December A N G L I C A N 2005 MONTREAL A N G L I C A N Ofﬁcial Publication of the Diocese of Montreal The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Isaiah 9:2a A Good Turnout, Still a Shortfall What Corporation Day, held for a are such ministries as port and uni- 2004 was $213,000 as compared Future 12th time at St. Paul’s, Lachine, attracted a roomful of Church Cor- porations. versity chaplaincies, hospital, in- stitutional and prison chaplaincies, as well as clergy support, curacies to $885,000 in 2003 (although this figure contained the $500,000 diocesan share of the Residential for Which The signiﬁcance of this annual gathering is to encourage parishes to support generously the mission and aided parishes. Mile End Community Mission was high- lighted in a power point presenta- School Settlement.) The administration side of the budget for 2006 is set at $675,000. Churches? side of the budget (an arbitrary tion as an example of how mission This ﬁgure is for administration of That was the title of the interna- sum decided upon by the parish- pledges held some of the neediest the diocese and attendant staff tional symposium I attended on es). people in our communities. salaries as well as a $97,000 com- October 20-21-22 last at UQAM in Unfortunately the pledged giv- mitment to General Synod. Gener- Montreal. Among the 350 partici- ing of $250,000 fell short of the “We are not a business ally the administration expenses pants in this conference, I was one of the only non-Roman Catholic budgetary need of $300,000. Trea- but we are about are decreasing and “we are doing representatives, along with the surer Michael Hiles reminded Church business.” our very best to minimize and con- those present that although the trol expenses.” He informed Cor- Very Revd Walter Raymond, Dean Church was not a business yet it The meeting began with a brief poration members that their ad- of Quebec, and Mr. James Sweeny, was in the Church business. service of worship and welcome ministrative assessment is based archivist for the Diocese of Que- The mission side of the budget by Bishop Barry Clarke who en- on an average of three years parish bec. supports that ministry which ex- couraged those gathered to “reach spending. The more a parish The questions raised during this tends beyond the Church property out to the mission of the Church.” spends on themselves, the greater conference were very interesting: and bring the presence of the liv- Treasurer Michael Hiles deliv- will be their assessment. Hiles When a church building is no ing, loving God to all sorts and ered a concise but thorough run- cautioned the parishes that “as longer used as a church and all its The Rev. Ros Macgregor, symbolic content is removed, is it conditions of men, women, and through of ﬁnancial matters affect- administrative expenses go up the director Mile End Mission still a church? Is it still a sacred children. ing both parishes and diocese. He mission commitment tends to go Included in the Mission budget noted that the budget deﬁcit for down but we are in the Church the Anglican Funds (a national place? Is it better to demolish a business.” scheme of paid membership and continued on page 7 Following this, David Blunt the endowments which are invested Chair of the Pension Committee and earnings used to help parishes explained some of the ramiﬁca- tions accompanying the switch who meet their criteria across the country). All monies raised from Notice to from diocesan to National Pension Plan. Some of the points he men- tioned are: the investment of these Funds are given out. Interim Comptroller Mary Beth Readers Due to a technical malfunc- • Inclusion of lay Synod Ofﬁce Harris concluded with an explana- tion, the editor was without e- Staff tion of changes of protocol within mail for a period of two weeks. • Salary based fees rather than a the Accounting Ofﬁce of the Dio- Although communication is ﬂat rate cese. She reminded people to use now restored, and the some • Comprehensive long term dis- ‘podm’ to access their forms in- 100 backlogged messages ability average cluding the charitable form. Snail dealt with, there is evidence of • Administrative saving of $75,000 mail will no longer be used to dis- some loss. If a date sensitive ad per year seminate these. was lost we apologize. If you • When a parish is without a priest, The Mile End Mission presenta- sent an article or open dated ad they do not contribute (a poten- tion and discussion of the Strategic and do not see it in this tial saving of $30,000 per year Plan followed. At the close of the month’s edition, please resub- for a vacant parish) meeting Bishop Barry Clarke mit. • Clergy bear the largest part of the spoke of the Synod Ofﬁce efforts Hopefully this problem will fee increase to become transparent and asked not reoccur; I express my From the synod ofﬁce, left to right, Dawn Gero (secretary, Michael Hiles then returned to the parishes to become part of this regrets for any loss of mail. accounting dept.), Sherry Stephenson (reception) and Mary Beth the podium to praise the solidly transparency as well. The Editor Harris (interim comptroller). good investment performance of Joan Shanks 2 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 Christmas Greetings Christmas is the proclamation of God entering our history in Jesus Christ. God takes on human form and identiﬁes with us in “In the street people rushing, pushing and jostling all concern our humanity. The great gift of Christmas is the revelation of for others lost, frantically seeking the last present, thoughtlessly divine love manifested in the person of Jesus. Scripture teaches us passing the ardent carol singers, not even noticing the young man in the words of St Paul: “[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, selling the Big Issue. And I wonder – what does Christmas the ﬁrstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on mean?” earth were created, things visible and invisible. For in him all the Peter Trow, Yesterday’s News fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was (Shine on, Star of Bethlehem, pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in compiled by Geoffrey Duncan – Pilgrim Press) heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.” (Colos- sians 1:16, 19) The Christ event we celebrate sets in motion God’s The media, the shopping malls, newspaper advertising, present plan of redemption. The Incarnation is not separate from the Cru- us with a particular view of Christmas. We are told it is about giv- ciﬁxion or Easter. They are united in God’s generosity towards all ing, families, peace, joy, purchasing. But for many of us it can be humankind. a lonely and stressful time of the year. We want to have the per- May the divine love ﬁll you with a renewed understanding this fect Christmas for family and friends, buy the appropriate gifts. Christmas. This season of the year can also evoke painful memories, stir I encourage you to bring a family member or a neighbour to up our grief as we remember family members and friends who church with you this season as we once again hear the wonderful have died and will not be part of our celebration this year. And I Good News through carols, stories and drama. too wonder – what does Christmas mean? (Titus 3: 4-6) May you be ﬁlled with the Christ of Christmas this season. Christmas means Immanuel – God is with us. We celebrate this holy season with a renewed sense of God’s “God is with us; in this world we have hope, in this darkness presence in Christ in our midst. we have light, a love which cannot die and eternal life. Glory to God!” Peter Trow In coming among us, God has placed before us his plan in Christ. Jesus says in Luke’s Gospel: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me Bishop’s Peace, to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the Message oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (Luke 4: 18-19) Diocesan Council Deliberations – November 2005 The ﬁrst meeting of the new ing: Bishop Barry Clarke, Chan- • Competent and inspired leader- • Prenons les décisions difﬁciles half conditional upon the receipt, Council began with a Eucharist cellor David Eramian, Vice Chan- ship and governance – both lay en tant qu’église by December 14, 2005, of an ap- celebrated by Bishop Barry Clarke cellor John Nicholl, Treasurer and clergy • Démontrons nos aptitudes, notre proved business plan outlining the in St. Anselm’s Chapel. Michael Hiles, Vicar General Peter • Re-energized, healthy clergy – discernement et responsabilité choir’s strategy for self-sufﬁcien- Following this, there was a two Hannen or the Chair of the Admin- collegial and mutually supportive • Apprenons et acceptrons les cy. hour presentation by Steven istration and Finance Committee, • Congregations open to the changements Church of St. Augustine, $1,000 Matthews on the Role of Council John Dinsmore. diverse elements of Quebec Soci- • Ne faisons pas de discrimination, to support the annual family retreat and the Role of Members. Mem- ety (age, ethnicity, language) sommes ouverts à la diversité et called the Parish Family Weekend. bers broke into small groups for The Administration and • A physical administrative and engagés dans le monde. further discussions. Finance Standing ﬁnancial structure that reﬂects Enabling of Social Subsequent to dinner, the formal Committee Report diocesan and parochial needs and Appointment to Outreach Grants business meeting began. Clerical This is a second request asking mission. Audit Committee A sum of $3,000 to help support and lay members of Council alter- Diocesan Council to allocate The Rev’d Canon David Oliv- Shirley Newell for at least one nate as Vice Chair. This year it is $40,000 in funds to support the Our Future Diocesan Culture er’s appointment to the Audit year of teaching English as a Sec- the turn of the clergy, and as a Accounting Reorganization. We: Committee was ratiﬁed by Dioce- ond Language to disadvantaged result of the vote, the Rev’d $15,000 of this requested amount • Live in God, live our faith; to be san Council. Anglican boys in Sri Lanka. Edward Simonton will serve in would cover the expense of work inspired and evangelistic Tyndale-St. George, $10,000 to that position. already performed by interim • Care for each other; to embody Consent Agenda fund a Parents’ Support Pro- Comptroller Mary Beth Harris. love, humility, trust and honesty Nominating Committee: gramme. Bishop’s Announcements She is two-thirds of the way • Make the tough decisions as a All terms of ofﬁce are to begin The meeting ended with prayer Bishop Clarke announced he through the work of reorganiza- church on November 8, 2005 and to ter- at close to 8:00 p.m. wished to clarify his position on tion. This task is proving to be • Demonstrate competence, com- minate on November 8, 2008. The next meeting of Diocesan clergy housing, following his veto more complex and of longer dura- mon sense and accountability We nominate the following to Council will take place on on a Motion which had been put tion than ﬁrst estimated. The ﬁrst • Learn and embrace change the: December 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Ful- before Synod. allocation of $40,000 has now • Are inclusive, open to diversity, 1. Administration & Finance ford Hall. He congratulated the committee been expensed in support of the and engaged in the world. Standing Committee: Ms Florence which had worked so hard and reorganization work already per- Tracy (Christ Church Cathedral) A N G L I C A N stated categorically that he was not formed. Council approved a sec- Énoncé de vision 2. Outreach and Mission Stand- opposed to clergy owning their own homes. The problem was ond funding of $40,000. Le diocèse Anglican de Mon- tréal, appelé à être un ministère ing Committee: Mrs. Carole Lord (St. George, Place du Canada) MONTREAL A N G L I C A N rather with the amount of the Approval of Council ﬁdèle aux actes de Dieu en Jésus 3. Book Room Board of Man- Ofﬁcial Newspaper of allowance and the effect it would Meeting Dates Christ par le Saint-Esprit, ﬁdèle à agement: Ms Marcia Grifﬁths (St. the Diocese of Montreal have on poorer parishes. There are, On the following dates Diocesan l’Évangile et spirtuellement vivant Thomas, N.D.G.); Mr. David Deadline for January, 2006 issue: he said, “pastoral issues still to be Council Meetings will take place dans la prière, la liturgie et le serv- Jones (St. John the Evangelist); December 16th addressed”, and there needs to be a on Tuesdays, beginning at 4:00 ice, s’ouvre à tous par son évan- Mrs. Christine Oliver (St Thomas, Editor: The Rev. Canon Joan Shanks look at long term implications. p.m. in Fulford Hall of Cathedral gélisation et sa mission et s’accroît N.D.G.) Editorial Assistance: Paul Betts “This is an ‘ongoing issue’ in Place. son ministère en détermination et 4. Centre for Lay Education Circulation: Ardyth Robinson which wardens and treasurers need 2005: 8 November, 13 Decem- en nombre. Steering Committee: Sister Helen Secretarial Assistance: to be part of the discussion. I reit- ber Nous avons: Claire (St. John’s House); Mrs. Helen Wiegand erate, I do not disapprove [of cler- 2006: 10 January, 14 February, • Une administration et un leader- Marie Lloyd-Smith (St. Matthias) Sherry Stephenson gy housing]”. He assured Council 14 March, 18 April (3rd Tuesday), ship capable et stimulant – chez 5. Council on Aging: The Rev’d Marc Gendron that the issue will move forward 9 May, 20 June (3rd Tuesday), 12 le clergé comme chez les laïcs Michelle Eason (Grifﬁth-McCon- Production: Studio Melrose and that there are interested people September. • Un clergé ré-énergisé et en santé, nell Home) Editorial Ofﬁce: Phone: willing to work on it. qui se supporte mutuellement 6. Kidstuff: Mrs. Sheila Garner Strategic Planning: Adoption 1444 Union Avenue 843-6577 A second clarification: the • Des congrégations qui s’ouvrent (St. John the Evangelist) Montreal, PQ H3A 2B8 Rev’d Joyce Sanchez returned of Vision Statement aux différentes composantes de 7. Lay Pension: Ms Sheila Fax: 843-6344 only her authorization to marry. The following Vision Statement la société québécoise (âge, orig- Choffe (External); The Ven. Peter E-mail: email@example.com She did not renounce her ordina- was adopted by Council members: ine ethnique, langue) Hannen (Employer); Mrs. Susan tion vows, nor was the Bishop • Une structure physique, adminis- Magor (Employer) Published monthly willing to release her from her Vision Statement trative et ﬁnancière qui reﬂète les 8. Multiculturalism & Racism except July and August ordained ministry. The Anglican Diocese of Mon- besoins et les services paroissi- Awareness Committee: Mr. Dion Return undelivered mail to: Thanks were expressed to treal, called to be a ministry faith- aux et diocésains. Lewis (St. James the Apostle) 80 Hayden Street, Steven Matthews for orienting new ful to God’s action in Jesus Christ 9. PWRDF Steering Committee: Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2 members of Council in the half- through the Holy Spirit, true to the Notre culture diocésaine Mrs. Margaret Brown; Mr. Terry Subscription rate: $10.00 per year hour preceding the meeting. Gospel and spiritually alive in future McHearn (St. John the Evangelist) Certiﬁed circulation: 8,300 prayer, worship and service, is • Vivons en Dieu, vivons notre foi, Legal deposit: Motion 5A – Signing reaching out in evangelism and être inspiré et évangélique Enabling of Ministries Grants National Library of Quebec National Library of Canada Authority for Anglican Funds mission and is growing in ministry, • Prenons soin