Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Catholic Cemeteries celebrate milestone

Archbishop blesses three statues and a new niche wall at Gardens of Gethsemani
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, blesses a statue of St. Andrew Kim at Gardens of Gethsemani after Mass on June 28. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
The Gardens of Gethsemani in Surrey has just celebrated a milestone in its development project after adding space for 4,000 burial plots and more than 350 niches. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Global Rosary Relay unites faithful in prayer for priests
A religious sister is joined by other women praying the rosary June 27 during the annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests in the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Eighty-four shrines in 46 nations participated in the event, which took place over a 24-hour period and was organized to pray and offer thanks to God for the priesthood and to ask Mary to protect "all her priestly sons." CNS photo / Tyler Orsburn.
Catholics throughout the world joined together on June 27 to ask for Mary's intercession in a 24-hour rosary initiative for World Priest Day. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholic high school hosts Special Olympics athletes
E.D. Feehan athletes Taylor Faford and Austin Yobb-Smith read the Special Olympics oath at opening ceremonies for a day of track and field events hosted May 21 at the Catholic High School. Kiply Lukan Yaworski / Prairie Messenger / CCN.
Some 300 Special Olympics athletes, ages 8 to 75 years, competed in a day-long track and field meet May 21 at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School in Saskatoon. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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