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August 16, 2013
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The B.C. and Yukon Catholic Bishops have issued a letter inviting Catholics to participate in the upcoming  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) event in Vancouver to witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures. The B.C. National Event in Vancouver takes place Sept. 18 to 21, and the Bishops are asking Catholics to support the event through prayers, volunteering and attendance.


Reconciliation Canada will host activities before and after the TRC BC National Event:

  • Pacific National Exhibition - Sep. 18-21;
  • All Nations Canoe Gathering - Sep. 17;
  • Walk For Reconciliation - Sep. 22; and
  • "A New Way Forward" Ceremony - Sep. 22
Paul Schratz
Director, Office of Communications


The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, August 22


The beginning of the concept that Mary is a Queen is found in the annunciation narrative. For the angel tells her that her Son will be King over the house of Jacob forever. So she, His Mother, would be a Queen. more  

Letter to a Priest

Clayton Richard Long is a local filmmaker whose short film Letter to a Priest recently premiered at World Youth Day in Rio. The film is available for screening at select events. To arrange a viewing, you can contact him by e-mail .  


View the trailer for the film below, and get more information on the Facebook page or at the movie's webpage


Letter to a Priest - Trailer
Letter to a Priest - Trailer
Join this Saturday's Pilgrimage


Join the annual Archdiocesan Marian Pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mission, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.  


Come one and all to pray and celebrate in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes. The main celebrant will be Father Joseph Nguyen, Vicar General.  

 Nourish your soul and explore your faith 

The Archdiocesan Summer Institute offers one-day faith formation and ministry training for adults, with topics like: Basics of the Faith and Discovering the Gospels.  


Summer Institute will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at Holy Cross Secondary School, Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  


Cost $35, includes lunch. Click here to register. All are welcome. 

Be Part of Catholic Mass Evangelization

This year, Salt +Light TV celebrates its 10th year of serving as the jewel of Catholic Mass Evangelization.

Have fun, connect and be part of enabling Salt+Light to reach hundreds of thousands more people in North America who hunger for the news that gives life! Attend the Taste & See Fundraising Auction and Dinner at 6:30, pm., 6th September at the Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver. Tickets are available at $80 per person online or by calling 604-771-2975.

Not keen on the dinner? Support Salt+Light just the same by being a volunteer, making a donation or contributing premium auction items. Why not talk to us about it and be part of our community that cares? For more details, contact Pauline Chau at 604-725-0828 or email

You're Invited!
You're Invited!


Counting on your prayers


The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is excited to once again offer Searching in the Spirit, a summer camp for recently confirmed youth, next week at Camp Jubilee at the base of Mount Seymour.
Join us in praying for a fun, prayerful week for the Searching in the Spirit team, adult chaperones and the many young people who will be participating. We really do count on your prayers!


Searching in the Spirit 2013 - Summer Camp for recently confirmed Catholic youth in Vancouver 

Calendar Mark your calendars:



 August 17


August 19 to 23

OYYAM Summer Training   

Searching in the Spirit 


September 6

Taste and See 


September 14 to 15

October 5
Man Alive!
Catholic Men's Conference


November 23 



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