hosted by Mother of Our Redeemer Praesidium
At Holy Redeemer Church, Kanata
December 8, 2018
Starting at 9:30, Tessera and Rosary was recited, led by Brother Peter (President of the Regia of Ottawa). Booklets including a detailed day program with the hymns sung were distributed to the attendance at the entrance so people could feel welcomed and followed the event easily. An amazing turnout of approximately 200 people were present at the 10 am Mass, celebrated by Fr. Paul Nwaeze, Holy Redeemer pastor, who delivered a beautiful homily. Professional musical singer with a professional pianist (members of the Parish choir) performed beautifully all the Mass hymns, including Ave Maria of Schubert. After reciting the Catena, we moved to the hall for the Regia of Ottawa Annual General Reunion where approx. 130 people were present. Nine praesidia participated in the entertainment, they presented songs, quiz and Christmas hymns. For the first time, we had the performance of the Legion of Mary Children’s Group singing 10000 Reasons prepared by Sr. Janet and Sr. Hazel. Everything took place in a happy and joyful atmosphere. The hall was set up with beautiful decorations. Coffee was served at the tables and the food shared was delicious. People liked to hear Br. Peter’s presentation on the History of the Legion of Mary. Brother Peter thanked Mother of our Redeemer praesidium members for their tremendous effort in organizing the Regia Reunion.