Women across P.E.I. gather for league’s fall con­ven­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - Religion -

Over 170 women from across P.E.I. par­tic­i­pated in the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) pro­vin­cial fall con­ven­tion held re­cently at Tig­nish Parish Cen­ter and at Our Lady of the As­sump­tion Parish Cen­ter, Strat­ford.

Pres­i­dent Mar­ion Mar­shall wel­comed all to the meet­ing and in­vited the mem­bers to join Fr. Paul Batchilder in the cel­e­bra­tion of the eucharist.

Fol­low­ing mass, mem­bers were wel­comed by Marie Keefe, St. Si­mon St. Jude, and by Ber­nadette Roche, Our Lady of the As­sump­tion. Florence Flynn, pro­vin­cial spir­i­tual con­vener, opened with a prayer to Our Lady of Good Coun­cil.

Dianne Grif­fin spoke on the ser­vices pro­vided to fam­i­lies across the Is­land by the Catholic Fam­ily Ser­vices.

A new pro­gram work­ing with cou­ples deal­ing with ad­dic­tions is avail­able.

Shirley Arse­nault, in­tro­duced by Eleanor Han­dra­han, in­formed the mem­bers on the im­por­tance of hospice pal­lia­tive care. She ex­plained that pal­lia­tive care fo­cuses on the care of the pa­tients and their fam­i­lies. She stressed the im­por­tance of car­ing for the whole per­son, body, mind, and spirit.

Pal­lia­tive care can be any­where the pa­tient hap- pens to be, hospi­tal, home, nurs­ing home, etc. The phi­los­o­phy of the ser­vice is to en­able the pa­tience to die with dig­nity.

Dy­ing is an in­trigue part of liv­ing. Hospice pal­lia­tive care works as a team to care for the pa­tient. A group dis­cus­sion was held fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Flynn opened the af­ter­noon ses­sions with a prayer fol­lowed by the pro­vin­cial chair­per­son’s re­port­ing on the du­ties of their stand­ing com­mit­tee.

Mar­shall re­minded every­one of the White Rib­bon Cam­paign and the rosary and pil­grim­age in Seven Mile Bay in Oc­to­ber.

The na­tional pres­i­dent sent a let­ter, on be­half of the 718 del­e­gates who were present at the na­tional CWL con­ven­tion, to the prime min­is­ter re­gard­ing Bill C-384 “Right to die with dig­nity”.

Zita Cameron and Barb Mac Far­lane re­ported on the na­tional con­ven­tion held in St. John’s.

“ We are re­minded we are leaders of ‘Peace and Hope’,” says a press release.

Pro­ceeds from the gift bas­ket went to Hospice Pal­lia­tive Care and An­der­son House.

Dis­plays and in­for­ma­tion were avail­able from St. Jerome’s Book­store, Catholic Fam­ily Ser­vices, Hospice Pal­lia­tive Care and WUCWO.

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