Our parish sponsored the Alsalman family from Iraq who arrived June 1st, 2015. All of them are doing well in their studies. Baby Nora was born on June 1st, 2017, the anniversary of the date that they arrived in Canada. Mohanad, Heba, Yousif, and Hussain are eligible to become Canadian citizens this year. They are very excited about that.
Our refugee family of 7 arrived from Indonesia on October 17th, 2018. Although individual family members were born in either Palestine or Iraq, they are stateless. Parents are Adel and Maisa. Muthanna is 22, Mazen, 19, Mohammed, 15, Misk, 6 and Mays, 4. They are adjusting to our Canadian winter. Our commitment is to look after them for one year. They are appreciative of all that we have been doing for them and for the generosity of the people of this parish.