Communique #20 – Communications

April 23, 2021

National Second-Vice President and Chairperson of Communications Doreen Gowans, April 23, 2021

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Dear League sisters and Bishop Jensen,

“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.”
(St. Teresa of Calcutta)

The Catholic Register is seeking your assistance: As you are aware, The Catholic Register is compiling an article to promote the League and help celebrate its centennial anniversary. Thank you to those who have submitted information and contacts that have been forwarded to the newspaper.

Associate Editor Michael Swan has been assigned to write the article. Therefore, he has requested further information from members. He would like us to focus on other ideas which delve deep into the League’s past and future, a future that portrays an organization members would want to leave in the hands of their daughters and nieces. Will you kindly seek out information and potential members who are willing and able to provide their stories as follows and ask your diocesan counterparts to do the same?

  • contact information for Indigenous members willing to be interviewed
  • a greater testament to what the League can do and has done for and with women
  • stories of ordinary people facing challenges in their lives
  • members who use a wheelchair
  • divorced and widowed members
  • members who are recovering alcoholics
  • a law firm partner or business owner who is proud of their association with the League
  • members who feel they have been ignored also have stories that need to be shared
  • stories from pastors in small towns who will convey how the League has helped their parish communities
  • stories of the League reaching out to other Catholic women’s organizations around the world. For example, contacts in Kenya, South Africa, the United States or Australia, who will talk to The Catholic Register about the importance of global solidarity among Catholic women.

I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Good Counsel and all the saints to guide you to provide contacts and their stories that can be shared with all of Canada!

Please send the information to me and I will be happy to forward onto Michael. If you have any questions please contact me. We want to share stories of this great sisterhood, why members joined and why they continue to belong!
May Our Lady of Good Counsel guide us always, as together we work “For God and Canada.”

Love and prayers,

Doreen Gowans
National Chairperson of Communications