Pastor’s Desk

WHAT IS HALLOWEEN REALLY ALL ABOUT?

WHAT IS HALLOWEEN REALLY ALL ABOUT?

The term Halloween comes from All Hallows' Eve. A 'hallow' is a saint, and therefore this celebration is the anticipation of All Saints' Day (also known historically as Hallowmas), which is always celebrated on November 1st. The purpose of All ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 4.1 Youth

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 4.1 Youth

Over the past 10 years, the youth of the Archdiocese of Vancouver have matured spiritually. Those who work directly with them on the diocesan level and coordinators in the parishes can attest to this through what they have witnessed through ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 4.2 Young Adults

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 4.2 Young Adults

For the college-aged Young Adults, we do not have a collective effort to provide a faith formation for them. At the moment, the campus ministry is growing steadily, largely due to the missionary work of Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO). There ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 3. The Environment of the Family

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 3. The Environment of the Family

3.1 The State of the FamilyBlessed John Paul II in his encyclical addressing to the family reminds us that “since the Creator of all things has established the conjugal partnership as the beginning and basis of human society," the family ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 2.2 Maturity & Commitment

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 2.2 Maturity & Commitment

It is so common to hear complaints coming from vocation directors or religious directors that the problem of young people today is that they cannot make a commitment. They are immature. This is true for the young people in Vancouver. ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 1.2 Vocation Crisis

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 1.2 Vocation Crisis

During the post- Vatican II years, there was a decline in vocations with the aging of the members of religious orders combined with the increase of priests leaving the ministries and the lack of seminarians. What makes it worse is ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - Particular Church of Vancouver

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - Particular Church of Vancouver

History The Archdiocese of Vancouver was just the mission outpost started by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the 1800s. The diocese humble beginning started from the Vicariate Apostolic of the Oregon Territory U.S.A. on July 24, 1846, and was ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood

A focus on vocations to the priesthood

In this column, I will investigate the present situations in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and will demonstrate the ill effect that contributes to the decline in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Once the cause of the problem is ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood

A focus on vocations to the priesthood

As we just celebrated Good Shepherd Sunday and looking forward to a few ordinations especially of Juan Lucca, I would like to dedicate this column for Vocations during this Spring time.“The Harvest Is Plentiful but the Laborers Are Few” Mt ...

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