Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Downtown Eastside street outreach program looking for additional volunteers

Aiding the less fortunate in the Year of Mercy is an important act of love, says ministry's founder
Volunteers Steve Ralphs (left), Tegen Davidge, Pat Conroy, and Vicki Conroy sport the red jackets worn by the street team. Josh Tng / The B.C. Catholic.
Once a week, no matter the weather, volunteers from Agape walk the streets of the Downtown Eastside at night. They profess God's love, and offer spiritual salvation and candy to the vulnerable women of the streets. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Diocese to hold 24 hour confess-a-thon
Bishop David D. Kagan Bismarck, N.D., is pictured in a 2011 photo. CNS photo/Diocese of Bismarck.
Priests will be available for confession throughout a special 24-hour period in the Diocese of Bismarck to help celebrate the Year of Mercy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Cassie and Molly's Law would strengthen legal protection of unborn children
Mike Schouten of Weneedalaw.ca at a booth at the Manning Centre Conference Feb. 26. He said he hopes Cathay Wagantall's Bill C-225 gets all party support. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall's (Yorkton-Melville, Sask.) Bill C-225 is aimed at protecting unborn children from crimes of violence perpetrated against their mothers. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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