Thursday, November 26, 2015

School children bake to support refugees

Goal was $500, but total came to $960.80 before matching by federal government
Belle Kwan (left) and Cheryl Hu, students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, sell baked goods to raise money to help Syrian refugees. The bake sale was advertised throughout the school during its weekly assemblies. Kathleen Lim / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
A local elementary class held a bake sale to help Syrian refugees. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis: while worldly kingdoms dominate, Christ's kingdom liberates
Members of the Carabinieri, the Italian military police force, stand guard as people leave after receiving Pope Francis's blessing in St. Peter's Square Nov. 22. Security at the Vatican has increased since the Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a world which employs "weapons of fear" and manipulation, the strength of Christ's kingdom is founded in truth and love, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address, during which he also remembered persecuted Christians. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

We wait for the Pope to speak: Archbishop Durocher
Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau spoke on the two synods on the family he participated in at The Synod My Family conference Nov. 19-21 at Dominican College in Ottawa. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The kind of broad consultation that preceded the two synods on the family is "part of the reality of the Church now," Gatineau Archbishop Durocher told an Ottawa conference Nov. 21. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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