Calgary Diocesan Council's 100th Anniversary
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Calgary Diocesan Council’s centennial anniversary is a celebration of our incredible sisterhood of Catholic women who joyfully live their call to ministry through the League. Our 100-year journey is attributed to generations of devoted members who have embodied a spirit of faith, service, and social justice in their parish and community.
This historic occasion is a grand opportunity to celebrate who we are as Catholic women and as a Catholic women’s organization. What a wonderful occasion to pay tribute to our pioneering sisters and to express gratitude for members’ blessings to the League and each other.
The Anniversary Planning Committee has launched several initiatives as listed below. Details will be announced as they are confirmed:
- Commemorative Prayer Card — to be gifted to every member
- Keepsake History Book — in progress; anticipated launch at the 2022 Diocesan Convention
- Special Slide Show, Entertainment, and Photo Booth — at the 2022 Diocesan Convention
- Instagram — featuring photos of council anniversaries and events; and members in action during the last century
- Anniversary Gala Banquet — Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary
- Spiritual Pilgrimage — Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies, Canmore
Diocesan Council's 100th Anniversary Lapel Pins - These beautiful souvenir pins are only $5 each, including delivery. They are white and royal blue with gold printing. They are 1 3/8" wide and have two push pins for stay-put security. The pins are a great gift for yourself and other members!
Order through President Jan Myhre at 403-828-4191; etransfer funds to .
LADIES... We Need Your Help!
You can bring our vibrant history to life! Please browse through your personal and council photo albums for historic photos for our Instagram pages and slide show.
We are also seeking women who want to apply their talents and creativity to help organize a fun photo booth. Please email Anniversary Planning Committee Chair Diane Miedema with your photos, comments, or questions; or to sign up for the Photo Booth Sub-Committee.
Celebrate our success:
One of the great contributions of CWL in our Diocese is the creation and funding of the CWL Chair for Catholic Studies at St Mary's University. Read about it on our Education page and let everyone know about this incredible accomplishment - we want all councils and parishes in the Diocese to know about and share our pride in this achievement. To increase awareness and help support the Chair financially, Calgary Diocesan Council has launched a Red Shirt fundraiser. The shirts are $35 with the profits donated to the StMU Chair. These high-quality shirts are a beautiful deep red and are available in sizes XS to XXL. Made in Egypt of 61% polyester and 39% cotton; machine washable. Wear yours with pride and be ready to tell everyone who compliments you about the CWL Chair for Catholic Studies.