Catholic Women’s League

The Catholic Women’s League is one of the largest organizations of women in Canada with approximately 86,000 members represented in every province and territory.

The object of the League is to unite Catholic women of Canada to:

  • achieve individual and collective spiritual development,
  • promote the teachings of the Catholic Church,
  • uphold Christian ideals in home and family life,
  • protect the sanctity of life
  • enhance the role of women in the church and society,
  • recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere,
  • uphold and defend Christian education and values in the modern world, and
  • contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and
    harmony.

St. Peter’s C.W.L., the first league in the Lower Mainland has been in existence since February 1923. General meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month in the Hall at 7 pm. All women 16 years of age and over are welcome.

We unite with CWL members of the Vancouver Archdiocese and the entire nation in support of resolutions on current social or political issues. Through our annual bazaar, we raise funds for scholarships to parish students for post secondary education, for groups providing meals and support to the homeless, for a Diocesan Seminarian, and for over 15 other groups and organizations including St.
Vincent de Paul, Covenant House, Esk-OMI Missions Save A Family Plan, L’Arche Foundation, Burnaby Pro Life, Birthright, Missionaries of Charity and Poor Clares.

We also host speakers for the parish on current issues, pray for the sick, work to build community among our younger women with families, and cater funeral receptions for deceased parishioners and their families.

Executive: Patricia Hunt (President), Mary Jo Dawe (Vice-President), Alicia Piper (Treasurer), Fem
Muralla (Secretary)