Archbishop Anne Germond invites all people within the Dioceses of Algoma and Moosonee (and those beyond our boundaries) to receive a blessing via livestream from the portico of Bishophurst (Sault Ste. Marie), the official residence of the Bishop , on Sunday afternoon, May 3, at 2:00 pm. The livestream may be viewed on the Diocesan Facebook page at Diocese of Algoma: Shaped by a Living Hope.

This Sunday is known in the church as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” It is a day when the church prays for vocations to ministry, and for the care and leadership exercised by all people in the home, government, school, or workplace. It is also an occasion the church gives thanks particularly for those who serve those enduring poverty, sickness, homelessness, and other need.

The church gives thanks for all essential workers and those who are caring for others as we deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic. It has been praying for our world and for those impacted directly by the virus.

The prayer offered by the Archbishop extends the church’s hand of blessing and thanksgiving to all who work so hard for our community during this very challenging time, and to those who are fearful, anxious, or afraid.

Archbishop Anne looks forward to blessing you and your families on Good Shepherd Sunday afternoon. Stay safe!