Priest and Parish Celebrate Milestones

Fr. Joe anniversary

Bruno, SK. — On August 21, 2014, more than 250 parishioners and visitors celebrated the 110th anniversary of the St. Bruno Parish, Bruno, Sask. and the 90th birthday of Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB, pastor (left). The celebration included a festive mass and pot luck supper. Beside Fr. Joseph is Abbot Peter Novecosky representing all the Benedictine pastors who have served the parish for the past 110 years.


Fr. Joe Anniversary

Fr. Joe speaks with some parishioners at the potluck supper at the parish celebration.

Rock the Mount 2014

Rock the mount 2014

Carmel, SK–  Several monks took part in the youth rally of Rock the Mount at Mount Carmel on Saturday, Aug. 16. More than 400 young people attended. The 5:00 mass was celebrated by Bishop Donald Bolen of Saskatoon, an oblate of St. Peter’s Abbey.

Cosmas Epifano, O.S.B. ordained to the Diaconate of Christ

Whitney Pier, Sydney, N.S. — On July 30, in the year of our Lord 2014, on the feastday of St. Peter Chrysologus, Rev. Br. Cosmas Joseph Epifano, O.S.B. was ordained to the Diaconate of Christ by the laying on of hands by His Excellency, Most Reverend Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish. The Rite of Ordination was celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church.   Deacon Cosmas will be serving St. Augustine Catholic Church in Humboldt, SK, until he returns to Rome for his final year of study before being ordained to the Priesthood.  May God bless his vocation.  Axios!

Br. Cosmas' Solemn Profession

Deacon Cosmas Epifano, O.S.B. after professing his Solemn Vows, July 11, 2014, on the Feast of St. Benedict.

Juniors attend Summer School in Latrobe, PA, USA.

The Benedictine Junior Summer School of the year of our Lord 2014 took place at the historic St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  St. Vincent is the first Benedictine Abbey established in North America and the “grandmother house” of our own St. Peter’s Abbey.   Brs. Stephen Predy and Dominic Leo attended the summer school this year from July 14-28, and came away with many great experiences and new Benedictine confreres from across the USA.   The topic this year was: Building a Dynamic and Joyful Community Spirit, Unity in the midst of our diversity and diversity in the midst of our unity.

Br. Lorenzo Conocido, O.S.B., junior monk of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, USA, made this slide show of the trip: 2014 Benedictine Junior Summer School

Br. Lorenzo’s photo gallery on Flickr:  Photo Gallery