We had a great time Friday during our annual priests’ picnic. Friday, June 27 was the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a day when priests around the world get together or make a special day of retreat. We had a great time sharing our fraternity as brother priests. Looking around I saw the different ages, the different nationalities, the different kinds of parishes represented and united in one heart of faith. It was especially a blessing to see Bishop Cummins there, and moreover Msgr. Ray Breton, who has incurable cancer, and who was in the center of everybody’s love.
It was a very happy day to celebrate being a priest. Celebrations like this remind me of what St. John Vianney, the patron saint of priests once said: “The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.”
Pictures courtesy of Fr. Benedict Pradit