Friday, September 19, 2014

Servers witness to God's love in parishes

Archbishop Miller bestows medallions on 102 youth for their hard work, sacrifice
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, poses with 102 altar servers outside St. Patrick's Church in Vancouver Sept. 6. "Serving Holy Mass is an activity that goes beyond youth," he proclaimed during the ninth annual Archbishop's Altar Servers awards. The prelate also thanked the parents in attendance, since without "your willingness and encouragement, your children would not be here." Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Usually altar servers are solemn-faced during Mass. But many youthful faces lit up with eager smiles in front of pastors, friends, and family Sept. 6. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet
Cardinals hold candles as Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in April. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
As Pope Francis's council of cardinals for curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly-created Pontifical Commission for Protection for minors will soon meet to finish creating its statutes. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Cardinal Ortega shares experiences of building the church in Cuba with Canadian bishops
Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana, celebrated a Pontifical Mass as Papal Legate to mark the 350th anniversary of the first North American parish outside the Spanish Colonies Sept. 14 at Quebec's Notre Dame de Quebec cathedral. He addressed the plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) on Sept. 16 in Beaupre, Quebec. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana shared an old slogan with Canada's bishops Sept. 16 that helped renew the Catholic Church in Cuba before the revolution. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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