The only church in Côte Saint-Luc, St. Richard’s Parish on Guelph Road, is planning a series of special events to mark its 50th anniversary.
Earlier today, a formal celebration of this milestone took place, officiated by Bishop Thomas Dowd and Father Peter Laviolette, who was installed as the new Pastor. Mass was celebrated followed by a multicultural luncheon in the Church Hall. Religious and civic leaders including Mayor Anthony Housefather and the city council, MNA Lawrence Bergman and MP Irwin Cotler were in attendance joining the parishioners, their families and friends. Entertainment was provided by the Church Choir.
I was pleased to attend with my wife and son as well as Mayor Housefather and members of City Council.
A number of activities honouring past and present clergy and parishioners have already taken place. “For 50 years we have provided services to the Catholic community of Côte Saint-Luc,” noted Ms. Panunto.
“We are very proud of our achievements,” added Ms. Chartier. “Now it is time to celebrate.”
A Commemorative Jubilee Book, written and edited by Linda Serpone and featuring the history of St. Richard’s Parish and the Catholic Community of Côte Saint-Luc, will be available at the end of the year and include details of the Jubilee celebrations.
Program chairs Doreen Chartier and Brenda Panunto.
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