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Parish Work

Sister Andrea Dumont: Pastoral Work In the North

Sister Andrea, pictured at right, lives and works in Thompson, Manitoba, population: 15,000, located nine hours north of Winnipeg by bus. She has been in “the hub of the north” for the past 18 years, working with a population mainly composed of First Nations and Dene and miners.  Thompson is a company town, built around INCO.

Supporting the Faith Development of Maturing Adults

Something new is happening in St. Mary's Parish in Barrie, Ontario. Within the past year, a whole cluster of programmes has begun under the heading "Ministry With Maturing Adults." Sister Mary Rose Marrin CSJ is the animator; she is pictured above in the second row, third from right, with participants from her spring "Positive Aging" group.

At the official opening, 80 participants received the programme's welcoming handout telling about:

Our Vision: Maturing Adults continue to grow into the fullness of Christian life.

Collaboration Enhances the Work of Holy Childhood in Vancouver

The Archdiocese of Vancouver has a long history of missionary involvement. It was our former Archbishop William Duke who, in 1933, established the Holy Childhood Association in English speaking Canada to encourage young children to take an active part in the mission activity of the Church by learning about, praying for and sharing with needy children around the world.

Awards for Sister Sheila

Awards are raining on Sr. Sheila O'Connor. In recognition of her 25 years of ministry there, Lakeridge Health gave her a beautiful clock with a plaque that reads:

"Sr. Sheila brought hope to so many. Chaplaincy."

The hospital system also presented her with a twenty-five-year service pin and a "huge cake shaped like a hockey rink - they know I love hockey," said Sr. Sheila.

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