Year of Consecrated Life 

Religious Communities Dinner

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, Religious Communities of the Diocese gathered for evening prayer, a talk on Consecrated Life, and a barbecue dinner hosted at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown.  Br. Sean Sammon, FMS, a Marist Brother from New York who served for many years as Administrator General for his Community in Rome was the speaker. He reflected on the meaning of Consecrated Life today, its challenges, its hopes, and how it has re-shaped itself today since the Second Vatican Council. His words were uplifting and encouraging - but down to earth and practical.

Sister Elaine shared the history of the Sisters of Social Service.

Brother Sean Sammon, FM--"The Meaning of Consecrated Life Today".


Sister Kathleen Kelly, SSS, began her ministry at St. Patrick’s Church in Toronto, ON on April 23, 2012. She was involved with Parish Ministry for more than 15 years in the Archdiocese of Toronto
and in the Diocese of Calgary. She also ministered for eight years at the Catholic Marriage Tribunal of Toronto.

On December 26, 2015 Sister Kathleen died suddenly while in the Philippines--a place she loved.  She was there to teach the novices. Her presence among us is deeply missed.  May she rest in peace.


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