could be included in a Christmas Basket Raffle or a small monetary donation ($2 -$5) that we can use to purchase items for the Basket(s) Raffle. Our meetings are open to all ladies of the Parish so please join us.
CWL Members’ Christmas Dinner- Our catered Christmas Dinner is on Wednesday, Dec. 7th at 6:00pm in the hall. Cost is $20. Payment can be made at the November 2nd Meeting or through the Sunday collection or dropped off at the Rectory. Please put payment in envelope marked CWL (include name if paying cash).
Our Annual CWL Garage Sale is set for Saturday, May 28th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the hall. For those who interested in exhibiting their goods, we have Table Rentals (at $25.00). Please contact Irene at 604-243-9889. Donations of baked goods for the bake table will be greatly appreciated.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 11th at 7 pm in the hall. As it is May, we will have a short program honoring Mary as well as have our annual pin presentation. This year, our recipients range all the way from new members to those celebrating 10, 25,35,40,45, 50 and 60 years. Congratulations !! Please remember Mary’s Place as all donations are greatly appreciated. All ladies of the parish are welcome.
The CWL Vancouver Archdiocesan Council Bursary Information: There are four CWL Vancouver Archdiocesan Bursaries for which you can find more details and application information at: http://www.vancouver.cwl.bc.ca
1) The Vancouver Diocesan Council Bursary: two bursaries for $1,000 each for daughters or sons of CWL members in the Diocese of Vancouver attending their first year of a Post -Secondary Institution. Visit: http://www.vancouvercwl.ca
2) Provincial Bursary- Molly Boucher Bursary: one for $500.00 for a CWL member in BC or Yukon who wishes to further her education. For more information go to: http://www.bcyukoncwl.com
3) BC AND YUKON Life Members Art & Culture Bursary: one for $500.00 for a CWL member’s daughter/son, granddaughter/grandson studying in the area of arts or culture. For more information, go to: http://www.bcyukoncwl.com
For all the above, application deadline is March 31, 2016.
4) National Bursary: No fixed amount: It is now being offered twice a year: June and December. For more information, go to: http://www.cwl.ca/Resources-forms.html
There is also a CWL North Shore Councils Bursary for $1,200.00. The student must be entering first year of a Post- Secondary Institution. Deadline is April 30th . Application form and criteria available at the parish office. Contact Vienna – 604-985-1962.
Our Lenten Themed CWL meeting will be Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00pm in the hall. Our Guest Speaker will be our Spiritual Advisor, Father Mark, who will talk about “Practicing Lent “. Please remember to bring any clothing donations or toiletries for Mary’s Place. The 50/50 draw will also be shared with them. Our meetings are open to all ladies of the Parish so please join us.
A reminder that the CWL Northshore Women’s Retreat with Christ the Redeemer Parish will be March 11-13th weekend, 2016. We meet Friday, March 11th evening to noon on Sunday, March 13th at the Westminster Abbey in Mission. Fr. Jerald D’Souza from St. Edmund’s Parish is the Retreat Master. The theme of the retreat is “Rediscover the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy”. Cost is $135.00 per person, includes meals, except for Friday night. Registration is between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday evening. Contact Christina Ceraldi at the earliest at 604-986-0769. All ladies of the parish are invited.
CWL Membership Drive – CWL will be kicking off their Membership Drive after all Masses this weekend- Feb. 6 and 7. Returning members are encouraged to make their payment in person or by dropping an envelope in the collection basket marked CWL. Membership fees are $30.00 and cheques are payable to St. Stephen’s CWL. We invite all ladies St. Stephen’s to join us !