Saturday evening, some 85 representatives of the Pastoral, Finance and other councils and committees shared their joys in this dynamic parish, their concerns and their questions about diocesan and universal church matters
Today, Father Muldoon and I begin the visitation of St. Andrew's Parish, Barrhaven, a community of faith that meets in St. Joseph's High School (Father Jessimar Tapia, the pastor, has an office in Mother Teresa High School). We will be visiting several schools today.
The visitation will continue tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
Meantime, here are some photos of the Nursing and Retirement homes visited at Holy Redeemer Parish, plus shots of Masses presided by Fathers Pierre Champoux and John Okosun.
During the visitation to seniors' homes, I met two brothers of Jesuit companions (the late Father Lawrence Braceland and Father J. Kevin McKenna).
Visits to Senior Residences
Residents are grateful for the Mass celebrated once a month and visits from the Legion of Mary members who bring Holy Communion and lead prayers for the seniors
Desmond McKenna is making a good recovery from surgery
Hugh Braceland resides at Stonehaven Manor
At Bridlewood Trails residence we had a vivid discussion about the spiritual lives of the elderly
During this visit, I forgot to take my sunglasses off
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Other Scenes from the Weekend at Holy Redeeemer
Student-priest in residence, Father John Okosun celebrates the 8 o'clock Sunday Mass
There's lots of family life at Holy Redeemer
Handling the bishop's crozier...
Preparing for the 9:30 Sunday Mass celebrated by Pastor Father Pierre Champoux
Servers at the 7 o'clock youth-themed Mass get ready for the entrance procession
Father Joe enjoys these visits for the chance to meet former parishioners and old friends and for making new friends
There it is: holiness is the goal for the youth, yes, but for everyone else too!