We humbly pray You,
O God our Father, to bless
The Catholic Women's League of Canada.
Bless our beloved country,
our homes and families.
Send Your Holy Spirit upon us
to give light to our minds
and strength to our wills
that we may know and fulfil
Your great law of charity.
Teach us to share with others
at home and abroad,
the good things You have given us.
This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ
and the intercession of our patroness,
Our Lady of Good Counsel. Amen

Prayer Room
Please pray for the soul of Theresa, sister of Pat Bigelow (St. Pat's, Cobalt) who died recently in Collingwood.  Our sincere sympathy to you Pat and to your family as you mourn the loss of your sister.

Please also pray for the soul of Georgina Lord, a member of St. Anthony of Padua CWL, who died yesterday very suddenly.  Keep her husband, Alan, in your prayers as well.

May their souls, and the soul of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace"

These are particularly difficult times for those mourning when funerals cannot be held and family and friends are not allowed contact.  We send 'virtual hugs' as we keep these people in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless,
Annette Kelly
Timmins Diocesan President

April 20, 2020
Please pray for the soul of our CWL sister, Gloria Frey and for her family.   She was a member of St Pat's in Cobalt.
"May her soul and the souls of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace"

Blessings, Annette Kelly
Timmins Diocesan President

April 2, 2020
Please pray for the soul of Giovanni (Johnny) Melchiorre, father of immediate past president of Sacred Heart Parish, Armida Millions.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

March 7, 2020
Please keep Pat Bigelow and Peggy MacInnis in your prayers for healing.  Pat had knee surgery this week and Peggy will undergo surgery next week.  Thank you for keep your League sisters in your prayers.

God bless,
Annette Kelly
Timmins Diocesan President

February 20, 2020
Please pray for the soul of Armand Lauzon, Diocesan President Annette Kelly's  brother-in-law, who died this morning in Matheson, and keep his family in your prayers as well.  Thank you.

February 19, 2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Past Diocesan President (1993-1995), Rita Desrochers who passed away Feb 12, 2020.  Rita served for 20 + years at diocesan level.  She recently celebrated her 90th birthday.
The funeral was on Monday, Feb. 17th at 11 am (Information at McDonald Funeral Home online) at Holy Trinity Church in Englehart.  Our condolences go out to her daughter, Pat Bodick (President at Our Lady of the Lake Parish) and to her other family members.

"May her soul and the souls of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."

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.

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.
                               Copyright, Carol Penner                                                                        
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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to  each other.  - St Teresa of Calcutta