Permanent Diaconate Yr 4 – September Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings from Edmonton! I must admit, I most keenly miss everyone at Assumption and St. Dominic Churchs! I may be especially sensitive today, on the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows! Regardless, I send you my fondest regards and prayers! I wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and care…

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…

Clergy Appointments

On June 1, 2017, the diocese published the following clergy appointments:   Priests Appointment for the Diocese of St. Paul 2017 Communiqué St Paul Diocese clergy appointments effective as of July 1st, 2017 unless otherwise indicated. 1. Fr Hong Kim Nguyen retires from active ministry with our prayers and gratitude for his years of faithful…

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…