A moving experience of UNITY!

The multiethnic celebration of the WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES at St. Catherine has been a deeply moving experience of unity and joy. With the Multilanguage Mass we became aware of the great religious cultural richness of all our faith traditions. Even the colors of our flags and costumes were a reminder of the great variety of cultures represented in our parish.

     The cultural booths and events in the Main Hall were superior to our expectations. Each cultural group displayed the beauty of each country with images, costumes, food and music. Power Point Presentations on the reality of Canadian Migration, Folkloric dances and choral performances gave to the whole evening a sense of joy, unity and mutual welcome and respect. What a great night! One of the Knights of Columbus suggested that this should become an annual event  and should be represented especially during the annual Feast of our Parish.   

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.