Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fr. Joseph Ponti has passed away

Our kind benefactor, Fr. Joseph Ponti, the rector of St. Francis of Assisi parish who so generously gave us access to our current building, passed away last Sunday. I did not know him well, but in our brief relationship I came to know him as a wise, good-humoured pastor with a heart for God, much concerned for the spiritual well-being of those under his care and for the cause of the Gospel.

In lieu of Little Compline tonight, I will be attending the prayer service for Fr. Joseph which is being held at St. Francis of Assisi at 7:00pm, and I would encourage as many of you who are able to do so to do the same.

The full obituary for Fr. Ponti is available online here.

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