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See the League Prayers for prayers specifically for the Catholic Women's League.

 

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100th Anniversary Prayer Card

This prayer was composed by Renee Spohn for the Calgary Diocesan CWL 100th anniversary. The artwork was created by Renee's daughter, Elizabeth Ankermann. Prayer Cards were gifted to each member in the Diocese at the 100th Annual Convention held in Calgary in 2022.

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A Breast Cancer Prayer for Physical Healing

Lord Jesus, Holy Healer, I praise you that you understand how every cell is interacting with every other cell in my body. Thank you that you are the mighty creator. Though you are not the author of cancer you understand what’s happening in my body.

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A Liturgy for the Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath is a significant part of our journey as we begin a new Church year. We use it to prepare ourselves for Christmas and celebrating the birth of the Jesus. It contains 4 and sometimes 5 candles. Each is to be lit on the Sunday at church and in the home for prayer.

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ABMK Weekly Rosary

Provincial Past President Judy Look urges members to make relationships and prayer a priority. Since May 13, 2020 she has hosted a weekly rosary, inviting everyone to join together by praying the Rosary with her. Those unable to join virtually are encouraged to pray the Rosary on your own at the same time.

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Advent Wreath Lighting Prayer

Today, let us follow our own star to the manger.  Know that by undertaking our strenuous journey to the truth, seeking joy that the world cannot give us, we will be changed in the process.  When we will finally meet Christ and see who He really is, we will never be the same.  We will not be able to go back to “business as usual” but with hope, peace, joy, and love we will share His mission with others.

Continue for the Candles

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Advent Wreath Prayer

Week 1 - Light 1 purple candle

Stir up your might, we beg you,  O Lord and come, so that we may escape through your protection and be save by your help from the dangers that threaten us because of our sins.  We ask this of you who reign forever and ever.
Amen

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Arrow Prayers

These short prayers are known as "arrow" prayers: little reminders during the day that we are always in the presence of the Father, and to call down his grace.

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Back to School

Loving God,
you are kindness and caring,
you are wondrous and wise,
you are our friend and guide,
you are our deepest truth.

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Blessing of the Advent Wreath

The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the First Sunday of Advent.

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Caretakers of God's Creation

Leader: Pope Francis has established September 1 as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, inspired by the example of the Orthodox Churches who have observed this day for a number of years.

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Luminous Mysteries for Palliative Care

During the recitation of the rosary, we place our petition for increased palliative care and hospice care, and for the renewed protection of the rights of conscience for individuals and faith-based institutions in Our Blessed Mother’s hands to present to her Son.

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Be Our Light for the New Year

Come, Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Risen Christ, be with us today and always.
Be our Light, our Guide, and our Comforter.
Be our Strength, our Courage, and our Sanctifier.

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Novena Prayer: The Epiphany of the Lord

Let us pray “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”

Loving God, in every time and place you come close to us.  You never cease to draw us to yourself.  Our desire for you is written in our heart. 

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Novena to Our Lady of Good Counsel

By Pope Pius XII, 23 January 1953

Pray the Novena for nine consecutive days, April 18-26.

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Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

For the Needs of a Specific Priest

I. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”

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Our Lady for the Sick

Prayer of Pope Francis to Mary

O Mary,
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Praying with the Icon

This was part of the opening spiritual at the 2024 Pre-Convention Meeting of the Calgary Diocesan Convention.

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Powerful Healing Prayer
by Saint Padre Pio

Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me. I thank You for sending Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to save and to set me free. I trust in Your power and grace that sustain and restore me.

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Prayer after Communion
 
Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. 
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often. 

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Prayer as I Put on My Mask

Creator,
as I prepare to go into the world,
help me to see the sacrament in the wearing of this cloth.
Let it be “an outward sign of an inward grace” –
a tangible and visible way of living love for my neighbours,
as I love myself.

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Prayer by Pope Benedict XVI

Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest,
you offered yourself to the Father on the altar of the cross
and through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit
gave your priestly people a share in your redeeming sacrifice.

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Prayer by St. Teresa of Calcutta

Mary, Mother of Jesus,
throw your mantle of purity over our priests.
Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart.
Be a Mother to them, especially in times of discouragement and loneliness.

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Prayer for a Safe Environment

Good and Gracious God

Hear the humble prayer of your people as we implore your mercy for the wrong that has been committed and the harm that has been done.

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Prayers for breast cancer surgery

All-Powerful Father, I know that you will be with me during my upcoming surgery. Many fears and doubtful thoughts course through my mind. I am worried about how my body will react to the surgery, that something will go wrong. Please cleanse me of those.

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