Spiritual Retreat, Communique 15, Sept. 15, Daylilly Gardens, Humingbird, Bear
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Women in Mission: A Spiritual Retreat with National Spiritual Advisor Bishop Stephen Jensen
August 28, 2020
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada
Women in Mission
A Spiritual Retreat with National Spiritual Advisor Bishop Stephen Jensen
September 16, 2020
Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
Join members from across Canada for an online spiritual retreat with National Spiritual Advisor Bishop Stephen Jensen. To register, please click on the link below
Communique #15 – Communications
September 04, 2020
Dear Sisters in the League and Bishop Stephen Jensen,
Welcome back and thank you for saying “yes” to the League by continuing to stay on for another year as provincial chairpersons of communications. I have genuinely enjoyed working with you for the past two years and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Together, we form the best communication team the League has, thanks to you! One positive aspect of an extended term it that we know our roles and responsibilities and, moving forward, we can improve our positions, making communications better for everyone we encounter. Thank you! Please “cc” me with your communiques and newsletters. I like to see them. If I can help, please contact me.
The Canadian League Magazine: The fall edition will be delivered near the end of October. The theme for the fall issue is the League’s 100 years of dedication and sisterhood. It will be slightly larger than normal so I pray all members will take the time to read and enjoy the content.
Online Speakers Series: Wasn’t that terrific? While members were not able to meet in convention, they were able to stay informed by listening to the wonderful speakers. Urge your counterparts to encourage members to let the board know what they thought of the series. If they enjoyed it, they might consider donating to the National Bursary Fund. For members who were unable to view the series, it may be accessed via the national website at cwl.ca. Scroll down “In the News” to the August 18th post titled Summer Speaker Series. Clicking on it will take the member to a page where she may choose the presentation she would like to view.
Implementation Committee: Review the updates on the national website cwl.ca. for July and August. Have you encouraged your counterparts to view the new Welcome Program Video? It is awesome. These are exciting times! More volunteers will be needed to participate in working and focus groups, complete surveys and answer questionnaires. The committee will be reaching out for volunteers in February 2021 through the website, Facebook page and magazine, with new working groups forming in April 2021. In the meantime, prayer for courage to stay the course and for members to say “yes” to year three work! Are members God’s hands and feet on earth? If so, how will they say yes? Have you invited them to participate?
Pornography Hurts Campaign: Child pornography is on the rise. At this time when many members are at home, encourage them to express their views by using the Pornography Hurts postcards found on the national website, using the search engine and entering “pornography hurts”.
The following resolutions dealing with pornography and related issues:
• 2017.02 Mandatory Age Verification Mechanisms for Adult Pornographic Websites
• 2004.11 Link Between Violent, Graphic Imagery and Aggressive Behaviour and the Mechanics of Killing
• 2002.11 Responsible Internet Use for Children
• 2000.06 Violence in Music Lyrics
• 2000.05 Violence on Television as It Relates to Children
• 1998.02 Deviant Sex Establishments/Businesses
Encourage members to act by hosting a letter writing campaign on one or more of the items above.
A PRAYER FOR JOURNALISTS
St. Francis de Sales,
Patron Saint of writers and journalists
Strengthen and direct, we pray,
the will of all whose work it is to write what many read,
and to speak where many listen.
May we be bold to confront evil and injustice:
Understanding and compassionate of human weakness;
Rejecting alike the half-truth which deceives,
And the slanted word which corrupts.
May the power, which is ours, for good or ill,
Always be used with honesty and courage,
With respect and integrity,
So that when all here has been written, said and done,
We may, unashamed, meet Thee face to face.
May Our Lady of Good Counsel guide us always, as together we work “For God and Canada
Outr next meeting will be on September 15, 2020. If the weather is nice- forecast is 23 degrees- then we will move the chairs outside and enjoy the fresh air and ease of social distancing. Please bring your own coffee, tea, or other beverage. Group A will bring a single-served wrapped treat. Remember to wear a mask if you cannot keep socially distanced. Stay well. Stay home if not feeling well. Enjoy the changing of the leaves in the next few weeks- such a beautiful season of a slow death then resurrection in the Spring.
Did you know that the male ruby throated hummingbird left weeks ahead of the females and babies to fly on to Florida or Mexico? Go figure. They double their fat mass when they cross the 800 km. non-stop flight over the Gulf of Mexico. THeir heart rate can be 1260 beats/minute. God makes amazing creations!
A nice mention of CWL on The Daylilly Facebook Page!
Here is a sweet face of a curious bear looking at our game camera behind our home.
Stay safe everyone. Keep social distancing from all humans and dangerous animals!
on Thursday, September 10 at 12:43PM