Monday, September 22, 2014

Blessed scarves comfort sick parishioners

Cancer patients receive warm yarn and prayers, thanks to prayer-shawl ministry
Prayer shawls created by knitters from St. Clare of Assisi Parish are wrapped with a prayer card and a medal of St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients. Pastor Father Craig Scott blesses them before they delivered to homes or hospitals. Photo submitted.
Prayers and cozy knit shawls are comforting parishioners suffering from cancer, thanks to a new ministry set up at St. Clare of Assisi Parish. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan
People from Sri Lanka attend a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in February. After the Mass, Pope Francis greeted an estimated 12,000 Sri Lankans living in Italy who were in attendance. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requirement for a second miracle. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canadian bishops share results of Extraordinary Synod consultation
Italian Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, leaves a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican in this Feb. 20 file photo. Cardinal Baldisseri will help oversee the proceedings during the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 5-19. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Canada's bishops meeting in plenary here Sept. 15-19 heard differing perspectives from four dioceses on the working document, or Instrumentum Laboris, for the upcoming Synod on the Family. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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