Associates of St. Marguerite d’Youville
Saint Marguerite d’Youville is the foundress of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (Grey Nuns) and the first Canadian born saint. Her charism is trust in Divine Providence and universal charity. Associates are lay people from all walks of life and of all ages who want to grow spiritually and who have a genuine concern to help others. The Association is a non-profit, bilingual, Christian organization, comprised of a Leadership Team, small group meetings and a variety of volunteer activities.
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The Bereavement Group exists to offer comfort, support and strength to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. The group meets twice a month to share, reflect and to provide times of fellowship.
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Catholic Women’s League
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in Gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. The League has councils actively involved in both Parishes which are at the service of our Faith Communities and the wider communities of Fort Frances and Couchiching First Nation.
The ladies of the League are involved in many programs and ministries of our Parishes. Some of the highlights are: assisting as liturgical ministers; encouraging our children and youth; providing fellowship opportunities with bazaars, teas and potluck suppers; supporting healthy eating with a breakfast program at our local Catholic schools; as well as providing spiritual formation for its members. The ladies of the League are also major advocates to resolve issues of interest to Catholic women taking them to local, provincial or federal governments for action.
Any Catholic woman who is 18 years of age is welcome to join this sisterhood. Every member of the Catholic Women’s League can answer your questions about joining the League.
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Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut as a fraternal society based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
The Knights of Columbus Council and Assembly seek to support the initiatives and ministries of the Parish. They support our youth ministry, assist as altar servers for funerals and other liturgical celebrations, serve as members on Parish councils and committees, don carpentry belts to maintain our facilities, promote respect for human life and in many other ways build up our communities.
All Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 can find brotherhood in the Knights of Columbus. Any Knight can answer questions that you may have and provide you with a membership form.
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