I have been your pastor for nine months now and I feel I want to thank you for being a great family, forming a great Christian community. First of all I want to thank thousands of you who pray, not only on Sunday, but also during the week together with your priests. It is a great sign of spiritual witness and great support, when people and priests pray together. I want also to give a great thanks to the hundreds of volunteers and employees, who are carrying generously most the heavy weight of the pastoral responsibilities. I am very happy to see the fidelity with which many volunteers carry on their tasks in favor of their parish church. In this parish I really felt the presence of Jesus, because so many people devote time and energy for the Lord. The Lord is doing great things through the love and work of many of you.

We have to continue in the same journey, adding our interest and concern for our youth: altar servers, teenagers, youth and young families. It is the future of the Church and it is the lost sheep that Jesus wants to bring back to the flock. Another important aspect of our pastoral work is the Liturgy, where every week we encounter the real presence of Jesus. For the rest we should continue with the same enthusiasm we have demonstrated till now.

On behalf of the fathers, deacon, staff and volunteers, HAPPY EASTER TO ALL.

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.