The season of Easter has surely been a great time of grace for our Parish. The Holy Week mission, the Holy Saturday Vigil Celebration and the Easter Sunday have brought so many people back to the Church. Just awesome! Then we had the FIRST HOLY COMMUNION of 4 schools and Atrium. Almost 200 children came to the supper of the Lord. Imagine 200 families came to celebrate this sacrament with their children. Then the CONFIRMATION, another 180 families came to renew their faith through their young men and women. So we were really blessed by the grace of God.
AND NOW? How do we continue our journey of faith together? What can we offer both the children of First Communion and young men and women of Confirmation and their families to continue growing in faith? As a parish community we have to offer some opportunities of faith. Yes it is true that they have the weekly mass, but sometimes they need something more.
One think that surprised me in the letters that the confirmandi wrote to me was the fact that many told me that in the beginning they did not want to come, but then they came to like the program of catechism that was offered. If we do not offer any food they will not eat!!!
Let’s get together and plan something for our youth.

Fr. Walter

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.