The picture says it all: on Thursday March 8 Fr. Jim Casper and Willyans Prado Raposo welcomed the arrival of Fr. Antonio Maria Resende Pereira SCJ from Brazil. Fr. Antonio will spend his first few months in Canada becoming better acquainted with the English language. He will then become part of the pastoral team at St. Thomas More and Our Lady of Victory in Scarborough. Fr. Antonio is a member of the Brazil Sao Paolo Province and was ordained last December. Welcome, Fr. Antonio.
During his first months, as he will achieve competency in English, he will be living at the Sacred Heart community at 58 High Park Avenue. On the weekends, he can become acquainted with the parish and the Portuguese Catholics of Our Lady of Victory. In the meantime, we have also heard from Fr. McQueen Mascarenhas, the district superior of India that Fr. Martin Anthony K has also obtained his visa to come to Canada. He too will become a member of the team at St. Thomas More. It will greatly enhance our capacity to serve the parish of 7500 families. Fr. Anthony speaks Spanish and will make it possible for him to attend to the pastoral needs of Spanish-speaking members of the parish.