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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 17:19

On July 17, 2014 Fr. Joseph Dabrowski, the Superior of the Michaelite Fathers in North America celebrated his 50th birthday. On Sunday July 20, we met in Melrose to thank  Fr. Joseph for his presence among us and we gave thanks to God for his priesthood.  The ceremony was attended by many guests. It was not easy to speak in three languages: Polish, English and Italian. With good music, tables full of goodies we had really great time.
Fr. Joseph, we wish you God's blessings for the next 50 years.

Monday, 24 February 2014 19:34

As usual, at this time of the year we gather together for our annual retreat. This year's theme is: "Person, Priest and Religious". We are lead in prayer and meditation by Fr Pawel Wojakiewicz CSMA who comes to us from Poland.

Monday, 17 February 2014 15:49

Gathering of Michaelite Fathers superiors from around the world with General Superior. Australia 2014.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:56

Christ the King Church in Long Branch began as an idea in the mind of its first pastor, Father Stephen Auad. For some years Father Auad had conducted well attended devotions to St. Anthony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on St. Patrick Street in Toronto. Indeed, in 1933, a daily newspaper declared his shrine to St. Anthony to be among the great shrines in Canada. In 1938 Father Auad presented a proposal to Achbishop James McGuigan, then Archbishop of Toronto, to build a shrine to St. Anthony in Long Branch. The Archbishop, much worried about finances which was rather strained at that time, said no. Father Auad, crestfallen, returned to his home. His housekeeper, a remarkable lady named Mrs. Maggie Jobin, urged him to return to the Archbishop and present his proposal more firmly. Father Auad did so, even to the extent of banging on the desk. This action astounded the Archbishop, for Father Auad was truly the mildest and humblest of priests. The Archbishop is reported to have laughed till tears ran down his cheeks. Then, taking the matter seriously, the Archbishop said, "If you feel so strongly about the church, go ahead, but keep it your responsibility". Accordingly, on August 4, 1938, Father Auad was appointed the parish priest of Long Branch, and directed to build a church. The property he purchased was occupied by an old brick house which had been used as a cider plant. To convert it to a dwelling place needed scrubbing with lye to remove apple peels from the floor and walls. While the church was being built a former bank at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard West and 40th street was transformed into a place of worship. Several parishioners remember assisting at Mass in this building. Meanwhile construction of the new church was proceeding. Its corner stone was blessed and laid on April 23, 1939 at 3pm, on which occasion Monsignor Patrick Coyle offered Mass and Monsignor James Treacy gave the sermon. On September 17, 1939, the first Mass was offered in the new church by its pastor, Father Auad. On Sunday, May 26, 1940, Archbishop McGuigan blessed the church and dedicated it to Christ the King. It was Father Auad's wish that the church be named the Shrine of St. Anthony, but the wish was refused because a church names St. Anthony's already existed in the archdiocese. Sadly, Father Auad's stay in his hard won church was short. About four years after the church was completed Father Auad died. He suffered a stroke while preaching at Midnight Mass, December 25, 1944, and died on December 26, 1944.

Parish web: www.christthekingparish.info

Monday, 08 April 2013 02:18

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Monday, 08 April 2013 02:11

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 02:51
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