Blessed Catherine’s Starflowers

We invite all the faithful to pray for the evangelization efforts in the diocese and the missionary conversion of our Christian communities.  One way to do this is to participate in a prayer fellowship called the Blessed Catherine Starflowers. Those who participate in it follow in the footsteps of Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine, co-founder of the Canadian Catholic Church, who offered her life and sufferings for the salvation of souls.

Like her, you can offer your sorrows and difficulties for the renewal and growth of the Church.  When we are struggling,  sick and sometimes bedridden, we may be tempted to think that we can no longer participate in the work of the Church. But in fact, these are precisely the times when we can be most spiritually fruitful.

Learn more about Blessed Catherine by visiting the following link: http://www.centrecatherine.ca/english/page.php?id=8

If you are interested, sign up for this prayer community: click here to sign up,  or contact your parish office for more information. You will receive a Blessed Catherine Starflower prayer booklet and a Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine medal.

In the booklet, there is a space to write your offering and a diagram of the starflower. Each petal represents an intercession for each day of the week. Your pastor may include specific intentions for the parish. There will also be suggestions for prayers. Finally, each month a Mass will be celebrated for all members of the Blessed Catherine Starflowers.

Here is a sermon of Father Réal Ouellette presenting Blessed Catherine’s Starflowers.


Letter from the Bishop

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ:

Do you know how very precious your life is? Have you ever thought that you have something immense to give to the Lord and to His people? Can you imagine the power that is released when we offer our life in all its littleness and ordinariness?

I invite you to experience a deep unity between your heart and Jesus’ Heart through this offering of your daily life to Jesus. Under the patronage of Blessed Catherine of St Augustine, your life with all its joys and sufferings becomes a powerful act of love burning for the salvation of souls in our diocese. Your offering becomes a basis upon which we can renew and build our Church.

Love is a magnet. It draws out love. Your gift of love will draw out the hearts of others to Jesus’ Heart. Please prayerfully consider serving the Diocese of Pembroke through this offering of self.

Sincerely yours in Christ our Redeemer,

+Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R.
Bishop of Pembroke


Members of the Bl. Catherine d’Augustin’s Starflowers:

Margaret Mary Maloney (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Debbie McSheffrey (Most Precious Blood Parish)

Gail Irving (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mary Doyle (Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish)

Greg Doyle (Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish)

Margaret Mary Maloney (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Debbie McSheffrey (Most Precious Blood Parish)

Gail Irving (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mary Doyle (Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish)

Greg Doyle (Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish)

Colleen Musclow (Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish)

Nancy Parks (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Marie Riley (Brudenell)

Vicki Kowpowska (St. Mary Parish)

Debbie McSheffrey (Most Precious Blood Parish)

Theresa Trader (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Virginia Korneluk (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Mary Lois Probert (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Father Pawel Ratajczak (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Theresa Trader (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Gbokede Ella (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish)

Eleanor Trader (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Brian Trebinski (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Helen Gutoskie (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Deacon Jean-Nil Chabot (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Anne Chabot (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Anne Bonnah (St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish)

Simone Tessier (North Bay)

Denise Malette (North Bay)

Carole St-Amour (North Bay)

Joanne Penny (North Bay)

Noreene Adam (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Hannah Anderson (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Fr. Kerry Brennan (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Sheila Buch (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Leona Chippior (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mary Huene Cohn (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Betty Coulas (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Kim Coulas (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Fr. Michael Coyne (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Gerry Craig (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Gladys Curryl (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Alikeandra Czapla (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Shyla Deshpande (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Devan Deshpande (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Dianne Dillon (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Bernie Drapeau (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Ann Dombroskie (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Peter English (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Doris Gagnon (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Gordon Hawley (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Arlette Hermans (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Dorene Hoare (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Shirley-Ann Holley (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Maira Holmes (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Sophia Holmes (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Joy Holmes (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Nelli Holmes (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Beverly Ingram (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Geena Joseph (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Trudy Keller (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Fr. Bill Kenney (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Nellie Kingsbury (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Bob Kusluski (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Cecelia Kusluski (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Marlene Lavallee (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Marilyn Leclaire (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Joan Lemay (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Ida Lepack (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Margaret Legris (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Debbie MacDonald (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Cathy Mahusky (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mona Mahusky (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Johanna Mathieu (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Angela McAdam (Our Lady of Fatima Parish)

