Bishop Corston is pleased to announce the ordination to the Diaconate of Valerie Ann Isaac and Anne Victoria Stenabaugh, both of St. Mark’s Church, Kapuskasing at the opening service of Synod at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 3rd at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Timmins. Anne and Valerie have been providing leadership in their parish since the parish has not had a resident ordained leader, and have been receiving training toward ordination for the past number of years. As Deacons both ladies will continue to provide ministry in their parish on a non-stipendiary basis as well as continue their studies toward eventual priesthood.
The propers for the Ordination will be for the Feast of the Ascension. The Guest preacher will be the Rt. Rev. Dennis Drainville, Bishop of Quebec. Everyone is welcome. Clergy and Lay Readers are invited to vest. The liturgical colour will be white.
Bishop Corston is also pleased to announce that he has named three new Canons for the Diocese. The Rev. Rodney BrantFrancis, Rector of Wemindji and Regional Dean of James Bay; The Rev. Nirmal Mendis, Rector of Moosonee and Moose Factory, and the Rev. Jacob Sealhunter, "Elder Priest" of St. Philip’s Church, Chisasibi, will be installed as Canons at the closing service of Synod, 9:30 am Sunday, June 5th at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Timmins. Everyone is welcome. Clergy & Lay Readers are invited to vest. The liturgical colour will be white.