des autres en Deanery of Western Montreal, ISSN 1193-9842 The motion was passed giving energy and numbers. représentant l’amour, l’humilité, $2,500 support for the Revelation Printed & mailed at Signal-Star Publications authority to any two of the follow- We have: la conﬁance et l’honnêteté Choir, half to be released now and December 2005 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – 3 e-share: The Beyond Ourselves Conference This year’s conference was a Here are some ideas: great success with over 80 partici- pants who came to hear Peter How about a big sign (maybe Mason and his wife Carmen speak like the visible ALPHA signs you about how the gospel of Christ see all over Montreal) that says: “comes from beyond ourselves to “Welcome home for Christmas” the individual, then to the church, and include the times of your serv- and then to the world.” Peter’s ices. Or … What about making a sense of humour pervaded the really nice invitation and hand talks keeping our attention and delivering it to the streets around driving home his points. His love your church? Or… put it in an ad- of the church and hope for its bag if you have an advertising future was an inspiration to us all. budget. Or… go carolling and Tapes of the main sessions are hand out invitations to come to available (there may be a modest church. cost involved) from St. George’s, Don’t forget to make sure you Place du Canada. Call (514) 866- have a welcoming team of smiling 7113 or e-mail office@st- people to spot and greet newcom- georges.org. Events like this can ers – they may come back if you help your church begin to look show an interest and make them outside of itself to the hurting feel welcome. world around us where we can We Anglicans do Christmas offer hope and a future through right! Let’s share it! Jesus Christ our Lord. Hope you e-stuff: can make it next year! The Evangelism Committee is e-hints: Christmas: still accepting faith stories for Make the most of it publication. We are using these You still have time to think testimonies to build up people’s about adding a small dimension to faith that God himself intervenes Participants during worship... your regular Christmas activities. in people’s lives and draws them to I wonder how many people in your Jesus. Our job is to throw out the neighbourhood are longing to nets and haul them in – (isn’t there Called in toQuestion come to church for Christmas? It a Bible story about that?). Please may be more than you think! Why write your testimony and send it not invite them to your special along with a picture, if you have services (Carol services, Lessons one, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Rev. Canon Tim Smarrt & Carols, Christmas Eve & Christ- We reserve the right to edit all sub- mas Day …)? missions. Christmas Christians Ho, ho, ho, here we go again. Christian compared to those father just took off); the gay cou- Maybe it was fun when we were Christmas Christians who show up ple who moved to town last year; kids, but as we grow older it’s hard once a year for a bit of holiday the doctor who is recently divorc- not to become a little grinchy and nostalgia. Those people who don’t ed; the politician who just got a bit more cynical about this com- know their left hand from their turfed out of ofﬁce; the couple mercial Christmas that gets foisted right, who don’t know when to who have lived together for ﬁve upon us each year. stand, sit or kneel, or when to cross years and have three kids from Here are the top four things that themselves, or know which book previous relationships; the elderly bug me about this season. 1. Those we’re in or what page we’re on. widow who volunteers at the local radio stations that play the worst The whole church experience so library but otherwise keeps mostly Christmas music available from easily reinforces the differences to herself. mid-November to December 25th. between us and them. And isn’t it These and so many others, 2. All those ﬂyers and TV com- marvellous to be us and not them! they’re not so different from us. mercials urging us to buy their Surely, Jesus must see the differ- Though they may only “darken” great stuff in order to show our ence! the door of the church once a year, love for one another. 3. People Our little crèche scene at Grace most of them, deep down, want the who think Christmas ends (instead Church in Sutton sits front and same things that regular churchgo- of begins) on December 25th. 4. centre on Christmas Eve. In fact, ers are seeking: the joy and peace Those awful fruit cakes in a tin. it’s right in the aisle, on the steps that money can’t buy; some quali- We all have our bugbears. And leading up to the altar. You practi- ty family time during the holidays; Bishop Barry Clarke, Betty-Ann Inﬁliese & Russ Bailey enjoying a what about those strange people cally trip over it on your way going a respite from the hustle and bustle chat over coffee. who crowd into our church pews up for communion. In fact, some- of everyday life; and a sense that every Christmas Eve? Who are times people do trip. they are welcomed by God with they and who invited them? Our little baby Jesus is a carved, open arms no matter who they are. I remember as a kid, that it was on Christmas Eve that I got to sit wooden ﬁgure. But unlike most babies whose arms are swaddled One way that strangers can know that they are welcomed by “Choral Evensong” in the balcony at Christ Church, tightly around their tiny bodies, God is by the welcome we give Beaurepaire, because there was no this baby has his arms wide open. them when they do come to The Anglican Deanery Church choirs of N.D.G. room left in the pews down below. I take him out of his wooden crib church. Putting aside our subtle (or will sing Evensong Like the inn at Bethlehem, our each Christmas Eve and ask the not so subtle) resentment of their on the ﬁrst Sunday in Epiphany, church was packed with visitors children, “What could this possi- presence, we can begin to wel- January 8th, 2006 and travellers from afar, so that the bly mean – this baby with the arms come the strangers in our midst. regulars had to settle for a seat up wide open?” And they answer, And in doing so, we may discover at 4:30 p.m. in the peanut gallery. As a kid, I “He’s welcoming us. All of us are that these are precisely the kind of at St. Thomas Church, thought this was great fun; but as I welcome.” people that Jesus wishes to draw 6897 Somerled Ave. grew older I also came to under- I try to understand more deeply near to himself. The lost and con- stand that these freeloaders, who with each succeeding year, who fused, the lonely and rejected, the The 102 bus, which can be taken from the came in at the end of the year, this Jesus is with the arms wide mildly religious and the slightly Ville Marie Metro station, stops at the door. weren’t genuine Christians – open. And I begin to imagine all intoxicated. There is also ample parking. unlike us who had worked hard at sorts and conditions of people who Jesus invites and welcomes all Following the service, refreshments will be served. being good churchgoers all year will be entering our churches this those people we are typically long. I really began to embody the holiday season. I can see such a uncomfortable with. But what a All are most welcome to join us and we will spirit described in the parable of variety of people: The family who joy it is to discover that in choos- be hoping to see you there. the labourers in the vineyard. has those troubled teenagers; the ing to welcome them, we ﬁnd our- (Check out Matthew 20:1-16) lonely boozer from down the selves in the presence of the Christ Sponsored by The Prayer Book Society of Canada, It’s a great feeling, isn’t it, street; the single mother with her Child who welcomes us all. Montreal Branch knowing that you’re a faithful newborn son (she’s no virgin, the 4 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 Spiritual Direction Finding Peace: in our Diocese an Ignatian (Part XXVIII of a Series) BE STILL and know that I AM GOD: A Loving Invitation Prayer Retreat This ancient exhortation, so place. For true rest, we must not But transcending all these cir- Last February, faithful readers “MY PEACE I GIVE YOU.” familiar to all of us, reminds us of allow ourselves to ﬁll all our time cumstances, Jesus offers a glorious of this column will remember that Father Gallagher is a superb a simple truth: that our relationship with the endless diversions that the promise, uttered to his anxious dis- an article was published with a teacher of different methods of with God demands our attention. It world around us imagines will sat- ciples as part of his marvellous last review of a retreat conducted by prayer, in the Ignatian tradition. cannot be taken for granted; we isfy us. No wonder so many peo- discourse. “Peace I leave with you. Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV. This is really a form of listening allow ourselves to be caught up in ple, seduced by the fallacious My Peace I give you. Not as the This retreat, entitled My Soul prayer, in which we are placing the maelstrom of activity at our promises of our consumer society, world gives. Do not let your hearts Thirsts for You, was attended by a ourselves at the feet of Jesus, wait- peril. If we truly want to serve God are living lives of gnawing disqui- be troubled and do not be afraid.” wide variety of individuals from a ing to hear what it is He has to say with all of our hearts, to love Him et. Simply put, what every single (John l4.27) Indeed, in the two cornucopia of denominations to each of us as individuals in the (and our neighbour) as we are human being that has ever been post resurrection appearances to throughout Quebec and also from separate circumstances of our called to do we need unequivocal- created needs more than anything his disciples described by John in Ottawa and Toronto. We were lives. ly to take time apart to drink else, is to be utterly certain that chapter 20, Jesus’ ﬁrst words are: blessed by the inspired leadership deeply of the living water that He God is REALLY there, and that of this remarkable man, who is so Revitalized and energized “Peace be with you.” A week later, offers us so freely. His Love, for which we thirst so appearing again in the same room, ﬁlled with gentleness and love that Ignatian methods of prayer have We all remember how moved profoundly, does indeed surround Jesus comes and stands among his all who hear him are deeply revitalized and energized Chris- we were by this lovely image that us. Just under the surface, in every disciples. Again he declares touched by his Christ-like person- tians and seekers of God alike, for Jesus gave us in that brief and glo- human heart, there exists a persist- “Peace be with you.” Jesus knows hood. more than four hundred years. rious encounter with the weary and ent and urgent hunger for peace of that this peace of soul is the most In his teaching, Father Gal- This is a very special opportunity worn Samaritan woman at the soul. important gift He can give to us. lagher supplements his own expe- to practise, or indeed learn afresh, well. It speaks to us of the extraor- However, as we tentatively Never in History was this more rel- rience and wisdom with the most these methods of prayer. One of dinary gift of His Spirit, which, reach out to Him, our desire to evant or necessary than it is today. compelling stories of personal the special blessings of these dwelling within us, can inspire, experience authentic relationship encounters between God and some retreats is also the dynamic of indi- guide, comfort and strengthen us with God is perpetually hampered It is an enormous challenge for of the most inﬂuential men and vidual spiritual direction through- through all the varied circum- by the constant interruptions, dis- us in this generation to live as we women over the centuries since the out the weekend, which is avail- stances of our lives. But this is not tractions and temptations that sur- are called to do, as vessels of liv- birth of Christ. It proved to be an able as and when one feels the an automatic gift. We need on our round us. Indeed, the environment ing water: peaceable, gentle, for- inspiring retreat experience, and need to discuss one’s prayer expe- part to seek Him, and to grow in in which we live these days is giving and loving members of our the gift of silence created an envi- rience with someone well versed our knowledge of Him. We re- clearly fertile ground for anxiety society. And this from a centre of ronment deeply conducive to in the matters of the heart and in member Jesus’ injunction, record- and quiet despair. As intelligent steel, rooted and anchored in utter effective interior listening. discerning God’s voice. ed in John chapter l4, to “Abide in and aware persons we are con- conviction, and emboldened by the There is already a very strong vitality of Christ himself. If ever Delighted to announce interest in these two retreats. How- Me, that I may Abide in You” and stantly bombarded with increas- a little further on, “Abide in my ingly devastating scenes of vio- the world needed authentic, true We are delighted to announce ever, we hope to be able to accom- love.” Right now, in the very midst lence and catastrophic natural dis- Christian witness, it is now. This is that in January 2006, Father Gal- modate up to ﬁfty people at each of our busy lives, He continually asters on the global stage. Closer not the time for lukewarm faith. lagher is returning to offer once retreat centre. Registration is ﬁrst and gently calls us. Indeed, he to home, in our own communities We are under an urgent call to again the nourishment of a retreat come ﬁrst served. We do not want invites us to “Come away by your- and families, even within our authentic Christ-like living. We focussing on Prayer. So well sub- anyone not to be able to come selves to a quiet place and rest a churches, we ﬁnd ourselves quick- need to sit at the feet of Jesus, to scribed and received was the because of ﬁnancial constraints. while.” (Mark 6:31) ly entangled with the power strug- give him our full attention. Let us retreat last year, that this time we So if you have an authentic need It only takes a moment of atten- gles engendered by our own respond to his lovely invitation to have asked Father Gallagher to for help in that area, please feel tion to our inner response to this human frailties. It is no easy task come apart and rest a while. Only come for two weekends. The title free to apply for a bursary. You are invitation, for us to realise that we to “Love each other as I have loved He can satisfy the deepest desire of of the two weekends offered, is invited to come and join us. are simply longing for this quiet you.” our souls. Book Review: Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, The Discernment of Spirits – An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living, Crossroad, N.Y., 2005 (210 pages) To people who are unfamiliar with what is called ‘the dis- cernment of spirits’ it is often imagined as some esoteric doc- trine or practice having more to do with remote mystical phe- nomena than with the spiritual experience of ordinary faithful Christians. Over the last forty years we have seen a renewed awareness of the relevance of spiritual discernment in every- day life, and attempts have been made by various religious authors to draw this practice back into mainstream spirituali- ty where it surely belongs. Fr. Tim Gallagher is a well-known retreat master now liv- ing in Boston. Those who have had the opportunity to attend weekend seminars