The Eudist Family of Québec, Fathers and Associates together, gathered for the first meeting of their associative year in the beautiful panorama of Orleans Island, on September 18. We were nearly 45 to celebrate the Eucharist, to enjoy a wonderful meal and mostly to share our common expectations on how to grow more firmly in our quest for a better spiritual and Christian life through meetings and celebrationsrespondingto our needs.
Therefore, everyone was most happy to hear that our next reunion, October 16, would be held in the historical site of Petit-Cap, an estate belonging to the Priests of the Séminaire de Québec, the foundation of which goes back to Bishop de Laval in the XVIIth Century.
It will be a time to enjoy the wonderful view over the St. Lawrence River, to celebrate Holy Mass, to share a meal and be instructed, by our host Fr Marc Bouchard, on the work being accomplished in the Diocese on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
In the same week, we will once more assemble to celebrate the feast of the Holy Heart of Jesus in the Family House of Charlesbourg. In November, we have invited the Director of Pastoral Work in the Diocese for a talk on the changes taking place in our Church and on how to adapt and involve ourselves, as Associates, in different missions. Finally, it will betime to celebrate Christmas. As we ponder on the mystery of the Incarnation of the Wordin Mary, we will meditate on howwe are personally called to form Jesus within ourselves. As for the next year, this in another chapter.