Prayer During Review Time
O Spirit of God, Source of Wisdom and guidance,
continue to travel with us as we journey forward.
Give us the graces we need for this new journey.
May we have the courage to take the step into the unknown
that beckons us, trusting
that you walk with us.
Be a constant source of hope for us as we adjust to the great
change that awaits us in
whatever the future holds.
Give us peace in our spirits as an assurance, that this challenge
can be a source of growth for each
of us and our Parish.
Be our source of courage and our fountain of faith in those
moments we find ourselves
moving towards despair.
Give us hopeful eyes to see beyond today and ever-trusting
spirits to know you lead the way.
Guide us with Your wisdom and fill us with your grace as we
continue this journey. -- Amen
In the fall of 1978 a small congregation of approximately 60 people gathered to celebrate Mass in the library of Garden Creek School. This was the beginning of the journey to establish Holy Family Parish in the Southwest end of Fredericton. By 1979 over 100 families were attending Mass at the school, a building fund was established and Father John Jennings was named the administrator. In the spring of 1981 Bishop Gilbert approved the plans for a church to be built on the present site of 10 acres on Hanwell Road. Over the next year the church and rectory were built and on April 25, 1982, Holy Family Parish Church was dedicated with the laying of the cornerstone. Our church has continued to grow and now is home to approximately 600 families.