conducted by the author in Montreal over A time to explore a variety of prayer experiences in the Ignatian the last few years will easily recognize in this new book his Tradition, in a peaceful setting with a deeply quiet and restful gentle, patient, and thorough teaching style as he elucidates step by step the ‘Rules for the Discernment of Spirits’ of St. atmosphere, under the gifted teaching of Ignatius of Loyola. This is not a technical book for specialists Father Timothy Gallagher OMV. or scholars, but one aimed at making this venerable set of ‘rules’ a coherent and helpful instrument for anyone who is Weekend retreat in two locations: seeking to grow spiritually. It seeks to combine both accessi- bility and completeness. It makes ample use of examples January 13 – 15 2006 January 20 – 22 2006 drawn from actual spiritual experience, illustrative quotations, Manoir d’Youville l’Ermitage Ste-Croix skilful exposition of the material, and incisive commentary, to Ile St. Bernard 21269 Gouin Blvd. West make the rather bare and laconic language of St. Ignatius (in Chateauguay) (in Pierrefonds) come alive. This book is highly recommended for those persons who For further details and registration, please contact one of the following: are looking for wise and helpful spiritual guidance to apply to Sally Harrington email@example.com / (450-263-7111) their daily lives. Thea Calder firstname.lastname@example.org / (514-935-0638) Note: Fr. Gallagher will be conducting two weekend retreats Lucinda Lyman email@example.com on the experience of prayer in the Ignatian Tradition: Jan.13- 15 at Manoir d’Youville in Chateauguay; Jan. 22-22 at l’Er- Melanie Bailey (514-939-0967) mitage in Pierrefonds. For more information, call 935-0368 or 939-0967. December 2005 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – 5 Introducing The Rev’d Jim McDermott Arriving in Montreal from the Diocese of Long Island, the Rev’d Jim McDermott has been serving as interim priest at the churches of All Saints, Deux-Montagnes and St. James, Rosemere. Born in Queen’s County, New York City, he lived there through his completion of high school, then relocated to Long Island where he attended the State Uni- versity. After earning an under- graduate degree in political sci- ence and history, McDermott be- gan a career in social work in Suf- folk County, New York. (Suffolk County is located on Long Island). He earned as well an MSW (Mas- ters Degree in Social Work). After several years as a social worker in the employ of the State of New York, where he focussed on prevention and protection of children in dysfunctional families, McDermott began to feel “a grad- ment, begun just a few weeks after that of demographics; the Episco- ual call to the priesthood”. Encour- retirement from his secular work pal Church he ﬁnds formed of a agement came from, among oth- for the State of New York. more concentrated body of profes- CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ers, an Episcopal (Anglican) McDermott and his family are sional people such as teachers, Advent – Christmas – Epiphany Services 2005/6 Priest, a field work supervisor no strangers to Montreal or to east- doctors and lawyers, whereas here from General Seminary, who was ern Canada. In fact he and his wife the composition of our congrega- First Sunday of Advent, November 27 serving an interim ministry in had already established a home tions is more widespread across 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist McDermott’s home parish. While here. It was in 1994 that the Mc- the social spectrum. 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist continuing in his social work, in Dermott family were becoming The word ‘vestry’ also refers to 4:00 p.m. A Procession with Lessons and Carols for Advent 1983, McDermott began theologi- “unhappy with life in the United two different concepts. In the Epis- with the Cathedral Choirs cal studies at a local diocesan the- States” and began to think of copal Church the Vestry is an ological school set up speciﬁcally Canada. Several annual holidays ongoing body of lay people who Second Sunday of Advent, December 4 for late vocations and to serve as a were spent in the Maritimes and in form the Corporation with the 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist venue for community-building. Ontario. Then, when it became Rector, an average of 7 to 11 peo- 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist Deaconed in 1989, he served as time for their daughter (Mairi) to ple who are in charge of the phys- 4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong a transitional Deacon at St. Jude, attend university, she chose Cana- ical plant and the fundraising. In Saturday, December 10 Wantagh, Long Island. da in order to have a different cul- addition both wardens are elected Following his priesting in June tural experience. After visiting the by the congregation. Whereas our 5:00 p.m. Messiah Sing-Along 1990, McDermott accepted a posi- University of Toronto and Car- Anglican governing body is just Members of the audience with The Cathedral Singers, tion at St. Anselm’s, Shoreham, leton, Mairi decided upon McGill. three and the Vestry is called only Soloists & Orchestra Long Island. He was at that time a In fact the whole family fell in love annually unless a critical issue Third Sunday of Advent, December 11 worker-priest, transferring from with Montreal so much so that arises. “Perhaps a smaller body is 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist his position as social worker to the they purchased a condo a few more efﬁcient; [however] gover- 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist Probation Department. Here he years ago, so that after retirement nance with a larger body spreads 4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong became a probation ofﬁcer, and their new home would be waiting. out the responsibility”, McDer- later a supervisor, specializing in Asked about his two parishes, mott notes. Wednesday, December 14 work with alcohol and drug addict- McDermott relates that, coinciden- As a pastime McDermott im- 12:30 p.m. Christmas Carol Sing-Along with the Bishop and ed offenders. An intensive pro- tally, both churches celebrated 50 merses himself in traditional Patrick Wedd gramme was speciﬁcally designed years of worship in their respective Celtic music, an interest born of to offer a last choice at reform for buildings in the fall of this year. [It being a second generation Ameri- Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18 probationers before their being is] he says, “interesting to see the can wishing to reconnect with his 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist sent back to prison. “I really familiar patterns [in] the optimism roots. A musician himself, he 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist & Christmas Pageant enjoyed that; I made some pretty of the post-war years where the plays, among other instruments, by the Sunday School significant programme changes Church (in both Canada and the the concertina, mandolin, guitar, 4:00 p.m. A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas that really increased the effective- U.S.) made the same decisions, banjo, tin whistle and Scottish The Choir of Trebles and Adults ness of the programme. I left feel- [that is] to move churches into small pipe. He takes pleasure in ing pretty well about my work neighbourhoods in the suburbs. … playing in ad hoc sessions with Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve there”, McDermott says. It’s interesting to ﬁnd myself in fellow musicians. One aspect of 12 noon Eucharistie (en français) Communauté du His training in interim ministry these two churches that are in his ministry in Long Island was an Rédempteur stretched from the fall of 2004 neighbourhoods”. annual Celtic Spirituality Retreat 5:00 p.m. The Lessons and Carols for Christmas through to the spring of 2005. He continues, “The ﬁrst church I in which McDermott brought with The Cathedral Singers When asked about his attraction to served in as deacon was right in together the two disciplines of 11:00 p.m. Procession, Blessing of the Crib and interim ministry, McDermott re- the middle of the neighbourhood; Celtic spirituality and music for Choral Eucharist sponds, “I was attracted to interim you could drive by on the main exploration and workshop analy- Celebrant: The Right Revd Barry Clarke work because of my background in drag and not realize there was an sis. Preacher: The Very Revd Michael J. Pitts social work. Interim ministry calls Episcopal Church there unless you Cooking is also a kind of hobby, for these kinds of skills. It’s a min- happened to see the little sign. Not a pleasurable endeavour born of Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day istry of intervention, rather than a like driving into a town or village necessity. Of particular delight are 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist long term ministry. That had an or city where the church was there the Italian and Cajun cuisines. 10:00 a.m. Choral Family Eucharist, Children’s Address appeal to me. … And the idea that and you could see them. It was He is married to wife Veronica, by The Dean every couple of years [one will] be interesting to see two totally dif- whom he met and wed while at the Sunday, January 1, Christmas I in a new place. There’s going to be ferent cultures (Canada and the State University in Long Island. 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist a wave of retirements very soon; U.S.) having a similar reaction to She had a career in teaching, retir- 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist it’s started already, so I think inter- the move to the suburbs after the ing as a supervisor in that ﬁeld. im ministry is an important min- war”. They have two grown children, Sunday, January 8, Epiphany istry at this time in the Church”. There are also differences he both of whom currently live in 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist The two churches he is serving notes between the modus operandi Brooklyn, Liam (Irish Gaelic 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist now, beginning January 2005, are of Episcopal and Anglican name) and Mairi (Scots Gaelic 4:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols for Epiphany McDermott’s ﬁrst interim place- Churches. One difference being name). Joan Shanks 6 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 The Diocesan Archives Quiz WHITTERINGS A column by Fr Edward Simonton, OGS “And they heard the sound of makes it difﬁcult to be ourselves. It the Lord God walking in the gar- makes it difﬁcult to accept love den in the cool of the day, and the and therefore difﬁcult to love any- man and his wife hid themselves one else. from the presence of the Lord God “You can’t get any popcorn, among the trees of the garden. But child. The machine is out of order. the Lord God called to the man, See, there is a sign on the and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ machine.” But he didn’t under- And he said, ‘I heard the sound of stand. After all, he had the desire, Thee in the garden, and I was and he had the money, and he afraid because I was naked: and I could see the popcorn in the hid myself.’ ” machine. And yet somehow, some- The Book of Genesis 2. 8-10 where, something was wrong This summer I went to my old because he couldn’t get the pop- parish church of St Michael and corn. All Saints in Edinburgh where I “The boy walked back with his had been a parishioner for many mother, and he wanted to cry. And years. The Sunday I visited, the Lord, I too felt like weeping, guest preacher was The Rt. Rev’d weeping for people who have Douglas Cameron, the Sometime become locked in jammed, broken, Lord Bishop of Argyll and the machines ﬁlled with goodness that Isles (a Diocese which boasts not other people need, and want and For this second mystery photo, and as a Christmas gift, I decided to choose an easier only two British Cathedrals but yet never come to enjoy, because photograph. Easier because, thanks to the presence of Bishop Dixon, we know that the also notable ones: the smallest somehow, somewhere, something snapshot was taken between 1943-1962. I invite you, once again, to send me information (Millport; The Islands) and the has gone wrong inside.” Andre about this photograph: when, who, where? As usual, please send all relevant information to: ugliest (Oban; Argyll). He preach- Aneia ed on this passage and it forms the Sometimes those who hide can 1444, Union Avenue, Montréal, QC H3A 2B8 or firstname.lastname@example.org. basis of this short meditation. become very good at it. Richard On behalf of the Diocesan Archives, I wish you a happy Holiday Season. It is said that one of the hardest Holloway, when he was Lord things in the world is just to be Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus Sophie Lemercier, Assistant Diocesan Archivist yourself. To put it in a more Chris- of the Scottish Episcopal Church, tian language: one of the hardest once said to me that I had rather things is to accept that you are sealed my own fate. I was sitting already loved by God. We believe talking to him in his living room theologically that we are loved by about something (probably some God. It is the central tenet of our minor ecclesiological concern concept of the Atonement and foreshadowing the end of the Redemption. The Tranfigurative Church that I had come to see him realisation of this is quite another about) when he stopped me in mid matter. It is difﬁcult to accept emo- sentence (rather a feat in itself) and tionally that we are loved just as just looked at me for a long time. we are. Our instinct is to hide Then he said something like, “the among the trees. We know we are point of masks is for people to see naked and we are ashamed. through them and start to pry them I have often thought that damna- off. Your mask is too clever. You tion occurs not because God will use yourself as your mask. When not look upon us with compassion you use the truth to keep others at and forgiveness but that we will be bay they will never be able to see unable to accept it. When we are the mask and can not rip it off.” finally in the presence of the That day he saw me, and saw me Almighty we will be totally over- with eyes of compassion. It was an come with shame by our weak- important event for me to see ness, dirtiness and unworthiness, myself through his eyes if only for our nakedness. Those who have a moment. I have always loved not learned trust and submission, him for that. I had learned to be faith, will be unable to raise our clever and analytical and to hide eyes to meet His. We will choose behind the illusion of self knowl- to remain hidden among the trees. edge and profundity. I believe in a rough idea of the “Anyone can whistle, that’s doctrine of Purgatory, the place of what they say – easy. Anyone can puriﬁcation. It is that time (a use- whistle any old day-easy. I can less concept of chronos within the slay a dragon I can read Greek – realm of eternity or God’s time – easy. I can dance the tango any old kairos) that we come to trust and week – easy. What’s hard comes purify ourselves enough to raise simple, what’s natural comes hard. our eyes in Humility to the eyes of So maybe you can show me how to Love itself and accept Salvation. let go, lower my guard, learn to be Archbishop Michael Ramsey, for- free. Maybe if you whistle, whistle mer Archbishop of Canterbury and for me.” Stephen Sondheim unofﬁcial Anglican Saint, said that The entire time that we are hid- hell must exist because of the Doc- den among the trees the Lord is trine of Free Will, but that he was calling to each of us, “Where are doubtful that there was actually you?”