12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care: May 2022

April 11, 2022

“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive” (Mt 21:22).

With the legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in 2016 and the ever-changing restrictions to MAiD, which allow for more accessibility, it is important that members storm the heavens with prayer in support of palliative care.

“12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care” was chosen to run simultaneously with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week, May 1–7, 2022.

During these still uncertain pandemic times, councils are asked to take part in whatever way they feel fits the safety of their members best. Some may prefer to do at-home prayer; others may feel they can assemble and invite their fellow parishioners to join in.

This “12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care” kit contains a message of support from National President and Chairperson of International Relations Fran Lucas, along with prayers, resources and links that may be helpful in planning a day of prayer.

Once again, there will be a webinar on palliative care entitled “Dignity Conserving Care: practical ways to accompany one another in faith, hope and love.” Registration for the May 7th webinar will be available on the League website soon!

Click the button below to download the “12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care” kit.


Margaret Schwab
National Chairperson of Education and Health