To cook, as well as to travel and preach, would try the patience of even a saint
Most Rev. M.A. Harrington, then Bishop of the Diocese of
Eight vicariates in
There are 11 places in the Diocese of Kamloops with resident priests, from which 102 missions are served. There are 61 missions with churches and 40 missions without churches.
Serving this vast territory are 13diocesan priests and 15 priests of religious orders. The religious order men mainly take care of the native people. There is not one priest, including the bishop, who does not say three Masses on Sunday. And usually, he must travel quite a long distance to get to the places before he can say
Travelling from one mission to another, there is hardly time to call any place a home, and so only two parishes in the diocese are blessed with housekeeping facilities. To cook, as well as to travel and preach, would try the patience of even a saint. In many of the mission stations, the small sacristy at the back of the church becomes the transient home of the priest—his bedroom, kitchen, dining room, office, and all.
From: Canadian Home Missions in the Diocese of