The Catholic Women’s League Philippines, Inc. better known as CWL, is a nationwide Catholic organization for women founded in 1919 by the late Michael O’Doherty, Archbishop of Manila.
It is a charitable, religious, socio-economic, civic, non-political, non-profit organization on which Catholic women can find a means of growth in the Faith and have the opportunity for organized work and concerted effort in the exercise of their vocation and apostolate as the laity. As such, it aims at the sanctification of self and others in order to achieve the total development of self, family and community.
The League is especially dedicated and consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the maternal patronage of Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church. Its motto is Charity, Work and Loyalty. (CWL Handbook, 2015 Edition, page 3)
The Nazarene Unit was the original name of CWL-IHMP. It was under the of Vicariate of Sta. Rita. It was established by its first president, Sis. Josefa “Peppay” Pattugalan, in Brgy. Pinyahan to maintain the Nazarene Chapel and to hold masses every Sunday thru sponsorship. Apostolic works of the unit included validation of marriages, Block Rosary and Flores de Mayo.
On September 2, 1972, the Nazarene Unit was transferred to UP Village, the center of the parish, to expand its activities and membership. Its name was changed to “CWL- Immaculate Heart for Mary Parish Unit in honor of the patroness of the parish. To start with, twenty four (24) members were inducted to the organization. CWL- IHMP now belongs to the Vicariate of St. Joseph, Cubao.
To date, the unit is committed to the CWL’s Vision – Mission Statement by implementing projects and activities in consonance with the organization’s Biennial Theme with the following criteria:
Integral Faith Formation: a.) Call to Holiness and b.) Evangelization
Empowerment of the Laity through Service or “Call to Service”: a.) Family and Youth; b.) Women and Livelihood; c.) CWL Membership; and d.) Junior CWL.
Our theme for the Biennial (June 2016 to May 2018) is CWL: “Response to Laudato Si”.
We thank our predecessors for their commitment, hard work and dedication to the advocacies of the
organization. Without their loyalty, good example and leadership, the CWL will not be in existence
in our parish for 44 years. Our past presidents and sisters in Christ are as follows: 1.) Josefa Pattugalan
(1972-74); 2.) Rosario O. Magno+ (1974- 77); 3.) Nieves P. Dayrit+ (1978-81); 4.) Juliana C.
Rodriguez+ (1982-83); 5.) Agustina F. Urbano (1984-85); 6.)Amelia Uichanco (1986); 7.) Mini P. T.
Agloro+ (1987-89); 8.) Carolina R. Bautista+ (1990-93); 9.) Nonita R. de Mesa (1994-97; 10.)
Anatalia de Belen (1998-2000); 11.) Remedios S. Manliclic (2000-02); 12.) Vicky de Castro+ (2002-
04); 13.) Nenita Casareno (2004-006); 14.) Carmelita Dulay (2006-10); 15.) Ligaya Saret (2010-14);
and 16.) Dr. Zaida P. Diccion (2014-16).
Officers of the CWL-IHMP (2016 to 2018)
Dollen P. Magnaye, President
Sally Felipe, First VP Ampy Daz, Second VP
Eugene Silverio, Secretary Dolly Cruz, Asst. Secretary
Nida Nacion, Treasurer Minda Albano, Asst. Treasurer
Nitz Casareno, Auditor
Binay Agodon Zucy Parco
Dorina Espina Fely Porca
Judge Lita Genilo Flory Quimosing
Dollen P. Magnaye, Unit President
“CWL Response to LAUDATO SI (2016 to 18)”
CHARITY, WORK and LOYALTY
CWL Sponsors Food & Beverage Services
The Catholic Women’s League will sponsor a Food and Beverage Services Workshop, a TESDA Accredited Vocational Training Course which will be conducted by the Social Services Development Department of Quezon City Hall. This livelihood program will run for three (3) months from April to June 2017. Orientation was on March 30, 2017. Classes will start on April 18, 2017, Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Target participants are ages 18 to 26 years old as this age group is accepted for On-the-Job-training. Everyone are welcome to join the program.
This NC 2 course will include the following topics: a.) Personality Development; b.) napkin folding; c.) table skirting; d.) table setting; e.) food services; f.) food safety and handling; and g.) bartending, optional. Participants are required to wear the proper attire which will be discussed by their trainor.
Past activities of the CWL for the first quarter of 2017 were the following: Valentines Fun Day on February 12, Flower Arrangement Seminar on March 8 and a Pilgrimage/Summer Outing to churches in Lipa City (San Sebastian Cathedral, Our Lady of Mediatrix of all Graces and Our Lady of Mount Carmel) and Shrine of Padre Pio, Sto. Tomas, Batangas last March 20 where we also had lunch at the Pamana Gardenville, Bay, Laguna where we served native dishes of Laguna to our hearts delight.
Finally, last March 27, we had a Leadership Formation Seminar to prepare the incumbent officers for greater responsibilities in accordance to CWL motto: Charity, Work and Loyalty. This seminar was conducted by Sis. Nitz Naniong of CWL National Board and our Spiritual Director, Fr. Lito Ancla.
Presently we are now busy developing the internal policies and guidelines for the efficient usage of our funds. By : Dollen P. Magnaye