St Gertrude

Statement from the Pastor

Posted : Jun-29-2023

Last week, I approved a third-party communication to be inserted into our parish bulletin regarding the Pride Flag and related issues. I recognize that much of the content was inappropriate and offensive and caused hurt and distress starting in our own parish family and reverberating out into the wider community.  I should not have allowed it to have been circulated. I sincerely apologize for my actions.  

I recognize that we must always make every effort to communicate and treat one another with charity and respect and I pledge to do so moving forward. Thank you for listening and, I pray for your understanding.

Fr. Michael Hughes
Pastor, St. Gertrude Parish
Oshawa, ON

29 June 2023