Executive Profiles

Toronto Diocesan Council Executive 2022-2024

Spiritual Advisor Fr. Liborio Amaral

   Fr. Liborio entered St. Augustine’s seminary, in Scarborough, in 1987. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 1992. Fr. Liborio’s first placement was St. Peter’s church in Woodbridge as an associate (1992 – 1995). He then moved to S. Salvador do Mundo/ Cristo Rei in Mississauga as an Associate (1995 – 1998). Fr. Liborio was named pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton in Newmarket and remained there till 2004. In 2004 Cardinal Ambrozic asked Fr. Liborio to enter the ministry of Vocation work. Fr. Liborio remained the Archdiocesan Vocations director till July of 2009. He was given a six month sabbatical (i.e. Attended a three month program in Rome) and was named pastor of St. Mary’s parish in January of 2010. He is very happy to be pastor of his home parish – his parents are now his parishioners and live nearby.

President Sue Lubowitz

Sue has been a parishioner at St. John Chrysostom Parish in Newmarket since 1988. She is married to John and together raised four children. They are now grandparents to two little boys. They celebrated forty years of marriage in 2021.

 

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President-Elect/Organization Kate O’Quinn

  

Kate’s love for the Catholic Women’s League began at a very early age, under the influence of her mother, who was most devoted to the League and our Mother Mary. She became a member of the CWL from the age of 16 (a Birthday gift from her mother!!) In September of 2001, Kate became an active executive member at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Council in Oshawa, (Durham Region) as Education Committee Chair, 1st Vice-President and President-Elect, before becoming President for the 2012 – 2014 term. She is very blessed to be working with such amazing, dedicated, faith-filled women in her Parish Council!

 

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1st Vice President Connie Cristinziano

Connie was born in a small town in southern Italy. She immigrated to Canada shortly after her 1st birthday and landed at Pier 21 in Nova Scotia. She was raised in the west end of Toronto. She has been happily married to her husband Eugene for over 45yrs. They are blessed with two wonderful daughters, two sons in law and four beautiful grandsons.

Her Catholic Women's League's journey two years after she moved to her home parish of St. Roch. Coming from former parishes that did not have a CWL, she was not familiar with the League and accepted an invitation to attend the council’s monthly meeting.

 

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2nd Vice President Andrea Smart
  Andrea has been a CWL member for more than twenty years. She joined St. Timothy, North York CWL council and became recording secretary. After her term as recording secretary, Andrea became president for two terms.
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Corresponding Secretary Shaila D’Souza

 Shaila has been a member St. Luke’s Parish for over 20 years and a CWL member for 5 years. She is one of charter members and co-president since the reorganization of St. Luke’s Catholic Women’s League, North York. She is very busy within her parish as a lector and is on the social committee organizing events such as the International Night, Volunteer Appreciation Night, social Sundays, funeral receptions, decorating the church for special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, etc. 

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Recording Secretary Zenora Mahabal

Zenora was born and grew up in, Trinidad, West Indies. She attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Convent. Shortly after, she started working at Agostini’s Ltd where she met and married Ambrish. They have been married for thirty- nine years and were blessed with two children, Mimi and Arun who are now adults.


Her love story with Canada began when Zenora, a member of the Port of Spain – St. Catharines Twinning Association, attended the Grape and Wine Festival in 1981. She returned to Trinidad and announced to her parents that she was planning to immigrate to Canada. It took ten years, (8 years married) for her plan to come to fruition and on September 4th, 1991, the family arrived in Canada as landed immigrants.

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Treasurer Lolita Perry
  In 2015 the pastor of St. John XXIII Parish asked Lolita to be the charter president of Saint John XXIII Parish Council, North York Region.

At the parish level she has served as president, past-president/historian, resolutions chair and communications chair.




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Historian and Past President Hilarion Mitchell

  Hilarion joined St. John Fisher CWL Council in
Bramptonin 1998 on her mother’s advice. She credits
the League for the influence in raising her family,
Catholic values, professional life and the importance of
volunteerism.


