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From the Pastor's Desk May 21/22 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter 2022
With Ascension Sunday next week, followed by Pentecost, then Trinity and finally Corpus Christi, I’m feeling the Holy Season of Easter slipping by and wish I could stay in Easter forever! But there’s much to anticipate with joy: Bishop Gary visits the parish Sunday June 12, his first since the pandemic, and will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation with our children who are in catechism. The next weekend I’m hoping to plan a small procession with the Blessed Sacrament through our parking lot and back into the Church for a short time of adoration after both the Saturday 6 p.m. Mass and Sunday 11:00 Mass. The young adults will help lead the procession of praise on Saturday and the children and families on Sunday. This will be a marvelous traditional celebration of Christ’ presence amongst us.
I’m writing after day two of the 4 day ‘Return to Spirit’ TRC course, and driving back and forth to Duncan. It’s a bit fatiguing but a pleasant yet emotionally arduous process of personal discovery and deep fellowship with the two presenters and 20 other participants. I return for Friday’s Mass and congratulate Patricia and Peter Nalleweg on their 50th wedding anniversary that day.
Pictured is a beautiful beachfront campsite at the First Nation reserve of Pacheedaht at Port Renfrew that I booked, along with 2 others for the nights of August 30th and 31st. I’d like to invite families with children to join me for a camp and spiritual/cultural exchange with Pacheedaht people. More details to follow and more space (at a different site) can be arranged on reserve. Let me know of your interest.
Keep prayers up for the building permit from the Ministry of Environment which happily responded to our application, and unhappily rejected it for want of further work on our part. I’m hoping we’ll do our part and resubmit successfully ASAP.
Thanks again to all the varied servants of the Lord who keep OLOR functioning as a healthy and happy Catholic Church. Peace be with you.
Blessings in Him,
(All Masses are back in the church)
Tuesday: 9 am
Sunday: 9am & 11 am
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