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Building Community

The Ministries of Counselling and Liturgical Service

Like many Sisters, Sister Terry Dalla has more than one ministry: she spends two days a week at Wellspring, a support center for cancer patients, then helps at Toronto Newman Centre on week-ends. She was happy to tell me more about her double life. "I make them [clients] feel as comfortable as possible, and thank them for coming."

Ministry with L’Arche in Honduras

After years of responsibility in the L’Arche community, Sister Pat Dowling has become more of a resource person. As is L’Arche’s practice, local people now administer the program. Now she visits families, makes herself available for advice based on her experience, helps with the formation of assistants and volunteers and prepares for the weekly radio program, which reaches out to the country people.

Workshops for Peace in Haiti

Sister Mary Alban Bouchard created a series of education booklets called Building a Culture of Peace and has been at work giving the workshops with her assistants. She reports on her progress in 2007 in Haiti.

In Jérémie, working with 45 young religious-in-training from six congregations was a delight. I think the seeds will grow.

The Sacred Heart Centres Work

Rosemary Fry CSJ provides an update on her ministry in Haiti.

The goal of Sacred Heart Center in Cap Haitien is a healthier, more stable family unit, able to function independently within the Haitien society. It is a goal achieved in different small steps over many years and more than one generation.

Shout for Joy

An audience of over app.125 people delighted in the wonderful music of the University of St. Michael’s Liturgical Choir, whose voices were raised on March 29, 2007 at Brennan Hall on St. Mary Street. Father Bob Madden CSB introduced the “Shout for Joy” concert and gave the reason for the evening, “To provide help and hope to Haiti.” The 12 young women and eight young men sang such favourites as “Be Thou My Vision” and “The Storm is Passing Over” accompanied by their pianist. Together, they raised over $1200.00.

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