Deacon

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – July Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Well, we are into our 3rd week at camp, and first week with the little ones. This week we have 8-9 year old children attending. After 3 years, Aspen has finally made it to camp (she missed the last several years due to family events or travel). I have Anna…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – June Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Sometimes technology is grand. I’m sitting on a charter bus on my way back to Cold Lake from the Ukrainian Culture and Heritage Village. Wifi on the bus, laptop fired up, and getting my monthly blog entry done! This is a great use of time, as with only 2 weeks…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – May Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Happy Easter! I pray that this monthly entry finds you enjoying the beautiful (if slightly wet) spring weather on this the fifth Sunday of Easter! This past month has been exceptionally busy. Aspen has started sacramental preparation for Confirmation and her first communion. As my ministry schedule keeps me very…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – April Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Last month I greeted you by declaring that we were officially transitioning to spring. For that, I am sorry! What an Easter weekend! After returning from Anna’s surprise Birthday trip, it took us 6 hours to drive from Edmonton to Cold Lake, in which he had the undercarriage of our…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – March Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Well, I think we are officially transitioning to spring! The weather is beautiful, the sun is bright, and everyone seems to be excited for the change in seasons. Despite the penitential nature of Lent, we will soon be celebrating Easter, the death and resurrection of our Lord! Alleluia! I am…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – January Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon. +3 degrees and sunny. I spent the morning by doing the celebration of the Word at the lodge, then facilitating a training session at the parish. Anna is watching a Filipino movie with her favourite actor, and Aspen is at a friend’s house having a…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – December Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, In October, I greeted you all and wished you well in the blizzard like weather. In November, I greeted you and hoped you enjoyed the beautiful weather. This month, I’m writing as we have -40 degree Celsius weather. I repeat what I said last month: Only in Canada would we…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – November Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Last month I greeted you, hoping that you were coping well with the snow. A month later, I am now greeting you and hoping you have been enjoying the amazing weather. Thanks be to God! And only in Canada would we find such variation! My family is currently extremely excited…

Permanent Diaconate Yr 3 – October Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope that everyone is coping well with this early snow! I had hoped that we would get snow closer to Christmas, but one must always trust in God’s plan! That doesn’t stop me from wishing that his plan didn’t include so much of the white stuff however! I wanted…