Tonight, we celebrated our last choral Evensong with Fr. Carl and Barb Reid, then had a thanksgiving dinner in their honor in the parish hall.
It was a joyful occasion, graced by the presence on not only our beloved Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, but also the new Apostolic Nuncio to Canada Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi. Fr. Scott McCaig, general superior of the Companions of the Cross, was there also as he often celebrated our Anglican Use Mass for us while we waited for Fr. Carl’s ordination to the Catholic priesthood.
The sisters of the Queenship of Mary prepared a marvelous meal for us.
Now the sadness of our loss is beginning to hit. Our loss;Victoria’s gain. What a wonderful example they set for us. We have been very blessed to have them ministering to us in Ottawa all these years.