Back to Sudbury, day 1: Visit to Saint Alphonsus in Callander

Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Callander

I started my return journey to Sudbury on December 30 in the morning. January 1 is a special holy day in the Roman Catholic church, in which we honour Mary as Mother of God, and in which we pray for peace. As a high holy day it can also be celebrated on the eve (i.e. on December 31). I decided to use this occasion to find a few couple of churches to visit and worship at in the North Bay area, as part of my getting to know the diocese. The first was Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Callander.

I got to North Bay in the early afternoon. I had no idea how to get to this church, but this community is joined with Holy Name of Jesus parish in North Bay itself, so I headed there to meet the pastor so we could find our way. With lockdown it was a visit of the building only, but even that was worth the effort. It is good for me to be able to have an image in my head when I think of a place -- it helps me to visualise the community that worships there.