Whitehorse, Yukon—This is a sod-turning ceremony, Yukon-style.
On the Saturday before Pentecost (May 22), eight good folks joined me in planting 500 pounds of seed potatoes on property the Diocese of Whitehorse has purchased for the building of a retreat centre for the church and a house for the bishop.
It was a glorious day and the fine soil God had provided was incentive for the joyful crew.
A little rain early Pentecost morning was a perfect
gift to get our little crop settled in for some good summer growing.
The road work is being completed this week, as well as some excavation for the bishop’s house, which will replace the very drafty and very old house I am in now.
The grace of God and the generosity of Catholic Missions In Canada is making things happen.
Bishop Gary Gordon, Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon