This year for OLMC'S St. Patrick fundraiser we were blessed to celebrate it on the saint's actual feast day. The event began with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Sherry in Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Chapel, which saw an overflow of people in attendance. Afterwards, all were invited to enjoy a hearty Irish meal and entertainment. As always, everyone was filled with a traditional Irish feast of roast beef, sausages, potatoes, and an assortment of vegetables, with of course, some soda bread.
In December, St. Peter's Choir and students of OLMCA and of Ms. Julianne Hartman performed and played various pieces of music to celebrate the Christmas season and raise funds for OLMCA's new building in OLMCA's gymnasium.
OLMCA and the faithful from New Hamburg, Toronto, St. Catharines, Orillia, the District of Southern Ontario, and a couple of faithful from Michigan, went on the annual pilgrimage to the Canadian Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Ontario.
After three years of waiting, the Boarding Facility is becoming a reality! As many know, the idea of a new building was proposed in 2014 to allow more boarding at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Graduates, along with family, friends, and faithful, began the day giving thanks to God with a beautiful Solemn High Mass celebrated by Canada's District Superior, Fr. Couture, assisted by Fr. Sherry and Fr. Potvin, in St.