Sunday 4 September 2016
Dear friends in Christ,
In consultation with Bishop Dennis, I am delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev. Giuseppe Gagliano as a priest of the St Francis Regional Ministry.
Raised on a farm in southwestern Ontario, Father Gagliano brings with him an affection for rural ministry and a passion for Christian education and discipleship. His many gifts are well suited for the new regional ministry model emerging in the Deanery of St. Francis. He will help lead and equip an existing team of clergy and lay leaders serving Anglicans in more than a dozen communities across the Eastern Townships. He will also bring much to the life and work of our diocesan church.
Ordained a priest in 2013, Fr Gagliano is currently serving St. Paul’s Church, Sydenham, in the Diocese of Ontario, where he is also warden of the diocesan Lay Readers’ Association and a member of the diocese’s Training and Development Committee. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and Yale Divinity School.
Fr Gagliano’s appointment follows the unanimous recommendation of representatives of congregations participating in the St Francis Regional Ministry and of the Diocesan Executive Council. He will begin serving in the Diocese of Quebec on January 1, 2017. A celebration of this new ministry will be announced closer to the date of his arrival.
I am confident you will enjoy getting to know Fr Gagliano as much as I have in the past few months, and that you will find in him the same gifts for ministry so many others have. I pray that together you will grow still more into the full stature of Christ and reveal still more of the kingdom of God in our midst.
Yours in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers OGS