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Sault Ste Marie Region

» Spiritual Advisor: S. Pat Carter, csj

Spiritual Advisor: S. Pat Carter, csj

Pat Carter entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie in 1983 and has been a teacher for 31 years. She taught at Mount St. Joseph College for 22 of those years and now is the Religious and Family Life Education Consultant and the Faith Animator for the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board. She served her Congregation as a Vocation Director from 1996-2005.

Pat loves to teach people to pray and has introduced Christian Meditation to the Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the H-SCDSB schools. It is a privilege to teach people how to deepen their relationship with God. In her spare time she loves to read and to watch movies. Pat serves as a cantor at the 9:00 mass at St. Jerome’s Parish where she belongs to the CWL.

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» Chairperson: Christina Bot

Chairperson: Christina Bot

Christina Bot’s home parish is St. Jerome Parish in Sault Ste. Marie. She has been a CWL member since 2004 and has served her CWL at the parish level as Recording Secretary, President and Past President. She was also the convenor for the funeral lunches and several teas. She is presently a Eucharist Minister and served in the past on the Hospitality Committee and worked with the decorating committee.

Christina is not originally from Sault Ste. Marie. She moved to “The Soo” 38 years ago when she married her husband, Romano. She still thinks of Webbwood as her home town. She and Romano have two children, a daughter who is married and a son.

Christina is a former teacher who spent her teaching years in Sudbury. She also attended Laurentian University in the early 1970s where she obtained her B.A. (1974) and she also has her B. Ed. (1975) from Nipissing.

Her love of knitting, doing crafts, reading, genealogy research and gardening keep her very busy.

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Holy Family Sault Ste Marie
Our Lady of Fatima Elliot Lake
Our Lady of Good Counsel Sault Ste Marie
Precious Blood Sault Ste Marie
St. Ambrose Thessalon
St. Gerard Majella Sault Ste Marie
St. Gregory Sault Ste Marie
St. James the Greater Blind River
St. Jerome Sault Ste Marie
St. Veronica Sault Ste Marie

Sudbury Region

» Spiritual Advisor: Ruth-Anne Ingram

Spiritual Advisor: Ruth-Anne Ingram

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you – to serve us – to serve God. I have been given so much in this ministry – it has enriched my faith journey. I have gotten to know an amazing group of women, with diverse gifts & talents, different perspectives and understandings of the faith tradition we share as Christians and Catholics. I’m an Associate of the Sisters of St Joseph ( which is how this unfolded ), a parishioner at St Patrick’s. Do ministry/volunteer & service work – like all of us – in the community. Single. No kids. One cat. Enjoy listening to music but scare small animals and children when I sing.

We are all just walking each other home – Ram Das

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» Chairperson: Sue Quackenbush

Chairperson: Sue Quackenbush

Sue was born in Sudbury and raised in Levesque subdivision.

She has been married to Harveh for 51 years and they have a son and daughter, and also two grandchildren.
Sue has been retired from CIBC for 17 years, and does some volunteer work for the house of Kin and also a collection counter for her parish. She represents her CWL Council at parish council.
Sue has been in the Catholic Women’s League for 10 years and has held the following positions: Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer for 3 terms, President Elect, President and now Past President.
In summer she enjoys going to camp and in the winter, reading and knitting.

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Christ the King Sudbury
Holy Redeemer Sudbury
Our Lady of Hope Sudbury
Our Lady of Peace Capreol
St. Alexander Chelmsford
St. Bartholomew Levack
St. Bonaventure Killarney
St. Francis Of Assisi Walford Station
St. John The Evangelist Garson
St. Jude Espanola
St. Kevin Val Therese
St. Patrick’s Sudbury
St. Paul the Apostle Coniston
St. Pius X Lively
St. Sebastien Spanish
St. Stanislaus Copper Cliff

North Bay Region

Spiritual Advisor: S. Rita Godon, csj

» Chairperson: Mary-Lynn Truchon

Chairperson: Mary-Lynn Truchon

Mary-Lynn is a lifelong resident of North Bay and a graduate of St. Joseph’s College and St. Mary’s Commercial Academy. She is a retired administrative professional, having served forty plus years in the profession she loved. This was demonstrated when serving as charter vice-president and subsequently, treasurer and president of the North Bay Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She is a lifelong parishioner of the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish and has used the phrase, “I belonged to the Pro-Cathedral Parish even before I was born” (because her adoption at birth was arranged through the Parish Priest at the time).

She has been a CWL member for thirty-three years serving on the executive in the 80’s for several years and then taking a break due to serious family health issues. She also served several years on Parish Council and helped with various annual Bazaar committees as well as co-convening the Bazaar. Retirement allowed time to be more deeply involved and this and has included chairing the knitting table for the annual bazaar for over 10 years, volunteering on a Parish funeral luncheon team, now as captain. Executive positions have included Resolutions and Legislation, Recording Secretary, Membership and Organization, then President (3 years) and Past President. She received the Maple Leaf Service Pin in June 2015. At the Regional level, she served as Secretary/Treasurer, Secretary and is now looking forward to her new role as North Bay Regional Chairperson.

Mary-Lynn has been married to Ron Truchon for sixteen years, and Ron has five adult children and six grandchildren residing in Ottawa and Toronto. Her daughter and husband live in Sudbury and she has 3 adult grandchildren also in Sudbury who she is extremely proud of! She loves reading, cooking and puts a great value on her family and wonderful circle of friends…..many are CWL sisters. She feels the CWL has brought many blessings into her life.

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Holy Name of Jesus North Bay
Our Lady of Sorrows Sturgeon Falls
Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption North Bay
St. Alphonsus Liguori Callander
St. Peter the Apostle North Bay