Catholic Women's League SA

Under the Patronage of The Archbishop of Adelaide
and the Bishop of Port Pirie


Affiliated through Catholic Women’s League, Australia Inc
with World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations, Rome


CWLSA is involved in:

Social Justice Issues

Advocacy of Human Rights

Advocacy of Women

Support of Parish Life

Charitable Works

Overseas Aid

Friendships and Social Activities

and so much more …..

Who we are

Catholic Women’s League SA Inc.


All Members of  Catholic Women’s League SA shall be affiliated with a Branch.

There are 14 active Branches in the Archdiocese of Adelaide and 16 active Branches in the Diocese of Port Pirie.  

For more information of a Branch near you please check with your CWL Diocesan Secretary.

CWL Archdiocese of Adelaide Secretary:
CWL Diocese of Port Pirie Secretary
CWLSA Executive

CWLSA State Executive with Chaplain Fr Brian Angus

LtoR: Maureen Clark, Sue Sheldrick, Philomena Jeffrey, Fr Brian Angus,  Anne Redden, Leonie Holmes, Anne Marie Clark, Sue Williams. (Absent: Rosalie Jenner)

Our Work

We are dedicated to building a culture of life,
advocating for the respect of human rights
and promoting the teaching of Christ on the dignity, integrity and freedom
of the human person.

The objects of the Catholic Women’s League SA are:
To promote the spiritual, cultural, intellectual and social interests of Catholic Women.
To encourage the Catholic women of Australia
to participate in the moral and civic welfare
of the community.
To associate with Australian and overseas
Catholic organisations.
To carry out any works of religious, charitable,
social or civic welfare nature and cooperate with organisations engaged in similar activities
To assert and defend Catholic and Christian principles, particularly in relation to marriage,
the family and education.
To foster vocations to the priesthood and the religious life and promote the lay apostolate.
To foster ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.

“Come and You Will See”

John 1 v35-39

We have adopted the theme “Come and you will see” from John Ch1 v 35-39.

As Jesus walked with the disciples they asked “Where will we rest?”
He answered “Come and you will see.”
“Come” is welcoming
as we welcome all to join us.
“You will see”
invites us to investigate for ourselves.
By walking in the shoes of others
we may develop an understanding
of their difficulties so we can look for solutions and offer appropriate practical support.
This may be as simple as being a good listener.

About us

More About Our Story

Social issues

Social Issues

CWLSA has a duty to educate and inform members socially and spiritually so they might respond with knowledge, courage, love and holiness to the social and moral needs in our nation, region and the world.

We uphold the dignity of women through education and encouraging participation in social and public life



CWLSA members have a mission to address social and ethical issues and seek to influence legislative and administrative bodies to preserve the dignity of the human person.

We are dedicated to building a culture of life, advocating for the respect of human rights and promoting the teaching of Christ on the dignity, integrity and freedom of the human person

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Catholic Women’s League South Australia, through affiliation with CWLA is an active member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO)

WUCWO has consultative status with the United Nations and is represented at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Copper Coast Vicariate Meeting

August 2022

AGM 2021

CWLSA State Conference 2022

Enjoying fellowship and lunch together

AGM 2021

Regional Meeting at Keith

May 2022

Branches & Diocese

Birdwood Adelaide Archdiocese Berri Port Pirie diocese
Bordertown Adelaide Archdiocese Coppercoast Port Pirie diocese
Clearview Adelaide Archdiocese Cummins Port Pirie diocese
Glenelg Adelaide Archdiocese Jamestown Port Pirie diocese
Keith Adelaide Archdiocese Loxton Port Pirie diocese
Kingswood Adelaide Archdiocese Peterborough Port Pirie diocese
Next Gen Emmaus Adelaide Archdiocese Poochera/Chanada Port Pirie diocese
Minlaton Adelaide Archdiocese Port Augusta Port Pirie diocese
Murray Bridge Adelaide Archdiocese Port Broughton Port Pirie diocese
Stirling Adelaide Archdiocese Port Pirie Port Pirie diocese
Tea Tree Gully Adelaide Archdiocese Quorn Port Pirie diocese
Tranmere Adelaide Archdiocese Streaky Bay Port Pirie diocese
Virginia Two Wells Adelaide Archdiocese Waikerie Port Pirie diocese
Western Beaches Adelaide Archdiocese

Get in Touch!

P.O. Box 10170
GPO Adelaide. S.A 5000