Welcome to the Prince Edward Island Catholic Women’s League Website

The Catholic Women’s League on Prince Edward Island consists of 36 councils representing approximately 2300 members. This membership is part of a National membership of over 91,000 members all working “For God and Canada.”

The first council to be organized on PEI was the Charlottetown Council (then called sub-division) in the summer of 1921 with 107 charter members. From this early beginning, interest in this organization of Catholic women blossomed into what it is today.

Our National Theme, We Have Seen the Lord, is lived out on Prince Edward Island by focusing on the Acts of Mercy, specifically the act dealing with those who are in prison. We have taken imprisonment in its broadest sense to mean any one who is imprisoned by poverty, addictions, poor physical or mental health, disabilities, or uncompromising attitudes.

Provincial Executive

Reverend Paul Batchilder – Spiritual Advisor
Louise Doiron – President
Irene Gallant – President-elect/Organization
Barb MacFarlane – Past President
Marcia Whelan – 1st Vice-President/Corresponding Secretary
Shirley Pierce – Treasurer
Cathy Favaro – Recording Secretary

Chairpersons of Standing Committees

Spiritual Development – Cathy LeClair
Christian Family Life – Carol Evans
Community Life – Iris Rodger
Education and Health – Theresa Kenny
Resolutions and Legislation – Marion Murphy
Communications – Marcia Whelan