Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

A blessed celebration

The day was perfect with the Holy Spirit as the special guest.

My husband was ordained at a beautiful ceremony at the 
"Sacré-Coeur " church in Saulnierville NS  with about 300 people in attendance

 Gerald Tufts

 Ordained by Arch-Bishop Most  Rev. Anthony Mancini
Gerald receives the sacrament 
 Most Rev gives him his Ministry... 
"Work with families "!

The new Deacon celebrates the mass, 

and thanks everyone for all their contributions to his spiritual journey.  

Meet the coordinator of our church 
Jean- Louis Robichaud 

His message was sooo touching. While working on the parish archives he found a letter Gerald's ( late ) mom had written in 1958, in it she is thanking a priest who had moved to another parish, for his services. 
She wrote, she had been praying for one of her young sons to choose the sacerdotal. 
Those payers were answered today, Nov 8 2014 
" Never loose faith  when asking for something" .
 The whole family was certain her presence was felt in the church on this special day! 

My sister, Simone,  made him a special quilt.  

The "Faith Quilt" by Anita Goodesign! 
It is absolutely beautiful and it will be treasured forever♥ 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Special event...

I was tempted to title this post "Busy Month" but in all honesty which month is not busy ??? 

This week-end is a very special event for our family. 
DH Gerald
 will be ordained
in our church
 Sacré-Coeur Saulnierville NS. 
For the last 5 years we have had  a wonderful journey preparing for this day and on  Saturday Nov 8, he will answer to the calling of the Holy spirit as Arch-Bishop Mancini  ordains  him as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.

Please keep him in your prayers .

As for the guild.... lots happening. We are getting ready for the Christmas Tea 
(Check out Karen Neary's blog... so well said!}

we had a sewing retreat to sew for the guild's boutique.
 Every corner of the hall was occupied. 
 and the projects being made were gorgeous. 
 a true sense of solidarity.....
 People working together and forming lasting friendships. 
 The laughter and the sharing of ideas ... so precious. 
and even if it is only November the spirit of Christmas was launched at La Guilde Acadienne de Clare on this sewing retreat.  
For our meal together we enjoyed an Acadian supper of 
 "Rappie Pie" ! 

Busy times....  yes!..............
as I prepare to close a chapter in my career. It is official I will be retiring on December 31st. I have started the process of cleaning out my office as I am passing on the "baton" to a colleague. 
That too was a wonderful journey. 
46 years working in the health care system, caring for others had its many rewards.   

I have been sewing everyday mostly Christmas gifts which I do not have "eye candy" for fear someone will figure out their gift. I will review my stash and hopefully will be able to post pictures  later. 

Stay well!