from our parish priest

photo - W.G. Empey (c) 2019

31 July 2020


Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,


Please know that you have been, and continue to be, in my thoughts and prayer. I am also praying earnestly for our parish that we hold the course in managing the challenges of COVID-19 to keep our parish viable and on-track to attain our new parish vision. We shared our new parish vision and its guiding principles last year in our town-halls and in follow-up written communications.


I know that the isolation and anxiety from the pandemic restrictions are wearing. Some may feel the impact more than others. Keep the faith. Be in touch with friends and family as best is possible. Get in touch with your family physician if you think that's appropriate. Let us know at St Luke's if we can help too. Father Doug will be providing emergency pastoral coverage during August when I am away. We will also be continuing our telephone-tree contacts.


We expect to mail the new edition of our parish newsletter, the community link, by the end of this coming week. It contains a lot of information about our re-gathering as a community and about how we expect things to be in the fall. I have added some additional comments in my message that is printed in the newsletter. I hope that you will find the information to be helpful and reassuring.


When we do re-gather as a community, things will look a lot different than what we have known in the past. I ask you to be flexible in all the arrangements that we have to put in place. I know we can do it and I wish to thank you for your understanding.


Faithfully in Christ,



  1. Tammy Woolman on 4 August 2020 at 8:09 AM

    Enjoy your well deserved vacation see you in September 😊

    • Father Glenn on 4 August 2020 at 11:33 AM

      Thanks and blessings to you, Tammy. Glenn

  2. Kathy Axcell on 3 August 2020 at 7:23 PM

    Have a well-deserved vacation, Glenn!

    • Glenn Empey on 3 August 2020 at 8:49 PM

      Hi Kathy, Many thanks. 🙂 Blessings to you. See ya in September.


  3. Mary Roberts on 3 August 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Wishing you a safe and great vacation. Relax and enjoy. Take care. 😎

    • Father Glenn on 3 August 2020 at 6:12 PM

      Many thanks, Mary. Keep well. Blessings,


  4. william nicholls on 3 August 2020 at 7:41 AM

    Hope you have a restful, well-earned vacation.
    Stay safe. Stay well.

    • Father Glenn on 3 August 2020 at 1:19 PM

      🙂 (auto-reply haha) TNX

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