Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Holy Family parishioners escape to Okanagan for summer rest

Campout held each year in July for four nights at Fintry Provincial Park
Fathers David Franco, FSSP, and Daniel Geddes, FSSP, have a water fight. J.P. Sonnen / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Holy Family Parish in Vancouver made its sixth annual parish camping trip to the Okanagan this summer, a tradition begun by former pastor Father Erik Deprey, FSSP. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Blessed Junipero Serra's cross gets a kiss from Pope Francis
A statue of Blessed Junipero Serra is seen in 2012 outside Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. CNS photo/Bob Mullen.
Pope Francis kissed and blessed a cross that was buried with Father Junipero Serra, the early California missionary whom he will canonize during his U.S. visit this month. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Edmonton man to provide northern ministry
Roger Plouffe's volunteer and northern experience have led him to work for the parish at Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. Thandiwe Konguavi / Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
As a young explorer in the 1970s, Roger Plouffe fell in love with the land of the North. Many years later, as a volunteer at a Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., Bible summer camp, he fell in love with the people. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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