BARKER, Douglas: It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Gordon Barker, on the evening of June 24th, 2019. Doug is reunited with his parents, Gordon and Georgianna Barker, and his brother William "Butch" Barker. He will be forever missed by his children Chris (Kelly), Jason, Tom (Nicole), Mike (Jenny), Craig (Zoey), Patti (Brian) Roy, Theo (Jordan), Miriam (Andrew) Grant and the mother of his children Nora Barker; his siblings Rick and Laura, Darlene and Mark Graham, Jamie and Cheryl; his granddaughter Mackenzie; along with numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Doug will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, his endless generosity and his eternal love for his family.
French Family Funeral Home
111 Burnside Drive
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 2L1
Thursday, June 27th, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church
39 Kirkland Street
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 2G3
Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Northern Starr (CMHA)
5 Kirkland Street West
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 1N9
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Douglas Barker. "May his soul and the souls of all our faithful departed rest in peace"
Our sympathy to the family.
Timmins Diocesan President
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.