There is still information which can be added to the Father Rocky Grimard omi page, but I think for now there is suffice to get the idea he has been here, there and everywhere, both in Canada and the United States since he was ordained 31 May 1991.
I was surprised to see that Father Grimard was an RCMP officer for eight-and-a-half years prior to his ordination. He served somewhere in Northern Canada: as yet I have no idea where.
Somewhere in all those articles linked to info is mention of his recent role as chaplain to a police force of some sort in the States. I just now realized that I have not posted that information so must hunt about to find my source. I think it’s probably in one of those links: if you happen upon it please send me the link 🙂
Note too that, while Father has been serving in the United States since leaving St. Henry’s in Melville Saskatchewan in 2003 he has been back to Canada to conduct retreats. I have found two such instance, once in Yorkton Sask. in 2007, and, just prior to Christmas last year in Woodstock, New Brunswick. I think there are probably many more such instances, it’s simply a case of tracking them down. Again, if you come across any please send me the link.
There are dates I am not yet clear on, for example, in September 2012 he was assigned to the staff at Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, Connecticut, but on occasion there is information which places him both at the retreat house in Connecticut and at the Lebh Shomea House of Prayer in Sarita Texas. I think the Oblates at Immaculata have expunged all reference to Father Grimard from their website so it’s difficult to try to sort out exactly when he was on the move again and off to Sarita Texas. Again, if you come across a document which clarifies exactly when he moved please send the link. I will spend some more time on this tomorrow to see if I can tighten timelines up a little more.
For now, I cringe at the thought of the multitudes across Canada and the United States who have encountered this priest in their church, or on retreat or during a marriage encounter weekend.
Enough for now.