July 25, 2019
June 15th 2019 was an exciting, joyful and historical day for the O-K Province. Raphael Ma was ordained to the priesthood!!! Bishop Wesley Spiewak, C.R. (Bishop of Hamilton Bermuda) preached and presided over this exhilarating occasion with over 900 well wishers in attendance at St. Mary’s Parish in Kitchener. A reception followed the ceremony where well wishers could give Fr. Raph their congratulations. Fr. Raph… your journey to the priesthood is now completed and the real work begins. Wishing you all the best in your service to the Lord and congratulations on being appointed Associate Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish!
Bishop Wesley Spiewak, C.R. presents Fr. Raphael Ma, C.R. with the gifts of bread and wine to be used at Mass.
Fr. Raphael Ma's first Mass of Thanksgiving - just before Communion