Catholic Womens League


The Catholic Women’s League of Canada which is a national organization, rooted in Gospel values, calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. Membership is based on a parish unit (council) with representatives on Diocesan, Provincial and National councils and Regional councils where applicable. Catholic women 16 years of age and over may be members, and many of the women in our parish are members of the League.

The top priority of the Spiritual Development program at all levels of the League is to foster and advance the spiritual growth of the members of the League. The League exists to achieve individual and collective spiritual development, to promote the teaching of the Catholic Church, to exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life, to protect the sanctity of human life, to enhance the role of women in the Church and society and much more. These goals are achieved through various standing committees. For further information about the CWL consult the Diocesan website at  Hamilton Diocesan Council CWL or the Provincial website at Ontario Provincial Council CWL or the National Council CWL at National Council CWL

Members pay an annual membership. This organization is widely respected as a strong voice for women with governments on the provincial and national level. We encourage women from the parish to join even if they are unable to attend meetings regularly.