Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – June 26th

I am still very excited and happy about the celebration of my Fiftieth Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on the weekend of June 3-5. It was truly a blessed time as I gave thanks for the many graces that God has given me through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The call from God to the priesthood was very clear to me and God has guided me to a very fulfilling and joyful life as He gave me the strength to be an effective pastor. I always felt the grace of Holy Orders was upon me.

A very significant part of my fifty years is the eighteen years I have enjoyed as pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish. It is coming to an end now as I will become a senior priest on June 30th. I will no longer be the pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish but I will still be able to live the priesthood although in a reduced capacity with less responsibilities. It is hard to summarize eighteen years but it has truly been beautiful. We have grown in our faith and with the help of parishioners and a wonderful staff have been able to provide many opportunities for spiritual growth and developed a campus with a beautiful church and an outstanding school that inspires anyone who comes to Our Lady of Refuge to be closer to God and uplifted by Him. This is our mission as we are all instruments of the Lord to do His will.

Now this work will continue with your new pastor, Fr. Ronald Richards who will arrive on Friday, July 1. He is excited about coming and as we welcome him we assure him of our prayers and our support. There are many challenges that go with being a pastor. We can be confident that God will bless Fr. Ronald Richards with the strength of Holy Orders as I have so richly received.

God be with all of you, giving you and I good health and happiness!!

Monsignor Gerald A. McEnhill

First Communion Celebration 2022

Congratulations to the 43 children who received their First Holy Communion. These children were well prepared by Sierra Kerckaert and Lauren Zaitouna (teachers of second grade in the day school), and Janet Boyk (catechist) for the Religious Education program along with parents and relatives. I would also like to thank our pastor Monsignor McEnhill for celebrating the sacrifice of the mass and eagerly extending the gift of the Eucharist to our first communicants, a priceless gift that he gives to the entire community each weekend. May the joy of this day be a reminder to all of God’s great gift of self and enable all of us to face the future with renewed confidence knowing that God is with us always.

Denette Plant
Director, Religious Education

Monsignor Gerald A. McEnhill

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – May 8th

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all great grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers and step moms many blessings on this special day. May you find joy in watching your children grow.

Congratulations to our First Communicants

On Saturday May 6th, 44 children received their First Holy Communion. We are very proud they have taken the next step in their religious journey. We will continue to pray for you and watch you grow. Many Blessings

Monsignor Gerald A. McEnhill

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – April 17th

Happy Easter to you!!

On behalf of myself, and all the staff here at Our Lady of Refuge, I extend blessings for a glorious Easter.

This indeed is a great day and time to celebrate our faith. I pray that you will be uplifted even further in your faith and that you will take advantage of the services throughout the Easter season to reflect further on this greatest mystery of our faith, that our Lord overcame sin, suffering and death and has called us to share in His risen glory

Monsignor Gerald A. McEnhill

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