February 2 has been designated World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. It has been a tradition in recent years for the Vicar for religious of the Archdiocese of Toronto to invite the religious in the Archdiocese to a Mass on the Sunday closest to that day.
This year on Sunday, February 3rd members of religious congregations, as well as other lay people, gathered in St. Paul’s Basilica for Mass celebrated by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Bishop Kirkpatrick gave an inspiring homily, affirming and challenging us in our lives dedicated to service in the kindom of God. The bishop thanked all the religious for our contribution to the church through our commitment and our ministries.
After the liturgy, all present were invited to a reception in the parish hall. Many took this opportunity to meet Bishop Kirkpatrick, visit with friends and enjoy a lunch and coffee together.
Sr. Frances Brady, OLM