community of Toronto came together on Sunday September 8th, 2002 to
celebrate the feast of the Spiritan's Blessed Jacques Laval. The Mass
was held at the Church of Saint Louis-de-France in Toronto, presided
over by Fr. Justin Deroches, the chaplain to the Emmaus Group who
organized the day's festivities. Fr. Barney Kelly, CSSp was the guest
homilist and spoke on the life and work of Laval. After the Mass, Fr.
Paul McAuley, CSSp, spoke briefly about the Mauritian connection to
the Spiritans and invited the community to be a part of the
Spiritan's ongoing mission and to celebrate the Spiritan Year,
especially Pentecost 2003, the 300th anniversary. No Mauritian
gathering would be complete without a wonderful meal. Everybody had
brought their own special dish and all was shared out over the rest
of the afternoon.