The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) members from St. Mary’s Church Carleton Place was this year’s host council for the 96th Annual Kingston Diocesan Convention on May 5th and 6th, 2018 held at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston. The theme of the convention was “Inspired By The Spirit Women Respond To God’s Call”. There was also a sub-theme supporting the CWL Provincial theme of helping the homeless. We were represented by our Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Cosmas Ajawara and 17 of our CWL members.
As the host council, we have the opportunity to promote our town and provide delegate (goody) bags for the 273 participants this year. We also had over 30 door prizes to offer the participants. We must say, we are so pleased and overwhelmed by the support we received from the Town of Carleton Place and many merchants and residents of Carleton Place. We are truly grateful of your support and donations. We received wonderful feedback from Diocesan Council and participants of the convention.
The host council is also given the benefit of choosing a charity or organization in the area to receive the offerings from the final mass held at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Kingston. As our sub-theme was to help the homeless, we chose Cornerstone Landing Youth Services Inc. as the recipient. They will receive over $1,300 from the CWL Kingston Diocese.
Thank you once again for your support!
Photo taken by Shelley M. Stepanuik