Holy Fam­ily CWL hosts meet­ing

The Amherst News - - RELIGION - Sub­mit­ted by Pat Weather­bee

e Novem­ber meet­ing of Holy Fam­ily CWL was held on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 8. Pres­i­dent Francine Ro­bichaud called the meet­ing to or­der. Dea­con Howard Gotell led us in the ‘League Prayer’ fol­lowed by the singing of O Canada.

e min­utes of our Novem­ber meet­ing were read by Dianne Gillis and ap­proved.

Maria Kirkpatrick pre­sented the trea­surer’s re­port. Deb­bie Frenette read the cor­re­spon­dence. Thank You let­ters were re­ceived from our pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive, from Mar­cella and Bob Landry and from Sis­ter Teresa. Let­ters were re­ceived from El­iz­a­beth Doyle re­gard­ing a lead­er­ship pro­gram and from CWL national re­gard­ing coun­cil ad­dresses.

Monthly re­ports

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Pauline Pet­ti­grew re­minded us that dues for 2018 are now be­ing col­lected. Noti cation of our lat­est de­ceased mem­ber has been sent to National O ce. We had four prospec­tive new mem­bers af­ter the min­istry fair. Pauline thanked Diane and Rachelle for the booth they set up for the min­istry fair. Pauline then in­stalled Dana Carr as our new­est mem­ber.

Spir­i­tual Devel­op­ment: Diane Yary­mowich re­ported that there will be a CWL Hal­i­fax-Dart­mouth Re­treat on Sun­day, Nov. 25 at St

Vin­cent de Paul Par­ish in Dart­mouth.

On Sun­day, Nov. 26 the So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent de Paul will be lead­ing a walk around town to fo­cus our at­ten­tion on key el­e­ments about home­less­ness and to try to bring a deeper aware­ness of the strug­gles of those in need. We are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate and/or sup­port those walk­ing by adding your name to a pledge sheet. Mem­bers formed an hon­our guard for the fu­neral of past-pres­i­dent and long­time mem­ber Clara Hart­nett, whose name was placed in the book of life by Pres­i­dent Francine Ro­bichaud. A mass card was sent in Clara’s name.

Chris­tian Fam­ily Life: Mary Lynn re­ported that two fu­neral re­cep­tions were held re­cently and thanked all those who pro­vided food and those who helped at the re­cep­tions.

Health and Ed­u­ca­tion: Pauline Kel­le­grew re­ported that she re­ceived a com­mu­niqué from the Nova Sco­tia pro­vin­cial coun­cil that men­tioned the bene ts of laugh­ter. She also men­tioned that we are en­cour­aged, as mem­bers, to en­sure our vac­cines are cur­rent and stressed the im­por­tance of an­nual

u shots, pneu­mo­nia and shin­gles vac­cines. e bur­sary com­mit­tee is in place and will be meet­ing in early De­cem­ber to re­view bur­sary ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived.

Com­mu­nity Life: Deb­bie Frenette read Pat Frenette’s re­port. She re­ported that sym­pa­thy cards were sent to Alana Legere and to the Hart­nett fam­ily. A card and bou­quet was de­liv­ered to Mar­cella and Bob Landry on the oc­ca­sion of their 65th wed­ding an­niver­sary. A Re­mem­brance Day wreath was placed at the ceno­taph on Novem­ber 11 on be­half of the CWL.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: Pat Weather­bee re­ported that a write-up of our Oc­to­ber meet­ing was posted on the In­ter­net and printed in the Amherst News. In­for­ma­tion on our Christ­mas Tea & Sale was sub­mit­ted to the me­dia and to church bulletins. Posters have been put up around town. She thanked all mem­bers who as­sisted in dis­tribut­ing posters. Pat made a mo­tion to send let­ters to our mem­ber of par­lia­ment rather than pur­chase post cards from national re­gard­ing our Pornog­ra­phy Hurts Cam­paign. Let­ter forms will be passed out at our next meet­ing.

Past Pres­i­dent: Past-Pres­i­dent Linda Harr­sion re­ported that our past-pres­i­dent plaque is now dis­played in the hall as part of our 10th an­niver­sary as Holy Fam­ily Coun­cil. We are proud to show the names of our ded­i­cated mem­bers who stepped for­ward to ac­cept the Pres­i­dent’s Chair.

Spe­cial re­ports

CWL Day: Ap­prox­i­mately 25 CWL mem­bers at­tended the CWL Day on Oct. 21 here at Holy Fam­ily. Four mem­bers from St. omas More in Pugwash and two from Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion in Truro as well as mem­bers from Holy Fam­ily Par­ish CWL par­tic­i­pated.

Quick up­date:

Christ­mas Tea & Sale Ra e: Francine re­ported that mem­bers will be called for sand­wiches and sweets and to work at the Tea. We will set up on Fri­day morn­ing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help price items and pre­pare tea plates and other de­tails. Five Girl Guides will be serv­ing at the tea. We need baked goods, items for our White Ele­phant Ta­ble and crafts. We also need help af­ter ‘Chase the Ace’ on Fri­day evening to set up the ta­bles. Francine ex­pressed that all help and con­tri­bu­tions are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated!

Busi­ness Aris­ing from the Min­utes

Bill Meehan’s Farewell: Francine ex­tended best wishes to Bill on the oc­ca­sion of his re­tire­ment on our be­half. We will cer­tainly miss him and his will­ing­ness to as­sist us when­ever needed.

Christ­mas Din­ner: Our an­nual Christ­mas Din­ner will be on Sun­day, Dec. 3. e dead­line for con r ming is Nov. 27. Once the num­bers go to the caterer you are ob­li­gated to pay whether you at­tend or not. Please bring a non­per­ish­able item for the food bank or a toy for a small child.

New Busi­ness

Re­port Forms: Con­vener’s an­nual re­port forms from the Dioce­san have not been re­ceived as of yet.

Ex­ec­u­tive Meet­ing: e ex­ec­u­tive will meet on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. to go over any last minute de­tails re­gard­ing our Christ­mas din­ner.

Mon­e­tary Gift: A mon­e­tary gift will be pre­sented to Joan Fowler for the ‘Christ­mas for Kids Cam­paign’ on Dec. 3 at the Christ­mas din­ner.

Co ee Mugs: Mary Lynn and Maria are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pur­chase of mugs to re­place our cups and saucers.

Con­grat­u­la­tions: Con­grat­u­la­tions are in or­der for Do­rilla Dun­lop on the birth of her rst great grand­child!

Dea­con Howard’s Re­marks: Dea­con Howard re ected on our tran­si­tion­ing from au­tumn to win­ter, on highlights of the very suc­cess­ful Mission here at Holy Fam­ily with Fa­ther John Collins and on the ex­pe­ri­ence of Ad­vent. Howard then gave a beau­ti­ful re ec­tion on Re­mem­brance Day and Mary Lynn Chap­man read the poem ‘High Flight’ by John Gille­spie McGee. A mo­ment of si­lence was then ob­served. Dea­con Howard closed with a prayer.

Mo­tion to ad­journ the meet­ing was made by Shirley LeBlanc.

anks to Andrea, Jo­lene, Diane and Frank Allen for help­ing set up for our meet­ing.

e win­ners of the 50/50 draw were Shirley LeBlanc and Pauline Kel­li­grew.

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