Communique #13 – Organization

October 30, 2020

National Chairperson of Organization Fran Lucas, October 30, 2020


It is said, “change is good!” There is no shortage of change these days, including the weather in Edmonton. The city has quickly gone from warm weather to a skiff of snow, from minus 10 degrees for morning temperatures to a forecast of plus 19 degrees for next week! And so it goes.

The following are updates (some time-sensitive) that require your attention and sharing with your diocesan counterparts and on.

  • 2020 National Annual Report Survey will be available to parish councils effective November 1st. The October 9th parish mailing included the access links and instructions on how to complete them. Paper versions of the survey are available on the national website under To Organize – 1000 Series: Annual Report Surveys or by contacting Marion at national office. The documents can be printed but are not fillable. As well, if you have any questions or experience problems accessing, etc., please contact Marion at or (204) 927-2310 during regular business hours. The survey was adapted as much as possible to reflect how members were working within COVID-19 restraints. This year, one really great new feature is those who received the memo electronically from their president can click on that link and go directly to the survey. Please encourage your diocesan counterparts to share this information with members. Your follow-up on progress closer to the deadline dates of December 15th for paper submissions and January 15, 2021, for electronic submissions would be appreciated.
  • NOTE: The parish mailing that should have been distributed to parish council executive members was sent out three weeks ago. To date, a small percentage of the standing committee chairpersons appear to have clicked on the information. That makes me wonder if the president has not passed along the information to access.
  • The second and final webinar on “How to Complete an Annual Report Survey” will be on Tuesday, November 24th, at 1:00 PM (CST). Register on the national website under Quick Links or directly at
  • The implementation committee for the national strategic plan will be seeking volunteers for the next round of working groups for Year 3 strategies. Please discern now on the opportunity to apply for one of the positions, and then monitor Facebook, The Canadian League and the strategic plan section on the website ( in February for details.