Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Archdiocese breaks ground for new pastoral centre

Construction to be completed November 2014; move in by March 2015
This is an architect's rendering of the view of the main entry to the new John Paul II Pastoral Centre from 33rd Avenue.
After more than 50 years in an aged-brick building on Robson Street, the offices of the archdiocese are going to move to part of the former St. Vincent Hospital site. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Other stories recently posted to the site include the following:

Quebeckers' attitudes on child care differ from those in rest of Canada

The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) has released a new study revealing Quebeckers have differing preferences on childcare than the rest of Canadians. Though the study shows 76 per cent of Canadians believe children under six are best raised by a parent in the home, that figure drops to 70 per cent for Quebeckers, the lowest level in all regions polled. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope Francis announces global prayer vigil for peace on Sept. 7
Departing from his typical reflections on the Sunday Gospel, Pope Francis used his Angelus audience today to call for peace throughout the world, particularly in conflict-ridden Syria. "I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from the deep within me," he said to the crowds in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 1. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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