The Catholic Women's League of Canada (CWL) has always been a faithful and strong supporter of our Home Missions especially in the area of religious education
CMIC owes the CWL much thanks for their years of support and for helping shape the Missions Partners program the way it is today! The CWL continues to support CMIC through the League's National Catechesis Fund, as well as through direct donations from their local councils and parishes.
Many loyal CMIC supporters are also League members who help spread the good news of missionary work in Canada. The CWL understands that every opportunity we have to inform others that Canada is still a mission country will help promote support for our missions.
The Catholic Women’s League of
A national voluntary fund since 2001
“Without your help, many of our projects and ministries would suffer,
or never be done.”
Most Rev. Fred J. Colli, Bishop of
CWL Mission Partners supports religious education programs in
Vivian Bosch, CWL National President (2000-2002), adopted the theme “The Open Door” as a call to a new evangelization project for League members to support Canada’s struggling mission church through the work of Catholic Missions In Canada. In 2003, CWL members approved a motion making Catholic Missions In Canada a permanent National Voluntary Fund. Over the past ten years, CWL partners have raised over $200,000 to support religious education programs offered in
Native Elder Marie Josette Mistenapeo precedes Father Chris Rushton, O.M.I.
Our Lady of the Snows Parish (Grant $28,000)
Missionary: Father Chris Rushton, O.M.I.
CMIC funding assists the Innu community’s healing process though youth programs, counseling sessions, workshops and ongoing programs for elders and families.
Oblate Father Wojciech Wojtkowiak and participants during religious education session.
Missionary: Father Alan Albao
Funding covers Father’s transportation costs as he travels to provide sacramental and pastoral care to the First Nations people in five northern
13 First Nations Reserves (Grant: $20,400)
Missionary: Father Wojciech Wojtkowiak, O.M.I.
Along with Sister Bernadette Feist, O.S.U., Father Wojtkowiak ministers on 13 of the Archdiocese’s 29 First Nations reserves – traveling 38,000 km each year on poorly maintained roads.
Catechetical Office (Grant: $43,000)
Missionary: Bishop Peter Hundt
The Diocesan Catechetical Office co-ordinates family catechesis, lay formation and training of catechists throughout the Diocese, serving 41,000 Catholics in
Archeparchy ofWinnipeg, Manitoba
Religious Education Centre (Grant: $12,000)
Missionary:Archeparch Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M
The Religious Education Centre is a resource for religious education and faith development in isolated parishes throughout the province, serving 30,000 Ukrainian Catholics in
|Northern 1||$ 13,608||$13,500||$ 3,365||
|Pacific 2||$ 12,878||$ 2,306||$ 24,448||$ 39,632|
|Western 3||$ 96,599||$ 92,645||$ 292,460||$ 481,704|
|Central 4||$ 26,403||$ 40,100||$ 99,685||$ 166,188|
|$ 75,141||$ 73,715||$ 54,828||$ 203,684|
|Total||$ 224,629||$ 222,266||$ 474,786||$ 921,681|
With your support, these programs and others like them will flourish throughout
Thanks to you, the foundations of our faith will be strengthened across our nation.
“Without the support of Catholic Missions In
Father Chris Rushton, O.M.I.
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“Your generosity makes you a partner with us in serving God’s poor in a time of need.”
Archbishop Martin Currie, Archdiocese of St. John’s Newfoundland
Catholic Missions In Canada, then known as The Catholic Church Extension Society of Canada,.....
In homilies delivered at Masses across the Archdiocese of
Bishop Gordon spoke of vocations at the parish level as the answer tithe shortage of priests across Canada as well as the Northern Missions