Margaret Ann Jacobs


   Margaret Ann is a retired teacher who lives in Elmvale, Ontario. She is married to Michael, who currently publishes a local newspaper from their home, and is the mother of three adult sons. She is also a grandmother to Ethan and Sean, who live in Cochrane, Alberta, and Sophie, Mazie and Porter, who live in Hamillville, Ontario. 
     Over the years Margaret Ann has been actively involved in her church as a lector, Eucharistic minister, minister of hospitality and counter. More recently volunteer work includes nursing home visitation, Birthright, Women’s Institute and of course helping with the newspaper.
     As a committed member of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, she has served in most positions at various levels. From parish level she went on to serve on the Northern Region executive and then on the Toronto Diocesan Council (education and health, resolutions, organization chairs). After serving as president for the Toronto Diocesan Council, she served as spiritual development, education and health, resolutions, organization chairperson and president for the province of Ontario. At national level she has served as spiritual development, Christian family life, organization chairperson, national president and currently serves as past president and chair of laws.
     Margaret Ann has enjoyed presenting leadership courses and other workshops for the League. She has a passion for liturgy and pursues opportunities to develop her spirituality and journey in faith with other Christians.
     It has been a humbling and challenging experience representing the Catholic Women’s League members at various conferences and official functions. It has been a privilege to meet members from across the country, journey with them in faith and share the good news, ideas and resources that The Catholic Women’s League of Canada has to offer. She firmly believes that the greatest gift we can give another woman is a membership in The Catholic Women’s League of Canada.
     Certainly, a highlight in her life was the presentation by Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal at the Ontario Provincial Annual Convention closing banquet in Toronto July 2018. It was an honour to celebrate this prestigious occasion with so many colleagues, friends – truly sisters in the League. Currently Margaret Ann is getting reacquainted with parish life and reconnecting with family and friends who have supported and encouraged her on this amazing journey with the League.