The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of Canada is coordinating a day of prayer for palliative care, “12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care”, on Wednesday, May 4.
The CWL has provided resources which explain the program being proposed to parishes and family households. An information kit includes the resources available for the promotion and animation of the event. This includes a prayer service, suggestions for the Prayers of the Faithful, and resources on palliative care. In addition, the information kit provides a petition to be submitted to the House of Commons, asking that palliative care be “a defined medical service covered under the Canada Health Act so that provincial and territorial governments will be entitled to funds under the Canada Health Transfer system to be used to provide accessible and available hospice palliative care for all residents of Canada in their respective provinces and territories.”