Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
(Mt 5: 6-7,9)
To be a priest for the immigrants, one must leave the comfort of his/her parish in search of the “lost sheep”.
This is my experience since I began to minister to the thousands of migrant farmworkers who live and work in our farms in Haldimand-Norfolk.
For me, it is a unique calling and vocation, as well a privilege that God has granted me to serve the humble workers, who for the most part, are invisible members of our communities. I say invisible because many in our society are not aware of their presence and contribution in our midst.