2014 January 14
The sad news of the death of Father James Profit, S.J., following a courageous and truly inspirational “battle” with cancer, caused me to give thanks to God for a true gentleman who served the Church with passion. We were profoundly blessed by his presence and ministry here in the Diocese of Hamilton.
His commitment to the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Guelph was passionate and prophetic. He challenged us by his own lifestyle to examine the choices we make and the effect they have on the environment and on others. While he did not make us uncomfortable, at the same time one never left unchanged from an encounter with Father Profit. Is this not the mark of a saintly life?
I am personally saddened by his death. I know it is yet another big loss for the Jesuit Province. Be assured of my prayers, and those of the priests and parishioners of the Diocese of Hamilton, that Father will be given the reward of a good and faithful servant. May the entire Jesuit Province know the consolation offered by the promise of the resurrection offered by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ!
Sincerely in Christ and Mary Immaculate,
(the Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, OMI
Bishop of Hamilton
(by Shirley, a friend from Wikwemikong)
OUR PASTOR JIM:
A teacher, a mentor and shepherd with love,
sent by God from up above,
You’ve shown us Jesus. You’ve taught us the way.
By being an example of Christ’s love each day.
You are a teacher in all that you do,
always pointing to Jesus through and through.
You are a mentor we look to in trails and
you send us to Jesus to walk, the tough miles.
You know that He is the answer ALWAYS
and send us to him, to get through the haze.
You are shepherd by tending your sheep
some frightened, some worn, some tattered, some weak,
You always care and help us to find
contentment and joy in Jesus Divine.
When we wander away from the rest of the flock,
You seek to find and lead back to the Rock,
You’ve sought His will and carried your Cross,
by teaching His sheep, so there would be no lost.
One day in heaven, you’ll hear Jesus say
”WELL DONE MY SERVANT.”
This humbly we Pray