Ciscily J. Winkler
Ciscily has been a member of St. Patrick’s Markham Catholic Women’s League, North York Region since 2011. She served as Past President/Historian (2018 – present); President (2016 – 2018); Spiritual Development (2014 -2016) and Education & Health (2012 - 2014).
Ciscily chaired her councils 40th anniversary in 2018. They were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Archbishop Cardinal Collins during the anniversary Mass. Her council had the highest increase with 32 members in the Toronto Diocese in 2018. Ciscily, completed the Leadership & Public Speaking Course; attended North York regional meetings, TDC and Provincial conventions.
Within her parish, Ciscily served on the Pastoral Council; has been a R.C.I.A. sponsor; member of Friends of Dismas, Prayer Group, Usher/Hospitality ministries, and served as a Rosary Apostolate visitor in Catholic schools. She also served three terms (2006 - 2012) on the Board of Directors for CCSYR.
Ciscily emigrated from Jamaica to Canada and has been married for 43 years to William. They were blessed with two wonderful sons. She joined the R.C.I.A. as she regularly attended mass with her cradle Catholic husband and children. In 2000, she was confirmed. Professionally, she spent 35 years conducting medical research in various disciplines in medicine and clinical diagnostic technologies.
Ciscily was unfamiliar with the CWL until she was recruited as a member. She credits her growth in faith and her love for the League for rekindling a new passion beyond her wildest dreams. Ciscily is now ready for more challenges in her life at this level of the League.