This coming Sunday, May 3rd, is the 40th anniversary of the ordination of our former pastor, Fr. Martin Vallely.

To give his past and present parishioners the opportunity to express their congratulations and celebrate this great milestone with him, but still ensure that the required social distancing measures are being observed, a drive-by procession has been planned!

Well-wishers are invited to slowly drive past the rectory of Fr. Martin’s current parish (see address below) between 12:00pm and 12:30pm this Sunday and help him mark this special day by honking their car horns, calling out their greetings to him, and/or dropping off a card.

Holy Rosary Parish
287 Plains Road East, Burlington

If you are not able to get to the parish in person that day but would still like to wish Fr. Martin well, please feel free to send him an email at

Fr. Martin, we thank you for your many years of dedicated service to the St. Francis Xavier Parish community, and wish you all the best on the occasion of this special anniversary of your priesthood and always!

Fr. Mariusz