BY FATHER CHRIS RUSHTON, O.M.I.
It was early June 2007, in the northern community of Natuashish, in Newfoundland and Labrador, in the former Diocese of Labrador City-Schefferville, and everyone was excited and in suspense.
BY ANNE HANLEY
Bishop Gary Gordon of the Diocese of Whitehorse always makes sure two items safely stowed in his truck before setting out from his home base in Whitehorse for missions scattered across his diocese: a down sleeping bag and five extra gallons of gas.
By Father Vincent Travers, O.P.
I was a passenger on Air North’s Flight 506 in mid-March 2007. When the plane made its final approach to Whitehorse airport in the Yukon, my neighbour turned to me with a smile and said, “Your first day in Paradise.” The scenery was stunning.
BY ARCHBISHOP SYLVAIN LAVOIE, O.M.I.
My first trip to the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas was as an scholastic in 1972 when I was asked to come and run a boy’s camp in the bush near Île-à-la-Crosse with only a boatload of supplies, five tents and two older boys as helpers.
BY ANTAL PROKECZ AND CHRISTINE MADER
Celebrations of new beginnings, successful accomplishments, or significant milestones remind us, too, of all we have experienced in life: hope, trust, irony, difficulties, sometimes tragedy, paradox, disciplined renovation of heart, conversion, and new-found life.
BY WINNIE QUINN, CHARITABLE GIFTS MANAGER
Talking to donors over the last couple of months, I have learned what kind of an impact the financial crisis is having on so many of you.