Catholic Women’s Organization

CWO

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION OF CAMEROON CATHOLIC COMMUNITIES

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (CWOCCC-USA)

MISSION  STATEMENT
The members of the Catholic Women’s Organization of Cameroon Catholic Communities in the United States of America, are called to play our part in the evangelizing mission of the Church by being generous in our faith so that “the light of Christ may reach the far confines of the earth” (Pope Francis, General Audience: The Church is Our Mother, Wednesday, 11th September 2013).

To have the fresh confidence and the willingness to share with others, we must begin with a personal renewal of our own faith and must also be aware that “the new evangelization is not one specific activity but rather a way of seeing the whole range of activities carried out by the Church to spread the good news” (Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Implications of the New Evangelization Today, 18th January 2013).

In conformity to our feminine genius, we commit ourselves to walk in the footsteps of our Lady assumed into heaven, the patron of our organization and the star of the new evangelization, and, of other women martyrs, saints, and famous mystics who poured out their lives in diverse ways to renew the face of the earth through their genuine love and service of neighbor.

Our organization embraces all baptized women who have completed their 21st year of age, single or married, literate or illiterate. Together, with a coordinated vision, we can employ our talents and resources and with the aid of the Holy Spirit start to renew the temporal order through our example of serving our brothers and sisters in humility and love.

Our greeting is: Mary, stella maris, lead us to Christ.

 

Branches
 Queen of All Saints Branch
 Our Lady Assumed Into Heaven

 

CWO Motto: To Serve in Humility and Love.

 

CWO EXECUTIVE

1 Gladys Fon: President

2 Margaret E.Ebude: Vice President

3 Ita Nchang Ngang: Secretary

4 Veronica Bih Awasom Ntumazah: Vice Secretary

5 Bridget Neh Muma: Treasure

6 Monica A Forbin: Financial Secretary

7 Lucy Ambe: Auditor

8 Florence Mawun: Publicity Secretary

9 Grace Hilda Sharzeka: Advicer

 

 

CWO Membership Tree

 

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CWO NATIONAL ANTHEM.

  1. Oh Mary Our Mother, Oh Mary Our Mother,

Your daughters across the sea!

Oh Mary Our Mother, Oh Mary Our Mother, we sing this song to thee,

We gather together in your sweet name with our eyes raised to thee,

We pledge to always serve mankind in love and humility.

Refrain:  Mother, assumed into heaven by your Son, Jesus Christ,

Queen, crowned as the glory of all angels and all saints,

Mediatrix, intercede for us, your children, who cry to thee,

We the members of the Catholic Women’s Organization.

  1. Oh Mary Our Mother, Oh Mary Our Mother,

We seek your powerful prayer!

May your virtues continually shine in our lives, here and everywhere,

That we may always walk boldly and faithfully in your footsteps,

And finally dwell in heaven, with you and for evermore.

Refrain:  Mother, assumed into heaven by your Son, Jesus Christ,

Queen, crowned as the glory of all angels and all saints,

Mediatrix, intercede for us, your children, who cry to thee,

We the members of the Catholic Women’s Organization.

 

CWO at Fr. Dieudonne Nsom's Priestly Ordination in Stirling New Jersey

 

CWOCCC-USA DAILY PRAYER

Lord, Jesus Christ, thank you for giving me another new day.

Help me to accept and to see all the difficulties

that may come my way as opportunities to draw nigh to Thee.

Give me the grace to love and to serve Thee this day and always.

Inspire my every thought, word and deed;

Make me a better person so that I may make this world a better place to live in.

Help me to realize that every person has a role in God's saving plan;

Assist me to fulfill my own role.

Help me to be a true and committed member of our organization.

Grant me the heart of your mother, Mary,

to realize that true greatness lies in humble service.

Increase my faith! May it never waiver in the face

of the uncertainties, the fears, and the doubts of life.

May your Spirit and the spirit of your mother be my guide.

Mary, assumed into heaven, our Mother and Patron,

your name inspires confidence and offers hope.

No one has ever come to thee and left unaided.

I come to you today and always in confidence

and in trust to rejoice in your protection.

Intercede for me to be delivered from every evil here on earth

and come to the enduring joys of heaven.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

 

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The Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Litany of Loreto, is a popular prayer of supplication, once prayed in processions to atone for sins and to prevent calamities.
Pilgrims at the famous Marian Shrine in Loreto, Italy used it in the 16th century, and it was approved in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V. Although it is often prayed privately, especially after the rosary, the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary has the distinction of being one of only six litanies approved for public recitation by the Holy See.
Its invocations to our Blessed Mother include titles given to her by the early Church Fathers in the first few centuries of Christianity. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary has also been set to music (as the Litany of Loreto) by such celebrated composers as Palestrina, Charpentier, and Mozart. The congregation’s responses to a leader in public recitations appear in italics below.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world:
Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,

Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us. (repeat at end of each phrase.)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of peace.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Grant, O Lord God, we beseech Thee, that we Thy servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, through the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be freed from present sorrow, and enjoy eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
It is good, and comforting to remember when praying the Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary, that, as St. Bernard once put it “Mary has made herself all to all, and opens her merciful heart to all, that all may receive of her fullness: the sick, health; those in affliction, comfort; the sinner, pardon, and God, glory.

 

CWO women socializing in the Amadeo Room

 

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Dr. Rev. William Neba, pioneer patron of the CWO during his graduation from Catholic University of America

 

For more about CWO USA contact
CWO President
Gladys Fon
gladysfon@yahoo.com

CWO Secretary
Ita Ngang
Inchangnwi@yahoo.com