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Sister Catherine MacDonald, CND, Receives CWL of Canada Maple Leaf Service Award

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Sister Catherine is shown receiving her Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of Canada Maple Leaf Service award from: Left: Doreen MacDonnell; Barbara Burke; and President of the CWL Mary Myers.

Attending a CWL Christmas Meeting at St. Theresa Parish, Sydney N.S. is always a unique pleasant experience. On Sunday, December 3, it had a very special dimension when Doreen MacDonnell, past president C.W.L. and CND Associate, on behalf of all the members, presented Sister Catherine M. (Tootsie) MacDonald, with a Maple Leaf Service Award in recognition of 25 years of devoted, compassionate service. In her impressive address to Sr. Catherine, Doreen cited not only Sister’s giftedness, but the multiplicity of ways she generously used those gifts for the welfare of others. Engaged in a lifetime of service in the Congregation de Notre-Dame as a professed sister for 73 years, Sr. Catherine also became immersed in the identical Gospel values of the CWL who aspire to a life of holiness through service to the people of God. Contributing to the life and vitality of the church, to family and to community, Catherine reached out in visitation to the elderly, the sick, the homeless and the needy. She has maintained a continued interest in her former students, and looks for opportunities to enhance their education through the Marguerite Bursary Awards. It appears she has even acquired a new way to assist not-so-lucky Senior Bingo players at MacGillivray Guest Home, to permit them to experience the simple joy of winning a game or two! Well done, Sr. Catherine, congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments, and may you continue to be blessed with joy and good health on your wonderful journey of service! 


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