CEREMONIES AT GUARDIAN ANGELS CHURCH, VANCOUVER BC
On 13th November 2021, the Communities of St. John of the Cross
and St. Teresa of Jesus had much reason to celebrate. It was a
joyous occasion as members of both communities, Rowena Lagunzad,
Maritess Tan, Sheila Conception, Maria Vivas, Joey Sepidoza and
Carmelita Weichert made their Definitive Promises; Talisa Chan
made her First Promise; and Catherine Miu received the Rite of
Fr. Jerald D’Souza, Provincial Delegate, officiated the Rites
and presided over the Eucharistic Celebration with concelebrants
Fr. John Pinto, Fr. Victor Fernandes, Fr. Mario Fernandes, and
Spiritual Assistant of St. John of the Cross Fr. Cannio Cardozo.
The participation and presence of so many friars augmented the
celebration and added more significance to the occasion. Fr.
Jerald D’Souza delivered a soul-searching homily and ignited the
Carmelite zeal for evangelization through our personal witness
of the Carmelite life.
The occasion concluded with fellowship over lunch at a nearby
establishment. It was truly a blessed day!