We humbly pray You,
O God our Father, to bless
The Catholic Women's League of Canada.
Bless our beloved country,
our homes and families.
Send Your Holy Spirit upon us
to give light to our minds
and strength to our wills
that we may know and fulfil
Your great law of charity.
Teach us to share with others
at home and abroad,
the good things You have given us.
This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ
and the intercession of our patroness,
Our Lady of Good Counsel. Amen

Prayer Room

May 2022

Please remember in your prayers, Joan Waldren of Holy Name Parish in Kirkland Lake. She recently celebrated 50 years as a CWL member.  May she rest in heavenly peace.

November 2021

Remember in your prayers, CWL members who died in 2021.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, in Thy mercy, to have pity on the soul of Thy handmaid; do Thou, Who hast freed her from the perils of this mortal life, restore to her the portion of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord,

St Anthony of Padua
Joan Reid

Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Joan Fortiere
Gloria Paoletti
Ruth Burns

May their souls rest in peace.

December 29, 2020
Please keep Fr. Pat Lafleur in your prayers as well. He is in the hospital.
I'm sure Bishop Poitras and all of our diocesan priests would appreciate our prayers.

Eternal Father, we lift up to you our Timmins diocesan priests
and all the priests of the world.
Sanctify them, heal them; guide them.
Mold them into the likeness and holiness of your son, Jesus,
the Eternal High Priest.
May their lives be pleasing to you.  In Jesus' name we pray.   Amen

December 28, 2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Elaine McLennan. Elaine passed away this morning (December 28,2020). She was a 24 year member of our CWL and you may remember that Elaine and Rose Anne looked after the candy table at our CWL Valentine Teas for years.
Merciful Father, hear our prayer and console us.  As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom you raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in His resurrection, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May Elaine rest in peace.  Amen

December 26, 2020
Please remember in your prayers, Jo-Anne Smith and her husband Percy Andrews. Joanne is a sister to Lynne Rowlandson, Holy Trinity CWL President. They passed away tragically last weekend after being accidentally overcome with Carbon Monoxide from their generator. Jo-Anne and Percy lived at Marsh Lake, Yukon. They have two sons and 3 grandchildren. Jo-Anne was the fifth of her family of fourteen and the first sibling to die and she will be greatly missed. She did visit Englehart a couple times and attended mass here on those occasions.

December 20, 2020
Jean Craik of New Liskeard, Our Mother of Perpetual Help parish CWL died Sunday December 20 at the Temiskaming Lodge.
Jean received her 65 year membership pin from our CWL council in December of 2019. She also received a Maple Leaf pin in 2003. She spent many many years on the executive of our parish CWL council as well as having positions on the Timmins Diocesan executive council.

We will surely miss Jean but know that she is in heaven - singing her little ditty songs and making many people happy with her presence and her joyful personality.

God our Father, your power brings us to birth, your providence guides our lives, and by your command we return to dust. Lord, those who die still live in your presence; their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for Jean Craik, and for all the dead known to you alone. In company with Christ, who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing your praise forever and ever. Amen.                (from the book: Praying November: Prayers for Grieving and Remembering Loved Ones)

Dec 15, 2020
Please pray for the repose of the Soul of Betty Eckinsviller.  Betty is a 67 year member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help CWL. She was there when our council first formed. She served as president and was on the diocesan council.
Betty has not lived in New Liskeard for several years now but her body has been brought to Perrins Funeral home. There will be a service in 2021 for her.
Her obituary can be found on the Perrin Funeral Home website.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women and blessed is
the fruit of your womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary,
Mother of God, pray for Betty and for all
of us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord, and let
Perpetual light shine upon her. (3x)
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Please pray for the soul of Theresa, sister of Pat Bigelow (St. Pat's, Cobalt) who died recently in Collingwood. 

April 20, 2020
Please pray for the soul of our CWL sister, Gloria Frey and for her family.   She was a member of St Pat's in Cobalt.

April 2, 2020
Please pray for the soul of Giovanni (Johnny) Melchiorre, father of immediate past president of Sacred Heart Parish, Armida Millions. 

February 20, 2020
Please pray for the soul of Armand Lauzon, Diocesan President Annette Kelly's  brother-in-law.

February 19, 2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Past Diocesan President (1993-1995), Rita Desrochers who passed away Feb 12, 2020.  Rita served for 20 + years at diocesan level. 
Hear our prayer today for all women, men, boys and girls
who are homeless this day.
For those sleeping under bridges, on park benches, in doorways or bus stations.
For those who can only find shelter for the night but must wander in the daytime.
For families broken because they could not afford to pay the rent.
For those who have no relatives or friends who can take them in.
For those who have no place to keep possessions that remind them who they are.
For those who are afraid and hopeless.
For those who have been betrayed by our social safety net.
For all these people, we pray that you will provide shelter, security and hope.
We pray for those of us with warm houses and comfortable beds
that we not be lulled into complacency and forgetfulness.
Jesus, help us to see your face in the eyes of every homeless person we meet
so that we may be empowered through word and deed,
and through the political means we have,
to bring justice and peace to those who are homeless.
                               Copyright, Carol Penner                                                                        
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