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

October 1, 2018
President, Audrey Shelton's mother, Jane Vleuten died in her sleep this morning. Please pray for  Audrey's dad Jan, her siblings Ken, Sandra and Alida and all their families.  Audrey  will be in Woodstock for the next couple of weeks.
Please remember them in  your prayers.

September 26, 2018
Prayers have been answered!  Ruth Burns called me yesterday to say that the bone in her leg has healed. Now she is waiting to start her physiotherapy.  Please pray that her therapy will go well and that she will be able to bend her knee and get out of bed and back in her chair.
She thanks everyone for their prayers.

Please also pray for our CWL sister Muriel Bouzane whose husband Don passed away Jesus, console those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Let them be comforted in the remembrance of Your promises. Give to those who mourn, peace, in the midst of their tears. You are the Resurrection and the Life! We know and believe this!   
taken from belief net website
August 15, 2018
Please pray for the soul of CWL member and a past president, Nadine Payette who died on Saturday, August 11th.  Nadine was a member at St. Anthony's.  The funeral is at Sacred Heart because the floor is being stripped and waxed this week at St. Anthony's.
The funeral will be at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, August 17th at 11:30 am with visitation, at the church, prior to the funeral service - from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
I will advise you further regarding CWL prayers or honour guard once this is confirmed.

Fr. Pat is on holidays and he will also be going for his appointment with the cardiologist in Toronto later this week. Please keep him and all our priests and bishop in your prayers.

God bless you,
Annette Kelly
Communications sub-committee

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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