Today, Archbishop Gervais and I will drive westwards to take part in the obsequies for the Emeritus Archbishop of Toronto.
The body of Cardinal Ambrozic will arrive at St. Michael's Cathedral this afternoon , August 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. At that time the Rite of Reception will be held.
His Eminence will lie in state for visitation at the cathedral Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with the Office for the Dead being celebrated at 8:30 p.m. All Tuesday events are open to the public who are most welcome to visit the cathedral to pay their respects.
The funeral Mass for Cardinal Ambrozic will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral. There will be limited seating available to the public for the funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to pay tribute to the Cardinal are invited to donate to one of his favourite charities, the Shepherds' Trust (c/o Archdiocese of Toronto, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4t 1W2).
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RELIVING WORLD YOUTH DAY EXPERIENCES
|Bishop Durocher at WYD Mass following catechesis|
During World Youth Day, on several occasions persons who took photos promised to forward them to me and this is the case with M. Alain Lalaude of France.
I met him at El Retiro Park one afternoon and again the next day at a French language catechesis given by my neighbour Bishop Durocher of Alexandria-Cornwall to pilgrims from Bayonne, France at the parish of Santa Maria del Pinar (St. Mary of the Pines, alluding to the many pine trees in the area where the housing development took root).
As promised his photos were forwarded to me, so here are a couple more:
|With Missionaries of Charity in El Retiro Park|