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Christian Family Life - Ciscily Winkler

Ciscily has been re-elected to the Toronto Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada in April, 2022 at the TDC 101st (in person) Convention after the Covid-19 pandemic. She has been assigned the position of Christian Family Life Standing Chair for 2022-2024. 


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Communication- Nenita Mackenzie

  

Nenita has been a parishioner of Precious Blood Parish since 2003 and became a member of the Catholic Women’s League in 2013. She has served as past-president/historian, president, and president-elect and community life chair. Nenita has supported her council with many CWL initiatives such as the Mass to End Women’s Abuse, volunteering at the Good Shepherd refuge, Casserole Program, Rosalie Hall, Rosary Sunday, March for Life and Life Chain.


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Community Life Elizabeth Joseph
Elizabeth was born in Trinidad & Tobago, completed
her nursing education in the United Kingdom and her
higher education at York University. Elizabeth
immigrated to Canada in 1981 where she was a
parishioner of St. Dunstan’s Parish Scarborough, until
she moved to St. Francis de Sales Parish in Ajax in
1992. She became very interested in the League after
attending a CWL meeting; and was inspired by the
League events that ladies undertook in the Parish.

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Spiritual Development Iris McNulty

 

Legislation Mary Tuccitto

 Mary was born in Sicily, Italy and immigrated as a
child in 1966. She is married to Paul and they have
two grown children, Anthony and Joseph. Being
involved and connected with their parish and
community has been central to their lives.

 


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Newsletter Editor Mary Antonio
 Mary has been a member of the CWL for 21 years. She served on the executive of St. John Chrysostom in many positions, including president-Elect/organization chair and on to president in 2013, chair of the bazaar committee, particularly running the craft table and the children’s activities. She organized and started a Rosary Ministry with a team of ladies in CWL council, coordinating with the principals of the parish schools.

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Regional Chairs

Durham Alys MacAlister

  

Alys has been a dedicated member of the CWL at Holy Family Parish, Whitby, since 2010. She has served as Education & Health Convener, President-Elect and President from 2014-2016 and Past President/Historian. She received the Maple Leaf Service Award in 2018. She has enthusiastically helped her council with their various endeavours (bake sales, parish breakfasts, Christmas Bazaar, fashion shows) as well as being available for collecting Spiritual Bouquets and speaking at membership drives. She has served at the Regional level as Community Life Chair and Secretary over the last eight years.


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List of Durham Councils

Humber Valley Karen McKeown  
  

Karen was born in Midland Ontario and moved to Toronto to attend St Michael’s School of Nursing. She retired after 40 years of nursing in 2005.


She has been happily married for 49 years to Gerry and is blessed with a daughter and two sons and doubly blessed with four grandsons and four granddaughters.




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North York Elisabeth Quail
  
Elisabeth has been an active member of the CWL since 2001. In 1989 she was received into the church at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in North York. She held executive positions there including recording secretary and spiritual development.
In 2016 her husband David was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Toronto. He was then assigned to St. Edward the Confessor Parish. They welcomed this new challenge together and quickly became involved in all aspect of the parish community.

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Northern -  Dianne Hunter

Dianne has been a CWL member at St. Mary’s in Barrie since 1976, and part of her parish executive since 2007, chairing the Health and Education, Christian Family Life and Community Life Committees. &Nbsp;Dianne became President of St. Mary’s council in January of 2019 and continued in this position until the end of her term in December, 2021.  In 2011 she was awarded a CWL Maple Leaf pin in recognition of her contributions to the League.

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List of Northern Councils

Peel Diana Gamboa

List of Peel Councils

Scarborough Patricia Lobo

 


List of Scarborough Councils

Toronto Mary Jane Domingo

Mary Jane has been a member of the
CWL for 6 years at Holy Rosary Parish.
She has held the role of secretary
(2017 - 2018) and president (2019 -

2021) and presently the role of past-
president/historian (2022 - 2024).


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List of Toronto Councils