St Mark’s Women’s Ministry

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St. Mark’s Women’s Ministry in Stouffville, On Canada


Our FIRST EVER Weekend Retreat was a BLESSED Event!

We laughed, we cried, we reflected, we prayed, we shared, we show-shoed, we Abotti‘d, we played games including Catholic Jeopardy, The Catholic Card Game, and Italian Bingo, we hiked, we line-danced, we snacked, we celebrated Mass (thanks to Fr. Tad!), we sang around a campfire, we made Rosaries (and donated them to St. Mark’s), we christened and embellished our new Prayer Journals, we watched Fr. Mike Schmitz talking about prayer
…and we came together as a group of Catholic Women for…

Faith, Fellowship and Fun!

Stop by to see us at the Women’s Ministry table at the St. Mark’s Ministry Fair
Feb 18-19, 2023

Wine & Cheese & Small Group Table Talk: February 27th, 7:30pm Church Hall
Lenten Luncheon (hosted with the SVDP (St Vincent De Paul committee)
to raise money for our Neighbours in Need: March 26th after 11am Mass Church Hall

We share helpful Catholic PRAYER Resources and Links for Live-Streamed Mass, Bible and Catechism Resources and recommended Catholic podcasts and YouTube Channels!

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Highly Recommended for ALL YEAR: 

Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
Reading from Genesis to Revelation through a daily podcast by Fr. Mike. He reads from the RSV2nd Catholic Edition of the Bible, offers a prayer and insight within each 20-25 minute talk.

Recommended Prayers

Brother Charles de Foucauld’s Prayer of Abandonment:
Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. 
Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul: I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father.

St Gertrude’s Prayer to Release 1000 Souls from Purgatory:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Read more at Pray More Novenas

Excerpt from St Padre Pio’s Stay With Me Prayer:
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.
Full prayer here: Padre Pio Devotions

Surrender Novena by Don Dolindo Ruotolo
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Memorares recommended by Lorraine and St. Mother Teresa
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer me. Amen.
Read more at:

St. Mark’s Links:

St. Mark’s Website link St. Mark’s Parish, Stouffville
Communion Services are once again available! Register for limited access, beginning on Wednesday night at noon at the parish website.

St. Mark YouTube Channel Livestream of Sunday 9 am Mass link

St. Mark’s Public Facebook Page link  
Please remember to Like and Share this page with fellow parishioners so more people become aware of its existence. This page is used to share information between parishioners and ask for prayers when needed.

St. Mark’s Women’s Ministry Facebook Page


Awesome Apps

Just search by these names in the App Store on your phone or iPad.

NEW! Domestic Church App:
The DCP Podcast is a place for Catholic Parents to get real about the struggles and joys of this vocation, and embrace our calling, together.

Hallow: prayer, daily readings, praylists, prayer routines, community #pray40 challenge
Catholify: Bible, Catechism, Daily Readings, Pope Tweets, prayers, Community

Divine Mercy: prayer app

Rosary, Holy Rosary, Rosary Audio: : prayer app

Tessera: prayer app
Reimagining Today’s Examen: prayer app

Holy Bible, Bible You Version:
Bible reading
The Better Part: Bible reading and reflection

Online with Saints:
stories of the Saints

Little Saint: great saint app for kids

Shalom World (excellent faith-filled online programming) 

Other Awesome Links

The Bible in a Year Podcast: Daily podcast (15-18minutes) reading through the entire Bible by Fr. Mike Schmitz:
Bible in a Year

Monica’s Directory of Awesome Priest YouTube Channels of Excellent Homilies and Podcasts Homilies at Home:

Blessed is She: daily readings and reflection

YouTube Channels to search for and subscribe to:
Archdiocese of Toronto
St Mark Stouffville
Ascension Presents

The Chosen (Season One) on YouTube:

Magnificat Subscription for Daily Mass Readings and Spiritual Reading:

Smart Catholics Catholic Online Community with Free Conferences and on-going Catholic conversation:

Real Life Catholic: FREE 26-Day Retreat with Chris Stefanick: Real Life Catholic

Ascension Presents Fr. Mike Schmitz: Fr. Mike Schmitz Archives – Ascension Press Media

Television Channels

Daily Mass on Yes TV: Bell 651, Rogers: 9
Local Online Daily TV Mass

Salt and light TV:
Bell fibe -channel 654
Rogers – channel 240, ignite 224
Shaw- channel 160 or 574
Cogeco – channel 185

Rogers – channel 239

Radio Maria – subscription

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Resources to Stay Connected

Catholic Brain: Lent with Fr. JohnA 40 Day Lenten Journey for KIDS
Lent Videos, Activities, Prayers, Reflections, Games and Quizzes

Parousia: The Bible and the Mass
Free access to streamed video lessons

Finding Intimacy with Jesus with Fr. Dave Pivonka

Renew Your Marriage this Lent with Cana90 from the Messy Family Project

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