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Cycle of Prayer



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Send to: Diocese of Algoma
619 Wellington Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6A 2M6



2019 Cycle of Prayer


In addition to the recommendations in the Prayer Cycle below, you are encouraged to pray for Archbishop Anne on a regular basis. She can be named in petitions and biddings in any of the following ways:

Anne, Archbishop of Algoma

Anne, our Bishop

Anne, our Archbishop

Anne, our Archbishop and Metropolitan

Anne, Archbishop of Algoma and Metropolitan of Ontario

If you are also praying for the Primate and/or the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Anne should be listed first. For example, 

Anne, Archbishop of Algoma and Metropolitan of Ontario;
Fred, Primate of Canada;
Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury





Sunday, June 2nd – 7th Sunday of Easter

North Muskoka Pioneer Parish

St. Mary’s, Aspdin

St. Paul’s, Grassmere

Christ Church, Ilfracombe


Sunday, June 9th– The Day of Pentecost

Lake of Bays Parish

St. Ambrose’s, Baysville

St. Mary Magdalene, Dorset

St. John’s, Fox Point

St. James’, Port Cunnington

The Rev. Kelly Baetz

The Rev. Margaret Morrison (Deacon Associate)

The Rev. Canon John Thompson (Hon.)


Sunday, June 16th– 1st Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday

Trinity-All Saints’, Bala

The Rev. Heather Manuel

Holy Trinity, Sault Ste. Marie

The Rev. Claire Miller

Trinity Church, Parry Sound

The Very Rev. Nelson Small (Interim)                        

The Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thompson (Hon.)


Friday, June 21st

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day - All Indigenous People in the Diocese


Creator God,
from you every family in heaven and earth takes its name.
You have rooted and grounded us
in your covenant love,
and empowered us by your Spirit
to speak the truth in love,
and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness.
Mercifully grant that your people,
journeying together in partnership,
may be strengthened and guided
to help one another to grow into the full stature  of Christ,
who is our light and our life. Amen


Sunday, June 23rd – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost:  ACW Sunday




Almighty God, we pray for your blessing and grace on our work and witness as Anglican Church Women in Canada. We give you thanks and praise for giving us wisdom, knowledge and understanding so that we may serve you in spirit and truth. Called to be your church, may our study, learning, worship and service be always to your glory and the building of your kingdom in our communities and throughout the world. In our ministry may we always respond to the needs of others with your love. We pray in the name of the One who redeemed and loves us, your Son, Jesus our Saviour. Amen


Sunday June 30th – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Youth Synod - For all delegates and leaders attending the 33rd Youth Synod at Camp Manitou.  That they may experience great joy and growth in their coming together and in the sharing of their journeys of faith.


Pray for all those holding Deanery positions in support of our youth, programs and congregational vitality.


Biscotasing and McGregor Bay, and the ministry of our summer students and supervisors.


Camp Manitou, Camp Temiskaming, and Camp Gitchigomee, beginning their summer camps.


Sunday, July 7th - 4th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Peter the Apostle, Elliot Lake

Gowan Gillmor Memorial Chapel, Sagamok, Spanish River

The Rev. Henk Willems

The Rev. Beth Topps Willems (Hon.)


Sunday, July 14th - 5th Sunday after Pentecost: (Sea Sunday)

St. Stephen the Martyr, Thunder Bay

The Rev. Canon Ed Swayze

The Ven. Eric Paterson (Hon.)

The Rev. Barbara Fugelsang (Deacon Assoc.)


Mission to Seafarers


Almighty God, we give thanks for all those who work at sea. We acknowledge our need for the food and raw materials they transport.   We recognize that they are often in danger and we are sorry that their long absences often involve sacrifices in their daily family life. Give us grace to show our gratitude not only in our words, but also in our actions. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sunday, July 21st - 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Parish of Emsdale/Almaguin

St. Mark’s, Emsdale

Grace Church, South River

St. John’s, Eagle Lake

St. George the Martyr, Magnetawan

The Rev. Judie Cooper

The Rev. Canon Edna Murdy (Hon.-Emsdale)

The Rev. Dr. Glen Taylor (Hon.-Almaguin)

The Rev. Lynda Mee (Deacon Associate)


Sunday, July 28th - 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for Territorial Archdeacons, Regional Deans, and Lay Deanery Officials in support of their ongoing responsibilities within the deaneries and to the Executive Committee of the Diocese.


Sunday, August 4th – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Mary’s, Nipigon

The Rev. Patti Brace

St. John’s, Schreiber


Sunday, August 11th - 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Retreat Houses

Maison Dieu, Bracebridge; Villa Loyola, Sudbury

Retired Clergy

Pray for the retired clergy in your deanery, many of whom continue to assist in parishes. We thank God for their dedicated service to Christ and the Church.


Sunday, August 18th – 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Christ Church and St. Peter’s, Sault Ste. Marie

The Rev. Raymond Knight



Sunday, August 25th - 11th Sunday after Pentecost

St. John the Divine, North Bay

The Rev. Beth Hewson

The Rev. Grant Churcher (Hon.)


Sunday, September 1st - 12th Sunday after Pentecost

          Christian Education Leaders, Teachers, and Students in the Theological Colleges:  Thorneloe University and St. Mark’s Chapel


Sunday, September 8th - 13th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Simon’s, Temagami

Holy Trinity, Temiscaming

The Rev. Dr. Derek Neal


Sunday, September 15th – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Hospital/Institutional Chaplains

The Rev. Anne Carr

The Rev. Gail Clifton

The Rev. Barbara Graham

The Rev. Rhonda Hirst

The Rev. Canon Genny Rollins


Sunday, September 22nd - 15th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Paul’s, Thunder Bay

The Ven. Deborah Kraft

The Rev. Gordon Holroyd (Hon.)

The Rev. Anne Carr (Deacon Assoc.)


Sunday, September 29th - 16th Sunday after Pentecost:  St. Michael and All Angels

St. Michael and All Angels, Thunder Bay

The Rev. Charlene Scriver


Lay Readers of the Diocese - Pray for the Lay Readers as they attend their Conference (September 27th – 29th) in the Deanery of Muskoka, and for the ministries of all Lay Readers in the parish, deanery and diocese.


Sunday, October 6th – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Alban the Martyr, Capreol


Sunday, October 13th – 18th Sunday after Pentecost:  Thanksgiving Sunday

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie

The Very Rev. James McShane             

The Rev. Christian Pichette (Asst. Curate)

The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins (Hon.)

The Ven. Hugh Hamilton (Hon.)

The Very Rev. Nelson Small (Dean Emeritus)


Sunday, October 20th – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for parishes/congregations in transition that they will embrace God’s vision for their future and that He will grace them with the ability to focus on their ministry and mission in the world as a people of hope and faith.


Sunday, October 27th – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Parish of St. Stephen

Church of the Redeemer, Rosseau

St. Thomas’, Orrville

St. Thomas’, Ullswater/Bent River

The Rev. C. Peter Simmons

The Rev. Canon Rudy van der Hiel (Hon.)

The Rev. Dr. Cal MacFarlane (Hon.)

The Rt. Rev. George Elliot (Hon.)


Christ Church, Windermere

The Rev. Robert Clubbe



Friday, November 1st - All Saints’ Day 


Sunday, November 3rd – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints, Huntsville


All Saints, Coniston

The Rev. Canon Genny Rollins


Sunday, November 10th – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

All Diocesan Committees and Social Service Projects


Prayers related to Remembrance Day; all those who work for peace and justice


Sunday, November 17th – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

The Diocese of Algoma

Archbishop of Algoma, The Most Rev. Anne Germond

The Executive Archdeacon, The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins

Congregational Development Officer, The Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle

Diocesan Treasurer, Mrs. Jane Mesich

Diocesan Assistant Treasurer, Mrs. Marjorie Ingram

Archbishop’s Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Liz Hamel


Sunday, November 24th – Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ

Christ Church, North Bay

The Ven. Joan Locke

The Ven. Linda White (Hon.)


​​​​​​​Saturday, November 30th – St. Andrew’s Day

ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil the holy commandments; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sunday, December 1st – 1st Sunday of Advent

Christ Church, Port Sydney


Sunday, December 8th – 2nd Sunday of Advent

The Algoma Anglican

The Rev. Peter Simmons, Editor


Sunday, December 15th – 3rd Sunday of Advent

St. James’, Goulais River

The Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle

The Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman (Hon.)

Canon Henry Gaines (Hon.)


Sunday, December 22nd – 4th Sunday of Advent

St. James’, Gravenhurst

The Rev. Heather Manuel

The Rev. Canon Tom James (Hon.)

The Rev. Jim Schell (Deacon Associate)


Tuesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

Church of the Holy Manger, Barkway

The Rev. Heather Manuel


Wednesday, December 25th - The Birth of the Lord:

Christmas Day

Pray for Christian vocations and for candidates for ordained ministry.

Pastoral Chaplains

The Rev. Canon Bob Elkin, Algoma

The Rev. Peter Simmons, Muskoka

The Rt. Rev. Tom Corston, Sudbury/Manitoulin

The Ven. Linda White, Temiskaming

The Rev. Canon Paul Carr, Thunder Bay-North Shore


Sunday, December 29th – 1st Sunday after Christmas

Pray for all Lay Workers within our parishes who play an integral role in the administration of our churches.