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Women's League

The Maronite Bishop of Canada, Monsignuer Bishop Joseph Khoury, would like to organize a Maronite Catholic Women's League in every Maronite Church across Canada.

The Maronite Catholic Women's League will be a national organization with a global impact.

Some History -The Catholic Women's League was originally started in 1906 with the aim of educating and encouraging women to play a role in the work of the Church at home and abroad.

The League is officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB- an organization our Bishop belongs to and attends their meetings) as a lay association of women and is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations, a world-wide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organization and having consultative status with agencies of the United Nations.

People today are searching for meaning in life through rites and traditions, and other spiritual elements. Research revealed that more women than men participate in church attendance, and this attendance is mainly by older women.

Our challenge is to revitalize the role of the Church in our everyday lives, in a manner that does not repeat the same activities of old, out of habit and routine. Programs that may have been valuable in the past are not necessarily valuable today. To create the organization of the future, we need to create new programs and new initiatives.

We Need A Mission Statement Based on:

1) Maronite Catholic Faith- our lives, our activities

2) Maronite Culture- we need to know the beauty of our traditions, the significance of our worship and the history of our people and to ensure that our heritage and inheritance are maintained and passed on for generations to come. We should nurture our cultural heritage.

3) Social Development- participate in the community, public and political life.

4) Charitable Activities- ministry to serve others.

The Maronite Catholic Women's League of Canada would be rooted in history and culture in its ongoing commitment to the mission of the Church, and to the nurturing of its cultural heritage.

It would be dedicated to providing resources that help its members to realize their own true vocation and live an authentic Christian life as contributing members to the Church and society.

Our mission would be to spread the message of Christ.

If you are interested please fill in the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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