PEI Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League

Mission Statement of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada

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 (Constitution & Bylaws 2013).

Objects of the League

The Objects of the League shall be to unite Catholic women of Canada

  1. to achieve individual and collective spiritual development
  2. to promote the teachings of the Catholic church
  3. to exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life
  4. to protect the sanctity of human life
  5. to enhance the role of women in church and society
  6. to recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere
  7. to uphold and defend Christian education and values to the modern world
  8. to contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony

Taken from Constitutions & Bylaws 2013).


Membership is established and maintained through payment of a $20.00 membership fee through a local parish council.

It is the hope of the League that every Catholic woman in the Diocese of Charlottetown will choose to become a League member and come to enjoy the many benefits of the League

For further information, please e-mail or contact your parish office for local information.


On Prince Edward Island The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is composed of 35 parish councils and a provincial council which subsequently is a member of the national council which is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO). (Constitution & Bylaws 2013)

Other provinces have diocesan councils, but there is no council at the diocesan level on PEI as geographically the Diocese of Charlottetown is comprised of the whole province.


  • Spiritual Advisor:  Fr. Brian MacDougall, St. Theresa, The Little Flower, P. O. Box 83, Morell, PE C0A 1S0 Tel:  902-961-2265 Email:
  • President:  Shirley Pierce, 19 Camhilda Lane, New Dominion, PE   C0A 1H6; will change in the fall to 28 Bambrick Dr, Charlottetown, PE, C1C 0T9
  • Cell Phone: 902 394-2976   Email:
  • Past President:   H. Irene Gallant, 19 Barrymore Court, Charlottetown, PE    C1A 8C6
  • Tel:  902 894-8375      Cell Phone:  902 218-2708   Email:
  • President-elect/Organization: Gay Garvey, 1301 Bethel Road, Rte. 215, Bethel, PE C1B 3L3
  • Tel:  902-569-1911   Cell: 902 218-3003 Email:
  • 1st Vice-President:  Cathy Favaro, 147 Cathy Drive, Cornwall PE C0A 1H8
  • Tel:  902-569-8826   Email:
  • 2nd Vice-President:  Leah Kinch, 1402 Greenmount Road, Tignish, PE C0B 2B0
  • Tel:  902-882-3531     Cell: 902 853-5058    Email:
  • Recording SecretaryKaren Rossiter, 1549 Greenwich Road, PE, C0A 2A0
  • Tel:  902 626-5362      Email:
  • Treasurer:  Janice Keough, P. O. Box 55, Albany, PE C0B 1A0
  • Cell: 902 393-2040 Email:


  • Communications/Corresponding Secretary:  Cathy Favaro, 147 Cathy Drive, Cornwall PE C0A 1H8
  • Tel:  902-569-8826   Email:
  • Spiritual Development):   Elaine Black, 74 York Point Rd, Cornwall, PE, C0A 1H8, Telephone: 902 569-9124              Cell: 902 218-3855 Email:
  • Christian Family Life:  Cindy McCardle, 1517 Newton Road, Middleton, PE C0B 1N0
  • Tel: 902-887-2232       Cell 902-432-4777 Email:
  • Community Life:  Donna McIver, 1350 Newton Road, Kinkora, PE   C0B 1N0.
    Tel: 902 887-2325       Cell:  902439-3067 Email:
  • Education & Health: Brenda Pitre, 63 Old Martin Road, Tignish, PE, C0B 2B0
  • Tel:  902 882-2189   Cell:  902 856-1254   Email: 
  • Resolutions & Legislation: Leah Kinch, 1402 Greenmount Road, Tignish, PE C0B 2B0
  • Tel:  902-882-3531     Cell: 902 853-5058    Email:


The patroness of the League is the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady of Good Counsel” (Constitution & Bylaws 2013).


The crest has a cross, symbolic of faith, ten maple leaves, symbolic of the provinces of Canada, with the words, “THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA FOR GOD AND CANADA”enclosed in an unbroken circle, symbolic of constant service to God and Canada. The colors are blue, for Our Lady, and the papal colors, gold and white (Constitution & Bylaws 2013).

Where are our Parish Councils located?

All Saints , Cardigan
Corpus Christi, Glenwood
Holy Redeemer, Charlottetown
John Paul II Pastoral Unit (North Rustico, South Rustico, Hope River)
Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road
Our Lady of the Assumption, Stratford
Sacred Heart, Alberton
St. Alexis, Rollo Bay
St. Ann’s, Emyvale
St. Anthony’s, Bloomfield
St. Brigid, Foxley River
St. Columba, East Point
St. Cuthbert’s, St. Teresa’s
St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown
St. Felix, Tignish
St. Francis of Assisi, Cornwall
St. Georges, St. Georges
St. James, Summerfield
St. Joachim’s, Vernon River
St. John the Baptist, Miscouche
St. Joseph’s, Kelly’s Cross
St. Malachy’s, Kinkora
St. Margaret’s, St Margaret’s
St. Martin’s, Cumberland
St. Mary’s Holy Family, Kensington/Indian River
St. Mary’s, Souris
St. Michael’s, Corran Ban
St. Michael’s, Iona
St. Patrick’s, Ft. Augustus
St. Paul’s, Summerside
St. Peter’s, St. Peter’s Bay
St. Peter’s, Seven Mile Bay
St. Pius X, Charlottetown
St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish
St. Lawrence / St. Theresa, Morell

Some of the information on this page was taken from the Constitution & Bylaws, 2013.