It is already close to the beginning of my fifth year as Pastor serving Our Lady of Fatima Parish Community. I have also completed 36 years of ministry as a priest in the diocese. Change is a constant in our lives: I am grateful for the regular ongoing help of retired archbishop of Kingston, Brendan O'Brien.
Since I am the only one shepherding this large parish community, I rely more on your collaboration as we strive to build up this faith community to be welcoming to all whom we encounter!
Since Mid-March, we have been thrown into an unprecedented challenge with Covid-19. I am sure many individuals and families have some anxiety as we face an uncertain future in the building-up of our Christian Community. Until recently at the beginning of July, for three and a half months we were unable to worship in person and I had to scramble to learn to live-stream the Masses, the source and summit of our Christian life. We relied on weekly emails and phone-calls to keep in touch with parishioners. Even now, we can only accommodate worshipers at 30% capacity, following the guidelines of the province. We hope to move forward and regain some form of normalcy.