Message from Fr Kendrick

Evey time I celebrate Mass, I bring with me all those entrusted to my care and offer the Sacrifice of the Mass on your behalf. I am also continuing to offer the Sacrifice for your requested intentions, which I will publish in the bulletin. The Church has always believed that when we are hindered from being physically present at Mass, we can participate in the Eucharist spiritually by desire, and that there is still great fruit in this. Please continue to unite yourselves with our Lord and His self-offering to the Father. May we all deepen our hunger for the Eucharist, so that when this is all over, we may once again, physically flock to the heavenly banquet.

 
One With God in Faith

Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry."

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders can be validly conferred only on baptized men, following the example set by Christ and His Apostles, who chose only men as their successors and collaborators. A man cannot demand ordination; the Church has the authority to determine eligibility for the Sacrament.

VOCATIONS
The Vocations Spring Newsletter 2017 is now available in French and English and can to viewed at http://www.padiocese.ca/newsletters-vocations.html.

Save The Date - "Meet and Greet" our Seminarians - The Vocations Commission has been planning a "Meet and Greet" of all our seminarians, on August 8, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The event will begin with Mass at 5:00 pm, celebrated by the MostRev. Albert Thévenot M. Afr., followed by a barbecue hosted by the Knights of Columbus.  There will also be a short presentation by each of the seminarians, followed by a time of fellowship.