Catholic Women's League

What is the Catholic Women’s League?

The CWL is a lay association of Catholic women recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The League works to promote Catholic values, as well as to carry out volunteer and charitable work.

Our Mission

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.

If you want to make a difference in the world, enrich your faith, and uphold family life, consider joining the CWL. Through your membership, you can support charitable outreach projects locally and around the world.

Can I join?

We welcome all women ages 16 and older, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. As women, we understand that attending every meeting is not always possible; we encourage you to join us whenever you can. We welcome the gifts and talents you have to offer.

If you see the St. Michael’s CWL as a place where others share your Christian values, a place where we all seek to grow in our faith and to put that faith into action, then this is the place for you!

How to join

To join the CWL at St. Michael’s, simply fill out this form and send a scanned copy to You can also drop it off at the parish office, or in the collection basket during Mass (place it in an envelope labeled CWL).

You can pay your $30 membership fee via Interac E-Transfer by sending it to (set the security answer to membership). Please put your name in the message field.

Feel free to download our League Prayers for you to use for your personal prayer.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at

Message from the President

Read this message from the President of St. Michael’s CWL, Pascale Kanbour.

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Fish for Fridays Fundraiser

Stock up on fish and seafood for lent! This year’s Fish for Fridays fundraiser will be on the weekends of January 25-26 and February 1-2. See us at the gathering area after Mass to place your order, or click the link below to order online.

Orders will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, February 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Order online


  • CWL Diocesan Winter Meeting: from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Holy Name Parish (Click here to see poster)
  • Membership Drive: January 25-26
  • Fish for Fridays Fundraiser: January 25-26 and February 1-2. Orders will be available for pickup on February 18.
  • Undie Sunday: weekend of March 21-22. Parishioners are encouraged to donate new underwear, socks, nursing bras, baby sleepers, diapers, diaper wipes, and gift cards for the clients of Elizabeth House and the Drop-In Centre.
  • 2020 monthly meeting dates (Tuesdays following the 7 p.m. Mass): January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, September 8, October 13, November 10.

CWL 100th Anniversary Events

  • April 26, 2020: High Tea at Holy Name Parish from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • May 1-3, 2020: CWL Diocesan Convention
  • May 12, 2020: 3rd annual Mary’s wine and cheese birthday party, hosted by Holy Name CWL
  • June 10, 2020: Twilight Retreat at Mount St. Francis with Holy Name CWL



Monthly School Prayers

Join the CWL in praying for the schools in our parish community by downloading this month’s prayer.

Calgary Diocesan Council

  • 2019-2021 Calendar: Click here to download the Calgary Diocesan Council 2019-2021 calendar
  • 2019 Resolutions: Click here to see the 2019 resolutions adopted at the 99th annual National Convention and the Provincial Convention in June 2019.

Advocacy: West Calgary High School

If you would like a support letter to send to your MLA regarding the construction of a High School here in West Calgary, please download this file.

If you have any questions about this advocacy, please contact

Book of Life

The Catholic Women’s League’s Book of Life remembers departed sisters in Christ who have passed away over the years that the council has been in existence.

Did you know that CWL members can serve as honour guards? Below you will find the names of deceased sisters on whose funeral CWL members have served as honour guards.

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