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Prayer for Hospice/Palliative Care Awareness National Week - May 3-7.

 With all that is happening in Canada, from no abortion law to ever expanding euthanasia legislation, it has never been more important to “pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Please consider making a donation to a Pro-Life charity. Rachel's Vineyard is  important resource in our Diocese.

Sponsored by a joint committee of  CWL parish councils, there will be live streaming, recorded or other resource materials posted each day from the parishes involved.  Monday: OLPH - Stations of the Cross, Tuesday: Holy Family – Rosary,  Wednesday: Sacred Heart Cathedral: Adoration, Thursday: St. John Vianney – Palliative Care Service. If others would like to post or want more information, contact Kathy Dahl 250-318-9698 )

End Sufferering: The Palliative Alternative

Prayers for Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness

The Ship What is dying? I am standing on the seashore. A ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her Till at last she fades on the horizon, And someone at my side says, “She is gone.” Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all; She is just as large in masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her, And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination. The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her; And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “She is gone,” There are others who are watching her coming, And other voices take up a glad shout: “There she comes!”—and that is dying. - attributed to Bishop Charles Henry Brent 

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is pleased to offer a webinar session on palliative care during National Hospice and Palliative Care Week, May 3-9, 2021. Due to the passing of recent federal legislation that expands the availability of Canadians to access medical aid in dying, it is important to be educated about palliative care and how Catholics can maintain their faith beliefs respecting life from birth to natural death.

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. – noon CDT (Winnipeg)
Presenter: Simone Stenekes, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Topic: A Practical Discussion about Palliative Care in Canada
REGISTER ONLINE THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEBSITE AT or using the registration tab "A practical Discussion about Palliative Care"

Please check links below for videos:

Thursday: Seven Sorrows Rosary Prayer Chaplet  - St. John Vianney live streaming at 6:30 pm.  

Please see attached PDF at bottom of page titled "7 Sorrows Rosary of Mary"

Wednesday - Adoration - Sacred Heart Cathedral


Tuesday - Rosary - Holy Family

Monday - Stations of the Cross - Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Sunday - Prolife Sunday - Rosary


A Practical Discussion about Palliative Care