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Stabat Mater sung by the Herald of the Gospel

10 years

Heralds of the Gospel: First Charism Approved in the Third Millennium

Pope John Paul II elevated the Heralds of the Gospel to the canonical status of International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right. With this, a new charism was recognized by the Church.

Ten years later, the work of the Heralds had grown externally and internally. A deepened understanding of its own charism fostered vigorous developments within the new religious family.

The account of the unfolding of accomplishments and achievements arising after February 22, 2001, under the blessing of this approval, brings to mind the words of Pope Benedict XVI in his recent book, “Light of the World”:

We are witnessing “new Catholic awakenings, a dynamic of new movements, for instance, the Heralds of the Gospel, young people who are seized by the enthusiasm of having acknowledged Christ as the Son of God and of bringing him into the world.

030_20110219_GKIn Canada, the Heralds celebrated the event bringing together friends of the association in the cities of Toronto and Montreal.

Following a homage to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a solemn mass was celebrated by Fr. Ryan Murphy, EP, missionary in Ecuador, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Toronto and by Fr. François Bandet, EP. at St. Ignatius parish in Montreal.

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New Companions

18606_20100619_GKA new group of Companions of the Heralds of the Gospel was received in the association during a solemn Mass celebrated by Fr. François Bandet, EP at Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Toronto.

According to the Statutes of the Heralds of the Gospel, these Companions are those who, “while they identify themselves with the spirit of the Association, due to their priestly duties, or because they belong to an institute of consecrated life or a society of apostolic life, or due to their professional or family obligations, cannot give themselves fully to the work of the Association” (Statute 9).

As married or single lay people living in the world, priests, deacons, religious, lay people of consecrated life or members of other associations or ecclesiastical movements, the Companions of the Heralds of the Gospel, besides observing the precepts and duties proper to their state in life, make an effort to live in conformity with the charism and spirituality of the Association, dedicating their free time to it and committing themselves to fulfill certain obligations.

They desire to apply to their daily life — in their family circles, during social activities and in the workplace — the spirit and teaching of the Heralds of the Gospel, being witnesses of Christ to their neighbor by both word and example.

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New Companions

On Saturday 19th, 2009 at 11:am, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, in Toronto,  5 new companions were received on a solemn Mass concelebrated by Fr Marcos Faes, EP and Fr. François Bandet, EP.

The Heralds of the Gospel are very happy to receive these five new members into their spiritual family: Mrs. Marie Bilof, Mrs. Lourdes Fernandes,  Ms. Theresa Fernandes, Mrs. Mary Cruz and Mr. Luis Cruz.

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Invitation: Solemn Mass on Saturday December 19th

The Heralds of the Gospel would like to invite you and your family for  a Solemn Mass  on

Saturday December 19th @ 10 a.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Church,
3055 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, ON.

How to get there

During the Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Marcos Faes, EP and Fr. François Bandet, EP, new companions of the Heralds of the Gospel will be officialy received.

Please join us on this ocassion, so dear to the Herald’s family.

Our Lady of Sorrows

Labour Day weekend was quite busy this year. To be precise, I should say, Sunday was quite busy.

Fr. François Bandet and Deacon Ryan Murphy, ordained just recently in Brazil, visited Toronto to celebrate the event with the Canadian Heralds.

The first Mass was at the local parish in Nobleton, Ont. where our house is situated.

St. Mary's parish, Nobleton, Ont.

St. Mary's parish, Nobleton, Ont.

Later in the afternoon, there was a procession of the portuguese community for the feast of Our Lady of the Light.


Procession in Toronto, Ont.

At 6 pm, we finally all met at Our Lady of Sorrows, in Etobicoke. The Mass presided by Fr. François Bandet was concelebrated, by Fr. Nino Cavoto, pastor, Fr. Down White, Fr. Tim Nelligan, Fr. José David Perez and Fr. Charles. Part of the ceremonial and also the music was accomplished with the participation of our Companions and the students of the Lumen Veritatis Academy.

Fr. François litteraly stood one hour to offer his blessing for each and everyone.

Being a first Mass of the newly ordained priest, a plenary indlugence is granted to the priest and to the faithful who devoutly assist at the same Mass.

I finish with a photo gallery of the Mass. Hopefully it will give you an idea of the amtosphere of graces that each and everyone lived on that day.

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