• Jan 21 - St Francis de Sales Bibles
    Jan 21 - St Francis de Sales Bibles

    2019 - the students of Holy Spirit Academy in High River received Bibles (partially purchased by St Francis de Sales CWL)

  • Jan 20 - 1928 National Convention
    Jan 20 - 1928 National Convention

    In 1928, Calgary hosted the 8th National Convention of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada.

    The writing in the bottom right corner of this photo reads "8th Annual Convention - C.W.L. - Calgary - June 25th - 29th - 1928". Tap the photo to enlarge. Coverage in the Calgary Herald notes that the convention took place from June 25th-30th.

    The National President was Mrs. J. J. Duggan; the National Chaplain was Most Rev. Archbishop O’Leary (from Edmonton); Bishop of the Calgary Diocese was Bishop John Thomas Kidd; Calgary Diocesan President was Mrs. A.G. Plunkett. 

    At this time Provincial Councils did not yet exist.

  • Jan 19 - SATG 20th Anniversary
    Jan 19 - SATG 20th Anniversary

    In 2019, St. Albert the Great council members celebrated their 20th anniversary wearing stylish 1920’s fashions.

    Pose in vintage attire at the Photo Booth at the 2022 Diocesan Annual Convention.

  • 100th Anniversary

We are posting a different photo every day to showcase activities over the past 100 years.

We would love to have a photo from every parish council in the Diocese. Send your contributions to Diane along with a short description of "who, what, where, when..." 


Welcome to

the Catholic Women's League (CWL)

in the Diocese of Calgary


The Catholic Women’s League of Canada calls its members to grow in faith, and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service. Source

In the world today, as perhaps never before, the church needs an enlightened and faithful laity. Dedicated members of The Catholic Women's League of Canada live their faith by serving others and, thus, discover Christ through relationships with others.

 We are women of all backgrounds, ages 16 to over 90, wishing to serve God and Canada, seeking "faith, fun and fulfillment" together.

The Calgary Diocesan Council is comprised of all southern Alberta CWL Councils -- from Hanna in the north to Milk River in the south.

 Please explore our site, Mission Statement and Member Information, and consider joining us. We'd love to have you!

 Prayers and a spirit of joy are important parts of CWL as members journey together in faith.


With Deepest Sympathy

Calgary Diocesan CWL Council extends our heartfelt sympathy to indigenous families on the tragic discovery of hundreds of unmarked remains detected on some former residential school sites. This confirmed loss of life affects families, survivors, and communities across Canada. We bear witness to the anguish and painful memories of the residential school system in Canadian history. We support Bishop McGrattan's commitment to develop a long-term pastoral approach to reconciliation and healing.

God of compassion and love, heal the families of lost children as they struggle to overcome this great injustice.  Our hearts bleed for the sorrow that they bear. May our Lady of Good Counsel fill their hearts with love, wrap them in her mantle, hold them in her arms and bring them comfort. Amen.

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