By Fr David Purcell, C.Ss.R.
On the 9th of November, Archbishop Gerry Pettipas ordained Graham Hill as a transitional deacon.
Grande Prairie parishioners continue to be blessed with a charism for great music in their liturgies! They shared that charism and their hard work with Graham and all who attended. We were treated to a wonderful time of prayer as our hearts were lifted up by the music and the liturgy of ordination.
A few seminarians for the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan served at the Mass. This is such blessing for the local Church to have a few men studying together for the priesthood, for the first time in recent memory! We were delighted that they had made the trip from Edmonton to visit their families in Grande Prairie and were able to stay for the ordination. Graham will continue serving the people in Grande Prairie and area, as he awaits news about the date of his ordination to the priesthood.
The staff and parishioners of Grande Prairie were instrumental in hosting a reception in the parish hall after the ordination.