The Roman Catholic Parish of Lady, Star of the Sea, Weymouth, Dorset, UK
Catholic Women’s League
Margaret Fletcher set up the Catholic Women’s League in 1906 for the education of women. The League still offers members the opportunities to develop and learn new skills, and use them for the benefit of the church and especially their local parish. Belonging to CWL is a journey of prayer, faith and friendship.
Our Patron is St Margaret Clitherow, Martyred at York on 25th March 1586, canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1970.
Whether it is providing coffee and biscuits after Mass, helping with catering at other parish events, fundraising for national and local community charities, our parish CWL members show unity in prayer and action.
Interested in joining us? Speak with committee members Frances Woodward (Chairperson) or June Rust (Secretary). You will be welcome!
June Rust has organised the parish Lenten Lunches and Janet Newington had organised the Stations of the Cross which proceeds the lunches. The members chose The Hungry and Homeless in Weymouth as the Lenten Lunches charity. In addition, a donation of £100 was given to the Chaplain of the Young Offenders Institution and Detention Centre.
The Annual Buckfast Pilgrimage is on Wednesday 30th May and the cost of the coach seat is £13, which is to be paid by 30th April. April 21st is the date of the CWL Branch Annual General Meeting. This will take place at Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Dorchester. The Weymouth Section AGM is on Tuesday 20th March at 2pm in St Joseph's parish hall.
The February meeting ended with a Power Point presentation on The Work of Caritas that functions in the realm of social justice. This was given by Monica Garlick. Fran Woodward thanked Monica for an informative presentation.
The members thanked June Rust for organising the very enjoyable meal at the Spa Hotel in early January. June reported on the Founder’s day Event at Branksome, which she attended as Weymouth Section representative. Frances Woodward had represented the Section at the beautiful Wool and Wareham Carol Service. Julie Powell as the new WUCWO representative reported on the content of the recent WUCWO magazine.
The 2018 Events Calendar was handed out to members and 2018 promises to be a very busy year. Paddy Thoyts gave a presentation on Trafficking in Albania and the work of RENATE. Joyce Fannon added details of the Catholic UK Agency The Medaille Trust, which is the largest provider of safe housing for people rescued from trafficking in this country. They have 9 safe houses and have helped over 1,000 people.
The next meeting is on Tuesday February 13th at 1pm when our speaker is Monica Garlick on the Work of Caritas.
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