"May the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit."
12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care
May 4, 2017
“Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.” – Pope Francis
At the Catholic Women's League November national executive meeting, it was decided to once again call upon this power of prayer through 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 4, 2017.
This is designed to take place as a powerful lead-in to the National Hospice Palliative Care Week of May 7 to 13, 2017, (organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life.
It is hoped that all members will find some way to support this day of prayer, either on May 4th or on a day during the week of May 7 to 13. The prayer can take place within a parish church, a home or elsewhere. Participation may include a large congregation, a few friends or solitary prayer at home.
Activities in our Diocese:
Please join us in person or in prayer.
St. John the Baptist CWL
9 am: Mass followed by Rosary recitation.
5pm: Physicians’ Way of the Cross
6pm: Pot Luck Supper
7pm: Video Presentation Dr. Nuala Kenny, Medically assisted death challenges for Christians today.
8pm: Closing Prayer Service for Caregivers.
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys CWL
7 am: Rosary
8 am: Stations of the Cross
9 am: Rosary
10 am: Stations of the Cross
11 am: Speaker - Dr. Anne Frances D'Intino
11:45: Speaker - Lynnette Sawchuk, RN
12:30: Lisa Campbell (Palliative Care volunteer)
1:15: Debbie Lewis (Women of Peace and Hope)
2 pm: Hospice Palliative Care Society
3 pm: Rosary
4 pm: Stations of the Cross
5 pm: Rosary
6 pm: Mass with Fr. Bill Burke
Resources and Links:
CWL National website:
Downloadable documents (PDF format): I
Links to Organizations: