Our annual provincial convention in June. Wednesday, Mar 16 2016 


75 years of Saint Clare’s council in Longueuil Tuesday, Dec 3 2013 


Greetings to all of you. Last July, as I accompanied a group of students to World Youth Day in Brazil, I prayed for all our CWL members in Quebec.
This past august I attended the National convention in Regina along with a few others from our province. As many asked me if I was on the provincial executive, I often answered, yes I am now organization chair, they would squint and wait then ask, does that mean that you are president-elect and I would teasingly reply yes, but I think I prefer to say organization.
Just between us, it is not so scary to imagine in a few years being provincial president for two reasons, the first is that I can count on a great team of ladies on the provincial executive including the past presidents Janet and Diane, the second is that I find the role of organization to be a little scarier as it comes with quite the workload, at least it seems that way.
I spent the week rereading the manuals for organization, thinking about the annual reports, your reports and praying for God’s inspiration to constantly build up his church, with the help of all you sisters in the League.

I would like to try a new format for our provincial annual report book, based on evaluations from last year and also so that we can simplify the work that each report requires. Hopefully this will allow us to spend less time on simplified reports and spend more time on other parish and league priorities.
There will be a sample report sent to you (giving you a preview of what it will look like in the report book) as well as what is expected. Many of it will be checklists and some of it will be writing.
If you wish help filling out there will be the possibility of a phone buddy to go through it with you.

Catch the fire
The workshops held last year were a wonderful experience. We hope to host quite a few in the fall as well as during the year. We hope that all members able to attend will have experienced this unique workshop. Our team of facilitators have also enjoyed working as a team to learn and pray with the members we meet.

Workshops on different themes will be offered during the year, in different regions, they will be open to any member wishing to attend. Once the schedule has been established it will be sent to you and also posted on the website.

Life members
In collaboration with our provincial life member liason, Diane Lemay, she will be contacting them to see in what ways they may be willing to contribute to the needs of the League as well as asking them about what kind of spiritual nourishment they might appreciate to have as a group.
Recruiting members

New members’ kits:  I am hoping to find out how many of you offer a new member kit to your new members and what is inside the kit. I will also create a few sample kits that you may wish to use or perhaps request from provincial for your new members.
Youtube videos : as we continue improving our website and communications, if we have some people willing to work on a new project, we will create a series of videos to encourage both leadership and active membership.

During my two years as organization chair I hope to contribute to building teams and teamwork, strengthen leadership, establish some new ways of doing things that are essential, as well as find visual ways to keep track of our roots and our history.
I am inviting all of you to join me as pilgrims of the Risen Christ. We must journey together and search answers together for the good of our word, our society, our parishes and our families. I hope that we will try new things, reach out to new people and help strengthen one another in the call we have each received since the day of our baptism.

Ingrid Le Fort


From our spiritual advisor Sunday, Mar 17 2013 

cropped-pope_francis_bow2.jpgGood Morning

This has certainly been an interesting week. The highlight, the election of our new Pope, From the America’s. I am grateful for the wonderful coverage on a lot of the media, so much, so good and positive (mostly) He seems to be a gentle, compassionate man.

I am suggesting that each council or several councils together offer a Mass of Thanksgiving. Resources are available in the Roman Missal. Also, I suggest, if posible, to use the readings for the Mass for St. Francis of Asissi. It would be a nice gesture to make some sort of offering to the poor at that Mass; food, clothing for various shelters, cash donations…

Prayer cards have been made for the new Pope. I don’t know any details on how to order them. I imagine they will be on the CCCB website.

Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter season.

Fr. John

Habemus Papam! Friday, Mar 15 2013 

A new time for our Church, soon it will be the Easter season, we will have this new website to keep up to date and follow all that is happening within our provincial CWL.