Background;

 Our Pastor

Rev. Father Waldemar Podlasz, SDS  - Former Pastor, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Victoria in Nanaimo, British Columbia.   Fr. Podlasz, is a Faithful Friar (Chaplain) with Fourth Degree ``Captain Alexandro Malaspina"  Assembly 0034 and a member of Council 3842 in Naniamo B.C.   In the Council Newsletters he usually publishes a short article, as well there are comments regarding his great support for the KofC. 


Please welcome our new Associate Pastor as of August 1, 2019

Welcome Fr. Anthony Nwaohiri who is appointed Associate Pastor of Divine Infant Parish

         

Parishioners from the Roman Catholic churches, including St. Monica (Griquet), Immaculate Conception (Goose Cove) and St. Francis Xavier (St. Anthony), came together in St. Anthony on July 24 to celebrate the 20th Ordination Anniversary of their pastor, Rev. Anthony Nwaohiri.

Rev. Nwaohiri, originally from Nigeria, has spent several years as a priest in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. He is presently completing his second year of ministry as pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish.

Joining the parishioners in this joyous celebration were various members of the Corner Brook and Labrador diocese including Most Rev. Peter Hundt (Bishop), Very Rev. Maurice O’Quinn, Rev. Anthony Han, Rev. Vitus Echedo, Rev. Gabriel Selvanathan, and Rev. Britto Adiakalam. In addition, special guests who brought greetings on behalf of their respective communities included: Mayor Ernest Simms (St. Anthony); MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (Gov. NL & Lab); and Jerome Ward, on behalf of MP Gerry Byrne (Gov. of Canada).

The participation by a variety of people in the mass service was reflective of the belief and values held and practiced by Father Anthony (as he is fondly known). Along with members of the clergy, catholic youth from the parish participated as altar servers and members of the youth choir, while various adults served as youth choir leader, Eucharistic Ministers and Lay Readers. For Father Anthony, enabling each individual to share their talents, gifts and skills is about doing God’s work and having such a wide representation of people involved filled him with much joy and appreciation.

Following the church service, parishioners gathered at St. Anthony Haven Inn for a special anniversary meal. Bishop Peter Hundt led the grace, and Father Anthony was joined by the youth for the cutting of the cake. It was an evening for people to come together as members of a catholic faith community, to offer prayers, praise and thanksgiving to God for all the goodness he provides through his love and grace; specifically, to thank, acknowledge and encourage the devotion Father Anthony provides through his vocation in the priesthood, in carrying out his pastoral work.

 

 

 


Our thanks to our recent Associate Pastor, who has been appointed Associate Pastor St. Monica & St. Andrew Parishesin Nepean as of August 1, 2019


Father Tavis Goski

Father Tavis Goski, originally a member of Holy Cross Parish, was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 2016, by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa.

Father Goski celebrated his first Mass at Holy Cross Parish the following day. A reception in the parish hall followed the Mass.

Prior to formation at St. Augustine Seminary in Scarborough, Father Goski had completed his undergraduate education at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of Holy Cross Council Knights of Columbus, sang in the choir and was an active member of the parish youth group for many years.

Father Goski has recently been appointed Associate Pastor of Divine Infant Parish, effective August 1, 2017.  Prior to his appointment here, he served as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. 
 Welcome Father to our parish and also to Council 7873. 


SDS: Salvatorians (Society of the Divine Savior)
 
SDS are called to follow Jesus Christ, the Divine Saviour, by living as a community within the universal Church for apostolic service.  As with our Founder, Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, we proclaim to all people the salvation which has appeared in Jesus Christ, so that by the lives we live and in our apostolic activities, all may come "to know You, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent" (John 17:3), and have life in all its fullness.  This mission compels us to share our call to be apostles with people from all walks of life.