2019 Diocesan Convention Banquet
MASS FOR THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE C.W.L. - NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Introduction: Carol Ann McLean
and Kathy DePaulo
We gather tonight with members of the Catholic Women’s League to honour the memory of 92 of our members who have gone from this life to their eternal rest in Christ. We welcome the family members who are with us to join in the memorial for our departed sisters.
Mary, Mother of Good Counsel
Invitation to Prayer - Celebrant:
In the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God and the companionship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
All: And with your Spirit.
Opening Prayer – Celebrant:
Gracious God, to whom mercy and forgiveness belong, hear our prayers on behalf of your faithful servants whom you have called into the light of your presence. May they be welcomed joyously into heaven. We ask this through Christ, our Redeemer.
Reading of the Day:
Psalm: Rest in God Alone CBW#133
Reflection on the Word of God
Prayers of the Faithful:
Response: Lord Hear Our Prayer
Presentation of flowers:
God is the glory and joy of each of our departed members whose memory we celebrate today. The flowers in the bouquets are a memorial to our deceased CWL members. May God reward them with eternal rest. We will now read the names of our departed sisters:
Sister Zita Gallagher
Kelly Anne Morrow
Irma Maria Bellon
Sister Bernadette Kinsella
Carmela Di Franco
A yellow rose will be presented by a family member of our CWL sisters who have gone to their eternal rest this year:
Past President: Mary Sorokopud
Executive Member: Alma Ongaro
Offertory Chant: Shepherd of My Heart G#829
Communion Chant: I Am the Bread of Life G#828
Closing: Kathy DePaulo
Special thanks to Father Maurizio, relatives and friends of our deceased members, all the CWL members and to our Requiem Choir, who contributed in making this Mass a blessed celebration for all our departed sisters. We welcome everyone to the Church Hall after the Mass, for fellowship and refreshments.