Golden Jubilee of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish - London
On September 11 St. Andrew the Apostle church, London
Ontario, Canada, celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the
Parish. St. Andrew the Apostle church was established in
1966. Through the generosity of Joseph Fallon who donated
the land in memory of his deceased wife Alice Fallon, we are
grateful to have St. Andrew’s Church to worship in. The
parish was named St. Andrew the Apostle in recognition of
many years of service to the Diocese by Monsignor Andrew P.
Mahoney as the rector of St. Peter’s seminary and Vicar
General of the Diocese. Before the mass, there was a small
power point presentation on all the priests who served the
The solemn thanksgiving Eucharist was presided over by Most
Rev. Joseph Dabrowski CSMA, the auxiliary Bishop of the
Diocese. Fr. Joseph Hardy was the first associate pastor
1970-72, later in the same year he became the parish
administrator for couple of months, Fr. Steve, the rector of
the seminary, who was also the associate pastor from 1982 –
1992, Fr. Ranjan OCD, the pastor of St. Dominic parish,
Oakville, Hamilton, the pastor from 2010- 2016 and Fr.
Jaison Tellis OCD, the present pastor of the parish,
together with Deacon Guy Alden, the Permeant Deacon of the
parish concelebrated the Eucharist.
The Auxiliary Bishop Highlighted the 2 phases of the parish
growth, under the diocesans till 1993, later under the
Carmelites from 1993 till today, appreciated and thanked
every family for the growth of the faith and holiness and
the development that has taken place in the parish. Fr.
Jaison Tellis OCD, honored Bishop and all the priests and
thanked them for their service towards the growth of the
parish. Deacon Guy Alden who served the parish till today
bid farewell to St. Andrews Community as he was transferred
to the new parish, was honored for his services. Lots of
people, who worked for the success of the jubilee and all
the benefactors, were remembered. After the mass the
reception was organized at the hall for all the people. The
Bishop thanked everyone for their service and encouraged to
keep the faith alive and vibrant.
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