. He waits for all eternity for anybody there. Instead he believed us to come out and face him. How that the naked were all waiting the frightening and yet how beautiful. time when they could accept their The courage to come out of hiding nakedness and accept God’s love is, for many of us, the goal of the for them and come out from spiritual life. All of our life’s expe- among the trees. The parallels with rience is training for this great the Parable of the Prodigal Son are enterprise. All love is training for obvious. acceptance of the great love. All This shame in our own naked- relationships a reﬂection of that ness belies us at every corner. It one great relationship. We fear the makes us stiff and careful, ungen- voice in the garden calling to us uine and detached. It makes spon- but even more we fear that we will taneity difﬁcult and in time leads not be able to answer it. So day by to the calciﬁcation of the heart. day we try again and again to These are the stone hearts the pluck up the nerve to creep out of Prophet Ezekiel speaks of. It continued on the next page December 2005 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – 7 West Island Women’s Retreats Most of us have heard the ex- and preoccupied that we often pression “Silence is Golden.” The don’t take the time to be alone West Island Women’s Retreats rec- with God and to listen and hear ognize this and, for the past 35 what God is asking of us. years, have offered a silent retreat The silence on these retreats is on two separate weekends every silence in community, meaning winter. Unlike past years, however, that we still manage, wordlessly, to the 2006 retreats will take place in be there for one another, to hold a different location, this time on each other up and to be open to a the beautiful and peaceful grounds spiritual connection that happens of the Cistercian Abbey in Rouge- only in the silence. Please do not mont. let it worry you. On this weekend, On the weekends of Feb. 17-19 you will be prayed for and shep- and March 10-12, the Brothers of herded. The spiritual director will the Abbey will welcome up to 25 offer appointments for those who women of all Christian denomi- are feeling a particular burden or nations. These weekends are guid- need to discern what God is trying ed and structured, with designated to say to them. Also, the commit- gathering times, meal times and tee members will always be on several talks given by the spiritual hand to address any other concerns director. There is also ample free you may have. In any event, you time in which to read, pray, walk will be cared for, leaving you time May Conﬁrmation in the Parishes of St. Ignatius and La Nativité, from left to right, The Rev. Canon the Abbey grounds – even catch a to listen for that still, small voice Yves Joseph, Jason Graham Catel, Prycilla Polinice Suffrard, Ricardo Berlus, Nathanael Berlus, Bishop much needed afternoon nap! that we so often miss. Barry Clarke, Vladimir Bastien Bercy, Whitney Maxime Alabré, the Rev. Nathanael Saint-Pierre and You may think you will be un- Come, join us and see for your- Austin Barry Catel. able to maintain the silence from self that Silence really is golden. Friday night to Sunday afternoon. For dates and directors, please see by the Québec Religious Heritage (and other more interesting com- You may be fearful or consider this notice elsewhere in this edition, or Future... Foundation, the Montreal Heritage ments). I have learned a lot about a huge challenge, and you would pick up a brochure in your home continued from page 1 not be the ﬁrst (and probably not church, or call Emily Edgley at Council, the Canadian Chair in church preservation and I hope the last) to feel this way. But our 514-453-7985. church that is no longer in use or to Urban Heritage at the UQAM and that the church administrators God is gracious and loving and Elizabeth Glasgow give it a second vocation? Which Concordia University. within the Diocese will be assisted longs to speak to our hearts in that St. George’s Church new vocation: A library? A bar? Although most of the confer- to be creative in their future silence. Some of us are so busy Condominiums? About 60 speak- ence was about Roman Catholic efforts. ers from over the world, including churches, the Anglican representa- Sophie Lemercier, Quebec, gave their point of view tives often took the microphone to Assistant Diocesan Archivist West Island Trinity Memorial Church on these questions. People agreed say: “Hello, we are existing too!” about the importance of having Women’s Retreats ADVENT most of the churches remain viable. The problem is where to West Island Women’s Retreats will be held for PRAYER ﬁnd the money to do such a thing. the year 2006 on the BREAKFAST The most popular way seems to be to have partial use of the church following dates: with guest speaker: buildings, as the Church of St. February 17-19, 2006 Dr. Michael Kay, James the Apostle in Montreal is Spiritual Director Director of the N.D.G. about to do. Consultation between Rev. John Morrell Food Depot the parishes, local community March 10-12, 2006 groups, neighbours and heritage Come and join us in fellowship groups seems also a good thing to Spiritual Director and renewed community spirit. do to arrive at the best decision Rev. Karen Chalk Date: about the new use. Partners for Retreats will be held at Saturday, December 3, 2005 Sacred Places, a Philadelphia- The Cistercian Abbey based organization, has produced Time: 471 Principale St. several brochures and kits to help from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Rougement, P.Q. church administrators with these Place: Trinity Memorial new issues. Please visit their web- To register pick up a Church Hall registration form from your site at: www.sacredplaces.org. 2146 Marlowe Avenue, The symposium was organized Photo from the archives. church or call Emily Edgley at N.D.G., Montreal 514-453-7985 Accessibility: Métro Vendôme, Bus #24, continued from the previous page 37, 90, 102, 104, 105, 124 the foliage and go to Him. Donation: $8.00 I end with a quote that has unfortunately become something Info: (514) 484-3102; of a cliché for many in the church Margaret (450) 698-2780; because of its overuse in the 70’s Sheila (514) 364-1157 by a certain type of cleric. Howev- er I will risk it. IT is the words of the Skin Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit. The Trinity “ ‘What is real?’ Asked the rab- bit. ‘Does it happen all at once, or Memorial bit by bit?’ ‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the skin horse, ‘You Church Choir become. It takes a long time. (and friends) That’s why it doesn’t happen to presents their annual people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the Christmas time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your Concert and eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But Carol Sing these things don’t matter at all, Sunday, December 18, because once you are real you 6:00 p.m. Conﬁrmation – St. George, Granby: Fifty people attended the Conﬁrmation service in Granby on can’t be ugly, except to those peo- at Trinity Memorial Church September 16th, presided over by Bishop Barry Clarke. Seven young people were conﬁrmed, from left ple who don’t understand.’” 5220 Sherbrooke W., to right, Simon Dansereau, Sarah Dansereau, the Rev. Robert Ramsay, Shayne Crawford, Liam Edward Simonton OGS Montreal Standish, Bishop Barry Clarke, Darien Crawford, Jordon Crawford and Justin Standish. A luncheon was Priest of the Oratory of the $10 donation requested served in the church hall, following the service. Congratulations to the conﬁrmands and thanks to the Good Shepherd people who helped to prepare them. 8 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 The Anglican Diocese of Montreal, called to be a ministry faithful to God’s action in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, true to the Gospel and spiritually alive in prayer, worship and service, is reaching out in evangelism and mission and is growing in ministry, energy and numbers. Thinking Planning Listening Praying Photos of strategic planning discussions taken on Corporations Day December 2005 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – 9 Mile-End Community Mission As 2005 nears its end, we ﬁnd made by both clients and staff of ourselves reﬂecting on our many the mission. Lubo, a client for the struggles, accomplishments, joys, past ten years, spoke from the and transitions of the past year. We heart about how he sees Roslyn’s have striven to ensure the survival dedication; of our mission this year through “For Roslyn increased fundraising efforts such The Reverend Roslyn Macgre- as selling bricks, open house days gor has passed 10 years at the in June, several bazaars, and a Mile End mission with us. We cele- fundraising dinner. brate this event with joy and satis- Another important event that faction with her work here. took place this year was a 10th Ros (as she is fondly known at Anniversary celebration for our the Mission) helps the poor in Director, Rev. Roslyn Macgregor, every way she can at the Mission. on November 5th. The day com- She is charitable and her charity menced with a puppet-making has deeply affected the people who workshop for children. Christiane, come to the Mission. a local Mile-End artist from “L’U- I am proud of what Roslyn has nivers de Marion,” kindly donated done for people at the Mission. her time, talent, and supplies to Ros’s kindness is a welcome to teach a dozen children how to poor people, and her social con- make puppets step by step. The science is great. Her personality workshop produced a dozen beau- has won over many hearts at the tiful and unique puppets, and just Mission. as many happy kids. We thank Roslyn for her work Then, following a buffet lunch, here, and urge her to remain with Jackie Pierce offered her musical us for many more years. Plenty of talent, as did Bob Bergner and his honour is due to Ros, as she brings Revelation Choir, who engaged grace with her wherever she goes. the guests in song. They both paid Most importantly I feel that a beautiful and touching tribute to Roslyn Macgregor has done her Ros through song. best to help bridge the social gap The Rev. Ros Macgregor, the Mission’s Director, blowing out “10” candles celebrating the 10th an- Presentations to Ros were then between the poor and the rich. niversary. Also, Roslyn helps our small com- You can help us to make Christ- munity in a spiritual way, and is a mas a time of greater joy for many modern religious person. At Mass who suffer the daily effects of we have a chance to worship God poverty. Here are some of the ways with Roslyn, in a really friendly, you can help: intimate, and informal way. • A gift of $25.00 would buy a Roslyn works from her heart turkey or other food for the outwards, and has given the Mis- Christmas Dinner. Any ﬁnancial sion everything she can. We are donation, large or small, would thankful to Ros, and cherish her be used towards our Christmas deeply. needs. Thank you dear Ros.” • A donation of non-perishable Other kind words came from food would help ﬁll our Christ- Andrée, one of the founding staff mas baskets. The larger, better- members of the Mission; known, organizations receive much of the available food and “When I ﬁrst met Roslyn, she ﬁnancial resources. We depend was quiet as a mouse, but funny. on churches and individuals to With her courage and strong deter- help us. mination she made the mission what it is today. We all worked • Simple gifts for adults (special together and that’s why we grew to soaps or creams, shaving cream, love and respect her.” socks, etc.) are given with the Christmas baskets, or are used to Another staff member, Caroline, ﬁll stockings for those individu- spoke of what she has learned als or families who would not from Roslyn over the years; otherwise receive gifts at Christ- Jackie Pierce and Bob Bergner in tuneful harmony. “I appreciate Roslyn as a pio- mas. neer at the mission. I am a pioneer • We provide a Christmas bonus too, but in a different area. Ros is to staff that work so hard as vol- a specialized communicator, deal- unteers all year. ing with problems, or difﬁcult peo- • A special Epiphany community ple. So I sit back, and I watch her, supper is served in January if we and I am amazed at how she is receive enough funds. doing it, and I learn from her. Several parishes are already Sometimes, when I try to commu- committed to being Santa’s elves nicate things, people get angry at in providing new toys for the chil- me. By watching Ros, I am learn- dren, so this is a less urgent need. ing and improving my own com- Any contribution you can make munication skills. Ros is widening to support the mission as Christ- my window of possibilities. So mas approaches would be received Thank You Ros, for pioneering at with joy and thanks. the Mission in human relation- Although our future is still quite ships!” uncertain, we remain hopeful that All in all, it was a wonderful day we can continue to carry out our and a well-deserved tribute to mission statement in 2006, which Roslyn. is: To create a safe and welcoming Presently, with Christmas on its community which meets the prac- way, we are now busy preparing tical, emotional, and spiritual for our annual Christmas Dinner needs of those who most need it in on December 11th. We provide a the district of Mile End. delicious turkey dinner for approx- May the peace and joy of Ad- imately 250 neighbourhood peo- vent and Christmas be yours. ple. We are also collecting food for the 125 plus Christmas Baskets Nancy Favron which are distributed to those in Ofﬁce Manager need. Mile-End Community Mission Christiane and the puppet makers. 10 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 Pension Meeting Fails to Attract Members A Good Surprisingly few present and the soundness and growth of the to be protected as they are trans- to be total and permanent, and so Blessing future beneﬁciaries of this Dio- cese’s Pension Plan came to a meeting designed to inform them fund necessary for their future financial support in retirement. Archdeacon Lorne Tardy praised ferred to the National Plan; • the interests of spouses will be protected as well; was rarely used. On the other hand, the National Church has an LTD in place (more comprehen- and a of the health of the assets of the Plan and the ramiﬁcations of its those involved in the investment management of the fund. • Montreal members should expect to see a substantial rise in their sive than our present one), but it stands outside their pension plan. Strong absorption into the National Church Plan. Next to speak was the Plan’s Actuary, Sébastien Cliche, who pensions as a result of the merg- er; Because of Provincial Government (Quebec) regulations, if Montreal Leash Former Comptroller David reviewed the process of merging • there may or may not be future members wish to join the National Blunt brought encouraging news with the General Synod Plan. He increases depending on how the LTD, active members under the All things were bright and in the presentation of the yearly began by describing the state of National Plan functions; age of 65 years must give a 100% beautiful on Sunday, October ﬁnancial report. The total portfolio pension plans in Canada, 70% of • the accretions will be protected consent for this transfer. Ballots 2nd, when pets and their own- of 2004 was $19,464,671, rising which he found are in danger of as well on deferred pensions; for this vote are expected to be cir- ers gathered on the lawn of St. from a 2003 total of $18,035,641. being unable to meet future needs • for active members, the merger culated to local members in the Paul, Lachine, to commemorate At the end of September 2005, the of the contributors. In contrast, means that all conditions of the near future. the life of St. Francis of Assisi total worth of the assets was 21.3 ours is in a very favourable posi- pension are either maintained or After the merger, any surplus with a service of Blessing of million dollars. In 2004, the gain tion, having at present a solvency improved; funds will be used to reduce the the Animals. The Rev. Tim in investments totalled $1,423,363, rate of 110%. • each year participants will accu- RRSP of Montreal members. Wiebe reminded the gathering as opposed to the 2003 ﬁgure of As to the coming merger, which mulate an additional layer of of the importance of animals in $1,205.942. The fund’s expenses will take effect on January 1st, pension based on their yearly Next steps God’s creation, and led in a also rose by some $20,000. 