Wednesday, June 4, 2014

St. James Parish moves Masses from school to new church

Parishioners have been anticipating this day for almost 21 years; parish established in 1993
Parishioners stand in the form of a cross outside their new church. Pastor Father George Edattukaran said they still want a parish centre, a hall, and a rectory. Photo submitted.
St. James Parish, founded July 28, 1993, celebrated Mass for the first time in its own parish church May 11. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Philadelphia archdiocese files suit against HHS mandate
A reader scrolls through a document on human rights and religious liberty during a news conference at the National Press Club in 2013 pressing religious leaders to urge the U.S. government to "expand conscience protections" in its Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate. CNS photo / Tyler Orsburn.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its affiliated entities filed a lawsuit June 2 challenging federal mandates that require employers to provide or to help provide contraceptive services through their health insurance. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Religious freedom ambassador visits Vatican City
Andrew Bennett, the Ambassador for Religious Freedom, with an icon of Blessed Vasyl Velichkovsky he keeps on his desk in Ottawa. CCN.
The Ambassador for Religious Freedom visited the Vatican May 17-20 to promote stronger ties between the federal government and the Holy See. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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