Pastoral Team

Our Pastoral Team:

Father Daniel Perreault

 

Deacon Francois Picotte

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mass

Sunday 10:00 am

Monday       No Mass

Tuesday    7:30 am

Wednesday 5:30 pm

Thursday    7:30 am

Friday         5:30 pm

Saturday  5:30 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation: By Appointment and every Saturday from 4-5PM when a priest is present

Notices

 

Notice to Parishioners:
We are a Scent Free Church and we ask all parishioners to please come scent free to
our Church. We have a number of parishioners with serious allergies/migraines. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message

Our appreciation of life leads to joy and happiness.  Being grateful for what we have received and what exists around us enlightens our minds, uplifts our spirits and improves our health.  And there is a lot to enjoy in beautiful Iqaluit!  Praising God is thanking the Creator – the architect of our world – for the hills, the sea, the sun and our cool surroundings.

Cool  surroundings, in what sense?  It is, in most case, our choice.  But this selection of mine has a strong impact on my present and future life.  Will I focus on the frequent subzero temperatures and brisk wind or on the exceptional people, opportunities and colours of this cool community?  What touches me most:  cold air on my skin or warm feelings in my heart?  What leads me:  my body and its physical world or my soul and its spiritual components?  Will I thank God or curse him for what he has given me?  Better still, could I come to thank him for the whole package:  seeing the good sides of my life as emerging from what I perceive, or once perceived, as its more challenging aspects?  

Praising our Creator may just be our most important prayer, perhaps ranking even before the very common prayer of supplication where I ask for divine help.  Praising God for his gifts and kindness makes me happy on the spot.  His kindness makes me feel cherished...  and loved!  And we do know that love is, for the most part, an immaterial good made up of feelings, sentiments, souvenirs and thoughts.  God gave me a whole lot.  He loves me, I love him:  we are in love!  Love:  the greatest and most crucial source of renewal energy in our world!!!


Ullaakkut, Bonjour!


On the relatively warm 5th day of this year, I landed in Iqaluit:  my first time in the Canadian North!  The following Sunday I met the remarkably dynamic congregation of Our Lady of the Assumption parish. I felt most welcomed by Father Daniel and his team.  

After 4 years of part-time studies, I was ordained permanent deacon for the archdiocese of Toronto on June 19, 2004.  I served at the Centre d’Accueil Heritage as part-time chaplain and in the St-Pius X parish as homilist.  In Iqaluit, I assist an energetic youth group and give homilies regularly.

As economist, I worked in international development in several emerging countries.  I also spent many years in the financial and real estate industries.  Currently, I work in Nunavut as senior economist:  a position I truly enjoy!  My dear spouse and I celebrated 15 years of marriage recently.  Together, we have 3 lovely children aged 10, 12 and 14. 


Nagligusuktunga nagligijaugamma!  Qujannamiik!  Au revoir!


Francois Picotte

Permanent Deacon

Iqaluit, Nunavut

May 29, 2009