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Monday Morning Prayer Group

If you are interested in praying for the needs of the faithful and reflecting on the scriptures in a joy filled atmosphere please join us after the 11 am Mass for prayer, reflection and coffee. No specific time commitment is required and all are welcome.

We are men and women of varied backgrounds and ages. We strive to be informed Catholics who remain faithful to our commitment to pray for those who seek our prayer support. Prayer requests come from near and far.

Every Monday after 11:00 a.m. Mass we meet in the Chapel in the Education Centre for intercessory prayer and community.

Following our designated prayer time we enjoy fellowship and coffee as a family - a community - where confidentiality and concern for others prevail.

There is no pressure for people to make a specific time commitment and all are welcome. If you have the time and want to participate in praying for the needs of the faithful and reflect on the scriptures in a joy filled atmosphere, please join us. It can be a great way to begin your week.

In 1988 the Archdiocese of Winnipeg embarked upon a three year program of spiritual renewal known as RENEW. St. Ignatius was one of many parishes that participated.

The Prayer Network Committee was given the task of forming a solid prayer base for the entire 3 year endeavour at the parish level for the success of Renew. Through a “powerhouse of pray-ers” a link was established with some 225 worldwide prayer partners: Jesuit missionaries, priests, religious, seminarians, religious orders, lay people, school children, 30 scripture study groups, elderly and shut ins. We shared mutual prayer support in a very vital way.

Upon the completion of Renew, prompted by the real need for prayer in our troubled world and strengthened by the close bonds that had formed, we became THE MONDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP.

Prayer in Action

Our group responds to the needs of others in a very active way and many of our members work with outreach programs: Agape Table, Development and Peace; the Secular Franciscans; the Holy Names House of Peace and visiting prisoners at Stoney Mountain. At the parish level, as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and the R.C.I.A. program.

Other members of our group visit and take the Eucharist to the sick and shut-ins in hospitals, personal care homes and private homes.

We have built a collection bin and an envelope system to facilitate the support for Agape Table by our parishioners.