Sunday, March 13, 2011

Installatiion of new priests St Theresa Point Mar 6, 2011

On Thusrday, March 6, Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie OMI flew into St. Theresa Point to install the new priests, Fr. Messia Vallapadasu and Fr. Victor Savarimuthu, both members of the Society of the Sons of de Mazenod. While there he presented a two day workshop on Healing from Addictions that was attended by about 10 people. The busy schedule included celebrations at the two missions of Wasagamach and Garden Hill. Here + Sylvain installs the two new priests as pastor and co-pastor of St. Bernadette parish in St. Theresa Point.

The ceremony at St. theresa Point also included the handing out of mandates to many involved in ministry, a strong feature of this community of faith.

Fathers Messia and Victor are installed as pastor and co-pastor of St. Margerite d'Youville parish in Wasagamach.

The installation celebration in Garden Hill, where about 24 people came to pray and worship together.

Saturday night before the Sunday celebration there was an evening of square dance competitions. Archbishop Sylvain even got to sing a few songs and hymns. A square dance, of course, would not be a square dance without fiddle music.

Two elders who were involved in the square dancing competitions that were held on Saturday evening before the installations.

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