Pastor’s Desk

What is vocation?

What is vocation?

 What is Vocation?

1.1 Primary Calling

From the discernment perspective, Vocation derives from the Latin and means a calling “Vocare”. It is a summons from God to His creatures to respond ...

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Why are we called to pray for the dead?

Why are we called to pray for the dead?

WHY ARE WE CALLED TO PRAY FOR THE DEAD?The souls in Purgatory are completely engaged with the beautiful yet difficult cleansing of themselves, to be made pure and whole for life in Heaven, and there are no "shortcuts" for them ...

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Why are we called to pray for the dead?

Why are we called to pray for the dead?

WHY ARE WE CALLED TO PRAY FOR THE DEAD? The souls in Purgatory are completely engaged with the beautiful yet difficult cleansing of themselves, to be made pure and whole for life ...

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What is "The Communion of Saints"?

What is "The Communion of Saints"?

 

WHAT IS THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS”?

The "communion of saints" that we profess in the Apostle's and Nicene creeds, is also known as "the Church" ...

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What is Indulgence?

What is Indulgence?

For the next several weeks there will be information regarding the meaning of Halloween, Holy Souls, Triduum, Indulgences, Funerals and Scattering.WHAT IS AN INDULGENCE?If you were to fall and tear a ligament or tendon in your knee, your body would ...

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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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