Thursday, January 14, 2016

Church welcomes farm workers to dinner

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish hosts Christmas party for about 250 migrants
Migrant farm workers sit down to a feast at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Dec. 20. About 250 farmers received gift bags and a big meal during the celebration. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A local church served up a Christmas feast for about 250 Latinos who were away from home for the holidays. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Nothing can stop God's mercy, not even sin, Pope says
Pope Francis places his zucchetto on a man as he meets the disabled during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 13. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis launched a new series of catecheses on mercy as revealed in the Bible for his general audiences Jan. 13, telling pilgrims that the love and forgiveness of God can't be overcome by anything, including our sin. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Syria Relief Fund deadline extended by government
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced a deadline extension for the Syria Emergency Relief Fund to Feb. 29 at a news conference at Global Affairs Jan. 7. David Leduc (right), executive director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, was among representatives of aid agencies.
Catholic oversees aid agencies welcomed news the federal government is extending the deadline for the Syria Emergency Relief Fund to Feb. 29. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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