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SPIRITUAL GROWTH of MEMBERS
The spiritual dimension sets the League apart from all other women’s organizations.
The chairperson shall:

  • facilitate the study of the League theme
  • plan meaningful liturgies and spiritual programs in consultation with the spiritual advisor
  • prepare spiritual programs for all meetings
  • involve sick or shut-in members in prayer for League intentions
  • organize retreats for all women of the parish
  • plan special devotions for Advent and Lent
  • make use of the League’s Ceremonies Booklet
  • plan a celebration on the Feast Day of Mary, April 26, Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel; May, the month of Mary; October, the month of the Rosary; and other significant occasions
  • arrange prayer vigils/honour guards for deceased members according to League protocol (National Manual of Policy and Procedure, Appendix 2)
  • ensure League prayer leaflets, Hymn to Our Lady of Good Counsel, picture of Our Lady of Good Counsel and other items needed for meetings are on hand

The chairperson should:

  • precede meetings with mass, involve members
  • organize and/or encourage members to attend a bible study group
  • encourage members to allow time each day for personal prayer, meditation or reading
  • make use of the diocesan pastoral centre
  • become a member of the parish liturgy team
  • encourage members to join a lay formation program in the diocese
  • participate in and help organize annual retreats

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