CEREMONIES – LOWER MAINLAND
COMMUNITIES : WESTERN CANADA
October 31, 2015, the eve of All Saints
Day, was a perfect day for the Ceremonies of our
Lower Mainland Communities which took place at St.
Edmund’s Parish, North Vancouver, BC In spite of the
pouring rain, more than fifty OCDS members together
with family and friends witnessed the investiture
and profession of the candidates.
The Ceremonies were officiated by Provincial
Delegate Fr. Jerald D’Souza OCD. Four candidates
were clothed during the Morning Prayer, followed by
a solemn Eucharistic Celebration during which two
candidates made their First Promise and six
candidates made their Definitive Promise.
The Investiture of the Scapular and Profession made
by the candidates reminded them that a vocation is a
personal call from God. It is an inspired choice
involving a specific profession in which a
particular way of life is to be followed.
It was a solemn and lovely occasion with tears, many
smiles and much love felt by all. After Mass,
members and friends proceeded to the parish hall
where they enjoyed fellowship over refreshments.
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