January 19, 2011 -
This past week, the staff and students of St. Paul the Apostle School in Coniston, welcomed in the New Year at a Celebration of the Eucharist in the gym with Bishop Noel Simard. The theme of the Mass was Responsibility and Bishop Simard spoke eloquently about our duty to "respond" to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The whole school community participated by sharing the readings, the intercessions, presenting the gifts and singing. It was a joyful celebration.
Following the celebration Bishop Simard stayed to visit with 3 junior classes from the school. He shared some stories about is family and his call to the priesthood. The children and their teachers also learned that because of the many times he spent in Rome he has developed a special love of Italian food.