2006, there will be some changes stipend (pension sum continues November – a notice will go out prayer attributed to Albert Members generally expressed which affect all members: to be conditional on salary); to members regarding the LTD Schweitzer; a prayer which satisfaction and relief to hear of • members’ pensions will continue • there will be an increase in pen- provisions. intercedes for animals that are overworked, underfed, and cru- elly treated, lost, deserted, frightened or hungry – a prayer for compassion, gentle hands and kindly words. Music was provided by Sara Creighton Wiebe with a keyboard as all joined in “God Sees the Little Sparrow Fall” and “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. The Rev. Mr. Wiebe proceed- ed to bless the animals. Cats were mostly in cages, dogs on leashes. It was rumoured that a United Church dog sneaked in and received an Anglican bless- ing. Then there was the German Shepherd who had to be put into solitary for unruly behav- iour. He maintained his inno- cence; he was only trying to be friendly. After the service the animals enjoyed treats while their own- ers and friends spent time socializing in the shade of the Archdeacon Lorne Tardy, member of the clergy pension fund. David Blunt, chair of the clergy pension fund. oaks on the church lawn. sion contributions; December – notices regarding Printed with permission of • all beneﬁts accrued by Montreal Pension Plan changes. ‘Tempo’, Brome Lake Notice to recipients of the Montreal Anglican members up to the merger will be January – active members ... 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And, the Steeple” series, I would like ther passed away, felt that I should teachings of Jesus, and then asked can only imagine, but my life to of course, we all know the worst- to share with you a little of my be proud of my more immediate them to respond to the best of their date certainly seems to have case scenario when, without a personal history, and then to historic legacy, and so at every op- ability. Apparently they all yelled unfolded in response to this early “map” or spiritual director, a tragi- frame it in the larger context portunity she regaled me with tales out with one voice: “Crucify him!” invocation. cally isolated individual succeeds of what it means to me as a of my forebears and their adven- Needless to say this biblically So it was that in 1975, as I sat in actually taking their own life. Christian of indigenous tures in a world that to me seemed inspired sentence was not carried with a gun in my hand and suicide As medical intuitive Caroline Canadian descent. like a story book come alive. Un- out! as my plan, I spontaneously utter- Myss discovered in her study of beknownst to my mother, she By the time I was of school age, ed a desperate prayer begging God Christian mysticism and schizo- In the days when I was young, (I taught me to count and speak a few my parents had moved to Saska- to send me some kind of help, if phrenia, it is not uncommon for celebrated my 60th birthday in phrases in the Cree language. I toon, and my contact with my indeed there was any, because I thoughts of suicide to arise in the August of 2005) the term “Metis” thrilled to her accounts of my fam- grandmother was reduced to holi- had come to the end of my re- life of a mystic with the realization was normally applied only to indi- ily’s dealings with characters such days and special occasions. I even- sources and my hope. There then that everything human must fail in viduals of indigenous and French as Big Bear and Chief Mistiwassis, tually left home as a high school followed a succession of events order for the divine to be fully ancestry. In my case, my “Native” of exciting moments during the drop out in the late 1960s and set too personal to disclose in this revealed. In the aboriginal world, a blood came through my mother’s Riel Rebellion when my grandfa- out into the world to “seek my for- public forum. Sufﬁce it to say that similar process is described by side of the family which bore the ther had acted as a scout, and of tune.” I travelled here and there for immediately, and seemingly mir- Michael Harner in The Way of the name of McKay, and many years with a kind aculously, I was put in contact with Shaman, wherein the aspiring sprang from a mixture of of unrest deep in my a married couple, both psychother- shaman must ﬁrst learn to “erase Cree and Celtic intermar- I travelled here and there for soul, always feeling that apists and committed Christians, his personal history” before being riage. I knew little of my many years with a kind of I was searching for whom I consider to be the ﬁrst of able to enter the transcendent father’s Scottish and something, yet I could many spiritual parents who have dimensions. British side of the family unrest deep in my soul, always never quite put my ﬁn- led me, often kicking and scream- So, as it was and is in my case, since he passed away feeling that I was searching ger on what it was. I had ing, along the path of my own spir- the initial spiritual awakening, and when I was fairly young, immersed myself deeply itual awakening. I now recognize also subsequent awakenings to so most of the knowledge for something, yet I could in the various social cur- this process as a direct answer to higher levels of understanding, are of my cultural heritage rents of the time, includ- prayer and a tangible conﬁrmation often preceded by intense suffer- came through the stories never quite put my ﬁnger ing the era of the folk of the seed of faith that had always ing of one kind or another, and and teachings of my on what it was. singers, the hippie been within me, struggling to ultimately lead to the inner death mother and her parents movement, the inﬂux of emerge from the darkness to the of a false self and a closer identiﬁ- who grew up in La Ronge, a large- colourful social events connected Eastern spirituality, the drug coun- light. cation with the I AM that is eternal ly Native community in Northern with the seasonal treaty parties. I terculture, and the wild life of I share this chapter of my life and more firmly rooted in the Saskatchewan. learned how to make pemmican nightclubs and underground history with you because I know Kingdom of Heaven within. In this My mother was one of the ﬁrst and bannock, to identify the vari- music, sex and rock and roll. I that in essence, it is a story similar way we transform our temporary mixed blood children to be born ous components of a dog team har- protested against this and that, but to that of many of my First Nations suffering into the incorruptible with a light skin in this rather iso- ness, and to recognize the different never seemed to ﬁnd anything that and Inuit brothers and sisters. It is treasure of joy, peace, and love that lated area, and her name in the furs brought in from the trap lines encouraged me to settle down and a story of how the loss of identity cannot be taken from us. This is Cree language was “Wapakatic.” and their value. I heard of near take root in something that and a deep sense of shame about my message, whether it be for an This is my phonetic version of her brushes with death when my required a real commitment to an ancestry that roots us in the individual or a collective, a Native Cree name, and the translation into grandmother’s dog team took her myself or another human being. earth itself, can reverberate within or a non-Native. The way out of English would be: “child with the off course and the sled broke By the time my 30th year of life the unconscious of individuals and suffering is to fully embrace it, to white forehead”. My mother’s through thin ice, of giving birth was approaching I found myself isolate us from ourselves and from accept it, to go through it, and to father ran the Hudson Bay trading with only the skilled attendance of very unhappy, very discouraged, our relationship with all of cre- learn from it. In other words to post in La Ronge and my grand- the Cree midwives, of shooting the ﬁlled with despair and contemplat- ation. It can eventually occlude the really practise loving whomever or mother worked at the Anglican treacherous Nistowiak rapids in a ing the most painless way to end purpose and meaning of our lives whatever appears as your “enemy.” mission school where my mother birch bark canoe with my grandfa- my miserable existence. This, for me, is the received her early education. The ther at the helm, and of the poten- In order to understand WAY OF THE CROSS: family moved south to Prince cy of traditional medicine when no what happened next, I The way out of suffering is to enlightenment through Albert, Saskatchewan, during my “white” medicine was available. think I need to explain fully embrace it, to accept it, suffering. mother’s teenage years in order to She eventually bestowed upon me that from my earliest In the next issue of enroll her in high school there. many beautiful and historic tradi- years I have always felt a to go through it, and to learn this newsletter I will Since she had little experience in tional artifacts belonging to my keen awareness of my from it. In other words to continue my discus- any social context other than a grandfather, which I treasure to own spirituality. I was for- sion, using a model that native community of the time, it this day. ever having conversations really practise loving maps the spiritual was decided that it would be wise I recall one humorous story that with God and was an process in four themes. to place her in the Roman Catholic my grandmother loved to tell active member in my whomever or whatever The first being the convent under the tutelage of the about an event that occurred at the home parish of All Saints appears as your “enemy.” awakening of aware- Sisters of Sion, where she could mission school in La Ronge. A Anglican Church in ness, followed by a integrate more gradually into her young student by the name of Saskatoon. Any church building and ﬁnally extinguish even the will time of inquiry and exploration of new environment. Simon Morasti had become fasci- was a second home for me and I to live itself. What is most impor- one’s personal “story”, then a time It did not take long for my moth- nated by the ticking sound of a could recite the Roman Catholic tant for us as Christians to recog- of transpersonal expansion, and er to realize that in order to be pocket watch owned by one of the Mass in Latin as well as I could nize and to understand is that a ﬁnally the experience of transcen- accepted as a socially eligible teaching staff. One day he crept praise the Lord at the local Salva- similar process of identity loss is dence. I will explore these themes young woman in this new situa- into her room and secretly took the tion Army Citadel. I even con- also essential to the experience of in the context of similarities and tion, it would be wise not to be watch from her drawer and was in structed a chapel in my bedroom true spiritual rebirth. The death of differences between Native and identiﬁed as what in those days the process of examining it when where I would pretend I was a the “ego” and its worldly identity non-Native worldviews. Until then was known as a “half breed”, and, he heard the unexpected footsteps priest singing the ofﬁces to the comes in as many forms as there I wish you many blessings on this since her skin was much lighter of someone approaching. In a usually unwilling congregation of are personalities, and in many our inward journey home. than her other relatives, this moment of panic he ﬂed the room. the family pets. In retrospect I can cases suicidal thoughts mistakenly Bevan Skerratt proved to be a decision that Realizing he still had the watch in see that I was becoming quite accompany the inner death that worked. So it was that in later his possession he dropped it adept at transcending the increas- precedes the emergence of the true Bevan Skerratt M.Ed, OACCPP, years, after her marriage and my through a hole in the ice of the ing unhappiness of my personal Self. Something has to die in order is the founding director of the appearance on the scene as yet nearby lake. Simon, being an hon- life by ascending to the lofty for new life to take its place. In this Urban Aboriginal Medicine another family member bearing lit- est lad, soon confessed to his mis- regions of premature communion mainstream culture that denies Fellowship (UAMF). He is tle resemblance to my indigenous demeanour and the watch was with the Saints. This spiritually death and is protected from any currently presenting on the theme ancestors, she felt it to be in my retrieved, though no longer with precocious bent was no doubt her- direct relationship with the cycles “Beyond Cowboys and Indians” best interest to form my identity the ability to tick. The school prin- alded by an early incident in my of the natural world, spiritual to interested congregations in with as little information as possi- cipal decided that this would be an grade 5 class when our teacher emergence is often unnecessarily and around Montreal. A CD of ble about this aspect of our family excellent opportunity to reinforce asked us what we would request if turned into spiritual emergency. his spiritual music is available history. Being an avid reader, she some of the moral and spiritual a good fairy were to grant us one Rather than facilitating the spiritu- through the Diocesan Book set about exposing me to the more teachings of the mission, and so wish. After my fellow students had al awakening of an individual by Room. He may be contacted distant world of medieval England gathered together all the students gone through the age appropriate supporting the process of the inner for engagements at and my Celtic roots which she to participate in deciding upon a list of new bicycles and trips to death, the potential of the moment email@example.com hoped would adequately nourish just consequence for Simon’s Disneyland, I piped up and is pathologized, drugs are pre- 12 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 Council of General Synod Residential Schools Agreement is ‘Good News’ for Everyone, appoints new General Secretary Primate Says The Anglican Council of Gener- tion follows a lengthy and compli- 2004 and 2001 and is currently a The recent announcement of a claims of physical or sexual abuse al Synod has approved the Pri- cated search