God our Father, we thank You for giving us Saint François de Laval as first shepherd of Your Church in Canada. As the 350th anniversary of our diocese draws near, we strive to continue the Mission by following in the footsteps of this beloved shepherd, who went forth and met all people, with audacity and resilience, to preach the Gospel in this country.

Through the intercession of this great witness of the Good News of your Son, Jesus Christ, inspire us with his faith and charity, and guide us on the path of a missionary and pastoral renewal that will bear fruit for our families and for all communities. Inspire every pastor and every baptized man and woman who are committed in the Church for Our Times and teach us all to accomplish the Mission entrusted to us as one. Help us become worthy instruments of God so that we may bring forth the Light of the Gospel in this world.

Amen!