Join us at St. Maurice Parish, Ottawa, to celebrate the anniversaries of the brothers before they head-off to the General Assembly. The seminarians in Temporary Commitment will also be renewing their promises. Four seminarians will be making their first promises. Most of the Companions of the Cross priests and seminarians will be at this celebration.
St. Maurice Church
4 Perry Street
Ordination Anniversaries we are celebrating this year are:
- Fr. Dennis Hayes (30 years)
- Bp. Christian Riesbeck (20 years)
- Fr. Yves Marchildon (20 years)
- Fr. Galen Bank (15 years)
- Fr. John Fletcher (15 years)
- Fr. Ben St. Croix (15 years)
- Fr. Jerry Gauvreau (15 years)
- Fr. Jim Lowe (5 years)
Seminarians making their first promises are:
Please keep them in your prayers as they mark this milestone in their journey to the priesthood.
Here is a great prayer that you can use:
"Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that you protect and watch over all the seminarians of the Companions of the Cross. Grant them the grace to choose to follow you absolutely, love their brothers, and faithfully serve your people. Kindle in their hearts a fire for evangelization, and a total openness to your Holy Spirit. May they yearn to be in your Eucharistic presence, have a sincere devotion to your mother Mary, and steadfast loyalty to your Church. Give them the desire to pick up their cross daily for the greater glory of God. Amen."