Friday, February 5, 2016

Prelate gives talk on spirituality

Bishop Hagemoen shares his vocation story
Bishop Mark Hagemoen of Mackenzie - Fort Smith (centre) stands among a group of men who came to hear him speak at St. James's Parish. Joshua Tng / The B.C. Catholic.
Bishop Mark Hagemoen shared the story of his journey to the priesthood Jan. 16 at St. James's Church in Abbotsford. The talk drew more than 150 men. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Year for Consecrated Life ends
Pope Francis celebrates Candlemas, or the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of Mary, Feb. 2. Candles are traditionally blessed that day. Daniel Ibanez / CNA.
As Pope Francis said Mass on the feast of the Presentation, the day the Year for Consecrated Life concluded, he reminded religious men and women of their call to be "custodians of wonder" as they promote a culture of encounter with Christ. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Religious minorities in Middle East need priority as refugees: CNEWA
The Mar Elia Refugee Camp in Anwaka, Iraq, which shelters hundreds of families, is situated beside the Mar Elia Catholic Church. (CNA)
Carl Hetu, national director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) Canada, said Christian and other religious minorities should get priority from Canada as refugees. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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