By Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R.
Thanks to Kevin McGraw and Brian Vaccaro, two of our novices! The first Saturday of March, they helped invite Catholic youth get to know St. Alphonsus and our Congregation. As you may know the Lift Jesus Higher Rally at the Toronto Convention Centre is one of the largest gatherings of Catholics in Canada. You see also in the picture below a Sister who came out to promote her Congregation, the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate; and one of the youth attending this rally. In one place, we met people from Oshawa, Barrie, London, St. Catharines, Hamilton and many other places in and around Toronto. As you try to plan vocation activities in your area, take time to consider if there are any large workshops, rallies or celebrations. For example, we have also attended One Rock in Alberta, gatherings of Catholics at the Canadian Martyrs Shrine in Ontario and the Catholic Christian Outreach Conventions that are held across the country.