In Toronto's St. Augustine's Seminary, deacons, priests and bishops from all over the English-speaking world spent this past week working to improve on an important part of their ministry. Our Deacon Pedro was there.
The Preaching Conference is one of the many gatherings throughout the year commemorating the 100th anniversary of St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. For more information on all the seminary’s centenary events, please visit staugustines.on.ca
This past Sunday, the Knights Columbus hosted the Special Olympics Hometown Softball Games. Taking place at Etobicoke, Ontario’s Centennial Park, the games are organized for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Blessed with perfect weather, a total of 16 teams and over 200 athletes participated in the event. The Knights, who regularly look after the event, provided the volunteers, lunches, umpires and trophies. In 2005 the Knights pledged $1 million over four years to the Special Olympics and this has since been renewed through 2016. It is a stalwart partnership that spans across all of North America. To date, the Knights have raised more than $526 million for programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
On Friday June 27, the Archdiocese of Ottawa ordained Father Matthew Chojna to the priesthood in the city’s Notre Dame Cathedral. Now a few weeks into his new vocation, Father Chojna took some time to talk about his priestly ministry.