Fr. D.E. Meikle [pronounced: “me-kull”] (“Father M”) was appointed permanent pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in April 2017.
He holds a Master of Divinity from St. Augustine’s Seminary/University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment, Father served the Royal Canadian Navy training originally as Surface Naval Warfare Officer (MARS), and serving as a Personnel Selection Officer in their personnel psychology branch and also under reserve contract in Chaplaincy services.
Coming from a Catholic and Presbyterian but unchurched background, Father purchased his first adult bible at age 11 with his paper-route money. His university was a former seminary (pre-1930’s) and upon researching the various denominations to find his path using the older books of Roman Catholicism he received the Holy Eucharist for the first time at age 18 and was confirmed.
He entered seminary at age 22 and also completed extra courses in philosophy over and above his undergraduate degree in religious studies and psychology. He was part of a group of students who pushed for the return of Latin instruction. During his final year of study he discerned that his vocation did not align with the way the mainstream institutional Church was “progressing”. An emphasis he believed to be upon the comfort, entertainment and whim of man, not God.
After discovering the See of Caer-Glow via a former seminary professor, Father was trained to offer the Traditional Sacraments and was ordained by Archbishop Humphreys.
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God bless and protect you during these crazy times.