October 14th, at 2pm in the Eastern Townships, near the border crossing at Hemingford (The Havelock Fairgrounds, Rt 202, Havelock QC near the Covey Hill border crossing) There Bishop Mary and Bishop Bruce will be presiding over the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, where we will pray for the border crossers, the civil servants and NGO workers who are welcoming them, as well as our neighbors who have responded to these crossing with hatred and fear. Dr. Mary Jo Leddy will also be joining us as the preacher.
I want to stress that this act is not a protest. We are not gathering in opposition to those who fear the migrants who are crossing our borders. Rather, we are gathering to be united to Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and thereby, to express our solidarity to “the least of these” with whom Christ identifies himself. We will meet and we will pray that God’s love may be increased in us and amongst us.