process that involved member of the Financial Manage- comprehensive agreement on in residential schools. The agree- mate’s nomination of the Interim interviews by a special search com- ment and Development Commit- native residential schools issues is ment called for the church to pay Executive Ofﬁcer from the Dio- mittee with national representation, tee. He served as a parish priest in good news for the Anglican 30 per cent of awards and the gov- cese of Ontario who is also an the presentation of a short list of Toronto, Scarborough and Belle- Church and good news for Cana- ernment 70 per cent. expert on stewardship to the posi- candidates to the Primate, Arch- ville, Ont., before moving to the da’s indigenous people, Archbish- However, under the terms of the tion of General Secretary. bishop Andrew Hutchison, and the synod ofﬁce of the Diocese of op Andrew Hutchison, Primate of agreement announced today, the Archdeacon Michael F. Pollesel, Primate’s submission of one name Ontario in Kingston, Ont. the Anglican Church of Canada Roman Catholic Church, while it 56, who described his diocesan for conﬁrmation by the Council of In a vision statement he wrote says. agrees to fund healing and recon- duties as similar “on a smaller General Synod (CoGS.) CoGS is when he applied for the General Archbishop Hutchison hailed ciliation programmes, is not re- scale” to the responsibilities of the the church’s highest legislative Secretary’s position, Archdeacon Ottawa’s promise of generous quired to pay any compensation. General Secretary, will succeed body in years when the General Pollesel said his two principal compensation for people who at- Archbishop Hutchison said that Archdeacon Jim Boyles who Synod itself does not meet. goals in the position would be to tended the Indian Residential ﬁnal ratiﬁcation of the measures retired last summer. Among other duties, the Gener- enhance links between the General Schools and said the Anglican announced by Ottawa today is still The General Secretary of Gen- al Secretary also serves as the sec- Synod and dioceses and to rebuild church remains committed to its several months away. Until then, eral Synod is the church’s chief retary of General Synod and its the morale of General Synod staff work in healing and reconciliation he said, the terms of the original operating ofﬁcer responsible for Council and as liaison between the which has been bruised by the res- with indigenous people. Anglican agreement are still in the day-to-day functioning of Council and its standing commit- idential schools crisis and by He also announced that the effect. Church House and for managing a tees. ﬁnancial crises. Anglican Church will seek to rene- The church to date has raised General Synod staff that numbers In an interview, Archdeacon “The former will require ﬁnding gotiate the terms of the agreement about $16 million for the Settle- more than 100. Pollesel said that assuming the ways to develop a renewed sense it signed with the federal govern- ment Fund and contributed about One of the key features of the General Secretary’s position is a of relationship among all Angli- ment in 2003. $6 million to compensation for position is presenting the work of daunting and enormous task. “I see cans within our country,” he wrote. In a letter to the church posted former students of residential General Synod to the church’s 30 myself as a servant to the church in “The General Secretary can play a on its website (www.anglican.ca) schools. dioceses and to the public at large. its national expression,” he said. vital role in helping to build Archbishop Hutchison says that in Archbishop Hutchison assured In recent years, the General Secre- “My hope is to grow into the posi- bridges between and among our light of the agreement the federal indigenous people that the new tary was also the key person in- tion and I hope to be able to draw various constituents, thereby government has reached with the agreement treats them fairly and volved in negotiating a settlement on advice from Jim Boyles from strengthening and perhaps even Roman Catholic Church, the that the church maintains its com- with the federal Government over time to time. I hope to be a conduit renewing relationships which are Anglican Church will invoke a mitment to working towards heal- residential schools litigation that, for communication and dialogue now somewhat fragile. clause in its own agreement that ing and reconciliation with indige- at one time, threatened to bankrupt among our various constituencies “The second focal area, morale says that if Ottawa reaches more nous peoples. the church. and will do what I can to further among national church staff, can favourable terms with another “Our first priority throughout Archdeacon Pollesel, who be- this as we go through our current be linked to the ﬁrst area of con- church, the Anglican Church can these lengthy negotiations has gan his church career as a curate in challenging times.” cern, which has resulted from ask for the same terms. been justice, healing and reconcil- Toronto, has been Stewardship Archdeacon Pollesel was edu- decades of declining numbers in Under the 2003 agreement, the iation with our native brothers and Education Coordinator in the Dio- cated at Laurentian University in our denomination. This has had an Anglican General Synod and its 30 sisters,” Archbishop Hutchison cese of Ontario since 1999, and Sudbury, Ont., and at Carleton impact on national church staff, dioceses undertook to raise $25 says in his letter. “This priority re- Interim Diocesan Executive Ofﬁ- University and St. Paul’s Universi- many of whom are often left won- million for a Settlement Fund to mains and our work in achieving cer since last May. ty in Ottawa. He obtained a Master dering about the long-term stabili- compensate people with proven these goals will continue.” Among his duties as Executive of Divinity from Trinity College, ty of their positions. I would sug- Ofﬁcer was interpreting to differ- University of Toronto, and a Doc- gest that this area of concern can ent church constituencies the torate of Ministry in 2005 from be conquered by renewing rela- Conversations with the Primate: vision of the diocese, the bishop Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity tionships with the dioceses, as well and the diocesan synod. School. His doctoral thesis was as by seeking to support and assist Indigenous Anglicans As Stewardship Education Ofﬁ- entitled Holistic Stewardship: Liv- national church staff in various cer, he has been responsible for ing Into God’s Dream. ways as they carry out their diverse ‘Moving Forward’ planning, promoting and deliver- He was ordained deacon in the ministries on behalf of us all.” The decision by indigenous symptomatic of this desire, Arch- ing stewardship resources to con- Diocese of Toronto in 1979 and Archdeacon Pollesel is married Anglicans to seek the appointment bishop Hutchison says. gregations across the diocese as priest a year later. He is ﬂuent in to Gini, a human resources manag- of a national bishop to provide +Andrew: Conversations with well as preaching, writing and English, Spanish, Italian and er with Health Canada. They have pastoral support to indigenous the Primate is a communications offering workshops and seminars French. ﬁve adult children. He will begin communities is hailed as “a his- tool Archbishop Hutchison is on stewardship themes and topics. Archdeacon Pollesel was a his duties at Church House in Feb- toric moment” by Archbishop using to speak to church members Archdeacon Pollesel’s conﬁrma- member of the General Synod in ruary. Andrew Hutchison, the Canadian in an informal way and to solicit Primate, in a new webcast, which comments and feedback from will be posted to the church’s viewers. The webcasts are taped A Letter To The Church national website next week. In the webcast, entitled and produced by Anglican Video and financially assisted by the +Andrew: Conversations with the Anglican Foundation. My Brothers and Sisters in Christ abuse. These are essential steps that the federal government has Primate, Archbishop Hutchison, The webcasts can be accessed Today, I bring to members of the along the road to healing and rec- agreed to renegotiate our agree- who attended last summer’s 5th from the home page of the Gener- church, especially to our indige- onciliation. ment. Sacred Circle in Pinawa, Man., al Synod website (www.angli- nous brothers and sisters who The agreement announced today Under that agreement, the Gen- contrasts the gathering to previous can.ca) where they can be viewed attended residential schools, some includes a settlement agreement eral Synod and each of the Sacred Circles which have dealt or downloaded for viewing later or very good news. with the Roman Catholic Church church’s 30 dioceses committed mostly with the pain and anger for sharing. The federal government, work- under which that church under- themselves to raising a total of $25 caused by the legacy of native res- Viewers are invited to respond ing with the Assembly of First takes to provide extensive pro- million for a compensation fund idential schools. to Archbishop Hutchison by writ- Nations, ourselves and other grammes in healing and reconcili- over three years. We are now more While the pain and anger still ing him at Andrew@national. Christian denominations has ation. The Roman Catholics, how- than half way though that time exist, the Primate said that there anglican.ca. reached an agreement to all out- ever, are not required to pay com- period. It has been far from easy, was also evident at last summer’s For more information, please standing residential pensation to former stu- but through dedicated effort, the gathering a desire and determina- contact Vianney (Sam) Carriere, schools issues. I hope that dents of the schools they Church has raised more than $16 tion to move forward. The unani- Director of Communications, 416- this will bring a just and helped operate whose million of that total. mous request for a national bishop 924-9199, ext 306, scarriere@ lasting solution to this claims of physical or sexu- The legal details of today’s to be appointed within a year is national.anglican.ca painful part of our history al abuse are validated. agreement are complicated and for those who suffered Those terms in the their full implementation is some cil of General Synod unanimously brothers and sisters. either from abuse while Roman Catholic agree- months away. But today’s news passed a motion calling the church But today is a historic day for they were there, or from ment are more favourable means more light at the end of this to prayer for the success of the this Church and for the people of the policy of assimilation to that church than the very dark tunnel than we have negotiations then underway under Canada. that the schools were terms of our own agree- been able to see in a long time. Justice Frank Iacobucci, with all We as Anglicans and Canadians meant to foster. Under the terms of ment, which was signed in 2003. Now I want to say this, most parties involved in residential have taken a giant step along that the agreement announced today, However, our agreement with emphatically, to our indigenous schools issues. I want to thank him road. each and every person who was a the federal government contained brothers and sisters. Our ﬁrst pri- for the swift, dedicated and just The Most Rev. student at residential schools is a clause – the so-called ‘most ority throughout these lengthy manner that he has brought to this Andrew S. Hutchison entitled to just ﬁnancial compensa- favoured nation’ clause – which negotiations has been justice, heal- remarkable achievement. We real- Archbishop and Primate tion. The announcement speciﬁes stipulates that if another entity ing and reconciliation with our ize that we have some way to go that former students who are elder- reaches more favourable terms native brothers and sisters. before the full terms of this agree- For more information, please con- ly will have their payments expe- with Ottawa, then we have a right This priority remains and our ment are implemented and we tact Vianney (Sam) Carriere, dited. In addition, the agreement to renegotiate. work in achieving these goals will have a very long way to go in Director of Communications, 416- allows for compensation for sexu- I am therefore announcing that continue. achieving full healing and recon- 924-9199, ext 306, scarriere@ al abuse and serious physical we have invoked this clause and Less than a week ago, the Coun- ciliation with our indigenous national.anglican.ca December 2005 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – 13 Anglican/RC North American Maritime Dialogue Ministry Association Conference The Anglican / Roman Catho- The North American Maritime different denominations, and Bish- lic Dialogue in Canada, is more Ministry Conference was held at op Veillette (Bishop of Trois Riv- usually know by its acronym, “Le Nouvel Hôtel”, Montreal, ières, Québec, and Apostolic pro- ARC. from October 26-29, 2005. We moter for AOS) as our preacher, at It meets twice a year for two to hosted 80 registered conferees, Christ Church Cathedral. three days, to explore areas of apart from guest speakers and vis- Daily sessions began each day at common interest – but not neces- itors. The conference had a clear 8:00 a.m. with a denominational sarily common theology – to message about successful opportu- worship in ‘breakout’ rooms, fol- both churches. nities to develop productive rela- lowed by many guest speakers At the most recent meeting in tionships with the maritime busi- who are deeply interested in Toronto, the ARCIC joint state- ness community for further devel- NAMMA activities. On October ment on Mary was discussed: opment in North America. 