Sunday was Pentecost and the end of the centennial celebrations for the Diocese of Edmonton. In the morning Canon Bibiane and Rev Dominique visited St Augustine's, Parkland, in Spruce Grove. Dominique's parish is twinned with St Augustine's, and also named St Augustine's.
We were welcomed by Archdeacon Joanne Webster, Deacon Cheryl Boulet, and the whole parish. It was a wonderful opportunity to worship together as Dominique preached.
|St Augustine's Parish family|
Meanwhile, Bishop Sixbert worshiped at All Saints' Cathedral, coincidentally bearing the same dedication as his own cathedral, All Saints' in Buyé.
The afternoon saw a wonderful celebration at All Saints' cathedral, with the ordination of two deacons and a priest, the blessing of trees to be planted in every parish as symbols of reconciliation with our First Nations, welcoming a priest from Sudan, and the inauguration of a new Sudanese parish in Edmonton. It was a splendid celebration for the Diocese of Edmonton, and a joy to have our partners from Burundi sharing our joy!