Fr. Georges Hakiza Nyarubwa passed away in January 2019. Please remember his family in your prayers. His funeral will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m from Sr. Laurent Parish (Ramore). Bishop Serge Poitras will preside.
Please pray for Father Pierre as he is taking Father Georges Hakiza's death very hard.
January 16, 2019
It is with deep sadness the Spinato Family announces the death of Maria Anna Spinato at the age of 88 years. Maria died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
She was very active in her church, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, (CWL) and touched everyone she met with her generous and loving spirit. She loved gardening and took great pride in her family's accomplishments. Maria loved to sing in the church choir.
Her funeral was Thursday, January 17, 2019.
Donations:CWL of Our Lady of the Lake Parish
49 Fourth Avenue, P.O. Box 340
Larder Lake, Ontario P0K 1L0
December 14, 2018
Fern Desrochers ; the husband of Holy Trinity CWL member Rita Desrochers passed away on Monday Dec.10, 2018. Please pray for Rita's Daughter Pat Bodick, President of Our Lady of the Lake CWL council, and her family as they mourn the passing of her father.
Prayer to be said on the last day of the month
"Our diocesan pastoral plan for 2017-2018 consists of making the faithful of the Diocese of Timmins more aware of their vocation as Disciples of Christ and to affirm them in their fundamental conviction that it is he who brings true Wisdom to humanity." Bishop Serge Poitras' Pastoral Letter, Fall 2017
Holy Spirit of God, inspire in us a love for our diocese and for your people, especially for our priests and for our bishop, Serge Poitras. As we hold them up to you in prayer, grant them courage and hope to know that you are working through them, give them your love for your sons and daughters and the gift of joy in serving you.
We thank you for the gift of their vocations in bringing your forgiveness inside and outside of the confessional and for the sacrifice of the Mass where we are privileged to receive the Eucharist.
Help us to adopt the mentality of the new evangelization: taking advantage of every opportunity to proclaim the Gospel, to be inspired by it, to form into committed and missionary disciples and not only occasional consumers.
We thank you, Father, for the gift of the vocation of marriage and families, calling us to serve you in each other. We pray for parents and grandparents to be aware of their responsibilities in the transmission of the faith to new generations.
Inspire our young people to prayerfully consider vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, Religious Life, marriage or single life; show us how to reach out to them by word and example.
As we invest more of our lives as Disciples of Christ, with the grace of God, we pray that our Diocese of Timmins will preserve and intensify the face of the Body of Christ here and now, preparing a future of faith for generations to come.
May Saint Anthony of Padua, disciple and missionary, accompany us and intercede for us in this responsibility. Amen.
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON, AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.
PRAYER FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE
Hear our prayer today for all women, men, boys and girls
who are homeless this day.
For those sleeping under bridges, on park benches, in doorways or bus stations.
For those who can only find shelter for the night but must wander in the daytime.
For families broken because they could not afford to pay the rent.
For those who have no relatives or friends who can take them in.
For those who have no place to keep possessions that remind them who they are.
For those who are afraid and hopeless.
For those who have been betrayed by our social safety net.
For all these people, we pray that you will provide shelter, security and hope.
We pray for those of us with warm houses and comfortable beds
that we not be lulled into complacency and forgetfulness.
Jesus, help us to see your face in the eyes of every homeless person we meet
so that we may be empowered through word and deed,
and through the political means we have,
to bring justice and peace to those who are homeless.