28th our session for the day ended “Mary, Grace and Hope in The beauty of NAMMA is that with a banquet for all, including Christ.” Bishop John Baycroft, we are symbolic of the depth of the visitors, at Le Nouvel Hôtel. The one of the Anglican members of unity of Christ in ministry, in an next day our guests and visitors ARCIC who had worked on the ecumenical way. Maritime min- had lunch at Mariners’ House, Old document, gave a presentation. istries recognized by established Port, Montreal. Everyone left the This was at the Toronto School religious or secular organizations; house saying how they wished of Theology, so that interested or individuals actively involved in they had a nice place like our cen- students could attend, and a live- any form of ministry, subscribing tre. ly discussion followed. to the missionary purpose of The closing service was held at The following day, Bishop NAMMA are eligible for member- the Roman Catholic Cathedral Francois Lapierre, Bishop of St ship. with Rev’d Lloyd Burghart (Chris- Hyacinthe, told the Anglicans The reception on the ﬁrst day tian Reformed Church) as our ofﬁ- about the recent synod on the was held at the port authority and ciat and Rt. Rev’d Barry C. Clarke Eucharist, and there was an inter- the conferees who attended had (Anglican Bishop of Montreal) as Mrs. Dorothy Amos de Luca a parishioner of St. Mark’s Church in esting paper on the directions in high praise, as it was very impres- our preacher. The service was Valleyﬁeld, celebrated her 100th birthday on October 15. A party which the new pope seems to be sive. The conference began with assisted by four other clergy of dif- with many members of her family, friends and parish members was heading. When will he send out opening worship with Rev’d Dr ferent denominations. I had the held on the 16th at l’Anneau d’or, the home where she resides, his ﬁrst encyclical? What will it Robin Mattison (Professor in the privilege of concluding the service which is close to her parish church. Mrs. de Luca has received let- say? Lutheran Theological Seminary, with the ﬁnal blessings. ters from the Queen, Prime Minister, Premier and mayor of the On the Anglican side we heard Philadelphia) as our officiant, The Rev’d A. Chinniah, Anglican town. Congratulations, Dolly, you are an ACE. From all of us to all from two people who had been at assisted by six other clergy from Chaplain (Port of Montreal) of you; God bless you and keep you. the recent meeting of the Angli- can Consultative Council in Not- tingham, England. The Anglican Church of Canada, and the Epis- Share-raising a Cow The Best Women’s copal Church of the United States, had been asked to “volun- Can Change a Life Organization in Nampula tarily withdraw” from this meet- ing, in view of the recent actions Bangladesh her with a six-year old daughter. Nampula, Mozambique earned the award of “best women’s of our two churches on the bless- In Bangladesh there is a tradi- Nine months after she received a Mozambique is one of the poor- organization in Nampula”. ing of same sex unions and the tional social practice called Adhi cow as Adhi from Nayakrishi, the est countries in the world, and Thank you for supporting. consecration of an openly gay that takes care of the livelihood of cow gave birth to a calf. Ten days Mozambiquan women are among The Primate’s World Relief bishop. the poorest people, particularly later the cow was giving Anjuma the poorest of the poor. Because of and Development Fund Both our churches were asked women. Poor women receive a three to four kilos of milk every the complete absence of industries day, which Anjuma sold in the to make a presentation to the Council, explaining why they mother animal from a well-off market. With the money she in the Nampula region, women Christmas 2005 woman in the village and raise it at ﬁnd themselves in very vulnerable had taken these actions. This was their own cost. PWRDF partner receives she is able to support her economic positions. Through with Seafarers done, and we heard at ARC from Nayakrishi adopted the Adhi prac- family of two, save money for her COCAMO (Cooperation Canada Once again it’s time to enjoy the The Rev Dr Stephen Andrews, tice to provide very poor women daughter’s education, and stop Mozambique), PWRDF supports great holiday season. It is also time one of our presenters. We also with cows, and saw changing situ- working as a housemaid. the Caixa das Mulheres de Nam- to think of our seafarers who work heard from Ms Suzanne Lawson, ations within a very short time. Thank you for supporting The pula (CMN), a rural ﬁnance union hard and risk their lives at sea. It is one of our ACC members. Both Anjuma Begum’s husband aban- Primate’s World Relief and for women, run by women. After a fact that we depend on them! the Americans and the Canadians doned her ﬁve years ago and left Development Fund. very speciﬁc training focused on Therefore, let us share the joy and had decided to send their dele- loan-portfolio management, CMN blessings of Christmas with them gates to the Council, as ob- has had extraordinary results: by donating either cash or kind to- servers, voluntarily withdrawing membership increased by 135 wards their gifts on Christmas Eve. from all active participation, but members; the present loan delin- Contributions may be made to the being visible. Ms Lawson des- Fulford Residence quency is 3.6%, compared to 21% “Mariner’s House of Montreal”. cribed the high level of tension in the past; CMN’s savings have Please contact – The Manager at that this produced for both our 1221 Guy Street, Montreal H3H 2K8 increased by 12%, and 90% of the (514) 849-3234. With Blessings, delegates and for the Archbishop Telephone: (514) 933-7975 Fax: (514) 933-3773 operating costs are recovered. For The Rev’d Alfred Chinniah, of Canterbury. He was constantly these and other reasons CMN Anglican Chaplain, Port of Montreal being watched by the more con- servative members of the Coun- cil, to see if he would look at, or talk to, the Canadian and Ameri- A Caring Community since 1855 can members. They were issued with name tags of a different colour from everyone else – so no one could mistake them for fully participating members! The group at ARC prays together, argues together, shares together. A level of trust builds up as we discover so much in both our churches which causes concerns, frustrates, delights. There is a readiness to share both highs and lows in our lives as Gracious, affordable, assisted living Anglicans or Roman Catholics. The ecumenical dialogues, of in an historic setting. Drop by for which ARC is just one, all hope afternoon tea at three. and yearn for the day when all Christians can speak with one voice and heart and mind. That day is not here yet. But dialogues Come Home to Fulford like this one are helping us all move towards it. Ann Cruickshank, ARC member 14 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 BOOK ReviewS Georgia’s Bones of work, its impact on humankind, a career path, those in corporate rhyme of August Gold, and photo Cornelius. For a member of the Jen Bryant and the systems with which it settings, and those who are para- illustrations by Diane Hardy Jewish community at that time to Eerdmans Books for Young interacts. “We exist within a social professionals, professionals or Waller that capture the youth of so much as darken the doorsteps of Readers, 2005 web; that exists within a planetary, executives. Although some of the today. It is one of the enriching a non-Jew, and a Roman to boot, ISBN 0-8028-5217-3 ecological web; that exists within a material is applicable to those who series of books released by Sky- was a violation of established 32 pages, hard cover cosmic web of meaning.” [Hiebert, are blue collar workers, those who light Paths Publishing under the norms. Much to his surprise Peter $23.95 [Canada] 15] Each of its ten chapters carves are employed in factories, or those designation “multicultural, nonde- speaks to the family of the Cruci- Georgia’s Bones with its lush out an aspect of work, examining it who are unskilled labourers, their nominational, and non-sectarian.” ﬁxion and Resurrection and, sens- illustrations by Bethanne Ander- with microscopic clarity. Work and “working lives” are not addressed Talking with God usually ing the presence of the Holy Spirit son is, above all, a tale of courage identity, the nature of work, the or used as examples in the text. begins, as does the book, with a in the family, invites them to be and commitment. “Jen Bryant’s experience of work, carer direction Nor would those workers be likely young child’s presentation of a baptized. “And in that moment, not story of Georgia O’Keeffe cele- for the soul, compassionate en- to perceive their jobs in the light of “wish list”: only does Peter’s life and ministry brates the famous artist’s fascina- gagement, critical openness, con- the book’s content. Also, although It was a shiny red bike you saw change forever, but the course of tion with natural shapes, ‘common fronting the darkness, home and the writing endeavours to be gen- in the store – the new faith takes a massive turn objects,’ and her unusual way of work, and a spirituality of work all der-neutral, and is as germane to ‘God, give me this bike and I toward a future of inclusion.” looking at the world.” [Flyleaf] line up for careful scrutiny. women as to men, the few individ- won’t ask for more!’ [O’Driscoll, 15] So too are we Recounted for children aged six Hiebert’s writing style is ﬂuid uals whose stories are introduced Under the covers you prayed called to confront new challenges, and up, the brief biography of and fulsome. Through his eyes for illustrative purposes are pre- through the night, cross over established boundaries. O’Keeffe begins with Georgia as a work is accorded its centrality in dominantly men. And on the but when morning came there Concludes O’Driscoll, “In recent child intrigued by her surround- the lives of individuals. It is funda- attractive front cover of the book is was no bike in sight. [Gold] decades we have met many bound- ings which brought her pleasure. mental to survival, identity, self- a shoe out of which a ﬂowering This and subsequent scenarios aries, some in the area of new Her vision was different than that esteem, and social functioning. plant blooms in beauty. A man’s are addressed. What should I say medical possibilities and some in of others and even the insigniﬁcant “An archetypal role we may shoe. C.S. when I communicate with God? the area of human sexuality. We brought her inspiration. Her dream embody in our work speaks to our Does God prefer prayers from stand in the kind of moment that was to become an artist and though potential as ‘growing persons’ or How Does God Listen? books or made up prayers? After I Peter experienced in that long-ago her family dismissed her imagina- pilgrims. Throughout our lives, we Kay Lindahl have said a prayer, what do God home. When we feel resentful that tion as “silly notions,” Georgia are on a journey toward wisdom Skylight Paths Publishing, 2005 and I do then? As parents in the such difﬁcult choices are given to adhered to her goal. Through her and peace, and we often forget that ISBN 1-59473-084-9 text respond to these questions us, we need to remember that eyes nature was a thing of beauty. it is in the course of our work that 28 pages, soft cover they reveal the key concepts in an many before us have stood at what During a visit to a friend who lived we meet many of the challenges $11.95 [Canada] understanding of prayer – God’s seemed like ultimate boundaries, out West, Georgia was awestruck through which we mature as indi- presence and love, the ways He and they have had to decide Using imagery and experiences by the unique landscape in New viduals. In our work we confront wants His people to live, and the whether or not God was impelling that are a daily part of a child’s life Mexico: “the sky was the sea – people, issues, and opportunities development of a personal rela- them to step into new realities.” Lindahl pens a theology for tots huge and blue – and the clouds that force us to change and grow.” tionship with Him. [O’Driscoll, 15] that captures the attention of her were waves – light and foamy – [Hiebert, 29] preschool readers aged three to Gold has created a thoughtful Whether he is describing the rolling slowly across it.” [Bryant] The text elaborates on the pro- six. The commentary is enhanced children’s book, both entertaining leadership of Moses and his dissat- In the desert she gathered animal cess of career choice, the incorpo- by the photographs of Cynthia and educational. Does God Hear isfied bunch in the desert or bones which she brought home ration of means to achieve “correct Malones who captures with her My Prayer? is a lively introduc- Esther’s willingness to accept re- and cleaned. Glancing at those she posture” at work (abilities that the camera the things children love – tion to spirituality: sponsibility and risk the displeas- pondered why they pleased her so. author dubs “the posture of hope,”) ferris wheels, cobwebs, ice cream You are God’s treasure ure of her husband, King Aha- “Perhaps it was the quiet way they and dealing with “darkness” in the cones, chocolate chip cookies, and and will always be. suerus, in order to save her people, did their work after the years of job setting. Each section paints its many other wonders that delight God loves us as we are – O’Driscoll is a true storyteller with being invisible, and then, when theme with bold brushstrokes and the young. we are all God’s family. [Gold] a deep understanding of human everything fell away, they appear- provides practical touches to com- nature. In “Acknowledging Our The text begins with the ques- C.S. ed, pure and beautiful.” [Bryant] plete its canvas. The ﬁt between Flaws,” there is a powerful section tion, “When I talk to God, is God The depth of her vision was family and career, a constant con- on Paul and his writing of I listening to me?” “Of course,” Living Scripture recorded with paint and brushes. sideration in the 21st century, is Corinthians 13. The author opines comes the quick reply of a parent. Herbert O’Driscoll addressed. Hiebert maintains, “It that Paul is unconsciously listing Georgia’s Bones imbues even In the wonderful world of “why?” Path Books, 2004 should be that when we leave his own gifts and strengths but per- the smallest object with signiﬁ- one query will not sufﬁce. “How ISBN 1-55126-436-6 home for work, we look forward to haps rues the fact that all of them cance and majesty. In a world do I know that God is listening? I 160 pages, soft cover the transition with both regret and pale into insigniﬁcance because he where things are taken for granted can’t see God.” This time the $18.95 [Canada] pleasure, and the same should be has not had love. O’Driscoll and little is viewed as remarkable response is more detailed, embrac- true on the return journey. I believe Living Scripture, subtitled queries, “Is there any evidence to O’Keeffe’s perception is refresh- ing a litany of signs that God that there is an order to this transi- “The Guidance of God on the indicate that Paul was loved? The ing. It led her to fame as an artist at indeed is attentive. “These signs tion, an underlying pattern that, if Journey of Life,” provides an awe- likelihood is remote.” [O’Driscoll, a time when masterpieces were come to us in all kinds of ways – attended to, helps us to make the some adventure. With seatbelts 111] He comments, “All of us usually signed by men. It beckons through what we touch, hear, see, transition. This order consists of buckled readers are ready to travel assess our lives at some point. All others to look at the world as a taste, smell, and feel.” [Lindahl] three cords: maintenance, beauty, back through time to become reac- of us check the columns of plus canvas of wonder. The examples provided reach into and meaning. Each of these cords quainted with biblical personali- and minus in the ledger of our Carol Segal a child’s experience. is tied at one end in our work and ties whose deeds and decisions lives… When we do so, it is im- How Does God Listen? con- have the power to inform. Com- at the other in our home.” [Hiebert, portant to realise that incomplete- Your Soul at Work veys the message that God is ments the author, “I have grouped 177] ness is the norm for our humanity. Bruce Hiebert always listening, not just when a together men and women whose In the ﬁnal chapter, the culmina- To be human means to be incom- Northstone, 2005 child is talking to Him or reciting lives show us a certain truth about tion of all that preceded it, “A Spir- plete. What enables us to make ISBN 1-896836-72-0 prayers, but in silence as well. human experience. There are eight ituality of Work” is introduced. peace with our incompleteness is 224 pages, soft cover Having heard the parent’s com- of these groups and each group is The link is put into place concise- the realisation that our being com- $24.95 [Canada] mentary the child concludes, “God introduced by a short reﬂection. I ly and conﬁdently. The book ends, pleted is the gift we receive only loves me all the time, so God is lis- invite you to meet these people. If “Fundamental to the book is the as it begins, on a positive note. from a loving God, in whom all tening to me all the time, even meeting them allows us to see that realisation that each