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
Anthony Nwaohiri who is
appointed Associate Pastor of
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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
Welcome Father to our parish and also to Council 7873.
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.