May Festival Solemn Mass – St Thomas’s Church

A Solemn Mass was held at St Thomas’s Church on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, as part of the May Festival in Toronto.   We were delighted and honoured to have Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, recently retired Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, visiting with us for the day.   Fr Mitchell celebrated and Fr Theo Ipema was the deacon.  Fr Harold Nahabedian preached.  Also present were Frs Andrews (the rector), Fr Tom Greene, and Fr David Mulholland.  About 70 people attended the Mass.

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Bishop Rowell giving the blessing:

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Procession to the Lady Statue:

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Devotions at the Lady Statue:

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Two new members, Jessica and Matthew, were inducted into the Society:

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Four members of the Society donated toward the cost of flowers to be placed at the Lady Statue.  The flowers were given in memory of Jean Wood, a faithful SOM member who died this past year. Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

May Festival 2014 flowers

A delicious lunch was prepared by a parishioner:

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