Parish Groups and Committees
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada
St. Francis de Sales Council, of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), is a group of women that meet once a month for spiritual, educational and social involvement. It is a unique opportunity to get together with other women in the parish, share ideas and join in our many charitable events: Bake sales, Fashion Show, and Christmas Bazaar. The CWL works on many church activities and we are proud to manage the Gift Shop after each Mass. All women are encouraged to join!
St. Francis de Sales CWL meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the parish.
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The Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Council has been serving the parish and the surrounding community since 1969. Its works are based on the founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, which were established in their charter by the Knights of Columbus founder, Father Michael J McGivney. Through the years this Council has help form three other Councils in the Durham Region: St Isaac Jogues, St Berndette, and Holy Redeemer. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic service organization with active members that are involved in many parish and community programs. Among these programs are the pasta dinners, the basketball free throw competition, and the Annual Car Draw Lottery for the Arthritis Society. For more information about the Knights of Columbus please contact our Grand Knight at 416-902-6085, Website: www.kofc6161.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international charitable organization whose purpose is to provide emergency assistance to those in need in the parish.
The Men of St. Francis de Sales
(formed in 2007)
The Men of St. Francis de Sales provide for the Spiritual growth of its members with morning reflection retreats. They also serve the Parish by helping to build a strong and vibrant community through various social and spiritual activities. They host several activities, including the family Bingos and the Annual One Bread, One Body (each family gets a fresh loaf of bread at the beginning of the liturgical year). They also organize the Parish Anniversary Picnic BBQ, and take care of the set-up on Feast days and Special Occasions.
The Social Committee is committed to providing opportunities for the Parish to come together for fellowship and fun. Highlighted events include Mardi Gras (pre-Lenten celebration), Coffee & Donut Sunday, a special High Tea event, and an Advent Party every year for children of the Parish.
The Finance Council is mandated by Canon Law. They serve in an advisory capacity in all things financial pertaining to the monies of the Parish. They help maintain the accounting books, and various diocesan reports, as well as coordinating the counting and banking of our collections. They meet the first Sunday of each month.