At the National CWL Convention, held in Fredericton, NB, in August, CND Associate Doreen Gowans was elected National Chairperson of Community Life. Doreen lives in Kamloops, BC and she has been a very active CWL member for several years. Doreen has also worked with the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Core Committee of Visitation Province, CND. Doreen asks for our ongoing support and our prayer. Already on the job, she refers to newly adopted Resolution 20114.01 Restoration of Health Care for Refugee Claimants and suggests we consider writing to firstname.lastname@example.org about this issue.
On August 27, 2014 the parishioners of All Saints Pastoral Unit gathered in Saint John the Baptist Church to honor Sisters Anne Marie MacKenzie and Mary Joan MacDonald on the occasion of their Diamond Jubilee of profession to the Congregation de Notre Dame. In keeping with our Associate Relationship Mission and Vision Statement the Associates of Pictou/New Glasgow gathered with New Victoria Associates Gerald and Winnie Odo to live “mutuality in visitation”. The celebrant was Fr. Gary MacPherson who highlighted the word “yes” many times in his congratulatory words to both these wonderful Sisters who have given so much over the past 60 years to those they shared time with on this journey. Here are their words of sentiment: To Fr. Gary, the parishioners, the CWL, the choir and to all who were so kind in acknowledging our Diamond Jubilee. We deeply appreciate the prayers, warm wishes, the gifts received, and your abiding presence to us, not only during our celebration, but throughout the years. God bless you for your thoughtfulness, and know that you are in our prayers.
Warm autumn greetings to everyone! We were pleased to receive your submissions for this Newsletter and hear about how you celebrated in thanksgiving for the freedom and release of Sr. Gilberte Bussière, Frs Gianpaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri.
Halifax, Sydney area, Woodstock
Halifax: Celebration of Thanksgiving
Submitted by: Frankie McCormack
On the warm sunny Friday, Sept. 5, our Halifax CND Associates and Sister met at the beautiful home of Bernadette and Michael Fegan at The Head of St. Margaret’s Bay. What a special spot to be gathered in the open concept kitchen, living room-dining room, looking out through the many, large windows at the beauty of nature.