Friday, December 14, 2012

Chinese Marriage Encounter grows in archdiocese

Association celebrates its 16th anniversary with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller
St. Francis Xavier parishioners Terry and Michelle Mok pose with Sister Teresa Gou, CST,
and Heidi and David Chow, former board members of Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter.
The Marriage Encounter group celebrated its 16th anniversary at the parish Nov. 18.
Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Recently Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, joined the Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter Association to celebrate the association's 16th anniversary:
After years of operating on a small scale, the Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter Association (CCMEA) wanted something bigger for their 16th anniversary, so when they celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Parish Nov. 18, they brought in their shepherd.
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, joined them to signal a new relationship between the association and the archdiocese.
"The presence of His Grace is very important for the association," said Eric Liu, marketing and promotions director for CCMEA. "His Grace is representing the Catholic Church in Vancouver. When he blessed us during Mass it created the image that he is supporting the ministry. It created credibility."
"What a pleasure it is to be with you this evening to celebrate the Holy Eucharist, giving thanks and praise to God on the joyful occasion of your 16th anniversary," said Archbishop Miller during his homily. "Although I know that your ministry is not large, it is a vitally important one to the Church in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and to society."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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