1939 My Priestly Ordination

1939 MSGR Ord Holy Card side 1

1939 MSGR Ord Holy Card side 2

1939 Ordination Class 2

1939 Ordination Class

1939 MSGR ORD CLASS 1

Ordination Class of 1939 – Toronto Star newspaper

1939 Ordination Class, back right

1939 Ordination Class (top row right)

1939 Ordination card 11939 Ordination card

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1939 Ordination Invitation

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1939 newly ordained Fr. Vincent Foy

1939 from Fr. Murray Allen

1939 from Fr. Murray Allen

Fr. Murray Allen was one of my classmates in the seminary and the younger brother of Bishop Francis Allen, who was six years older than him. We were all from Holy Name parish. Their father used to be a daily Communicant. His sister never went to a theatre in her life, since they were from a very strict family. They were originally from the Isle of Man, off the coast of England. Fr. Murray Allen started St. Pius X parish on Bloor Street West. Bishop Allen became the Chancellor after Msgr. Callahan became pastor of Blessed Sacrament. When Bishop Allen was pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish, I used to help hear Confessions and preached the Forty Hours devotions there, as well as about forty other parishes. I travelled all over the peninsula and the diocese preaching Forty Hours retreats. I drove long distances to parishes in the evening after working at the Chancery Office and then drove back to Toronto at night. Sometimes I stayed over night, such as when I preached at Victoria Harbour or Port McNicoll.

O Mary Immaculate, assist me in the service of thy Divine Son (Ordination holy card)

O Mary Immaculate, assist me in the service of thy Divine Son (Ordination holy card)

1939 O Jesus, bless my parents, relatives and friends and all who have helped me for Thy sake

O Jesus, bless my parents, relatives and friends and all who have helped me for Thy sake (Ordination holy card)

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