On Saturday and Sunday, Father Jeffrey L. de Witt King welcomed me to the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Ottawa's west end, where I presided at two of the Lord's Day Masses and preached at the other two.
On Sunday, coffee and sweets were served in the parish hall after all the Masses. I was able to greet many of the parishioners at the door and at the receptions. A truly dynamic community of faith!
Here are some photos from the many taken during my visit:
A family team (dad and his three boys) get ready for the 4:30PM Eucharist on Saturday, Father King's ordination anniversary
Father Edwin from Benin Diocese (Nigeria) and the lector and server pose before 9AM Mass
"We think Fatima is a wonderful parish..."
Friends in the Lord
While others socialize in the parish hall, a choir rehearses before Mass
The team at the 10AM Eucharist included Deacon Thomas Cuddihy
Refreshments hit the spot...
A proud mom and her three boys
The servers and lectors for the 11:30 Eucharist presided by the pastor, Father King
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ICE SCULPTURES at Confederation Park
Father Lawrence Raisanen, our canonist who is adjusting to his first winter in Canada, joined me in a visit to the ice sculpture display on Sunday afternoon. A couple of shots:
Facing the cold in the "Ice Palace"...
...with one of the winning sculptures