Winter Indoor Picnic

On the 10th of July we hosted our first fundraiser for our new Project of the Year - an indoor picnic! The room was decorated beautifully, and everyone enjoyed feeling cosy with a hot chocolate. After a delicious lunch, our guest speaker Lee Trennidick shared the history of the Australian soldiers involved in the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, and the unique and ongoing connection between our country and this small town in France. Lee also explained that her father had fought in this battle, and shared her journey to learn more about her own history and this part of the war.

Thank you to the members who attended - we hope you had a great day!

Reminder to please book in for our Annual Mass and roast lunch.

 

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WUCWO Mass and Celebrations

Our Annual WUCWO Day held on May 8 was a wonderful success.  The day began with a special Mass by our CWL Sydney Chaplain Fr Ray Farrell and a delightful day followed.

The Guest Speaker, CWLA National International Secretary Madeleine Banister spoke about her time in New York at the United Nations and her passionate enthusiasm was a delight. Her PowerPoint presentation and talk were enjoyed by all. 

We were fortunate enough to have guests from many different organisations join us for the day and they thoroughly enjoyed the inclusive, friendly energy of the day.  Our visitors asked to be included in future functions, so we will be inviting them to our Annual Mass in August.

The meeting room looked lovely and the lunch went very well.

Report by Chris McKirdy

 

Spiritual Day

Our Spiritual Day was held at our March Branch Gathering, and was a lovely and calming day.

Our guest speaker was unfortunately unable to attend at the last minute, however we were still able to reflect during this time of Lent. 

We watched a presentation of a TEDx talk called “The Power to Heal” by Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski, where she described her work with  disadvantaged and troubled children, and how kindness, compassion and  gentleness had the power to profoundly heal. 

We then did the Stations of the Cross, with different people reading each  station. 

Thank you to all who came and shared the day with us!

Familiar Face on the Cover of Catholic Weekly

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You might notice some familiar faces on the cover of the Catholic Weekly...

Celebrations for Audrey Stewart's 100th birthday featured on the cover of local paper the Catholic Weekly. A report on Audrey, her birthday celebrations, and her time over the years as a member of CWL Sydney was published, and we are very chuffed to see such a friendly face on the cover.

The photo depicts Audrey with friend Noreen Keoghan.

You can read the full article here.

Thank you to the Catholic Weekly for your support!

Congratulations Audrey - 100th Birthday!

What a milestone! CWL Enfield member Audrey Steward turned 100 in January, so we decided to celebrate her at our first branch gathering for 2018. Audrey first joined Catholic Women's League in 1952 and has been a member ever since.

We love seeing Audrey at our monthly meetings and we are so grateful for her dedication to our organisation.

Happy birthday Audrey! Here's to many more!

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