CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE 

St. Martin's CWL is part of the National Catholic Women's League of Canada.

In Saskatchewan, we have three Diocesan Councils - Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, one Provincial council. 

Saskatchewan accounts for 6974 members in over 150 parishes which are part of the 83,000 members through out Canada. 

St. Martin's Council currently has over 130 members!

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The Catholic Women's League of Canada was organized nationally on June 17, 1920 and granted federal incorporation on December 12, 1923. The League is officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as a lay association of women and is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO), a world-wide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations (ICO) and having consultative status withe agencies of the United Nations.


Here is a brief list of some of our projects include supporting local community organizations such as:
  • Birthright
  • Marian Centre
  • Santa Maria
  • Visitation House
  • Catholic Missions
  • The Prairie Messenger
  • Wascana Rehab Birthday Parties
  • Native Valley Ministries 

Within the Church, our members help at parish functions, volunteer with mass ministries and are in charge of funeral luncheons. 


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Activities and Meetings Schedules 


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Top 10 Reasons To Be A Member



  1. The CWL deepens my faith life, enhancing my spiritual journey. 
  2. The CWL is a supportive sisterhood that enjoys having fun. 
  3. I get to know the women in my parish community and develop friendships. 
  4. I am part of the largest National organization of Catholic women. 
  5. I am part of the united voice for Catholic women when representatives meet with the Provincial and Federal governments. 
  6. I receive The Canadian League magazine three times per year.
  7. The CWL is the heart of the parish and works on many projects in the parish and community.
  8. The CWL provides an opportunity for leadership development and education on issues of concern. 
  9. The CWL is open to women of all ages and embraces many traditions. 
  10. I can attend Diocesan, Provincial and National conventions.

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National Theme for 2017-2019
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Click here and here to find out more about the National theme, Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call.

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News
  • Football tickets have been assembled! Hopefully you've all received some from your circle captain. They are due June 14!
  • Catholic Women's League Leadership Foundation - To fund leadership education that inspires Catholic women to be transformational and influential leaders where they live and work. For more information, click here
  • Order of the Carmelite Nuns - an order is being established in Saskatchewan outside of Moose Jaw. While they have a chapel, they are fundraising to add build the monastery. We will consider donating to this project in the fall, but click here for more information.
  • www.findingthegifts.ca - Short videos sharing information about: suicide prevention, palliative care, people with disabilities and caring for the elderly. 
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Dates to Remember
  • August 29 - Executive Meeting - 7 PM
  • September 5 - General Meeting and potluck dinner, followed by the Blanket Exercise

  • September 9 - Bridge Tournament
  • October 3 - Executive Meeting @ 6 PM
  • October 3 - General Meeting @ 7 PM
  • November 7 - Executive Meeting @ 6 PM
  • November 7 - General Meeting @ 7 PM
  • December 2/3 - Giant Bake Sale
  • December 6 - Christmas Mass & Dinner 
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Membership


  • We encourage new members to join at any time of the year! If you know someone, bring her to a circle meeting, a general meeting or an event, and let her know of the variety of things our league does. We don't just do bake sales, funerals and bridge tournaments!

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Links 

  • CWL - National
  • CWL - Saskatchewan
  • CWL - Leadership Foundation