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

January 28, 2023

Please rememberin your prayers, Lina Dault, of St. Anthony CWL. She passed away on January 26, 2023.Her funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony's Cathedral Parish on Monday, January 30, 2023.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lina and her family.

January 10, 2023

Please rememberin your prayers, Rita Daschuk, who died on January 8, 2023. Rita was a CWL member at St Anthony of Padua. May she rest in peace.

                     In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary
                     whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear. - St. Theriseof Lisieux

January 9, 2023

Please remember in your prayers, CorinneWincikaby of Holy Name CWL. She died on December 30, 2022. May she rest in peace.

                         God is a spring of living water that flows unceasingly
                          into the hearts of those who pray - St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

January 4, 2023

Please remember in your prayers, Susan Barney. She was a CWL member of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Timmins. She died on December 17, 2022.

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry,
a foundation for cheerfulness,
a source of constant happiness,
a protection against sadness. - St. John Chrysostom

December 18 2022

Please remember in your prayers, Shirley Edmonds.  She has been a member of the CWL at St Anthony of Padua, Timmins, for 63 years.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

December 14, 2022
Please remember in your prayers Past President Annette and Phil Kelly and their family in your prayers. Annette's brother in law and sister in law died in a house fire this past weekend. May they rest in eternal peace.

November 2022

Please remember in your prayers the mother of Diocesan CWL Secretary, Armida Millions. Armida's mother passed away this week. 
Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord, and let
Perpetual light shine upon her.

August 2022

Please pray for Linda Watchorn (a past diocesan president) and family.  Linda has moved to a nursing home in Kirkland Lake as of yesterday.  I'm sure it is very confusing for her and lonely.

Please pray for her husband Mike and her children and grand children. May they find peace in this change of life and routine. They will be grieving and need a time to recuperate from the constant care that Linda needed.

Prayer for someone with Dementia
Lord You are our Good Father, our Light in the darkness; everything good comes from You above! The joy that You have given us is the medicine to my heart. Lord we pray for every dementia sufferer  (especially Linda) and we pray against a broken spirit in this difficult time. Bring Joy to Linda through companionship at her new home and we pray for her new caregivers that they will be compassionate and kind. Have Your divine way in us, Amen.

                         Prayer for caregivers of dementia patients
Holy Spirit, help me to remember that I am serving Jesus when I am dealing with someone who has dementia. Be my strength, Lord Jesus, to help You carry their cross. Father, forgive them, for they truly do not know what they are doing.

Holy Spirit, help me to accept the reality that the problems I am having with them today are caused by gaps in their brains, and as those gaps continue to increase, provide me with Your ability to bridge those gaps. But when I fail, help me to know that You are pleased that I have tried, lessening the sting of the failure.

O Lord, help me to feel Your peace as I minister to You by caring for them. And as You help me to see Your suffering in them, also give me eyes to also see You as One who is caring for me. Help me to become more aware of how much You care about me.

Thank You, my God, for Your closeness and compassion and for Your supernatural help.

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

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.

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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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to  each other.  - St Teresa of Calcutta