St Mary Star of the Sea

Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario

Care for Our Common Home

You continue to renew the face of the earth,
“For from the greatness and beauty of created things
Comes a corresponding perception of their Creator.”

Teach us, Lord,
As members of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada,
To become attuned to our need to protect
The beauty of our common home.

May our efforts lead us to sustain its natural order,
So that, in the words of Pope Francis,
Our heritage is never “deprived of physical contact with nature”.

Amen

Care for Our Common Home

Care for Our Common Home has been the theme for the year 2019 as directed by His Holiness, Pope Francis. With this in mind, our Council has been actively working to do small things to help our environment. The following is the theme prayer.

Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel

Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, filled with the Holy Spirit,
you were a faithful disciple of Jesus, your Son.
Intercede with your Son for us,
that we may be faithful to our baptism, fervent in prayer, and
generous in the service we give to our sisters and brothers.

May the Spirit of the living God, who graced you with the gift
of counsel, lead us in the way of truth and love.
With the help of your prayers, may we come to rejoice forever with you
and the great company of saints in the kingdom of heaven.

Amen

League Prayer

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

PRAYERS