For immediate release by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough and Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough is pleased to welcome the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate to the Diocese. The charism of the Sisters is to faithfully live their religious vocation and to teach the Faith. The SOLI sisters were founded in 1977, and have carried out their apostolate in parishes and schools located in western Ontario. It is their call to Catholic education that brings them to Peterborough. His Excellency Most Reverend Bishop McGrattan says, “We have been in discussion with the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate over the past while as they have discerned God’s call for their religious community and their apostolic work. It is their faith commitment, generous spirit, skills and abilities that bring them to Peterborough. I am thrilled to welcome them into the rich tradition of religious communities that have served and are serving in the Diocese. I assure the Sisters of my prayers and support as they take on their work within the Diocese.”
Further to that, His Excellency expressed his appreciation for the Priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) and the Sisters of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara (SSVM) saying, “I am thankful that the Priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word and the Sisters of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara have supported the school so faithfully through the celebration of the sacraments, and instruction in Religious Education and Latin. The apostolic ministry of the IVE family of priests and sisters has supported the Wayside community well, even fostering one vocation from our community to the religious family of the SSVM.”
His Excellency Most Reverend Bishop McGrattan also announces that Fr. Joseph Devereaux, Chancellor/Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Peterborough will serve as the Episcopal Designate on the Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School Board of Directors effective September 1, 2016. Fr. Devereaux replaces Fr. Jean Pierre (Anthony) Pilon who has served as the Episcopal Designate for the past six years. His Excellency takes this opportunity to thank Fr. Pilon and acknowledge his years of service to Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School Board of Directors. “I express my gratitude to Fr. Pilon for his devoted and faithful service. I thank Fr. Devereaux for his willingness to begin serving on the Board anew. Fr. Devereaux has chaired the Special Review Committee during the past year and will assist with furthering the recommendations from the Special Review Committee’s Interim Report at the Board and school levels.”Read more...
Read all about the exciting changes at Our Lady of the Wayside in this Peterborough Examiner article. (Click on the image to read the full story on the Examiner website).
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