The Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada in the Archdiocese of Vancouver was founded November 21, 1924 with Mrs. C. McDonell as its first president with the intention of uniting Catholic women as a community striving for spiritual, cultural and intellectual growth and the development of social action. With its mission statement, “Called to holiness through service to the people of God”, the diocesan council’s mandate was to provide direction, information and guidance to parish council presidents in order that they may use it to take action regarding topics and issues pertinent to their parishes.
The diocesan council is comprised of officers, presidents of parish councils in the diocese, parish delegates accredited to the diocesan convention, and honorary life members and life members holding a membership in the diocese. This body is directly overseen by an executive, comprised of a president, secretary and treasurer, together with Standing Committee chairpersons – all of whom are elected to their respective positions. Ideally, the council also elects a president-elect, to be mentored and trained by the president in order that she may take her place once the 2-year term of presidency has ended.
Today the diocesan council consists of 57 councils with a membership of close to 4500 members.
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We humbly pray you, O God our Father, to bless The Catholic Women’s League of Canada. Bless our beloved country, our homes and families.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us to give light to our minds and strength to our wills that we may know and fulfill your great law of charity. Teach us to share with others at home and abroad,the good things you have given us.
This we ask through Our Lord Jesus Christ and the intercessions of our patroness, our Lady of Good Counsel.
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