Catholic Women's League / Knights of Columbus

  • Next Meeting 

    Monday, March 16, at 7:00 pm in the rectory.

  • Catholic Women's League

    St. Carthagh's Catholic Women's League has given 97 years of faithful service of time, talents and devotion to the parish, community and world.
    The St. Carthagh's CWL provides assistance for parish projects, support to the Catholic schools in the area through bursaries and awards at graduation, First Communions, First Reconciliation and Confirmations.  The CWL also hosts funeral luncheons for bereaved families of the parish, and hold bake sales.  Really, there are no known better egg salad sandwiches in the world. 
    Conventions, retreats, and meditations provide faith, fun and fellowship for members which revitalize and reinforce our commitment to serve.
    We have supported projects around the world by donating money for food, clean water, bed kits, school supplies and other benevolent projects.  We have supported parishioners who have travelled to other countries to do missionary work.  We actively study government policies and appeal to all levels of government to adopt policies which uphold human dignity and social justice.

  • Next Meeting

    Tues., Feb. 4, with Mass at 6:30 pm at St. Charles Borromeo in Read, followed by the meeting at the home of Ron Durkin – 1149 Read Rd.

  • Knights of Columbus

    St. Charles council 10846 serves the parishes of St. Charles Borromeo in Read, Holy Name of Mary in Marysville, St. Vincent’s in Deseronto, St.  Edmund’s in Stoco and St. Carthagh’s in Tweed. The council meets in Read the first Tuesday of each month except July and August. The Grand Knight is Ed Durkin  613-396-3672 edjayne05@gmail.com, Deputy grand knight is Tom Maloney 613-396-2137 tom.maloney@xplornet.ca  and the financial secretary is Ron Durkin 613-396-6980 durkin.shadylane@xplornet.ca 

    As far back as 1923 the men of Tyendinaga Township showed a keen interest in the Knights of Columbus. That year 5 men joined the Belleville council. More joined in 1925 and 1928.

    Recorded at a meeting at Belleville council on March 12, 1946 Father Coyle requested that a council be formed in Read. Interest was high and their own council was realized on April 27, 1946 with 26 members. The first Grand Knight was Henry Larkin.  Unfortunately this council folded in the 1970s.  A new council was formed in 1992 with Ed Durkin as the Grand Knight.  In 2013 we welcomed a number of members from the former Tweed council to St. Charles council. St. Charles council continues to be very active in the area supporting our parishes and other charities.