Dear Parishioners and FRIENDS.
During this Corona Virus Pandemic we cannot forget our mothers, living or deceased. I strongly believe that the new world will come thanks to our mothers. They have the key to the heart of mankind.

I thought you would like to hear from a priest what “MOTHER’S DAY” means to him. Read it!


My mother is the closest image to God that I can imagine.
My mother is the perfect image of God’s love. Her patience when I was a child and the embrace of her tender love; the joy and security when I was feeding at her breast and she was all for me; the laughs when she was playing with me and the peace that nothing could disturb.
    My mother has been the force behind my early decisions, my strength when I was afraid; the light when I lost the horizon of my future; the calm after every storm I had to face.
    My mother is in heaven today and she does not stop on being my dear mother; once a mother, always a mother, and for all eternity. She taught me the highest form of love, which overflows straight from God. She taught me never to complain, but to look instead for solutions; never to find useless excuses; on the contrary she taught me always to find the better way out. She taught me to share with my brother and sister the little that we had, and this was a great lesson for my future.
     My mother was happy to see me leave the home at 11 years of age to start my seminary formation. She never boasted about with her friends or neighbors, but she considered me always as a special gift of God, which she never felt worthy to have. She was almost afraid to hug me, once that God had consecrated me for Himself, because she did not want her love to come in between my love and my vocation. And when I left as a missionary for a faraway land, she followed me with her love and prayer in the silence of her old age.
My mother! What a mystery of love. Only God can be more lovable than my mother.

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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.