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The Reverend MaryLynn Forrest – Parish Deacon

I have been a member of St. George’s for the past eighteen years and was ordained as a deacon in June 2015. Before my ordination, I was a registered early childhood educator, working with mostly toddlers. As a deacon, my main focus is on pastoral and palliative care. During our troubled times and as we journey with God at the end of our earthly life, our soul needs to be nourished just as our bodies do. Taking care of each other is what the gospel teaches us, whether it be in the area of outreach—helping others in need, or in pastoral care–as we all need a little help during difficult times in our lives.  Pastoral care is everything from providing an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on or cry on, and support through the storms of our lives. I am a volunteer on-call chaplain at Grand River Hospital, providing four to six, twelve hour shifts a month.  I am available whenever and wherever I am needed by calling the church office or by calling my number that is provided on the front of our weekly bulletin. Our discussions are kept private and confidential.

You can contact Rev. MaryLynn at forrest2272@rogers.com or by calling the church office 519-744-4751.

 

 

The Reverend Brother Mark, SB –  Deacon Emeritus

Brother Mark received his pastoral clinical training from Nora Francis Henderson Hospital (McMaster University) in Hamilton, has an Ontario Community College Teaching Certificate, a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, a Diploma in Christian Ministry and a Diploma in Adult Recreation and Leadership. Brother Mark has training as a Life Skills Coach, Spiritual and Retreat Director. He is a life professed Anglican Benedictine and an ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Huron. He is a member of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament,

His interests include outdoor activities, four season camping, and wood working. He is a member of the Friends of Algonquin, and Camping Babble International.Guild of All Souls, Order of St. Vincent Board of Governors (Emeritus), and College of Deacons. He is an assistant chaplain to the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, and an on call hospital chaplain to Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

You can contact Brother Mark by email [brothermarkosa@live.com] or by calling the church office at 519-744-4751.

 

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