Ottawa Slovak Community is prominent at the Homelands Mass

Homelands_Mass_2011_200The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa presided at the Homelands Mass on January 16, 2011. The Homelands Mass is a most original and colourful celebration and features a procession into the Notre Dame Cathedral of traditional costumes and flags. Slovaks for the fourth year in a row had one of the largest delegations in national costume. Our group led the procession and occupied the front pews.

Many other Slovaks attended the Mass as participants.

The Archbishop spent much time at the reception that followed in the Cathedral Hall where traditional foods brought in by the different communities were shared among participants.

Photos: Tibor Dej

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