On a day that we celebrate the triumphant end to our liturgical year – the Feast of Christ the King, He welcomed a new daughter into His family. Joséphine Marie was baptised in water and the Holy Spirit at the 4:30 Mass, surrounded by family and many, many friends. Deacon Paul Lesieur performed the baptismal rite, and Bill and Jeanne Hays honoured us with the acceptance of their role as Josie’s godparents. The readings were amazing, and the music beautiful.
Josie paid close attention to Dn Paul’s reading of the Introductory Rite as William stood by with the holy oils. And she was gazing contentedly back at us as she was bathed in Holy Water. It was truly a blessed event!