|Archbishop Miller poses for a picture with the stewardship award winners after |
the Mass marking the opening of the Year of Faith.
Teresita Barbou / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver presented stewardship awards after the Mass on the feast of its principal patron, Our Lady of the Rosary, Oct. 7 in Holy Rosary Cathedral.Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
"We are opening the Year of Faith in our local church," said Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. "Now for us is the favourable time to trust ourselves more completely to God, Who has loved us to the very end in Jesus Christ crucified."
During his homily the archbishop asked, "Why this Year of Faith?" He explained, "On one hand it commemorates the golden jubilee of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and it is also the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church."
Pope Benedict XVI also had something else in mind, the archbishop explained. "As you know, in our families and in our communities the gift of faith given in baptism risks being extinguished."