COVID-19 has created an unprecedented time for all of us.  I have a 9 year old grandson and a 90 year old father-in-law and they both agree wholeheartedly that “I’ve never seen anything like this in my whole life!”  No one would disagree.
Our Oblate Leadership Team in Ottawa, our Advisory Board, our extended community of support and our staff are doing our best to design and create the utility required to get through and to the other side of this pandemic.  The initial government support that we are receiving is helping us survive in the immediate term even as we know that this is unsustainable.  Full recovery looks to be as much as a year away.  Re-opening will entail higher costs for cleaning, disinfection and food services while physical distancing and density restriction will naturally reduce revenues.  It is a Catch 22 for sure.  Consequently, we will be relying on donations to sustain us even as we seek ways to further reduce expenditures at every turn.  We humbly invite you to provide what financial support you can to assist us in this important Oblate ministry.  To this end, we are introducing our on-line donation portal to allow support to be gathered safely, securely and as easily for you as possible. 

To donate, simply click on the button and the portal will guide you through the donation process.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at    Email or  phone, 306-242-1916 ext. 225

May God continue to bless, protect and guide us all!  Amen!! 
Brendan Bitz, Director
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre

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