Saint Martin de Porres, Religious
o God, who led Saint Martin de Porres by the path of humility to heavenly glory, grant that we may so follow his radiant example in this life as to merit to be exalted with him in heaven. Through our Lord.
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INSTALLATION OF FR RUDDICK
#2: ST. GABRIEL'S PARISH
On Sunday morning at 11, I presided at Father Michael Ruddick's installation as pastor at St. Gabriel's Church, Constance Bay, with a reception afterwards.
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DEDICATION OF NEW ENTRYWAY
Father Frank Scott is the Pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Bells Corners, which will celebrate its Golden Jubilee in 2012.
In recent years, the parish undertook to raise funds so as to renew the church's entrance as the exterior stairs were crumbling and risked causing serious injury. Instead of simply redoing the stairs, a new accessible entry was planned and it--along with new doors--will be blessed at the close of the 7:30 PM Mass this evening on the patronal feast of the parish (there is even a newly acquired statue that graces the staircase).
Father Joseph Muldoon, E.V. and I began a Parish Visitation last Thursday and will complete it on the weekend. Photos taken at the two schools and five seniors' residences last week will be in tomorrow's post.
Meantime, here are several pictures of the new threshold of the church and the interior of the church: