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Book Club Ideas

The New Creation Story

Ideas for a Successful Book Club

-from Saskatoon's Holy Spirit CWL Book Club (celebrating their 4th year in 2013)

  • Open to our CWL members and ladies of our parish.

  • Meet once a month at a fixed time and place for 1 ½ to 2 hours.

  • Begin with Prayer as suggested by National CWL website’s Book Club suggestions

  • In June, group suggests book selections of various interests.

  • We borrow Book Club in a Bag from Saskatoon Public Library which lends us the books for six weeks. The bag includes about 12 books and articles about the author, book and the suggested questions for discussion.

  • Our members thoughtfully accept everyone’s opinions and are comfortable to offer their own view which contributes to our great discussions. Respect and willingness to listen are key.

  • Once a year we have an outing or special guest attend which adds more interest.

  • We bring our unique personalities and laughter. We make every effort to read the book but when life gets in the way, ladies still come and show respect to the discussion.

  • June and December are such busy months that reading books is difficult. We have interesting book reports and have a potluck social.

Great fellowship has kept us together and growing strong. Try it, you just might like it.


In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green, yellow and red vegetables and fruit of every kind, so Man and women would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Krispy Crème Donuts, and Satan Said ,”You want chocolate with that”? And Man said, “Yes, and woman said, “as long as your at it, add some sprinkles.” And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.

Then God created the Healthful yogurt that Women might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 16.

So God said, “Try some of my fresh green salad, and Satan presented Thousand Island dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said, “I have sent you heart healthy vegetables, fish from the sea, lean meat from the chicken and olive oil in which to cook them.” And Satan brought forth deep fried breaded vegetables, fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter; and Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

God then created a light fluffy white cake, named it Angel Food Cake,” and said, “It is good.” And Satan not wanting to be out done created Chocolate cake and named it Devils Food Cake.

Then God in his infinite mercy brought forth running shoes so that His children might loose those extra pounds. Satan in turn gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil to change the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained more weight.

Then God brought forth the humble potatoe, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. So Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep fried them, even adding cheese and gravy and calling it “Poutine”.

And Man gained some more pounds.

God than gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite, And Satan created McDonalds and its .99cent double cheese burger. Then said, “You want fries with that? And Man replied, “Yes”. And Satan said, “It is good.”

And Man went into Cardiac arrest.

God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.

Then Satan created Cuts to the Health Care System.