Diocese News (Page 4)

Bill C-7 – How to Make Your Voice Heard

Dear Fathers and Catholic Faithful, Greetings in the Lord! Bill C-7 is the legislation to amend the criminal code with regards to MAID, or medical assistance in dying or more properly called, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. As you know, the Senate has amended Bill C-7 and sent these proposed amendments to the House of Commons for approval. If these amendments pass in the House of Commons, it will make it much easier for vulnerable Canadians to access assisted suicide and…

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter virtual weekend experience is coming to you! February 26-28, 2021 If you desire to restore communication & rekindle romance, this weekend is for you; no travel required and from the comfort of your own home! Registration deadline February 19th! More Information and Registration: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/virtual-worldwide-marriage-encounter-5

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the XXIX World Day of the Sick 2021

“You have but one teacher and you are all brothers” (Mt 23:8). A trust-based relationship to guide care for the sick Dear brothers and sisters, The celebration of the XXIX World Day of the Sick on 11 February 2021, the liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, is an opportunity to devote special attention to the sick and to those who provide them with assistance and care both in healthcare institutions and within families and communities. We think…

Farewell Father Harry!

Father Harry will be heading east to Castlegar for January 11th as Administrator of St. Rita Parish. We love you and we’ll miss you! You find joy and meaning in the simple things of life. You taught us that our faith isn’t that complicated. It’s as simple as a smile or doing the dishes (with love in our heart, of course). Please read the letter from Bishop Bittman below.

Healing of the Earth

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – 2020 Healing of the Earth We the Body of Christ, are called to live in solidarity with all peoples. We are called to respect, protect, defend and nurture the oneness of all of God’s Creation. God made this Earth as a true gift to His children of all nations. Indigenous people around our world have their creation stories. These stories are about relationships. They teach us about the Earth and…