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Sunday Mass and Good Bye

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September 29, 2013

The temperature is a cool 7 degrees with a light wind blowing off the Mackenzie River.

Sunday morning mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. in the small church. Fr. Wes started with one decade of the rosary as people continued to arrive by foot, atv and truck.  All the pews were filled and extra chairs were needed. The children were seated at the long table behind us at the back of the small church where they coloured the scripture image. At the end of the Gospel Father held the coloured pictures up to the congregation, displaying the children’s handy work for all to see.

     Mass      Group_behind_Altar

Instead of giving a homily, Fr. Wes asked us both to speak on our own reflections and what the Gospel meant to us and our mission in Fort Providence. This was followed immediately with the presentation of the monetary gift from St. Philip Neri Parish to the Our Lady of Providence Parish.

           Randy__Fr._Wes_with_cheque         Our_Father_in_Dene


When mass ended and Father gave us his final blessing and his invitation to return next year, we were able to visit and give our thanks to each church member individually. Saying farewell to the elders was extremely difficult, knowing that some might not be with us next year. Their loving embraces were heart-warming and we could feel the difference in how they were opening up to us after only our second year. Mass was bitter sweet because after the celebration, we knew this would be the last time we would see all the warm and caring people of Ft. Providence gathered in the house of The Lord until next year.

Parish Mission ~ your servants in Christ, Debra and Randy

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