of us will “Every moment is shrouded in things find their completion.” when I’m not talking to God.” we have the guidance of God on spend more of our waking hours mystery before it happens, veiled [O’Driscoll, 111] [Lindahl] our life’s journey, then I will, at working, or preparing for work, or in potential, screened by possibili- The text embraces a dynamic recovering from work, than we ties. And so we must work hard, This book, part of the “multicul- least by my own measuring, have list of individuals – Isaiah, Debo- will spend on any other activity in the best we can, and be prepared to tural, nondenominational, non- succeeded in the work.” [O’Dris- rah, Priscilla and Aquila, Samuel, our whole lives… If we are to be surprised. Those who work sectarian” series produced by Sky- coll, 8] Pilate, Bathsheba, and Ruth, to make full and good use of our from their souls are on a never- light Paths Publishing, is another Colourful personalities are por- name but a few. Their stories lives, we must know better and do ending adventure.” [Hiebert, 210] winner! C.S. trayed with such vitality that they embrace “struggling with humani- better when it comes to our work. Two appendices follow. The ﬁrst, could be living here and now. The ty,” “moments of self-discovery,” Our work needs to reflect our entitled “Nine Steps for Those Does God Hear My Prayer? commingling of ancient and mod- “acknowledging our ﬂaws,” “pre- understanding of the meaning of Making a Career Change,” is a August Gold ern times comes naturally without senting hope,” and “lasting friend- our lives and engage the universe carefully constructed blueprint for Sky Light Paths Publishing, 2005 distorting context because O’Dris- ship,” in addition to the character at the level of its best construc- those in transition, and the second, ISBN 1-59473-102-0 coll focuses on character and traits already described above. tion.” [Hiebert, 11] With this liter- “Resources,” provides a list of ref- 32 pages, soft cover human behaviour in response to Each story is like a ﬂower in the ary ﬁrecracker Hiebert launches erences the author found particu- $11.95 [Canada] situations with which individuals garden of life, opening up petal by his text with a glorious bang. larly helpful in the assembling of Does God Hear My Prayer?, are confronted. petal to reveal the depth of the Subtitled “How to Live Your his material. written for children aged three to In “Thinking Creatively,” the Bible, the humanity of its cast of Values in the Workplace,” Your Your Soul at Work is a valu- six, explores several vital aspects ﬁrst vignette involves Peter as he characters, and the wonder of Soul at Work analyses the nature able text. It speaks well to those on of prayer through the appealing responds to an invitation to visit God’s ways. C.S. December 2005 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – 15 Diocesan Book Room Reviews – Christmas and Epiphany Reading Books for Children, snow. Inside the cabin, a little girl ed the window on the tips of her interpreting the relevance of their Teens, and Us named Laura Ingalls is very excit- ﬁngers: Come, Probity Jones. It’s teaching for Christian spirituality ed, because Christmas is here. time to go. And so begins a breath- today. In the early monastics’ Spirituality Laura is only four years old, but taking ﬂight up to the pathways of search for the experience of God she’s big enough to help her Pa, the moon, across the sea as deep as and an alterative style of commu- her Ma, her big sister Mary and dreaming, down, down to a Christ- nity, he ﬁnds a new and deeper her baby sister Carrie get the little mas pageant beyond imagining. faith for the postmodern world. house ready for Christmas visitors. This is a story that will enchant the 5” x 8” 174 pages 1-59030-231-1 Laura had many adventures as she entire family and bring warmth, travelled west across the prairie joy, and new meaning to Christ- Seasonal Spiritual Insights with her family in their covered mas. wagon. Celebrate the holidays 9” x 11” 32 pages 1-55725-457-5 with Laura and her family with girl receives straw at Christmas stories from the beloved Little Christmas Eve service to bring to her impov- House books. erished family. But on her way with Mouse Tales 5.5” x 8” 139 pages 0-06-076918-1 Dietrich home, Marta meets others who are Things hoped for Advent, Bonhoeffer much poorer that she, and she Christmas, and Epiphany Edited by shares her piece until there is noth- Written by Ruth L. Boling $18.95 Victoria J. ing left. In spite of the lack of Illustrated by Tracey Dahle Barnett and straw, though perhaps because of Carrier Wayne her generous heart, Marta ﬁnds This new book will charm all Whitson Floyd riches she never expected in this those discovering these adorable tender tale of Christmas giving. Jr. $15.50 The Lion, the Witch mice for the ﬁrst time. In these “This text speaks of the birth of and the Wardrobe 9” x 12” 28 pages 0-310-70994-6 endearing stories, set in the ﬁction- a child, not the revolutionary deed Based on the original book by al town of Hillsborough and its of a strong man, or the breath-tak- C.S. Lewis church, the Church of the Least of A Little House Christmas ing discovery of a sage, or the Illustrated by Tudor Humphries These, the church mice live, work, Treasury pious deed of a saint. It truly bog- $22.99 and play together, in the process Festive Holiday The inspiration for The Lion, the gles the mind: The birth of a child demonstrating hope in their daily Stories Witch and the Wardrobe ﬁrst came Probity Jones and the is to bring about the great transfor- lives and actions. Written by to C.S. Lewis when he was six- mation of all things, is to bring sal- 8” x 8” 80 pages 0-664-22705-8 Laura Ingalls Fear Not Angel vation and redemption to all of teen. The book began as a picture Wilder $16.99 Written by Walter Wangerin, Jr. in his head of a faun carrying an Marta and the humanity.” Illustrated by Illustrated by Tim Ladwig $23.95 umbrella and parcels in a snowy – Dietrich Bonhoeffer Manger Straw Garth Williams Knock! Knock! Someone was wood. He waited until he was 6.5” x 10” 40 pages 0-8066-5004-4 A Christmas Tradition from It’s winter- knocking on their third-ﬂoor win- nearly ﬁfty before writing the story Poland time in the Big dow. Probity caught her breath. and followed this with six other Written by Virginia Kroll $21.99 Woods of Wis- Outside was a beautiful person Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, Illustrated by Robyn Belton consin, and a little log cabin deep dressed all in white, bright as the the Witch, and the Wardrobe (in In World War II Poland, a young in the woods is almost covered in moon, and tall as night. She open- movie theatres December 9, 2005), has become one of the ﬁnest clas- sics in children’s literature, and with this superbly illustrated retelling, younger children can now step into the magic of Narnia. 10.5” x 11.5” 34 pages 0-06-55650-1 The Case For Faith Visual Edition By Lee Strobel Creative direction by Mark Arnold $21.99 Open this book and open your eyes. It is unlike any other you have held, a visual feast for your eyes and a spiritual feast for your soul. Lee Strobel, former atheist and award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, asks hard questions about God in The Case for Faith Visual Edition. And then National Geographic he explores them with evidence Geography of Religion from archaeology, history, and sci- Where God lives, Where Pilgrims ence, all set in powerful imagery Walk and stunning typography. See the Edited by Susan Tyler Hitchcock evidence for faith as you’ve never with John L. Esposito seen it before. Lee Strobel and his Foreword by Archbishop Desmond wife live in Southern California. Tutu and Rev. 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In Where DBR columnist Carolyn Walsh- God Happens, he combines his Dawson lives in Montreal with roles by examining the ancient her thirteen-year-old son. wisdom of the Desert Fathers and 16 – ANGLICAN MONTREAL ANGLICAN – December 2005 Diocesan Calendar ¢ Diocesan Clippings ¢ Fa La La La La! Most of the churches in the dio- and reviver of the Sunday School who was elect- DECEMBER 2005 cese have just been through the busiest fund rais- ed as Councillor for Ward 6 on the Westmount 14 Carols with the Bishop at Christ Church ing season of the year. Congratulations and many City Council commencing in January. Cathedral thanks to all who organized these events, and y St. James the Apostle, Farnham, celebrated 24 Christmas Eve Service, 11:00 p.m., those of you who volunteered your time, baking, the baptism of Vincent Gabriel Jacques, son of Christ Church Cathedral handicrafts and cooking to these great events. It Elizabeth Nelis and Andre-Guy Jacques. Erin Synod Ofﬁce closes December 23 to January 3 has become a tradition within many communities Waldron and Michel Vigneault were married in (dates could not be conﬁrmed at press time, for neighbours and friends to visit the church in August. Treasa Royea and Martin Rathburn please call before visiting the Synod between their area at Bazaar time, and a large hole would were married in September. Congratulations to these dates). appear in our ﬁnances should this outreach no all! Funerals for Phyllis Thompson, Andrew longer be available; so keep up the good work! I Reece and Richard Preston were held over the JANUARY 2006 would like to thank all those who continue to send last few months; our Condolences go out to in their bulletins and newsletters. It goes a long friends and family. 8 A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Epiphany, way in sharing our stories within the Diocese. y Gordon John Glencross, passed away at Ste- 4:00 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral That being said, I still encourage and am still Anne’s Veterans Hospital; he was the father of the looking for more bulletins, newsletters, and infor- Rev. Bruce Glencross, and of Heather, Linda and mation you would like to share in order to cele- brate our parish stories throughout the Diocese. Wendy and family, and husband of Lorna. Our condolences go out to the Glencross family. Oh, Happy Day Send them to: Clippings, 1444 Union Ave., Mon- y News from the EFM, Education for Ministry, treal, H3A 2B8 or e-mail them to mtlclip- newsletter that one of the Training events will be firstname.lastname@example.org. held here in Montreal. The Training day will be y PARKING IN THE FORECOURT of Christ January 27-28, the Trainer will be Patricia Bays, Church Cathedral is at your own risk. The and the Coordinator Tim Smart; for information Cathedral will not be responsible for accidents you may contact Tim Smart; at the Montreal Di- caused by slippery condition of the pavement (e.g. ocesan Theological College at (514) 849-4437. after freezing rain). During heavy snowfalls y A small publication known as the “Pastoral parked cars will be towed away to make way for Visitor” is available from Mary Downe, 651 snow clearing. Al Backman, Senior Verger Breckenridge Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5A 2C7 It y St. Matthias, Westmount, parishioners cele- is directed to those in hospital, or shut-ins, and is brated Armistice Sunday with seventy ofﬁcers and mailed out every two months. It combines a few men of the Royal Montreal Regiment in atten- Bible readings suited to the time of the church dance. Also at St. Matthias, they recently celebrat- year; a few prayers that speak to the readers, inspi- ed the baptisms of Alexandra Lilly Caroline rational writings and stories that reﬂect everyday Bell-Ritchie, daughter of Raymond Ritchie and life; it’s four pages. The cost is $20 a year. Caroline Bell; Oliver James Wiseman, son of y Last month it was reported that Doctors without Benjamin Wiseman and Mihaela Lovin; Fiona Borders were asking for knitted teddy bears, and Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Leslie and Ian you can call Sherry at 514-843-6577 for a set of Aitken. Also celebrated were the weddings of directions. Please remember to stuff them with Sandra Vivian Szewczuk and Ian Pickwoad; appropriate stufﬁng and no buttons please. When Yalda Rastegar-Razi and Boris Kuschell, they are ﬁnished you can send these teddy bears Kimberly Ann Rutkowski and Judah Schaap; to: Food for Children, 1258 Lakeshore Rd. E., Jennifer Cuffley and Andrew Emanuel. Mississauga, ON, L5E 3B5. Unfortunately Congratulations to all! Condolences go out to Doctors without Borders does not have the funds The Rev. Jessica Bickford Youth Chaplain weds Patrick Gilbert, the families of Anne Hale Skelton Tyndale and to ship the bears or medicine overseas. Food for November 19th, 2005. John Walter Ranking whose Burials and Children will distribute them. Thanks to all who Memorial Services took place. Congratulations to have requested the patterns; Sherry has mailed out Kathleen Duncan, chair of the Choir Committee approx. 25 of them. PARKING IN THE FORECOURT An Opening for a The Artist’s Way Workshop of Christ Church Cathedral Part-time Verger The Artist’s Way Workshop of- artistsway.ca for further details. at Christ Church Cathedral is fered by Christ Church Cathedral The workshop is led by Cather- is at your own risk. The Cathedral will not available. The work consists at a low introductory cost (by the ine Davidson, MA (Art Therapist). gift of a donation) this past fall has If you have an interest in individ- be responsible for accidents caused by of security and maintenance been pronounced successful. If you ual private art therapy sessions or slippery conditions of the pavement and the position will be avail- are dealing with limiting fears or counselling, appointments are now able in the near future. The Verger will be given an aver- beliefs and other problems prevent- available also. Art Therapy can be (e.g. after freezing rain). During heavy ing you from becoming your cre- helpful in dealing with almost any age of 45-50 hours per ative self, this course will help you issue preventing personal growth. snowfalls parked cars will be towed month, and must be able to to replace those negative blocks Catherine Davidson can be reach- work weekends. The position with conﬁdence and productivity. ed at (514) 982-0528. There is an away to make way for snow clearing. requires the individual to be This workshop will run again in answering machine to take mes- bilingual. Forward your CV to the new year. It will continue as a sages. Al Backman, Senior Verger Al Backman via fax at 843- 12 week programme starting on Catherine Davidson 6344 (Attention: Al Backman), Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 phone 843-6977 intercom pm, January 16 – April 3, 2006 and 260 or e-mail: cathoff@bell- net.ca also on Friday evenings from 7:00- 9:00 pm, January 20 – April 7, Well Done! 2006. Please see the website www. My fundraising campaign for breast cancer research was a great success. I exceeded my goal by raising a little less than $4000. My husband, Luc Lep- age, decided to join me and shave his hair too. Thank you very much, especially my col- leagues at the Synod Ofﬁce and all the generous people who contributed to my campaign. Should you want to contribute, it is not too late. Please send your cheque payable to: Cure Foundation 1320 Graham Blvd, Suite 130, Montreal QC H3P 3C8. Please write Sophie-Lep- age Fonds on the note line. Thank you! Sophie Lemercier, Assistant Diocesan Archivist, with her husband, Sophie Lemercier, Diocesan Archivist, Luc Lepage, both shaved their heads to show Assistant Diocesan Archivist support for cancer fundraising.
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