Sherbrooke, Canada. The Claretian Parish of Our Lady of protection and the Catholic Latino Mission is always very active, and it is so true that in these trying times of sanitary medical crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Right from the first day of the announcement of the Quebec’s civil and the ecclesiastical authorities to cancel the gatherings, the Claretians of Sherbrooke started doing things differently and constructively to take care of the pastoral, spiritual and material need of their faithful.
Fr. Reegan Soosai, CMF, narrates to us of their experience:
It has been more than a month that we were having been offering masses, adorations, conferences, formation via the parish Facebook and the national state channel come to do some report on that. There goes the link https://ici.radio-canada.ca/…/la-messe-de-paques
We have taken the Blessed Sacrament to bless the city and the people from the streets itself. Whenever people wanted to receive the sacrament of reconciliation or the anointment of sick, we were there for them but always following the sanitary rules of the civil authorities.
It has been a year that we have been helping the asylum seekers with material and spiritual assistance. We rejoice in the Lord and say that we have helped more than 100 families.
Also, in the past three weeks, we have helped more than 100 poor and needy immigrants’ families with food and the help that we received from the local city foundation called Rock Guertin and the Province of USA-Canada. The food may go for three weeks. The people are so hopeful and thankful for this timely aid.
The social ministry team of the Catholic Latino Mission has been doing a marvelous job in this regard. We thank them very sincerely. Let us keep doing good and accompanying the people entrusted to us by God.