Joanne McLaren (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mackie McLaren (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Tom McIntyre (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Donna McNulty (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Cathy McNulty (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Ann Pilon (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Josephine Plazek (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Marguerite Power (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Cathy Prince (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Teresa Riopelle (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Joan Rodgers (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Phyllis Rumlike (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Nancy Saumure (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Martha Scott (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Chris Skarica (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Deacon Don Smith (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Nancy Smith (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Jean Spilchen (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mary Steele (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Carol Sulpher (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Bernie Taylor (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Grace Tracey (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Lynn Thom (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Elaine Turner (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Leona Warren (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mary Wright (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Robby Cottie (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Hector Chugg (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Barbara Chugg (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Lorna Dick (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Laurie Hanneman (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Bernie Lynn (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Joanne O’Gorman (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Helen Visinski (St. Francis Xavier Parish)

Mary Margaret Kelly (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Joann Sebanc (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Justyna Zmurko (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Christine Oskirko (Saint Hedwig’s Parish)

Sandy Giesebrecht (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Monique Irvin (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Adrea Bonneau (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Yvette Bourque (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Lucy Caron (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Patricia Seawright (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Juliette Turcotte (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Kim Clouthier (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Peggy Quilty (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Theresa Sabourin (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish)

Zoyla Grace (Combermere)

Bonnie Staib (Combermere)

Toni Austin (Combermere)

Alma Ruth Coffman (Combermere)

Renee S. (Combermere)

Dragi Anderchek (Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish)

Diane Lefebvre (Combermere)

Trudi Cortens (Combermere)

Theresa Davis (Combermere)

A.D. (Combermere)

Lil Bottigoni (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

John Bottigoni (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Claire St-Amour (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Gilberte Laperrière (Paroisse St-Thomas-d’Aquin)

Sylvia Girard (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Dolorès Foisy (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Lucile Tremblay (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Jean-Marie Ouellette (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Carmen Ouellette (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Ann-Marie Gagné (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Jules Gagné (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Thérèse Raymond (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Emily Raymond (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Thomas Raymond (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Hélène Benoit (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Lori Betik (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Jerry Betik (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Laurette Goyette (North Bay)

Thérèse Langlois (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Lorraine Crain(Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Helen Vaillancourt (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Denise Nadon (Paroisse Sacré-Cœur)

Jeannette Delamorandière (Paroisse St-Thomas-d’Aquin)

Suzanne Foster (Paroisse St-Thomas-d’Aquin)

Deacon Tim Foster (Paroisse St-Thomas-d’Aquin)

Noëlla Shank (Foisy) (North Bay, ON)

Charlotte Benoit (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Deacon Albert Benoit (Paroisse Ste-Bernadette)

Anda Sprudzs (St. John Chrysostom)

Ingrid Waclawik (St. John Chrysostom)

Jane Whalen (St. John Chrysostom)

Jane McDonald (St. John Chrysostom)

Peggy Cartmell (Combermere)

Christina Milan (Combermere)

Bev Maciag (Combermere)

Fr David May (Combermere)

Berny Mortimer (Our Lady of Fatima Parish)

Charlotte Cleroux (Our Lady of Fatima Parish)

John Lacey (Our Lady of Fatima Parish)

Emily Etmanski (St. Martin of Tours Parish)

Bernadette & Bill Michaud (St. Martin of Tours Parish)

Terri MacLeod (St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish)

Claire Dupuis (Paroisse Ste-Anne)

Norma Valiquette (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Hélène Bouffard (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Étiennette Wright (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Lorette Pigeon (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Hélène Chaput (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Ghislaine Laplante (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Margo Tremblay (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Clermont Maurice (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Yvonne Maurice (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Gisèle Marion (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Françoise Dagenais (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Lorraine Godin (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Marina Beauchamp (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Claudette Thanasse (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Lucile Tourigny (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

René Lafrance(Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Margolaine Lafrance (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Gérard Dumouchel (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Jordan Godin (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Cyrille Chaput (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Raymond Aka (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Hortense Aka (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Lucien Leblond (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Roch Leblond (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Lili McLellan (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Don McLellan (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Élisabeth Guindon (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Denise Fortin (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Huguette Frappier (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Cécile Bertrand (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Kathleen Gohr (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Colette Éthier (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Jordan Godin (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Lois Béchamp (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Gina Tremblay (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

Karine Lafrance (Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste)

The booklet

Starflowers Booklet – English – 2022-03-28 FINAL

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