A summary of our pilgrim group makeup.
Fr. John Fletcher CC, is Chaplin at Wayne State U. In Michigan. From Buffalo, NY, he joined the Companions of the Cross at age 30. A very dynamic and skilled preacher who connects well with all.
Fr. Albert MacPherson lives at a Augustinian priory in Lawrence, Mass. From Cape Breton, he has spent some time at Madonna House in Combermere, ON. Specializes in healing mass ministry in many different places.
Fr. Tim Devine, CC is pastor at St. Maurice Parish in Ottawa. Almost totally blind, he is a very joyful, humorous and passionate Priest. He also is a talented song writer and musician who has won a Juno award for his gospel music. He hails from Waterloo, ON.
Stan Bielec, our tour organizer. Of Polish origin, his goal is to get the message of Divine Mercy out to the world. Quick to laugh, he is very adept at handling every type of group tour situation.
His wife, Maria. Full of joy and goodwill, helps share the load with Stan, She does real-time translation in each church we visit and smiles continuously. She and Stan live in Ottawa.
41 others involved in all kinds of ministry. They live in:
– Toronto, Simcoe, Kingston and Belleville areas
– Ottawa (from parishes all over the city)
(2 people from San Diego and 2 from the U.K. cancelled due health reasons.)
We are blessed to be part of this dynamic group. Note this is the 4th time Stan has escorted a Divine Mercy pilgrimage. There is another trip planned for the Fall of this year. (See JPII Centre website for further info.)