It is with great excitement–and a little sadness–to share that I have received a parish appointment from Bishop Fred Hiltz. Beginning July 1, I will be the incumbent for the parish of Antigonish and Bayfield with Country Harbour. It is a bustling parish, particularly with its links to St. Francis Xavier University. Part of my time will be as an ecumenical chaplain to the St. FX community. My last Sunday with you will be next Sunday, June 25.
This past week I visited with our friends in hospital, four parishioners in their homes and met with St. Margaret’s Property Committee. On Thursday I attended a meeting of Corrections Canada and the Halifax Chaplaincy to hear Professor Jennifer Llewellyn on “Faith Communities and Restorative Justice in Canada”. Restorative Justice includes community based alternatives to incarceration and has long been a priority of our bishops and deacons. Blessings, Rev. DawN