In addition to celebrating the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives this Pentecost weekend, Canadian Martyrs Parish joined Fr. Vincent in celebrating his 20 years of service in the priesthood. Fr. Vincent's ordination was on June 5th which is complemented by his birthday being on June 4th. This year, like our parish, Fr. Vincent celebrated his 50th birthday. This blessed Pentecost weekend was made even more special by a surprise visit by Fr. Vincent's brother whom he hasn't seen in 10 years. Along with another brother and additional family, Fr. Vincent celebrated Pentecost with the Holy Spirit afire.
Much appreciation is extended to all family, friends, and many parishioners who organized, assisted, attended, and sent their well wishes and congratulations. The weekend Masses and picnic reception on Sunday were a lovely way to gather as a community of faith. It was truly a celebration of the Holy Spirit within and amongst us all.