Sunday, December 30, 2012

La sainte Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph / The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - Return to Halifax and CCO's Rise Up!


Textes du dimanche 30 décembre: La sainte famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph

Parole de Dieu: Je l’ai demandé au Seigneur… et le Seigneur me l’a donné en réponse à ma demande. À mon tour je le donne au Seigneur. (1 S 1,20.27-28) Le Père a voulu que nous soyons appelés enfants de Dieu, – et nous le sommes – (1 Jn 3,1) Comment se fait-il que vous m’ayez cherché ? Ne le saviez-vous pas ? C’est chez mon Père que je dois être. (Lc 2,49)

Intention de prière qu’on peut ajouter à la prière universelle : Pour tous les parents chrétiens ; qu’ils aient à cœur d’offrir leurs enfants au Seigneur et de les aider à découvrir ce à quoi Dieu les appelle, Seigneur, nous te prions.

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O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Friday evening, I flew to Halifax and was picked up by Father Craig Cameron, who is the first priest ordained for the new Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. We headed to St. Mary's Glebe (rectory) which has recently been refurbished and where Father Paul Morris had prepared a most delicious supper.

Yesterday morning, I presided at the Opening Mass, concelebrated by Emeritus Archbishop James Hayes, one of my predecessors as archbishop of Halifax. I went out for lunch with long-time friends (from my time as a teacher at AST 1975-81 and again from my service between 1998 and 2007 and all the years in between and since) the Driscolls.

After visiting John Sr. in hospital, I meandered through town admiring some of the changes that have taken place these past five years: a skateboard park and the skating oval and new layers of coloured paint on wooden houses that so typify older homes in the Atlantic Region. 

A selection of photos taken on a bright sunny day before the arrival of snow which was expected to arrive overnight:

Something in common with Ottawa!

St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica (a landmark since 1820)

Left to right: Fr. Craig Cameron, Fr. Paul Morris, Mr. David MacPhee, omi

1 comment:

  1. Making me homesick for the land of my childhood:)

    Good work CCO!