Good Friday Fast – Toronto – 2014

What a wonderful gathering of people!  For the past 34 years VICS volunteers, and ‘honorary VICS’ have gathered for a Good Friday Fast, being inspired by guest speakers and celebrating the Stations of the Cross and the Good Friday Service together.

This year, between 30 and 40 people gathered throughout the day.

registration desk  meeting old friends and new participants in the Good Friday Fast

All VICS gatherings start with introductions!!





introductions introductions introductions introductions introductions

…which leads to guest speakers.  This year, we were fortunate to have two guest speakers: John Dillon who shared his thoughts, wisdom and research on “Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth” and Karen Van Loon who led us through the blanket exercise, a participatory exercise that shows the history of First Nations in Canada.

John and Karen  blankets  quiet times before we got started  moving around through the blanket exercise  blanket exercise  blanket exercise starting the blanket exercise  blanket exercise

The Stations of the Cross and Service were held in the school.  Special thanks to Father Fitzpatrick for once again leading the service.

Stations of the Cross altar in the gym IMG_5144 Good Friday Service Fr. Fitzpatrick leading the service  a reading...  choir


listening  introductions listening... IMG_5040 Betty reading reading IMG_5117  reading