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Cycle of Prayer



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Send to: Diocese of Algoma
P.O. Box 1168
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6A 5N7


2018 Cycle of Prayer



Sunday, September 30th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Lay Readers of the Diocese - Pray for the Lay Readers as they attend their Conference (September 28th – 30th) in the Deanery of Thunder Bay-North Shore, and for the ministries of all Lay Readers in the parish, deanery and diocese.


Sunday, October 7th – 20th Sunday after Pentecost:  Thanksgiving Sunday

St. Luke’s Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie

The Very Rev. James McShane             

The Very Rev. Nelson Small (Dean Emeritus)

The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins (Hon.)

The Ven. Hugh Hamilton (Hon.)

Mr. Christian Pichette (Asst. Curate)


St. John the Baptist, Ravenscliffe

The Rev. Judie Cooper


Sunday, October 14th – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

St. Alban the Martyr, Capreol



Sunday, October 21st – 22nd 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 28th – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Parish of St. Stephen

Church of the Redeemer, Rosseau

St. Thomas’, Orrville

St. Thomas’, Ullswater/Bent River

Christ Church, Windermere

The Rev. C. Peter Simmons

The Rev. Robert Clubbe (PA)

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

The Rev. Dr. Cal MacFarlane (Hon.)

The Rt. Rev. George Elliot (Hon.)


Sunday, November 4th – 24th Sunday after Pentecost:  All Saints’ Day (November 1st)

All Saints, Huntsville

The Ven. Dawn Henderson


Sunday, November 11th – 25th Sunday after Pentecost: Remembrance Sunday

All Diocesan Committees and Social Service Projects


Sunday, November 18th – 26th Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints, Coniston

The Rev. Canon Genny Rollins


Sunday, November 25th – Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ

Christ Church, North Bay

The Ven. Joan Locke

The Ven. Linda White (Hon.)


Friday, 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 2nd – 1st Sunday of Advent

Christ Church, Port Sydney


Sunday, December 9th – 2nd Sunday of Advent

The Algoma Anglican

The Rev. Peter Simmons, Editor


Sunday, December 16th – 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 23rd – 4th Sunday of Advent

St. James’, Gravenhurst

The Rev. Heather Manuel

The Rev. Canon Tom James (Hon.)


Monday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

Church of the Holy Manger, Barkway

The Rev. Heather Manuel


Tuesday, 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 30th – 1st Sunday after Christmas

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