The Catholic Women’s League is a Church-based Catholic lay women’s organization that traces its roots to the International Union Catholic Women’s League, now known as the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations or WUCWO, and a member of the National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP). The League is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the patronage of Mary, Mother of God, with the motto: Charity, Work, Loyalty. In the Philippines, it has grown into an organization of 500,000 women members, with units in almost all archdioceses, dioceses, prelature and apostolic vicariates and parishes throughout the Philippines. In CTK, the CWL unit was organized by Alice Ganzon in 1988, with most of the founding members coming from White Plains.
Aside from the usual Spiritual Formation, Prayers, Bible Studies, Catechetical Instruction for public elementary school children, and vocation support, the local CTK chapter of CWL is also involved in:
- Daily feeding program for malnourished schoolchildren in the vicariate
- Financial assistance to CWL volunteer catechists
- Annual outreach and apostolate work with Camp Karingal prisoners
- Annual medical and dental missions
- Alternative learning systems
- Kasambahay Lenten recollection and fiesta month salu-salo
Besides its Social Services programs, CWL also administers the CTK Weekend Market, with rental funds used primarily for maintaining the parking area and surroundings.