Let Us Pray

NCCW Centennial Prayer

Heavenly Father,

we give You thanks and praise for the
National Council of Catholic Women’s
100 years of service to the
Universal Church.

We are thankful for the
Bishops who founded NCCW in 1920
and for the beautiful and inspiring
legacy provided by our leaders,
Spiritual Advisors, and NCCW sisters
who have preceded us.

We give thanks to
Our Lady of Good Counsel
for guiding us to be loving and
courageous leaders in building
the Kingdom of God.

Lord, we pray that You stir the hearts
of all Catholic women
to realize the value of serving
Your Church and society
through membership in the NCCW.

Bless us with many more workers in
the vineyard as we embark
on our next century of
Spirituality, Leadership and Service.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.


Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel

God of heavenly wisdom                    You have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus,to be our guide and counselor.

Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life
and so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come.

O Mother of Good Counsel, Patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women,intercede for us, that we may be wise, courageous and loving leaders of the Church,

Help us, dear mother, to know the mind of Jesus, your son.

May the Holy Spirit fill us with reverence for God’s creation,
and compassion for all God’s Children.

May our labors of love on earth enhance the reign of God
and may God’s gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come.

Care of Creation Prayer

Heavenly Father,

In the beginning, You created the heavens and the earth, light and dark, sky and waters, plants, birds and creatures of the sea, living animals of all types and then male and female in the image of You.

With all that was created you were pleased and saw that it was all very good.  Millions of years have passed since and mankind has not treated Your creation well.

Help us to be more aware of our use of resources and the products we choose so that we do not harm  Mother Earth any further and so that we care for Your creation as You desire.  Primarily, help us to love each other so that we respect one another in all actions and value all human life from conception to natural death.


-Mary Rowley-Spirituality Commission Chair 2019

Prayer Requests


To submit a prayer request please email nccw01@nccw.org.  Requests are limited to ten words and will remain on this page for 30 days.

For NCCW member Lynn Christ and family at the loss of her husband.

Posted Date 07/09/19

For NCCW member Bizzy Schorr's mother-in-law Jacque.

Posted Date 07/15/19

For Rebecca Irene & AJ Ortiz, Miriam Delgadillo Jarengui, Richard Caron, Paul Liamos & Angie Kinnaman (Past Province Director & NCCW Nomininating Committee Member), friends of NCCW Province Director Nina Romero-Caron.

Posted Date 08/12/19

For Hannah Yagues, friend of NCCW Secretary Tracy Janis, and the healing of her newborn baby Harper.

Posted Date 10/21/19

For the physical and spiritual healing of Thomas Telesca.

Posted Date 03/19/20

For the healing of A. Ghaffari.

Posted Date 12/11/19

For the healing of Baldo Licata.

Posted Date 3/3/20

For the healing of F. Ghaffari and family.

Posted Date 3/25/20

For the healing of Joseph Stevens Pollack

Posted Date 2/11/2020

For the healing and health of Earle Nixon.

Posted Date 2/20/2020

For the repose of the soul of Helen Gregorio.

Posted Date: 6/4/2019

For the repose of the soul of Peter Schwab, son of NCCW Past President Mary Ann Schwab.

Posted Date: 7/12/2019

For the repose of the soul of Hilda Cano, grandmother of NCCW Administrative Specialist Bernadette Corso.

Posted Date: 8/13/2019

For the successful surgery and healing of Susan Johnson, NCCW Province Director.

Posted Date: 9/25/2019

For a private intention of NCCW member Sue.

Posted Date: 10/24/2019

For the successful surgery and healing of Howard Illian, husband of NCCW member Jeanie Illian.

Posted Date: 1/2/2020

For the repose of the soul of PBDCCW member Lu Ann Leonard’s mom, Mildred Kujawski.

Posted Date: 6/18/2019

For the health and healing of Vicki Valera.

Posted Date: 7/16/2019

For the repose of the soul of John Keller, husband of NCCW member and past Province Director Del Keller.

For healing, health, peace and comfort of NCCW member Ellen Stelmar

For healing, health, peace and comfort of Kathy Eubank-Turner

For the repose of the soul of Eleanor Vodicka

For the repose of the soul of Richard Caron

For the repose of the soul of Virginia (Ginny) Schmidt

For the repose of the soul of Nicole Marie Romano

For the repose of the soul of Donald Illian.

For the repose of the soul of Ellen Stelmar.

Posted Date: 1/2/2020