Father Chad Franklin has arrived at Our Lady of Hope. He is a rather new priest to the diocese and has only been ordained a year. He completed his studies and has received his Master of Divinity (Advance) at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario. He was born in Sudbury and has moved throughout our diocese over the years. Fr. Chad is looking forward to the opportunity to meet us, the realities of life in a vibrant parish, including all the demands and rewards of the ministry. He is looking forward to the joys, graces and even the hardships involved in serving God's people. With the assistance of our staff, and our parishioners, please make Fr. Chad feel welcomed so he can gain insights into ways of integrating his knowledge, skills and personal conviction into a growing sense of his priestly identity. Please welcome our new priest of our Church and keep him in our prayers and encourage him as he continues his journey with us. Our Lady
Bishop Dowd has penned a letter to the parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Parish regarding the circumstances related to Fr. Pat Woods' moving to St. Patrick's Parish and Fr. Chad Franklin becoming Parish Administrator effective September 1st 2022.
Fr. Pat is leaving Our Lady of Hope Parish to become pastor of St. Patrick's Parish effective September 1st 2022. Fr. Pat is leaving due to health concerns and his need to lesson his workload from the varying dynamics of two locations and to one location.
The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Vocation Animation Committee is hosting an online event with S. Nathalie Becquart online January 14, 2022 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST All are welcome. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope Francis is inviting the universal Church to participate in this important Church event. In our diocese, we will mark the opening of the Synod on the third Sunday of Advent. In January 2022, you will be invited to participate during the consultation phase, by sharing your ideas about the Church. Let us pray for the success of the Synod and may we welcome the Holy Spirit to guide us on this synodal journey together.
Despite COVID-19, our annual tradition will continue again. The list of gifts has been modified due to COVID-19. Each week the gifts are delivered to the Kirkwood Site of the hospital to be prepared for Christmas distribution.