Edge Adventure Camp
I had the privilege of accompanying 21 young people from Edge to Summer Camp last weekend. They were joined by 250 other campers from 10 other parishes and more than 50 adult volunteers. It was a fun filled week with many outdoor activities such as kayaking and ziplining! This was also a Catholic camp. The theme of the camp was: Behold the Mystery and it invited the campers to reflect on the Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of the Lord. Mass was celebrated daily, confession was offered and we had a beautiful night time procession with the Blessed Sacrament followed by Exposition and Benediction. For many this was a first experience of Eucharistic Adoration and many were touched by it. I wish to thank all those who worked so hard to make this camp possible for our young people!
Parish Mortgage paid off
Our Parish had contracted a Mortgage in order to acquire the new parish house across the street. It is with great joy that I announce that we have paid off the mortgage and that our Parish Community is now debt free. Thanks be to God and many thanks to the generosity and support of all our parishioners.
One Parish One Family Initiative
I have already mentioned the Archdiocesan Initiative called: One Parish One Family. We have been asked to help resettle and welcome into our community one refugee family from Iraq. We are hoping to sponsor the Butrus Family. More details about this project will be forthcoming. As we start making preparation let us keep them in our prayers, that through the intercession of St. Joseph who led the Holy Family to safety in Egypt that the Butrus Family may come to a safe and peaceful haven in Canada.
St. Joseph Schola
I am pleased to announce the creation of the St. Joseph Schola under the direction of Ana Maria Nunes. We have all heard Gregorian Chant, CD’s by Monks have made the top 10 lists for sometime now and many of us enjoy the peaceful and interior nature of that music. All those who are interested in exploring the world of Chant, both in English and Latin, and learning how to singing it are welcome to join the Schola. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. starting on October 6th 2010.
Fr. Marc-André Campbell