The Catholic Women’s League in Busselton recently celebrated their 50th anniversary (delayed by a year due to COVID). The Catholic Women’s League Australia is the second largest women’s organisation in Australia (after the Country Women’s Association) and was founded in 1937. Our objects are:
To enable women to participate more effectively in working for and building the Kingdom of God on earth.
To promote the spiritual, cultural, intellectual and social formation of women.
To uphold the dignity of women and to promote their participation in social and public life.
To promote the role of lay women in the mission of the church.
To promote and support vocations to the priesthood, religious life, single life and Christian marriage and family.
To promote and support the duty of Catholic women to be educated in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic church.
To promote the teaching of Christ and his Church concerning the dignity and freedom of the human person.
To foster ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue.
As a branch we participate in visiting the sick and patrons of nursing homes, assisting with a scholarship for a student (who remains anonymous) at St. Mary MacKillop College who because of money restraints cannot afford the fees, involved with the work of St. Vincent de Paul, both as board members and shop assistants, and otherwise involved in various groups within Busselton. Overall, we are a happy crowd of women who enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded ladies. We warmly invite all ladies of the Parish to join us every 2nd Friday of the month in the Ned Kenny Centre after the midday Mass at St. Joseph’s.