The Year of Consecrated Life

June 1st 2015 was a memorable day for those in Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth as they got together with Archbishop Anthony Mancini, to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life declared by Pope Francis. The Sisters of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and their Associates in Halifax organised the event.  There were more than 200 people in attendance, about a dozen priests and consecrated persons in the Diocese were represented. There was a feeling of joy and celebration during the mass and reception which followed afterwards in the Parish hall. The representatives of the communities present cut the “wake up the World” cake with Archbishop.

Entrance Procession
Entrance Procession
Choir During Mass
The choir during mass
Fr Odumuko singing

Fr. Raymond Odumuko singing with the choir

 

Three symbols were presented for the offertory by persons from various cultures

A banner representing the logo of all the various communities in the diocese was the first symbol which represents the history of these communities; Pope Francis invites consecrated persons to look to the past with gratitude.

Banner Representing
A banner representing the logo of all the various communities

 

A bible represents the present as the Pope invites all Consecrated persons to live the present with passion in the light of the Gospel.

Bible Represents
 

A candle presents the future as Pope Francis invites consecrated persons to live the future with hope.

Candle represents
 
Candle Represents2