Canada Mission Trip 09 - Day 1
Seven diocesan youth, led by Frs. Miles Zdinak and Peter Paproski arrived safely late in the afternoon of July 7, 2009 at St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario. The youth, officers and members of the National JR ACRY, travelled to the mission to see first hand, the good works being done by the mission, which they have supported over the past several years with their Lenten Youth Projects.
Welcome to Canada - Border Checkpoint.
The travellers from Connecticut upon arriving in Canada, took a quick side trip to Niagra Falls.
Arrival at St. John The Compassionate Mission
An Icon of St. John the Compassionate is featured prominently in the mission dining room
The chapel of St. Silouan the Athonite is the heart and heartbeat of the mission.
A delicious suppper was provided by St. John's Mission kitchen staff
At the end of a long day, diocesan youth arrived at the Lived Theology School where they will stay during their stay at the Mission. They took time out to write their reflections on the first day of their journey, before going to bed.